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lucybobo May 9, 2007 02:32 PM

Union Square Greenmarket? Is it there now? Which stand?

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    cimui May 9, 2007 04:08 PM

    Word on the street is that Amy Ruth's, a soul food restaurant in Harlem, sells honey made from beehives on the restaurant's roof. (113 W. 116th St., cross street Lenox)

    Zabar's sells a lot of American honeys, but I've never checked to see if they have local, NY ones.

    As for the Greenmarket, I think the stand you're looking for is Locust Grove's, but there could be others, too.

    1. CorgiLover May 9, 2007 04:37 PM

      I have seen some in the Essex St. Market at essex/rivington.

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        jdream May 10, 2007 08:57 AM

        The "bee guy" , who was recently on NPR, is at the Greenmarket. He also sells really great jams that his wife and daughter make (he's in charge of the honey).

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          Westrite May 10, 2007 09:45 AM

          http://www.berkshireberries.com/ - that's the guy with the rooftop jelly.

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            MMRuth May 19, 2008 10:22 AM

            I just love the Golden Berry Raspberry jam he sells - and a lot of the other ones too, including the savory jellies.

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            Lydia R Jun 24, 2007 07:38 AM

            Is David Graves the beekeeper at Greenmarket? He's mentioned in a bee story on CBS Morning News today ( http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/0... ).

            Quote from CBS story: "How much New York City rooftop honey does Graves harvest? Are you ready? More than a ton a season. Yes, more than 2,000 pounds carried back to Earth a frame at a time in his duffle bag to be bottled and sold at New York City's biggest farmer's market."

          3. sing me a bar Jun 24, 2007 08:01 AM

            The "honey man" is across from the Brewery place. He is much cheaper than the over-priced guys elsewhere (i.e. further downton at the market). He's older, a tall affable guy and his wife is shorter and always stands to his left. You can get a huge container for around $8.He's Twin Spruce Apiaries out of Climax, ny. Hard to forget!

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              marlie202 Jun 25, 2007 04:28 PM

              Greenmarket on Sunday's at Ave A between 7th and 8th Street in front o Tompkins Square Park-

              1. NYCkaren May 19, 2008 10:32 AM

                The Saturday greenmarket in Tribeca has honey. Last Saturday there were two stalls selling it. I imagine that all of the larger greenmarkets have it, no? FreshDirect has local honey as well.

                1. LNG212 May 19, 2008 10:35 AM

                  The Friday greenmarket on W. 97th St. also has a honey vendor.

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                    BeniHoney Dec 26, 2012 10:08 AM

                    Check out www.catskillprovisions.com
                    They are also usually at the South Street Food Market, really yummy stuff made upstate

                    1. Motosport Dec 26, 2012 10:30 AM

                      Union Sq Farmers market on Saturdays.

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