The Leonard Lopate Show

An Italian Invasion of NYC's Greenmarket

Friday, October 10, 2014

How the agri-food centre of Bologna approaches sustainability, food insecurity, food waste, and the loss of local farmland, and what New York's greenmarkets can learn from the Italians.

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Greenmarket Sellers Bring 'Mother' Country Tastes to Union Square

Monday, July 30, 2012

Whether you're looking for Jersey tomatoes, apples from upstate New York, or fresh fish caught off Long Island, you'll find it at the Union Square Greenmarket, the center of New York's regional food scene. And chances are the person selling you the food is an immigrant.

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City Makes it Easier to Reuse Old Rags

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Discarded textiles, such as clothes and towels, represent more than 7 percent of the city's waste stream. But there's been an effort underway to decrease the amount thrown away.



Food Stamps Increasingly Deployed at Greenmarkets

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

More New Yorkers on food stamps are using them to buy fresh produce, eggs and baked goods at city greenmarkets.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Greenmarket to Gotham

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Alfred Portale, Executive Chef & Partner of Gotham Bar & Grill, and Tim Stark, of Eckerton Hill Farms, discusses “Greenmarket to Gotham.” All summer, Gotham has featured a different farmer each week and (almost) exclusively uses their produce for a two-course, vegetarian lunch menu (for $25). The series is also a fundraiser for Grow NYC's program "Grow to Learn" that helps schools plan, implement and manage their school gardens. Tim Stark's farms, in Pennsylvania, are famous for their tomatoes and chiles; he’s also the author of Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer.


Last Chance Foods

Patriotic Eating: Beyond Red, White and Blueberries

Friday, July 02, 2010

Find out what's fresh at the greenmarket just in time for July 4. Also, try an easy red-white-and-blue recipe for queso fresco salsa.