Union Square Greenmarket’s Team Finds Permanent Home in Union Square
Construction has officially begun at nonprofit GrowNYC’s new center for sustainability and education: Project Farmhouse. Located in Union Square on 4th Avenue and 13th St, and sustainable in design, Project Farmhouse will be a forum from which to explore environmental issues through the lens of food, horticulture, arts, recycling, cooking, and more.
GrowNYC is most well-known for Union Square Greenmarket (and 52 other farmers markets) which has operated for 40 years in our park. Now they’ll finally have a home where New Yorkers can come for dynamic programming – ranging from training for farmers to cooking classes for children to film screenings and panel discussions. They’re still fundraising to officially open the doors in November.
The space itself is owned by Hyatt Union Square, who had previously set it aside for community purposes until they could find a nonprofit willing to use it for a sustainability-related project, according to Marcel Van Ooyen, GrowNYC’s Executive Director, in Edible Manhattan.
While you wait, try these fall Greenmarket recipes at home.