Taking A Trip to a Farmers Market in NYC is the perfect Empire State Fall Activity!
There are many iconic fall activities that spring to mind when you think of visiting New York City. You can take in the fall foliage at Central Park, or come and see an annual tradition such as the Thanksgiving Day Parade, yet one of our most favorite things to do may surprise you – visiting a local farmers market.
Our urban jungle is actually filled with many amazing markets, strewn beautifully throughout every borough and open all-year-round. Here's our top five reasons why we think you should visit a farmers market in NYC this fall:
Eat clean and green
The produce that you’ll buy will be the freshest around. Straight from the farm and seasonally inspired, you’ll discover an ever-changing regional bounty of crops. At the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket, you’ll browse wares from 140 local farmers, fishermen, and bakers. It’s considered by many to be the quintessential Empire State market experience. You don't want to miss it.
Know your farmer
It makes the world of difference when you know where your food comes from. If you wish to discover where your fresh food grows, the internationally-known Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn is for you. Set atop a three-story warehouse, this world-wide acclaimed, organic vegetable patch will give you an entirely new perspective on food and farming.
Learn cooking tips and recipes
Cooking demonstrations and recipe exchanges, like the ones regularly held at the Tribeca Saturday Greenmarket, make you curious to try new flavors and teach you how to use your fresh produce in new and inventive ways.
Farmers markets are for all ages, with many, such as the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, hosting a variety of weekly family-friendly activities.
Connect with the community
The 79th Street Greenmarket, one of the closest to The Manhattan Club, is a true hub for everyone in the community. Friendly faces and a warm welcome bring us a slice of rural, small-town values smack dab in the center of the Big Apple!
Whether you choose to explore all five, or spend a few hours wandering around just one of these fabulous outdoor farmers markets, we know that you'll have fun and discover a completely different side of New York City in the fall.