If you work in downtown Brooklyn and live elsewhere, you may see it all the time and have always passed it by. For residents, however, the Borough Hall Greenmarket is a local treasure which is appreciated for its fresh foods all year long. Still, whether you frequent Court and Montague all the time or even if you live in the area and have never taken the time, you may know the Borough Hall Greenmarket and not truly know what Greenmarket is all about.
Greenmarket is NYC’s farmer’s markets. According to the Greenmarket web page “almost 200 local farmers, fishers and bakers sell what they grow, raise, catch and bake themselves.” Greenmarket has been a part of the New York City scene for 40 years.
Greenmarket hosts farmers from upstate New York and neighboring states. This is the reason that there are no oranges at Greenmarket; they don’t grow citrus in West Islip. Some of the things they do grow include “asparagus and rhubarb in spring, peaches and corn in summer, pumpkins and pears in fall, (and) dairy, meats, honey, wool, and more” all year long.
Borough Hall Greenmarket has been a part of downtown Brooklyn for more than a quarter century. Operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays all year long with a third day on Thursday from April 1 through December, Borough Hall Greenmarket is a place where you can get most of all your fresh produce. Try some of the fresh fish from Long Island if you’re a seafood person; it is truly delectable.
Borough Hall Greenmarket also sells free-range eggs, grass-fed dairy products, along with the fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers guests come to expect.