Union Square Restos Pledge to Source Locally

photo credit: Union Square Cafe

photo credit: Union Square Cafe

In an effort to support New York State’s excellent agricultural products, local foods, wines, beers and spirits, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that dozens of New York State chefs and restaurants have taken the Pride of New York Pledge. Working together with the New York State Restaurant Association, the Governor reached out to restaurants, restaurant groups and chefs to support the Pride of New York Pledge and increase their use of New York State products by 10 percent or more.

The Union Square Partnership’s commitment to sourcing locally has always been a priority. With Union Square Park being home to the City’s oldest and largest Greenmarket, we have always encouraged heavy use of Greenmarket products in our annual Harvest in the Square benefit. As New York City’s premier food and wine event held every September in Union Square Park, we incentivize our great restaurant Continue reading

Friday is Pi Day!

pi pieIn this city, Pi Day can mean a number of things (see what we did there?). Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi) and was designated by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2009.

Union Square has plenty of pie options to help you celebrate this momentous occasion. Multiply your love for the day and satisfy your inner mathematician with the neighborhood’s best pies. From sweet to savory, check out all of our favorites below.  Continue reading

#PledgeToPlant: Grants for Community Gardens

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Today in the Union Square Greenmarket, join Seeds of Change as they launch their grant program. There will be an interactive booth set up from 10 AM – 4 PM that features a photo booth and a vending machine where you can tweets for organic seeds. See below for details and make sure you stop by the Greenmarket and #PledgeToPlant! Continue reading

Greenmarket Recipes: Roasted Carrots from Phillips Farm

photo credit: @dinnerwithdeems

With cold weather and a chance of snow predicted, it definitely sounds like we’ll be staying in, keeping warm and watching Netflix all weekend. With all of this time on your hands and the fresh, local ingredients from the Union Square Greenmarket, we thought we’d partner up with food blogger Dimia Fogam to share this wonderful, easy and healthy recipe of roasted local carrots that are the perfect companion to any winter meal. Continue reading

The Union Square Greenmarket is Open Today

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Despite Winter Storm Janus and the bitter cold, the Union Square Greenmarket is open for business! Stop by and show the farmers and producers some love. Check in at the Continue reading

Pick Up Your Winter Warrior Card at the Greenmarket

What is a Winter Warrior, you ask? For our dedicated neighbors who have braved the rain, sleet, snow and Polar Vortex to find the perfect butternut squash, you are a Winter Warrior! The friendly farmers at the Union Square Greenmarket would like to show you some appreciation.

You can pick up a Winter Warrior card at the Market Information tent and every time Continue reading

Family in Town? What to do this Saturday in Union Square:

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Recovered from your food coma only to find that your family is still around? Fret not! Bring the family down to Union Square this Saturday to partake in our free historic walking tour, “Union Square: Crossroads of New York.”  Explore the social and political Continue reading