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Locust Grove Fruit Farm, located in Milton N.Y., (Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Locust Grove Fruit Farm, located in Milton N.Y., was established in 1820 and sells its produce at the Union Square Greenmarket. (July 27, 2013)

NYC farmers markets

Though the city has dozens of farmers markets, certainly the legendary Union Square Greenmarket and Brooklyn's flagship version at Grand Army Plaza are the most extensive. Here's a sampling of what's available at each.

Founded in 1976, the Union Square Greenmarket in
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Founded in 1976, the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan hosts some 140 regional farmers, fishermen and bakers and is open on 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. (July 27, 2013)

Name a vegetable, and it's featured at Hudson
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Name a vegetable, and it's featured at Hudson Valley-based Paffenroth Gardens' stand at the Union Square Greenmarket. (July 27, 2013)

Paffenroth Gardens, from Warwick, N.Y., is hard to
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Paffenroth Gardens, from Warwick, N.Y., is hard to miss beneath its red and yellow tent. (July 27, 2013)

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Locust Grove Fruit Farm, located in Milton N.Y.,
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Locust Grove Fruit Farm, located in Milton N.Y., was established in 1820 and sells its produce at the Union Square Greenmarket. (July 27, 2013)

Shop the seventh-generation Locust Grove Fruit Farm, which
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Shop the seventh-generation Locust Grove Fruit Farm, which sells at Union Square, for peaches, pears and plums in August. (July 27, 2013)

Cato Corner Farm, at Union Square, sells cheese
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Cato Corner Farm, at Union Square, sells cheese made by a mother-son team in Colchester, Conn. (July 27, 2013)

Famous for its onions, S&SO Farm grows 100
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Famous for its onions, S&SO Farm grows 100 different vegetables just 35 miles away from Union Square. (July 27, 2013)

S&SO Farm is a founding member of the
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

S&SO Farm is a founding member of the Union Square market, which dates to 1976. (July 27, 2013)

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P.E. & D.D. Seafood, a family-owned and run
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

P.E. & D.D. Seafood, a family-owned and run business out of Riverhead, has been at the Union Square Greenmarket more than 15 years. (July 27, 2013)

The long line that forms early for P.E.
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

The long line that forms early for P.E. & D.D. Seafood at Union Square tells you everything you need to know about the all-wild tuna, striped bass and swordfish available this month from these Suffolk County fishermen. (July 27, 2013)

Fantastic Gardens of Long Island of Patchogue is
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Fantastic Gardens of Long Island of Patchogue is among the local vendors at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan. (July 27, 2013)

The Union Square Greenmarket is right by the
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

The Union Square Greenmarket is right by the subway. (July 27, 2013)

Violet Hill Farm sells wild reishi mushrooms at
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Violet Hill Farm sells wild reishi mushrooms at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan. (Jul. 27, 2013)

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The farmers market at Grand Army Plaza, at
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

The farmers market at Grand Army Plaza, at Prospect Park West and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, was founded in 1989 and offers wares from farms in and around the tri-state area. It's open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. (July 27, 2013)

Phillips Farms of New Jersey sells a wide
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Phillips Farms of New Jersey sells a wide variety of produce at the Grand Army Plaza farmers market in Brooklyn. (July 27, 2013)

New Jersey-based Phillips Farms sells a wide variety
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

New Jersey-based Phillips Farms sells a wide variety of produce at the Grand Army Plaza farmers market in Brooklyn. (July 27, 2013)

One-year-old Miguel Ruiz of Manorville samples a tomato
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

One-year-old Miguel Ruiz of Manorville samples a tomato at the Phillips Farms stand at the Grand Army Plaza farmers market in Brooklyn. (July 27, 2013)

Ray Bradley, a former haute cuisine chef-turned-farmer, grows
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Ray Bradley, a former haute cuisine chef-turned-farmer, grows a huge array of veggies in upstate New Paltz at Bradley Farm, which he sells -- along with his honey, jam and picked beets -- at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. (July 27, 2013)

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Hudson Valley-based Bread Alone at the Grand Army
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Hudson Valley-based Bread Alone at the Grand Army Plaza farmers market in Brooklyn. (July 27, 2013)

Bread Alone, in business for more than 30
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Bread Alone, in business for more than 30 years, offers a variety of breads and sweets at the Grand Army Plaza farmers market in Brooklyn. (July 27, 2013)

Get your melon, cherry tomato mixed pints and
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Get your melon, cherry tomato mixed pints and eggplant (try the miniature Fairy Tale variety) from Maxwell's Farm, a New Jersey family operation that sells at Grand Army Plaza. (July 27, 2013)

Cayuga Pure Organics, at Grand Army Plaza in
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Cayuga Pure Organics, at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, sells beans and grains from the Finger Lakes, from exotic-sounding freekeh (roasted spelt berries) to good old cannellini beans. (July 27, 2013)

Cayuga Pure Organics, at Grand Army Plaza in
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Cayuga Pure Organics, at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, sells beans and grains from the Finger Lakes, from exotic-sounding freekeh (roasted spelt berries) to good old cannellini beans. (July 27, 2013)

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Nicole Connolly, 37, of Brooklyn, works at Bakers
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Nicole Connolly, 37, of Brooklyn, works at Bakers Bounty at the Grand Army Plaza farmers market. (July 27, 2013)

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