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The Greenmarket at Bowling Green
Tue, 8am-5pm; Wed, closed; Thu, 8am-5pm; Fri-Mon, closed
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Out of season, a special trip to the southern tip of Manhattan to visit this small farmer's market may not be in order, but if you happen to be exiting the train at Bowling Green or work in the area, the crates of fruits and vegetables on the cobblestone square are a welcome reminder of the world outside the city. One vendor, Red Jacket Orchards, will be familiar to those who frequent the city's many greenmarkets. They sell an assortment of apples: Northern Spy, Red and Yellow Delicious, and others, as well as jams, apple sauce, and cider. During a small window in late spring and early summer, vendors’ stalls hold fiddleheads and ramps, the first green stalks of the garlic bulb. And at the height of summer, you can find fixings for farm-fresh ratatouille or the potatoes and leafy base for a Niçoise salad—as well as respite from the climate-controlled food aisles of your neighborhood food emporium.