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Dec 3, 2011 09:13 AM

Organic produce on the 7 line

I'm moving to Queens come January 1.... very excited about all of the amazing ethnic markets and restaurants! I like to get certain produce organic, though. Is there a good spot for that somewhere along the 7 line, close to a station? Actually, any really good health food store tips would be appreciated! Thanks!

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  1. Near the 61st St station in Woodside, there are two: Jin's Big Apple Deli on Roosevelt between 59th & 58th St, across from the Duane Reade, and Veggie Monster on 61st between Roosevelt and Woodside Aves (try out the crepes at the place next door!). Jin's is a special favourite - the daughter is very responsive to stocking what people want to buy, and the mom makes the excellent kimchi they sell.

    Between Jin's and Veggie Monster, I rarely need to go out of Woodside these days but I remember two health food shops on Queens Blvd in the 40s.

    There's also a seasonal farmer's market in Sunnyside at 43rd Ave & 43rd Street, by the park.

    Veggie Monster
    39-86 61st St, Queens, NY 11377

    Sunnyside Greenmarket
    Skillman Ave 42nd St, Queens, NY 11104

    Jin's Big Apple
    60-07 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11377

    1. Thanks plum! I can't wait to check these out!

      1. Where in Queens are you moving? Natural Frontier is near Hunter's Point off the 7 train and has organic produce as well as health foods. My favorite market in Queens for organic is Queens Health Emporium in Flushing but it's reachable only by bus or car.

        Queens Health Emporium
        159-01 Horace Harding Expy, Queens, NY 11365

        Natural Frontier Market
        12-01 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

        1. I'm moving to Jackson Heights and very excited about it!