Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tenth Annual Farmers Market Returns to The New York Botanical Gardens: June 15th - November 23rd

Here is another healthy food options offered by local farmers and food merchants in conjunction with The New York Botanical Gardens. The Greenmarket at the NY Botanical Gardens runs from June 15th - November 15th. Admission to the garden is free when the farmers market is open for business. It’s a great opportunity to shop for fresh food and enjoy the great nature available at the NY Botanical Gardens. Please see information sent by the Botanical Gardens for additional details. Kudos to the MetLife Foundation for their financial support in making the Greenmarket programs a reality city wide.


Tenth Annual Farmers Market Returns toThe New York Botanical Garden
Greenmarket will be open every Wednesday, June 15–November 23, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

The New York Botanical Garden’s popular farmers market returns on Wednesday, June 15, for its tenth year, bringing affordable, locally grown produce and fresh, nutritious baked goods to the Bronx. The market will be open every Wednesday, at the base of Library AllĂ©e inside the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance, from June 15 through November 23, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

“With the return of the Greenmarket to The New York Botanical Garden, vendors from the HudsonValley region and beyond will offer a wide array of seasonal produce,” said Jennifer Rothman, AssociateVice President for Children’s and Public Education at the Botanical Garden.

“The market gives New Yorkers access to fresh, nutritional, and delicious food produced by New York farmers.”

Visitors to the Greenmarket can:

*Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals and find out aboutcomposting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout theseasons.

*Hear “What’s in Season” at the market each week by calling 718.362.9561 and pressing 406#.

*Enjoy self-guided walking tours of the Garden.

*The Greenmarket attracts lovers of some of the tastiest and healthiest products New York has to offer. Overflowing stands greet shoppers with a cornucopia of just-picked, orchard-grown goods, including:peaches, pears, and apples; ripe raspberries and cherries; a wide selection of seasonal vegetables,including heirloom tomatoes, corn, squash, and eggplant; fragrant herbs and assorted greens; and sweetcider, honey, and homemade old-fashioned donuts, pies, and breads.

The market accepts food stamps, EBT cards, FMNP/WIC and Senior coupons, so more visitors can takeadvantage of the amazing bounty of produce at the Greenmarket at The New York Botanical Garden.

There is free admission to The New York Botanical Garden grounds on Wednesday, allowing visitors to explore many of the Garden’s other offerings such as the ever-changing flowers and plant collections in the award-winning, sustainable Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, Jane Watson Irwin Perennial Garden,and inspiring Home Gardening Center.

Featured vendors this year include:

*Gajeski Produce, Riverhead, N.Y.–A wide variety of vegetables, including carrots, potatoes,onions, peppers, cucumber, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, and eggs from

*FeatherRidge Farm in Elizaville, N.Y.Migliorelli Farm, Tivoli, N.Y.–An array of greens, beets, turnips, and tomatoes, and summer and fall fruit from a third-generation farmer. Also cider donuts and apple cider at the end of theseason.

*The Little Bake Shop, Valley Cottage, N.Y.–Small quiches, pies, cookies, pastries, and healthbreads.

*Bread Alone, Boiceville, N.Y.–(Organic certified) Crusty breads, rolls, and small pastries.

*Red Jacket Orchard, Waterloo, N.Y.– Heirloom apples and mixed orchard fruit juices, jams, and apple butter.

Find out “What’s in Season” each week by using the Audio Tour sponsored by Bloomberg. On Web site, you can also find weekly featured items, delicious recipes using products from the Greenmarket, nutritional information about eating fresh foods, and blogs by our farmers for ideas about what is going on in the field at

The Greenmarket has become increasingly important to help people live healthier lives, while supporting New York businesses. The farmers market is organized in conjunction with Greenmarket, the largest andmost successful open-air farmers market program in the country which since 1976 has been working to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce forall New Yorkers. Greenmarket is a program of GrowNYC. For over 30 years, GrowNYC’s Greenmarketstaff, volunteers and farmers have been working together to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. To learn more aboutGrowNYC’s Greenmarket, gardening, recycling and education programs, visit

For more information, visit
The Heart Smart Program, a part of the MetLife Healthy Families Program at The New York Botanical Garden, is made possible through the generous support of MetLife Foundation.

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