The best Farmers’ Markets across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens for flowers.

Farmers’ markets in NYC have been growing in popularity for the last several decades. They provide a means for residents and visitors to access affordable, farm-fresh foods and locally sourced products they might not be able to get their hands on otherwise. And, they also provide a space for farmers, growers, and other vendors to come together and sell their products to communities they might not otherwise be able to access. These markets are havens for city dwellers who live in areas where generally only large businesses survive long-term and niche products can be difficult to find. 

Farmers’ markets in NYC aren’t just spots for fruits, vegetables, and other produce; you can find everything from artisanal cheeses and baked goods to specialty products and seasonal items. In particular, they’re great places to find fresh-cut flowers and a variety of plants sourced from local growers available at affordable prices. The variety surpasses what you might find at one shop since so many vendors come together in one space and you can find a different variety of plants on offer at any given time. 

So, what are the best farmers markets in NYC if you’re looking for flowers or other plants? Check out the list here for our top picks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Farmers’ Markets in NYC included in this guide:

  1. Union Square Greenmarket
  2. Abingdon Square Greenmarket
  3. Tucker Square Greenmarket
  4. 97th Street Greenmarket
  5. 77th/79th Street Greenmarket
  6. Tompkins Square Greenmarket
  7. 82nd Street Greenmarket
  8. Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza
  9. Carroll Gardens Greenmarket
  10. Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
  11. Fort Greene Park Greenmarket
  12. Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
  13. Jackson Heights Greenmarket
  14. Sunnyside Greenmarket

Farmers Markets in Manhattan, NYC


1. Union Square Greenmarket

Union Square Greenmarket NYC
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Address:

  • Union Square Park, New York, NY 10003. The market is located on the NW side of the park, roughly 15th-17th Streets along Union Square West.

Getting there:

  • Subway: Union Square-14th Street station (Take the N, Q, R or 4,5,6 lines, or the L train)

Opening Hours:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, year-round
  • Regular Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (vendors often leave early if they sell out)

About Union Square Greenmarket:

One of the most popular farmer’s markets in NYC. As Greenmarket’s flagship location, the Union Square market draws the largest selection of vendors and most visitors; it’s one of the most bustling spots in the entire city. It’s best to get there early in the day (luckily it’s open several days of the week, year-round). If you can only visit one market, this is the one we’d recommend.

There are many regular produce vendors, as well as many that operate seasonally. You’ll find some of the best flower and plant selection here, especially during “growing season” (generally late spring through late fall, varying a little from season to season). During the warmer months, you’ll find a couple of dozen vendors selling flowers and other plants on any given day. From a vast assortment of freshly cut flowers to a huge variety of potted plants, you’ll find them at the Union Square Greenmarket. 


2. Abingdon Square Greenmarket

Abingdon Square Farmers Market in NYC

Address:

  • Hudson Street, at West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

Getting there:

  • Subway: Take the 1,2,3 trains to the 14th Street station at 7th Ave, the A, C, E trains or L train to the 14th Street station at 8th Ave, the F, M trains or PATH train to the 14th Street station at 6th Ave, or the 1 train or PATH train to the Christopher Street station. It’s about a 5-minute walk to the market from any of these stations. 

Opening times:

  • Open: Saturdays, year-round
  • Regular Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

About Abingdon Square Greenmarket

One of the longer serving farmers markets in NYC. The Abingdon Square Greenmarket has been serving the Greenwich Village neighborhood for more than a quarter-century (since 1994). The market is a neighborhood institution, indicative of the very neighborly feel of the Village. Many residents and regulars are on a first-name basis with the farmers and vendors. Here you’ll find fresh cut flowers from Sikking Farms (in Atlantic County, NJ) and Silverpetals Farm (in Columbia County, NY), in addition to specialties like fresh-caught fish, pasture-raised eggs, farmstead milk and cheeses, heirloom vegetables, fresh cider and juices, and organic baked goods. 


3. Tucker Square Greenmarket

Tucker Square Greenmarket NYC

Address:

  • West 66th Street & Broadway, New York, NY 10023 (Market is in Richard Tucker Park)

Getting there:

  • Subway: Take the 1 train to 66th Street-Lincoln Center station, right next to the market. Alternatively, take the A, C trains, B train, or 2,3 trains to the 72nd Street stations (each about a 10 min walk to the market).

Opening times:

  • Thursdays, year-round (also some Saturdays)
  • Regular Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

About Tucker Square Greenmarket

The Tucker Square Greenmarket is often thought to be Greenmarket program’s gateway to the Upper West Side, located conveniently just across the street from Manhattan’s famed Lincoln Center. Here you’ll find an assortment of flowers and plants from vendors such as Stokes Farm Herbs (in Bergen County, NJ)– one of Greenmarket`s founding farmers. The market also boasts an amazing array of locally grown produce from seasonal vegetables like corn and greens to more unique finds like squash blossoms and fairytale eggplants to a huge variety of berries, apples, and stone fruits as well as fresh seafood, grass-fed beef, maple syrup, and artisanal baked goods. You can also find specialties like farmstead cheeses, fresh eggs and seafood, duck and duck charcuterie, grass-fed beef, pure maple syrup, and a selection of artisanal baked goods. Farmers are even available at the market to explain how they care for their produce, plants, and flowers.  


4. 97th Street Greenmarket

97th Street Greenmarket NYC

Address:

  • 97th Street, between Columbus & Amsterdam, New York, NY 10025

Getting there:

  • Subway: Take the 1,2,3, trains to the 96th Street station, right by the market. Alternatively, take the A,C or B trains to the 96th Street station, about a 5 min. walk from the market.

Opening times:

  • Fridays, year-round
  • Regular Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

About 97th Street Greenmarket:

One of the longest-running year-round farmers’ markets in NYC. The 97th Street market has been a staple of its Upper West Side neighborhood for a quarter-century. The market is conveniently located on a very wide cross-town street, with room for a large number of vendors at any given time. During the peak of the growing season, you’ll find this market offering an abundance of locally sourced produce from southern New Jersey, Orange County (New York), and the Hudson Valley. Year-round, you can find fresh-cut flowers from Stars of the Meadow (in Ulster County, NY), with a particularly nice variety during the growing season.


5. 77th/79th Street Greenmarket

77th 79th Street Greenmarket NYC
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Address:

  • Columbus Avenue, at 77th Street (NE corner), New York, NY 10024

Getting there:

  • Take the A, C trains or B train to the 81st Street-Museum of Natural History station, or the 1 train to the 79th Street station.

Opening times:

  • Open: Sundays, year-round
  • Regular Market Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

About 77th/79th Street Greenmarket

This farmers’ market in NYC is adjacent to the Museum of Natural History, located in a beautiful spot on the historic, tree-lined Columbus Avenue. The market actually stretches from 78th St. to 81st Streets, a prime spot in the Upper West Side. During growing season, you’ll find seasonal flowering plants and cut flowers from Emmerich Greenhouses (in Orange County, NY), a variety of flowers and plants from Pet-al Flowers (in Camden County, NJ), and flowers, grasses, herbs, and herbal teas from Tweefontein Herb Farm Fresh (in Ulster County, NY). You can also always find a large variety of meats and cheeses, eggs, fruits and vegetables, ciders and juices, honey, baked goods, and seasonal items. In the spring you’ll find an abundance of greens and in summer a large variety of corn and berries to choose from.


6. Tompkins Square Greenmarket

Tompkins Square Farmers Market in NYC

Address:

  • Ave A and East 7th St, New York, NY 10009

Getting there:

  • Take the L train to the 1st Ave station, about a 5 min. walk from the market (Ave A exit is closest). You can also take the 6 train to Astor Place and walk about 10 mins. to the market.

Opening times:

  • Open: Sundays, year-round
  • Regular Market Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Winter Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

About Tompkins Square Greenmarket:

Located along the SW corner of a popular East Village gathering spot, the Tompkins Square Greenmarket, brings a variety of locally sourced foods and produce to the neighborhood every weekend. Here you’ll find a variety of fresh plants and fresh-cut flowers from Sikking Farms (in Atlantic County, NJ). You can also stock up on specialty produce, a variety of fruits and berries, fresh bottled milk, farmstead cheese, eggs and meat, honey, pure maple syrup, and artisanal baked goods; as well as enjoy a variety of live demonstrations and seasonal events.


7. 82nd Street Greenmarket

82nd Street Farmers Markets in NYC
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Address:

  • 82nd Street between 1st and York Avenues, New York, NY 

Getting there:

  • Take the N, Q, R trains or the M train to the 86th Street station and walk about 5 mins. to the market, or take the 6 train to the 86th Street or 77th Street stations and walk about 10 mins. to the market.

Opening times:

  • Open Saturdays, year-round
  • Regular Market Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

About 82nd Street Greenmarket:

This NYC Farmers’ Market operates every Saturday all year-round and has a dedicated neighborhood following. Located in a prime spot in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, it occupies a large stretch of sidewalk and a church courtyard. Here you’ll find fresh cut flowers from Sikking Farms (in Atlantic County, NJ), as well as fresh produce, meats, and artisanal offerings. Both St Stephen’s Church and the Upper Greenside (community partners) host events such as environmental and recycling information sessions, volunteering activities and programs, and promotional support for Greenmarket initiatives.


8. Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza

Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza NYC
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Address:

  • Church Street, at Oculus Plaza and Fulton Street, New York, NY 10006
  • (Market is located inside the Oculus)

Getting there:

  • Take the R, W trains to the Cortlandt Street station, the 1 train to the World Trade Center-Cortlandt Street station, the 4,5 trains to the Fulton Street station, or the PATH train to the World Trade Center station.

Opening times:

  • Open Tuesdays, seasonally (January 21 – May 26) 
  • Regular Market Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

About Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza:

The Oculus itself is a New York City destination, and is worth a visit all on its own. The seasonal market hosts a number of seasonal events and celebrations, as well as cooking demonstrations and a variety of family friendly activities. Here you can find an assortment of flowers and plants from Pet-al Plants (in Camden County, NJ).


Farmers markets in Brooklyn, NYC


9. Carroll Gardens Greenmarket

Carroll Gardens Greenmarket NYC

Address:

  • Carroll Street, between Smith and Court Streets, Brooklyn, NY 11231 

Getting there:

  • Take the F train or G train to the Carroll Street station, located right next to the market.

Opening times:

  • Sundays, year-round 
  • Regular Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Winter Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

About Carroll Gardens Greenmarket:

This very much-loved Brooklyn market is a popular Sunday destination, conveniently located just across the street from Carroll Park. During the spring and summer seasons, fresh-cut flowers and live plants stretch along the sidewalk, luring in visitors and residents. You’ll find a great selection of both, along with a nice variety of regionally grown produce, grass-fed beef, and some award-winning goat cheese. You can also stop by this market for cooking demonstrations and health screenings.


10. Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket

Brooklyn Borough Hall Farmers Market in NYC
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Address:

  • The plaza at Court Street and Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Getting there:

  • Subway: Take the 4,5 trains to the Borough Hall Station or the R train to the Court Street station, both right next to the market; or take the A,C trains or F train to the Jay Street- MetroTech Station, and walk about 5 mins. To the market.

Opening times:

  • Tuesdays, year-round (some Thursdays and Saturdays)
  • Regular Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Winter Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

About Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket

The Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket occupies a popular location in downtown Brooklyn and offers a variety of fresh, local produce. A bustling spot, it’s open three days a week and serves the very diverse communities of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Downtown Brooklyn. Year-round you can get a variety of plants and flowers, fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, grass-fed meat and dairy products, free-range eggs, and fresh-caught fish.  During the growing season, you’ll find a large variety of seasonal flowering plants and cut flowers from Emmerich Greenhouses (in Orange County, NY). 


11. Fort Greene Park Greenmarket

Fort Greene Park Farmers Markets in NYC

Address:

  • Washington Park, between Dekalb & Willoughby, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • (Located along the SE corner of Fort Greene Park)

Getting there:

  • Subway: Take the N,Q,R,W trains or B,D trains to the DeKalb Ave station, the 2,3 trains or 4,5 trains to the Nevins Street station, or the G train to the Fulton Street station.

Opening times:

  • Open Saturdays, year-round
  • Regular Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Winter Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

About Fort Greene Park Greenmarket:

Located just across from the entrance of Fort Greene Park, surrounded by a scenic array of chestnut trees and brownstones, the iconic Fort Greene market is open every Saturday year-round to serve the diverse local community of families and professionals.

During the growing season, you’ll find fresh cut flowers from Dutchmill Garden (in Gloucester County, NJ) and S + R Farms (in Burlington County, New Jersey) as well as a nice variety of cactus and succulent plants from Far Out Cactus, Brandy Wine Gardens (in Chester County, PA). Plus, you can get your fill of affordable produce like potatoes and a variety of vegetables sourced from Orange County’s renowned “black-dirt” region, along with sustainable meat and dairy products, artisanal cheeses, fresh seafood, orchard fruit, baked goods, and a selection of wine. Also be sure to visit the Artisan Market right next door, or stop by to listen to music played by local artists, see cooking demonstrations, speak with local chefs, or participate in activities.


12. Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket NYC

Address:

  • Prospect Park West, at Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • (Market is in the NW corner of Prospect Park)

Getting there:

  • Subway: Take the 2, 3 trains or 4 train to the Grand Army Plaza station, located right next to the market; or take the B train or Q train to the 7th Ave station, about 10 min. walk to the market. 

Opening times:

  • Saturdays, year-round
  • Regular Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

About Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket:

The Grand Army Plaza is Greenmarket’s flagship Brooklyn market, and the second-largest market overall, behind only Union Square. Located conveniently at Prospect Park, it’s a popular destination for the nearby communities of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Crown Heights. During the growing season, you’ll find fresh cut flowers from Lebak Farm (in Burlington County, NJ) and Scarborough Fields & Flowers Plants (in Orange County, NY). You can also get a wonderful variety of farm-fresh produce, see cooking demonstrations, or check out nearby attractions like the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 


Farmers markets in Queens, NYC


13. Jackson Heights Greenmarket

Jackson Heights Farmers Market in NYC

Address:

  • Location: 34th Ave between 79th & 80th Streets, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Getting there:

  • Subway: Take the 7 train, E train,  F,M trains, or R train to the Roosevelt Ave-Jackson Heights station, about a 10 min. walk from the market.

Opening times:

  • Open Sundays, Year-round 
  • Regular Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Winter Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

About Jackson Heights Greenmarket

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in all of New York, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is one of the largest and busiest Farmers’ Markets in NYC. The bustling market draws a diverse crowd of long-time residents as well as young couples and families who come out every Sunday to both shops and enjoy the market’s ambiance. The Jackson Heights market offers a nice selection of plants and flowers, as well as fruits and vegetables, eggs, fish, chicken, honey, and specialty Mexican produce.


14. Sunnyside Greenmarket

Sunnyside Greenmarket NYC
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Address:

  • Location: Skillman Ave, between 42nd & 43rd Streets, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Getting there:

  • Subway: Take the 7 train to the 40th Street-Lowery Street station, about 10 min. Walk from the market; or take the E train, M train, or R train to the 36th Street station, about a 15 min. walk from the market.

Opening times:

  • Open: Saturdays, year-round 
  • Regular Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Winter Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

About Sunnyside Greenmarket:

The Sunnyside Greenmarket occupies a shady, tree-lined avenue adjacent to Lou Lodati Park; and it serves a thriving, ethnically diverse community. You can get a wide variety of plants and flowers at this NYC Farmers Market. Also, there are seasonal vegetables, and specialty Mexican produce and herbs, a selection of artisanal cheeses, and wine pressed from locally sourced grapes, along with market staples fresh eggs, fresh-caught fish, grass-fed beef, orchard fruit, cider, and a variety of baked goods.


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