Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published April 13th 2011
Even though New York may seem one of the least likely places to find a market, many are abound within the city - some are even open year round. Within the city and its boroughs there are almost 30 farmers markets that are work together as a cooperative. These markets offer vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, baked goods, jams, jellies, wines, and even plants.
The Union Square Market is the largest and most well known of all the cooperative markets. It is open year round and host cooking demonstrations by local chefs. This market also give the public an opportunity to attend seminars on foods and even food tasting events. At different times of the year in the spring and summer representatives from the Food Bank of New York provides assistance with food stamp applications. During the week there is an area where local residents can drop off their kitchen food scraps for composting. The compost is used throughout the city as planting material.
The Amish Market has become so popular that it has opened two new locations, including one in the Wall Street area. This market has a prepared food bar in addition to offering fresh fruits and vegetables. Seafood and meats are also offered, as well as baked goods, gourmet and international foods. One of the items that make this market stand out is the wide selection of olives available by the pound.
Although Fit Foods Market on Staten Island does not offer fresh items such as vegetables and fruits, this market specializes in foods such as gluten free, low sugar, sugar free, low sodium and wheat free. If a person has food allergies or wishes to purchase prepared foods this market is worth a visit.
No matter what you crave, there is bound to be a market in New York City to cater to your needs.