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Long Island City Farmers Market - Review by Purple C | Union Square Farmers' Market

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Long Island City Farmers Market 8/19/2006

I finally ventured out this morning to see the Long Island City Farmers Market. I have been spoiled with easy access to the Union Square Farmers Market, and was glad to find another one that is in walking distance of my house. Unfortunately I was not wowed. There were about 8 vendors with baked goods, fresh beef, fruits and vegetables. I was used the Union Square one where there are easily 25 on any given day. I picked up some peaches and plums from my favorite orchard, but otherwise was not impressed with the selection. It is a good market if you just need a couple of things or want to pick up some fresh bread for lunch. Otherwise if you are planning a big shopping trip, you will be better off making the trek into the city and going to Union Square. The Long Island City Farmers market is in Hunters Point, and is open from July to November on Saturdays only from 8am to 1pm. The nearest subway stop is the 7 to Vernon/Jackson. Just walk a block up on Vernon and it's there on your left. After you're done shopping check out the spectacular view at the river. more
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