Union Square Composting Site

17th St & Park Ave. South
New York

Union Square Composting Site

Composting Site


Red Jacket Orchards at the Union Square greenmarket
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Accepts Food Scrap Compost and Drop off areas for rechargeable batteries & mobile phones. Accepts Textiles Recycling Wednesday and Friday only

The world-famous Union Square Greenmarket began with just a few farmers in 1976, has grown exponentially over the past 35 years: in peak season, 140 regional farmers, fishermen, and bakers descend upon Union Square to sell their products to a devout legion of city dwellers who support local agriculture with their food dollars.

As Greenmarket's flagship market, the seasonal bounty is unparalleled, with hundreds of varieties to choose from during any given season. From just-picked fresh fruits and vegetables, to heritage meats and award-winning farmstead cheeses, artisan breads, jams, pickles, a profusion of cut flowers and plants, wine, ciders, maple syrup and much more.

Located in one of New York City's great public spaces, the atmosphere at Union Square on a market day is electric: 60,000 market shoppers shop and chat with farmers; students of all ages tour the market and learn about seasonality; visitors watch and taste cooking demonstrations by some of New York's hottest local chefs.


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Red Jacket Orchards at the Union Square greenmarket


Akiko Feb 2009 "Its just simply a great market to stop by, before school or after work. There are lots of people around UnionSquare for the market, and its really beautiful in spring and fall seasons."
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