When you grow weary of shopping, you may find refreshment in the form of fresh-pressed cider from New York's apple orchards. There are also artisan bakers and cheesemongers squeezed in with the fishermen. A large percentage of the fare is organic and some is biodynamic.
What a great place for people watching. It seems that every one of the city's citizens makes a trip here at one time or another. On some days you will see groups of school children touring. There are neighborhood denizens grabbing a back of veggies for dinner as well as serious cooks stocking up for the week and traipsing all over the city with their bags.
Famous as well as anonymous chefs come to furnish their restaurants. Be aware, though, that if a restaurant is large, no matter what the menu says, it is unlikely that all of a given product is provided by the market.
Union Square Greenmarket
E. 17th Street and Broadway
New York, NY
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.