Hudson Valley farmer markets - also in NYC itself (below Central Park)
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.
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.
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:
Here's the attendance list, that is updated frequently:
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:
As well as Tumblr:
As well as Facebook:
The first one is this Sunday. It's not going to be weekly this year, though.
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