(The Green Market at Union Square - painting by Hedy Pagremanski)
Someone shared this listing (assembled by the Council on the Environment of NYC - CENYC) of greenmarkets in NYC with me. From now through the summer months I plan to visit as many of these markets as I can and see how green and good they are.
The information looks amazing - promoting buying local products, listing the chefs who buy from the markets, the farmers who sell, they have gear (t-shirts, etc.), and many markets accept credit cards and food stamps via a swipe for tokens. Very cool.
The CENYC has all kinds of information about recycling programs: recycle textiles at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, chef tours and tastings, environmental education projects, and film presentations to inspire us to recycle, care for ourselves and the earth.
I know, I know, this sounds so good and green. So, I'm going to put this market list to the test!
I should mention that my expectations have changed since a group of 10 people (including me) decided that we should submit ourselves to a diet challenge where we earn points for positive behaviors (exercise and fruit & vegetable consumption, drinking water) and lose points for negative behaviors (eating junk food, sweets, & chocolate, drinking soda & alcohol - excluding wine); so far it is going well. Now I crave more unusual products with natural and organic ingredients and a greater variety of produce, so I think I must check out these markets soon!