Fall Cooking with the Union Square Greenmarket

Fennel and Celery Slaw | Winter Squash with Cider & Sage | Tuscan Kale Caesar Salad | Parsnip and Kale Saute

The Union Square Greenmarket team at Harvest in the Square 2016.

The Union Square Greenmarket team at Harvest in the Square 2016 serving Einkorn pasta with fresh tomato sauce and micro basil.

Since the first day of fall, pictures of Union Square Greenmarket pumpkins, squash and your favorite autumn vegetables have been taking over our Instagram-feed. To prepare us for a delicious season, we turned to our friends at GrowNYC for their top fall recipes. Pick up your vegetables Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the Greenmarket in Union Square Park for ingredients, and get cooking. For additional recipes, be sure to follow @UnSqGreenmarket on Instagram and Twitter.


(*Ingredients available seasonally at your neighborhood Greenmarket.)

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#USQEats is Buzzing: Gramercy Tavern Secures 3-Star Rating

Sample Chef Michael Anthony’s Award winning cuisine at 21st Annual Harvest in the Square on Sep 22nd in Union Square Park


This week, The New York Times recognized Gramercy Tavern with three stars, reveling in the distinct atmosphere and hospitality, the love chef Michael Anthony puts into every dish, and the delectable outcomes when he brings an eclectic variety of ingredients together (critic Pete Wells says, “He‚Äôs like somebody who goes to the farmers‚Äô market hungry, ends up buying everything he sees, then figures out a way to make it all come together).

While Wells highlights the divine “chilled marigold-yellow soup of summer squash” scattered with red currants, and a “tender poached lobster” paired perfectly with corn and hot red peppers, what he really “went wild for” was a little dish of Continue reading

Stop by GrowNYC’s Project Farmhouse Arch Installation


It’s your last chance to walk through¬†GrowNYC’s Project Farmhouse Arch Installation in the Union Square Greenmarket! The Arch, made from hundreds of repurposed tubes, heralds the arrival of Project Farmhouse, GrowNYC’s new sustainability and education Continue reading

Darrow’s Brings Farm Fresh Takeout to Union Square


Bringing core values like quality, service, and authenticity to their menu items, Darrow’s healthy and delicious fare is now available at their newly-opened Union Square location at 115 East 18th Street. Every meal is customizable, offering the chance to fine tune their killer combinations like the Stress Relief Plate which includes rainbow chard, smashed Continue reading

Greenmarket Recipes: Seared Duck Breast with Cherry Salsa

photo credit: Dinner with Deems

photo credit: Dinner with Deems

Strolling through the Union Square Greenmarket, one thing is for certain…it’s cherry season! Food blogger Dimia¬†Fogam of dinnerwithdeems.com shared this beautiful and easy summer dish with us, showcasing this season’s bounty! Read on for the recipe for this Seared Duck Breast with Cherry Salsa using duck from the Hudson Valley Duck Farm and cherries from Locust Grove Farms.

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Union Square’s Nightmarket Returns Along With The New Greenmarket Cookbook!

June GrowNYC NightMarketFlyer_Page_1Union Square’s popular Nightmarket is returning next Friday, June 6th! Introduced last year, the Nightmarket is an opportunity for Greenmarket fans to shop the Farmer’s Market a little later (until 8 PM), enjoy food prepared by Union Square restaurants, live music and other fun, family activities. See photos from last year’s Nightmarket here.

In addition to the Nightmarket festivities, The New Greenmarket Cookbook is being released tomorrow, May 31st.  The cookbook features recipes from legendary chefs and 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