Lower Manhattan’s Greenmarkets Provide A Spot Of Green In A Hot Summer
This extra-toasty, extra-stormy summer deserves a recognition and celebration of all things green. And, just in time, a pair of Lower Manhattan’s greenmarkets have reopened for the harvest season. From fresh vegetables to blooming herbs, these local markets provide some much-needed greenery amid the winds, rain and humidity.
And in keeping with our green theme, there are no plastic bags here. Please do bring your own reusable totes.
This one on Greenwich Street between Chambers and Duane is open Wednesdays and Saturdays year-round. Customers arrive between 8 a.m and 3 p.m. to get their fix of locally grown produce, meat, sheep’s milk, herbs and live plants. Cooking demonstrations, raffles and educational activities make the market enticing to shoppers of all ages. Additionally, the market participates in GrowNYC’s Food Scrap Composting on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday year-round on Broadway at Battery Place, visitors help themselves to fresh produce, plants, breads and quiches. Each Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the market participates in GrowNYC’s Food Scrap Composting.
And an FYI to those who bring Health Bucks to the greenmarkets and farmers markets across the city: For every $2 spent in SNAP/EBT/P-EBT, you’ll receive a bonus $2 in Health Bucks up to $10 per day.
2021 has brought some changes to the Health Bucks program at Greenmarkets and farmers markets citywide! Now, when you spend $2 in SNAP/EBT/P-EBT, you get a bonus $2 in Health Bucks. Up to $10 per day.
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