During this time, some of us are more concerned with our health now
more than ever. In the Roosevelt Island area, we’re lucky that it’s very easy
to stay healthy – near our Octagon apartments, there are tons of farmers’
markets where you can get fresh, local produce, bread, meats and other goods.
Despite the pandemic, many of these farmers’ markets are still in
operation, serving the community by providing fare that’s unique to our region.
If your fridge is looking a little bare but you know what can be found at the
supermarket just won’t cut it, check out these nearby farmers’ markets.
82nd Street Greenmarket, located at 82nd
St between 1st Ave &, York Ave, New York which is 14 minutes from your
Octagon apartment, offers a full range of products including fruits,
vegetables, baked goods, cheese, locally caught fish, chicken, goat meat and
grass fed beef.
On Saturdays year-round, a dedicated following of shoppers flock to
the 82nd Street Greenmarket which wraps from a sidewalk into a church courtyard
on the Upper East Side. Plus, active community partners The Upper Greenside and
St Stephen’s Church contribute environmental and recycling information and
activities, volunteers and promotional support to help this thriving market.
Greenmarket at Rockefeller Center, located at 50th
Street North Plaza Rockefeller Center, New York which is 18 minutes from your
Octagon apartment, is a gorgeous open-air market in the heart of the Big Apple
which opens July 15 and will continue to be open Wednesdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The market boasts a little bit of everything, from pristine produce to
orchids, wines, farmstead cheeses and local chutneys. Celebrate the height of
harvest season here with rotating lineups of local producers to tempt your
palate and inspire your culinary adventures.
82nd St between 1st Ave &, York Ave, New York, NY 10128
50th Street North Plaza Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 10112