We love Fall, Union Square and Farmers Market when you put all three together you get Harvest in the Square! On Thursday September 18 don’t miss Harvest in the Square an annual celebration of local food and community in Union Square. This year Harvest in the Square is in its 19th year and tickets are highly coveted. The event takes place in the North plaza of Union Square Park and starts at 7:30 p.m. and general tickets are $125. VIP tickets are $400. VIP Tickets get you early access, unlimited tastings and signature cocktails. At this year’s Union Square Park they’re expecting over 1,200 residents and business leaders. Chefs at some of the most well-known Union Square restaurants participate using ingredients sourced from the Union Square Greenmarket.
The Union Square Monday Greenmarket is open year round from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Union Square Greenmarket has been a staple in the community since 1976. Grownnyc.org features the changing daily farmer list so you can plan your healthy and hearty fall meals accordingly. The Greenmarket isn’t just a traditional farmer’s market; they also offer cooking demonstrations which highlight the flavors of the season.
Many well-known restaurants and chefs are participating in Harvest in the Square; don’t miss signature dishes from a few of our favorites. 5 Napkin Burger (150 E. 14th St.) will be showcasing their specialty-burgers! From zesty Pimento Cheese to the Avocado Ranch there is a burger for every palate. All’Onda (22 East 13th St.) merges Japanese and Venetian cuisine and is an adventure for the palate. Union Square Café (21 E. 16th St.) will also be participating! Union Square Café is Danny Meyers first restaurant and they’ll be at Harvest Square serving up their signature New American eats. Laut ( 15 E. 17th St.) which is Michelin stared (one) serves Malaysian, Singapore and Thai cuisine. As an excellent complement to the wide variety of cuisines there will be a host of beer and wines being served. Enjoy wines from Bedell Cellars, Ravines Wine Cellars, The Lenz Winery and Wölffer Estate Vineyards to name a few.