The benefits of shopping at farmers’ markets
Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman

Dear Friend,

Agriculture is a $3.6 billion-a-year industry in New York. About 25 percent of the state’s land area, or 7.55 million acres, is used by more than 35,000 farms to produce an array of products. Many of these farms are small, family-owned businesses that invest deeply in our communities. Whether you are biting into a crisp apple or enjoying a glass of wine—New York’s farm products are ranked among the top in the nation.

One of the best ways to access these goods is a visit to your local farmers’ market. Scattered across the state from New York City to the Adirondacks to Niagara Falls, each week local farmers’ markets bring the freshest farm produce directly to you. By buying directly from the farmer, you invest in agriculture and ensure that your family is eating the best of what New York has to offer.

New York’s farmers are an important part of our economy. I encourage you to visit some of the local markets listed in this pamphlet. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact my office at 718-246-4889.

Joan L. Millman
Member of Assembly

341 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Room 748 LOB, Albany, NY 12248

Farmers’ markets create a vibrant public space that brings community members together. People of all ages and backgrounds go to farmers’ markets to enjoy local goods and fresh air, and interact with their friends and neighbors.

There are also programs available, so everyone can shop at and enjoy all that farmers’ markets have to offer.

Farmers’ markets provide a variety of fresh, delicious produce depending on the month and the farmers’ market you attend. Seasonal produce you may find at your local farmers’ market:
strawberries, broccoli, cabbage, radishes, asparagus, peas, beets, lettuce, rhubarb, spinach, summer squash and zucchini
blueberries, cherries, peaches, plums, raspberries, corn, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, potatoes, herbs, onions and tomatoes
blackberries, cantaloupes, cauliflower, celery, leeks, turnips, prunes and pears
watermelon, dry beans, brussel sprouts, apples, grapes, kale and lima beans
parsnips and pumpkins

Check out your local farmers’ market!

Farmers’ markets near you and their hours:

Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Tues., Thurs. & Sat.
8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Carroll Park Greenmarket
8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Dumbo Farmers’ Market
(Main Street Entrance to
Brooklyn Bridge Park)
11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Park Slope Farmers’ Market
(4th Street and 5th Avenue)
11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.