Here’s a good news/bad news story. First, the bad: the Sunday Hester Street Greenmarket will not be returning to the Lower East Side this summer. For the past few years, Grow NYC tried to make a go of it — first on Grand Street and then on Essex, alongside the Hester Street Fair. Unfortunately, there was never sufficient demand for the farm-fresh produce being offered by the three or four farms represented. So the city has decided to call it quits.
The Hester Street Greenmarket and the Hester Street Fair are bringing a Harvest Festival to the Lower East Side this Sunday. Sounds like fun for the whole family as events touted include a doughnut eating contest, pumpkin painting, hay bales and fresh apple cider pressed on site – not to mention the fall bounty from the Greenmarket. Free // 12-4p // Essex and Hester Street.
From the in-box this morning, details about the return of the Lower East Side’s summer greenmarket. Beginning next Sunday, the renamed “Hester Street Greenmarket” will set up on Essex Street, just outside the Hester Street Fair.
You’ll find: plump Jersey vegetables, fruit, and homemade preserves from Phillips Farm; specialty and wild foraged greens from Woori Farm; orchard fruit, award-winning cider, and all-butter pies and pastries from Breezy Hill Orchard; and fresh eggs and pasta from Knoll Krest Farm. There will also be an opening day cooking demonstration from Broadway East chef Sasha St. Germaine.