There are many farmers markets across the Queens area.
Farmers markets are great for grocery shopping because you get the freshest and the most organic option for your food table.
There are fresh vegetables, green leaves, farmstead cheeses, pasture-raised meat, artisan bread and other baked goods, award-winning pickles, jams, chutneys, chicken, eggs, orchard fruits, fresh seafood, and much more.
Some farmers markets are open for a day and some for multiple days year-round. These markets increase in numbers in spring and summers and provide an excellent opportunity to mingle with your neighbors while you shop for some fantastic and fresh produces.
So here is a list of the best of the best of the Queens farmers markets!
Jackson Heights Greenmarket
It is one of the largest and popular farmers markets in Queens. This market features a variety of produces and all because of its diverse neighborhood.
Apart from the vibrant and fresh seasonal produces, the Jackson Heights Greenmarket features some specialized goods, including artisanal ethnic bread, Mexican tortillas, herbs and peppers.
You can also find Moroccan m'smen bread from Hot Bread Kitchen, honey and honey products (bee pollen, lip balm, and soap) from Nature's Way Farm and apples, peaches, plums, pears and nectarines from Maynard Farms and Orchards.
Address: 34th Ave & 79th Street &, 80th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.
This farmers market comes alive from every June to November on Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm.
Some of the things you can find here include fresh vegetables grown locally, orchards fruits, vibrant squash, grapes, farmstead goat milk cheese, grass-fed meat, chicken, etc.
The special items include Mexican salsa, herbs, and peppers. The Corona green market also features daily pressed cider from Wager's Cider Mill and eggs from Mimomex Farm.
Address: Roosevelt Ave &, 103rd St, Flushing, NY 11368.
Sunnyside Farmers Market
This market is running since 2014 and provides fresh dairy products, pickled vegetables, grass-fed beef, chicken, fresh seafood, wine made from locally sourced grapes to the residents of Sunnyside every Saturday year-round.
The Sunnyside Greenmarket features many products and goods, including pears, finest honey, apples cider, baked goods, vegetables, pickled products and chutneys, berries, wine, eggs, Mexican specialty products, duck, chicken, artisan bread, farmstead cheese, pork, beef, pasta, soups, orchard fruits and much more.
The textile recycling service and the composite collection are closed due to the covid -19 pandemic.
Address: Skillman Ave btwn 42nd &, 43rd Ave, Sunnyside, NY 11104.
The Elmhurst farmers market is comparatively smaller in size than other farmers' markets, but its significance is its location. This greenmarket is located just outside the Elmhurst hospital and serves both the hospital visitors and the neighborhood.
The market features vegetables, fruits, baked goods, herbs, and Mexican specialty products from the New York State farmers.
The best selling products of Elmhurst farmers markets are honey from Apple State Hill Top Family Farm and pumpkin bread from Meredith's Bakery.
Address: 41st Ave &, 80th St, Queens, NY 11373.
Flushing Farmers Market
This farmers market is located at Queens Botanical Garden and is open to the public every Wednesday from June to November.
The Flushing Greenmarket items include vegetables from the R & G produce, orchard fruits, eggs, herbs, multi-grain bread, honey, chutney, pickles, jams, and much more.
The market also hosts some seasonal celebration events, weekly cooking demos, and other family-friendly activities. All activities are postponed due to the corona pandemic. Keep track of the Queens Events calendar to stay updated about reopening the events in the flushing farmers market.
Address: Kissena Blvd &, Maple Ave, Flushing, NY 11355.
To which one of these will you be heading next? Let us know in the comments below.