Saturday, June 25, 2011

The GreenFlea Market

The GreenFlea Market runs every Sunday on the Upper West Side between 77th and 80th street on Columbus Avenue. There are two sections of the market, the flea market and the farmers market.

The farmers market is set up on Columbus Avenue behind the Natural History Museum and sells an array of foods. You can buy fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and cheeses, wine and ciders, baked goods and other local produce.

I have bought fresh fruit and vegetables from the stalls here and have been impressed with the quality of the products.  They are well priced and you can feel good in the knowledge that you are supporting your local New York farmers.

The flea market is located across the street at the school and there are a variety of stalls selling clothing, jewellery, antiques, furniture and many other interesting items.  The market is set up both inside the school and outside in the playground.  There can be some good bargains to be had and it's a great way to spend an hour or so on a Sunday afternoon.  I like looking at the vintage handbags and shoes!

The Greenflea market is worth a visit if you are in the area and is a good place to buy your fresh fruit and veggies for the week.  For more information on vendors and market hours visit http://www.greenfleamarkets.com/.

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