This past weekend I ventured upstate on a weekend get away out of the big city. With the green rolling hills, clean fresh air and farmland as far as the eye can see, what is there not to love about the New York countryside? Of course it is not Manhattan and things may be far and spaced in between however there is nothing like the roadside fresh produce and home made goods that are available at those NYC farmers markets.

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Living in the city how are you able to experience that fresh grown produce when on a budget, especially when doing food photography? Here is a list of some great farmer markets around the city that will do just the trick and save a few bucks in your pocket.

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UNION SQUARE FARMER’S MARKET (Image Source)

Fresh grown from the city rooftops and tri- state local farmers to the market streets, these markets have everything you may need for your next shoot. From cheeses, meats, produce, or flowers, farmer’s markets around the boroughs don’t just help your pocket but also support local business and non-profits. The markets are also a great way for you personally to get your daily doses of veggies. Whether you prefer all organic of just some healthy bites, good food, is good health, so lets start snacking and buying local.

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UNION SQUARE FARMER’S MARKET (Image Source)

1. GROW NYC: the perfect source to find farmers markets in your borough

GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which is set out to improves New York City’s quality of life through their healthy environmental programs. No matter where you may live in the city, GROW NYC will help you source the closest farmers market to you and get you started on buying some healthy treats.

Some of my personal favorites are Union Square, New York Botanical Garden Greenmarket, and Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket.

2. Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, 44 Eagle St., New York, NY

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BROOKLYN GRANGE ROOFTOP FARMS (IMAGE SOURCE)

3. Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farms, 37-18 Northern Blvd., Long Island City, NY

Brooklyn Grange operates three different rooftop farms within New York City. At these sites, the program grows produce, operates the city’s largest bee yard and hosts a weekly market. Visitors can shop for local produce at the Brooklyn Navy Yard farm stand on Wednesdays, or the Long Island City farm stand on Saturdays.

4. Rye Farmers Market: When: Sundays, 8:30AM – 2:00PM, 05/26 – 12/15

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IRVINGTON FARMERS MARKET (IMAGE SOURCE)

5. Irvington Farmers Market: When: Wednesdays, 3:30 to 7:30pm, beginning June 7 Where: Main Street School Parking Lot

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