Why Buy Local?

By adding transportation, processing and packaging to the food system equation, the fossil fuel and energy use of our current food system puts tremendous stress on the environment. Buying local also keeps family farms in business; 80% of the Greenmarket farmers report that they would be out of business if it were not for the Greenmarket.

Greenmarket Farmers Markets

Greenmarket promotes regional agriculture and ensures a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for New Yorkers. Greenmarket has organized and managed open-air farmers markets in NYC since 1976. Greenmarket supports farmers and preserves farmland for the future by providing regional small family farmers with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables, and other farm products to New Yorkers.