May 2020
A Note on Market Pre-orders
We want to thank all of our customers for coming out to your local Greenmarket these past couple of months now. 

The unprecedented increase in demand has stretched our staff and operating capacity to its limits. 

Unfortunately, we have had to pull back on pre-orders because we are simply unable to fulfill every request we are receiving. In fact, we have had to cut off pre-orders for our busiest markets as early as a week in advance of the actual market date. 

A few things going forward: 
  • We can no longer accept pre-orders for 1 or 2lb bags. We are prioritizing bulk purchases of 10 lbs or more, and bulk items outside of our usual offerings. Ie. 25lb, 50lb bags. 
  • We can only accept orders until we are at capacity. We wish we could fulfill all the requests for pre-orders we are receiving but we simply cannot. We also want to make sure that there is inventory available for market shoppers who do not have the ability to order in advance. 

We are a very small team, and are doing everything we possibly can to fill the current demand. That being said, we deeply appreciate all of the support and patience we have received from our shoppers. We are grateful for your flexibility and inspired by all the new home cooks and bakers, discovering local grains, beans and flour for the first time. Stay safe, eat well, bake on! - The GrowNYC Grains team
Greenmarket Shopping Guideline
  •  In order to ensure safe distancing, we may limit the number of shoppers in the market from time to time. Please be patient and follow the direction of GrowNYC staff. Grand Army Plaza will have three entrances, detailed in the map.

  • The busiest time for most markets is usually from 8am to 10am. If you can, please join us after 10am. Union Square closes promptly at 4pm so that our farmers can get back home to their farms, get some rest, and prepare for other markets, often the next day.
  • For the safety of all, the CDC and NYC City Officials require that everybody wear a face covering when in the public. This will protect your neighbors, our staff, and our farmers. And while we would love to see your smiling face, that will have to wait a few months. All our Producers and staff are required to wear face coverings, so please join us in keeping your fellow customers safe. And remember, if you are not feeling well, please stay home.
  • Please try and keep your market visit as short a possible so others have a chance to shop.  Plan your meals for a week, make a list ahead of time, and please don’t linger in the market if at all possible. Some delicious and helpful recipes and lessons for home cooking can be found here.
  • We love to see families and groups in the market, but if you can please try and limit your party to 1 or 2 people. The smaller the group, the safer we all are. And while we love pets, in order to increase personal space, it is best if you leave your dog with a family member outside the market or at home. 
  • Bikers should lock their bikes up outside the market. If you forget your lock, please dismount and walk your bike while shopping.
  • You will see chalk and tape on the ground designating 6 foot spaces in lines.  Please stand on or behind these markings to ensure a healthy social distance from your fellow shoppers.  We have set up specific lines for our bread, milk, fish, grains, and other vendors, look for the signs or ask our friendly market staff for help…we talk loud, so no problem asking from 6 feet away. 
  • Some of our producers are offering pre-order, home delivery, and shipping. A directory can be found here.
  • We have a hand sanitizer station available in the market for your use. But nothing beats washing your hands. Here are some tips on washing produce when you get home.
  • While we know our baked goods and other products are delicious, please wait to consume them at home.

Thank you again for supporting GrowNYC Greenmarkets and helping us keep everyone safe.

Grainstand Market Schedule

GrowNYC  Union Square Greenmarket  every Wednesday and Saturday year-round.

Additional market dates:

May 16: McCarren Park (Brooklyn)
May 17: Jackson Heights (Queens)
May 23: Fort Greene (Brooklyn)
May 24: 79th street (Manhattan)

June 6: Inwood (Manhattan)
June 7: Carroll Gardens (Brooklyn)
June 13: Grand Army Plaza (Brooklyn)
June 14: Columbia (Manhattan)
June 20: McCarren Park (Brooklyn)
June 21: Jackson Heights (Queens)
June 27: Fort Greene (Brooklyn)
June 28: 79th street (Manhattan)
We are working to make sure we can fill the increasing demand for dry goods in these uncertain times, and are maintaining our regular market schedule. For any unforeseen market schedule changes, follow us on Instagram.

To see the full schedule click here.
Pre-ordered bulk bags are available at any of our locations upon request.  Check availability and pricing here.  
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