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flygirl Jun 20, 2013 09:25 AM

Hi

I will be in NYC and the Hudson Valley in the fall, for one week, with my Mom.

We'd both like to hit at least one farmer's market in the city and in the Hudson Valley.

Any tips on really good ones?

Our HV stay will be Tuesday-Friday, with the two weekends in NYC itself.

Many thanks.

Beth

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  1. Terrie H. Jun 20, 2013 09:32 AM

    These growers sell at markets throughout the Hudson River Valley and in the city and post which markets they are selling, so it should be a helpful guide: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn...

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      Elisa515 Jun 20, 2013 11:01 AM

      To find out about farmers markets in the Hudson Valley, post a message in the New York State board.

      You'll want to specify which areas of the Hudson Valley you'll be in, since that's a large geographic area and lots of towns have weekly markets.

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        kathryn Jun 20, 2013 12:31 PM

        The most famous farmer's market in New York City is probably the Union Square Greenmarket. It takes place in Union Square Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. year-round. There are often cookbook signings and demos, especially when the weather is nice. A lot of restaurants buy their ingredients there. Expect a ton of vendors and big crowds, especially on Saturday, which is the busiest day but also the day with the most vendors. There isn't a lot of prepared food, but there are vendors with baked goods, cheeses, pickles/kimchi, and fresh cider, typically, if you need a snack.

        Here is their web site where you can find maps and lists of who is there on what days:
        http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket-site/manhattan/union-square-greenmarket

        Here's the attendance list, that is updated frequently:
        http://www.grownyc.org/files/gmkt/unsqlist.txt

        There is also an info booth that can help you when you arrive. They also usually have maps and lists of what is good and fresh right now.

        They are on Twitter:
        https://twitter.com/unsqgreenmarket

        As well as Tumblr:
        http://unionsquaregreenmarket.tumblr.com/

        As well as Facebook:
        https://www.facebook.com/UnionSquareG...

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          Mike C. Miller Jun 20, 2013 05:12 PM

          Yep!!

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          sugartoof Jun 20, 2013 06:28 PM

          New Amsterdam Market in NYC should be scheduled again in the Fall. It's worth looking out for.

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            kathryn Jun 20, 2013 07:27 PM

            The first one is this Sunday. It's not going to be weekly this year, though.

            http://www.newamsterdammarket.org/eve...
            NEW AMSTERDAM MARKET
            OLD FULTON FISH MARKET
            SUNDAY JUNE 23 11AM - 5PM
            South Street between Beekman Street & Peck Slip (click here for map)

            THIS IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF MONTHLY MARKETS AND EVENTS
            **NOTE: THE MARKET WILL NOT BE HELD WEEKLY IN 2013

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            flygirl Jun 21, 2013 04:29 PM

            Thank you everyone, I've noted the comments. Will hit up Union Square for sure.

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