Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Open for Business...Local Food in February

The weather has been getting warmer and I'm beginning to plan my vegetable garden in Southampton. Last year, as you may recall, I had a problem with deer decimating my tomatoes and zucchini. This year I'm thinking about fencing in the garden or setting up a patio garden using Earth Boxes on our elevated deck where the deer don't roam (or so I think). Rumor has it that vegetable and fruit seed sales are up this year across the country due to more families planning gardens for the 2009 season. I better get my supplies soon.

In the meantime, I'm getting my local food (albeit a limited selection) at Union Square and Lincoln Square Markets.

Where are you getting your produce?

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets published a list of Farmers Markets statewide that are open for business in February.

NEW YORK FARMERS MARKETS - open Winter 2009 -- click here

Highlights of open markets and wine stands in NYC (Long Island Farmers Markets to open in May/June)

BROOKLYN- Greenmarkets
Borough Hall Greenmarket
Supreme Court Plaza, Court & Montague Sts. (outdoors)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays 8am-6pm, Year-round

Fort Greene Park Greenmarket
Westside of Washington Park btw Dekalb Ave. & Willoughby St. (outdoors)
Saturdays 8am-5pm, Year-round

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
Prospect Park entrance, Flatbush Ave. (outdoors)
Saturdays 8am-4pm, Year-round
NY Winestand

Greenpoint/ McCarren Park Greenmarket
Bedford Ave. & Lorimer St. (outdoors)
Saturdays 8am-3pm, Year-round

MANHATTAN - Greenmarkets
Abingdon Square Greenmarket
Hudson St. & 8th Ave. btw W 12th & Bethune Sts. (outdoors)
Saturdays 8am-2pm, Year-round

Bowling Green Greenmarket
Customs House Plaza, Broadway & Battery Pl. (outdoors)
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8am-5pm, Year-round

Columbia University/Morningside Heights Greenmarket
E. side of Broadway bet. W. 114th & W. 115th Sts. (outdoors)
Thursdays & Sundays 8am-6pm, Year-round

Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza Greenmarket
E. 47th St. & Second Ave. (outdoors)
Wednesdays 8am-6pm, Year-round

Inwood Park Greenmarket
Isham St. btw Seaman & Cooper Sts. (outdoors)
Saturdays 8am-3pm, Year-round

Staten Island Ferry/Whitehall Greenmarket
Ferry Terminal Building, 4 South St. (indoors)
Tuesdays 8am-7pm, Year-round

Tompkins Square Greenmarket
Ave. A & E. 7th St. at Tompkins Square Park (outdoors)
Sundays 8am-6pm, Year-round

Tribeca/Washington Market Park Greenmarket
Greenwich St. btw Chambers & Duane Sts. (outdoors)
Wednesdays & Saturdays 8am-3pm, Year-round

Tucker Square/Lincoln Center Greenmarket
Broadway btw W. 65th St. & W. 66 Sts. (outdoors)
Thursdays & Saturdays 8am-5pm, Year-round

Union Square Greenmarket
Broadway & E. 17th St. at Union Square Park (outdoors)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 8am-6pm, Year-round
NY Winestand on Fridays

Check out this video "BIG CITY BOUNTY" about Union Square Greenmarket produced by American Harvest

W. 57th St./Balsley Park Greenmarket
W. 57th St. & Ninth Ave. at Balsley Park (outdoors)
Wednesdays & Saturdays 8am-6pm, Sundays 10am-5pm, Year-round

W. 77th St./Intermediate School 44 Greenmarket
W. 77th St. & Columbus Ave. (outdoors)
Fridays 8am-2pm, Year-round

W. 97th Street Greenmarket
W. 97th St. btw Amsterdam & Columbus Aves, (outdoors)
Fridays 8am-2pm, Year-round

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