Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Today is the last greenmarket at Astor Place this season

The Astor Place Greenmarket wraps up its inaugural year today...  the market, done in conjunction between GrowNYC and the Village Alliance, arrived back in August on the south plaza at Astor Place (Eighth Street-Lafayette).

The hours today: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

By all accounts, people seemed to like this greenmarket, especially among the residents who miss the greenmarket at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery. That 26-year-old market did not return after the 2016 season. 

Photo from August by Steven 


teeg said...

Worth noting that this market (like many in the city) was managed by GrowNYC, a sustainability non-profit that has lost a ton of funding during the pandemic. They have been an important and safe access point for many in the city, including the food insecure. (i worked with them through April).


Anonymous said...

This market seems to be more expensive than the Sunday one in Tompkins Park, and with less variety than the average green market.

Anonymous said...

Agreed - but we're merely beggers not choosers.