We know you. You’re the one that loves to set the table and invite people over for a Sunday evening dinner party. Or maybe you’re the friend that invites everyone over for the Superbowl party and cooks instead of ordering pizza. Your favorite weekend errand is waking up Saturday morning and going to the grocery store. Well, how about a change of pace this week? Here are 4 places around NYC where you can #RideARRO for the freshest produce (and maybe even a few samples!).
Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
Prospect Park West & Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn (Northwest corner of Prospect Park)
Open Saturdays year-round/Market Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This small but mighty popular greenmarket spans almost three decades. Find yummy sausage samples as well as a vast array of poultry and other meats, or pick up some of the fresh locally-sourced produce, honey or best of all… fresh lavender! Also, look out for great cooking demos and learn how to make something new for your next shindig.
79th Street Greenmarket
Columbus Avenue at 78th Street
Open Sundays, year-round/Market Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Take a walk on the Upper West Side for a stop at the large 79th Street Greenmarket. Indulge in three blocks of pastries, bread, cheese, and great wine! Your epicurean dream-come-true awaits!
The Riverdale Y Sunday Market
Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy – Independence Ave. & W 237th St.
Open Sundays/Market Hours: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (May 6th-November 18th)
This family-friendly greenmarket boasts a wonderful array of items for your next dinner (or brunch). Jelly and jam lovers, stock up on their large selection of preserves! Also, try some baked goods and meet new faces, from farmers to fellow customers.
Forest Hills Greenmarket
South side of Queens Blvd at 70th Avenue, Queens
Open Sundays, year-round/Hours: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
You might find yourself “in a pickle” at Forest Hills Greenmarket. It’s easy to run up a tab with their vast selection of pickles and chutneys for your next cheese plate. Explore the beautiful neighborhood and take a stroll through various vendors offering fish, dairy (including freshly churned butter), and organic fruits and vegetables from local farmers.