From the PR folks at NYBG:
“Farmers Market Expands to Saturdays, Tripling Hours,
at The New York Botanical Garden
All Day Every Wednesday and Saturday, June 17 through November 14
“Sustaining Farms, Sustaining Nature, Sustaining You”
“Every Wednesday near Tulip Tree Allée and every Saturday across the street from the Garden’s Mosholu Gate entrance, all day from June 17 through November 14, the popular Farmers Market returns with the message “Sustaining Farms, Sustaining Nature, Sustaining You,” providing affordable, locally grown produce and fresh, nutritious baked goods. Vendors from New York’s Hudson Valley region and beyond offer an array of seasonal produce, home-made baked goods, cheese, and meats. This year’s Farmers Market, featuring items from New York State farmers and merchants throughout the summer and fall, is a highlight of The Edible Garden, The New York Botanical Garden’s celebration of growing great food, which runs from June 27 through September 13.
The Farmers Market is organized in conjunction with Greenmarket, the largest and most successful open-air farmers markets program in the country, that since 1976, has been working to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland, and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. Greenmarket is a program of the Council on the Environment of NYC (CENYC), a hands-on non-profit group that has been improving New York City’s environment for over thirty years.
Featured vendors this year include:
Wednesdays and Saturdays:
Bread Alone, Boiceville, New York – bread and other baked goods
Gajeski Produce, Riverhead, New York – vegetables
Ledge Rock Farm, Medusa, New York – meat
The Little Bake Shop, Valley Cottage, New York – baked goods
Migliorelli Farm, Tivoli, New York – fruits and vegetables
Armando & Sons, Goshen, New York – vegetables
Berried Treasures, Cooks Falls, New York – fruits and vegetables
La Baraja Farm, Goshen, New York – vegetables
Lynnhaven Cheese, Pine Bush, New York–goat cheese
The Farmers Market attracts lovers of some of the freshest, 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 sweet cider, honey, and homemade old-fashioned donuts, pies, and breads. FMNP WIC and Senior Coupons and Food Stamps/EBT are accepted.
Visitors to the Farmers Market can also enjoy a series of educational and fun programs, including cooking demonstrations using seasonal produce, “Meet the Farmer” sessions, and question-and-answer sessions on gardening techniques. For more information, visit nybg.org/ farmers_market.php
Find out What’s in Season each week by using the cell phone audio tour sponsored by Bloomberg. On the nybg.org Web site, you can also find weekly featured items, delicious recipes using products from the Market, nutritional information about eating fresh foods, and blogs by our farmers for ideas about what is going on in the field at nybg.org/wordpress/.
Grounds admission to The New York Botanical Garden is free all day Wednesdays and before noon on Saturdays, so visitors to the Farmers Market at those times can also explore many of the Garden’s other offerings such as the ever-changing pageantry of flowers, leaves, and berries in dozens of formal gardens like Seasonal Walk, the Jane Watson Irwin Perennial Garden, and the inspiring Home Gardening Center.
In addition, with purchase of the All-Garden Pass, this summer, Farmers Market patrons can see all the attractions of The Edible Garden, opening June 27, and learn that gardening with edible plants is economical, nutritious, and good for the environment. Set throughout the Botanical Garden’s spectacular 250-acre landscape, the celebration of edible plants inspires visitors to grow, prepare, and eat garden-fresh produce and offers opportunities for children and adults alike to better understand how plants provide the food and drink that are essential to maintaining life and enhancing wellness. The Edible Garden features a dozen vegetable gardens, multiple exhibits, two festival weekends, seven Thursday evening events that include wine and beer tastings, food related programming, celebrity lectures and cooking demonstrations, and an audio tour narrated by Mario Batali, Bette Midler, and Dan Barber. Esteemed chefs and television personalities scheduled to appear at The New York Botanical Garden this summer include Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Lidia Bastianich, Daisy Martinez, Aida Mollenkamp, Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Keith Snow, Peter Hoffman, Michael Anthony, and others. (Check the Garden’s Web site, nybg.org, for details and updates as the dates approach.)
Amy P. Goldman
LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust
National Kitchen and Bath Association
Whole Foods Market
Official Media Sponsor
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Local Media Sponsor
New York Magazine
Exhibitions in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory are made possible by the Estate of Enid A. Haupt.
JPMorgan Chase, Presenting Sponsor, Global Biodiversity Programs.
The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants located at Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road. It is easy to reach by Metro-North Railroad or subway. The Botanical Garden is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday and Monday federal holidays. The best way to enjoy the Garden is with the All-Garden Pass, which includes admission to the grounds as well as to seasonal gardens, exhibitions, and attractions such as the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, Rock and Native Plant Gardens, and Tram Tour: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 2–12, children under 2 are free. A Grounds-Only Pass is available: $6 for adults, $5 for adult Bronx Residents; $3 for seniors, $2 for students with ID, $1 for children ages 2–12, children under 2 are free. Grounds-only admission is free all day on Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information, please call 718.817.8700 or visit www.nybg.org
The New York Botanical Garden is located on property owned in full by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. A portion of the Garden’s general operating funds is provided by The New York City Council and The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The Bronx Borough President and Bronx elected representatives in the City Council and State Legislature provide leadership funding.