Guide to the Farmers Markets of Brooklyn
by The Culinistas
The odds are, on any given weekend, you’ll find several Culinistas checking out their local farmers market. While in Manhattan, the Union Square market reigns supreme; Brooklyn markets have their own array of artisans, farmers, and makers. Our favorites below!
Fort Greene Park Farmers Market
The most charming market in the game. Live music is commonplace at the Fort Greene market, as are apple cider donuts from Wilklow Orchards. For a savory treat, visit Hudson Valley Duck Farm for their smoked duck breast, perfect atop She Wolf bakery french baguette.
McCarren Park Greenmarket
The McCarren Park market, frequented by Greenpointers and Manhattan folk alike is home to the Bodhitree Farm stand. There, you can find anything from lettuces and edible flowers to Japanese eggplant and refined herbs, like shiso, opal basil, and French tarragon.
Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
The flagship Brooklyn greenmarket located in the ideal spot for a post market picnic. Over 30 vendors flock to the plaza every Saturday to sell everything from fruits, vegetables, honey, and bread to natural wine, organic dog bones, and house plants. We’d recommend hitting it early (before 11am!) as the space fills up quickly.
A special thanks to Nadia Agsen for the beautiful photograph.