St. George

Staten Island,
New York

St. George Greenmarket

Borough Hall Municipal Parking Lot
St. Marks Place & Hyatt Street
8 AM to 2 PM Saturdays, July - November

Since 1976 Greenmarket has organized and managed, open air farmers markets in New York City. Its purpose is to support farmers and preserve farmland by providing an opportunity for growers to sell over 600 varieties of fruits, vegetables and other farm products directly to New Yorkers. Greenmarket is founded in the belief that the open market place provides the most beneficial means of exchange between farmers and residents.

Only regional growers, family members, or their employees may sell at Greenmarket. Middlemen or brokers are not allowed. In addition to fruit and vegetable growers, Greenmarket invites regional farmers who produce fish, beef, pork, lamb, poultry, eggs, dairy products, honey, maple syrup, plants, and other food products to our markets.

Greenmarket has a comprehensive set of rules governing what may be sold and how it may be displayed. Fruits and vegetables must be freshly harvested and well cared for to assure fresh, high-quality produce. With rare exception, all items displayed must be grown, raised or produced by the grower.

Selling Stand The St. George Greenmarket is run Saturdays from July to November rain or shine. The largest Greenmarket at Union Square, operates four days a week.

Over 200 farmers and food producers attend the markets, generally around 8 to 12 in any one market. At a few locations such as Union Square and Grand Army Plaza between 20 and 80 will attend in peak season.

Greenmarket is a program of the Council on the Environment of New York City, a privately funded, not-for-profit organization operating out of the Office of the Mayor.

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rev. July 25 2000
by David Goldfarb