Another reason to love living on Staten Island is the quality of produce you can get at multiple farmer’s markets around the borough. Take the Saint George Greenmarket for example which not only supports local farmers and improves your meals with quality produce direct from nearby farms to your table, but they accept food stamps to help the less fortunate have access to the best ingredients for their families as well.
This is directly from their website:
“Set on a hill overlooking New York Harbor and the downtown Manhattan skyline, this market draws a dedicated following of neighborhood shoppers who line up each Saturday to get first dibs on the freshest seasonal fruit, produce, cheese, meat, seafood and baked goods. An array of plants, berries picked just as they have ripened, juice pressed from upstate orchard fruit, heirloom tomatoes and much more will entice you to keep checking back in on the market to see what’s new each week, and experience the change of the seasons through the food made available by these regional farmers.”
Here is a list of farmers that frequently sell at the St. George Greenmarket:
American Seafood Wild caught seafood from Suffolk County, NY
DiPaola Turkeys Turkey from Mercer County, NJ
Francesca’s Bakery Breads and baked goods from Middlesex County, NJ
Jersey Farm Produce Vegetables, herbs, and small fruit from Hunterdon County, New Jersey, a New Farmer Development Project participant
Mi Ranchito Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty produce, and herbs from Monmouth County, NJ. A New Farmer Development Project participant.
Millport Dairy Cheddar cheese, pickles and baked goods from Lancaster County, PA
Rabbit Run Farm Certified Organic vegetables, goat cheese and meats from Bucks County, PA
R & G Produce LLC Vegetables from Orange County, NY
Staten Island Family Farm Vegetables, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, NY. A New Farmer Development Project participant.
Stony Mountain Ranch Grass-fed Piedmontese beef from Schuylkill County, PA
Troncillito Farm Orchard fruit from Ulster County, NY
And the market is right next to the Staten Island Ferry terminal so there is easy access from the Hylan Dartmouth. Only 10 minutes by car, or just hop on the S78 bus that is right in front of the building.
For more information about this market check out: http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/staten-island/saint-george
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