Metro New York Farm Markets
Union Square (8am-6pm)- Year Round
Bronx Borough Hall (8am-4pm) – 6/3/14 to 11/25/14
Brooklyn Borough Hall (8am-6pm) – Year Round
Fort Washington (8am-4pm) – 6/3/14 to 11/25/14
125th Street Market (10am-5pm) – 6/3/14 to 11/25/14
Albany Street (8am-5pm) – Year Round
New York Botanical Gardens (9am-3pm) 6/18/14 to 11/26/14
Rockefeller Center (8am-5pm) 9/10/14 to 10/8/14
Union Square (8am-6pm) 6/18/14 to 11/26/14
Bowling Green (8am-5pm) – Year Round
Rockefeller Center (8am-5pm) 9/11/14 to 10/9/14
West 97th Street (8am-2pm) – Year Round
Rockefeller Center (8am-5pm) – 9/12/14-10/10/14
Abingdon Square (8am-2pm) – Year Round
McCarren Park (8am-3pm) – Year Round
Fort Greene Park (8am-4pm) – Year Round
Forest Hills (8am-3pm) – Year Round
Cortelyou Rd. (8am-4pm) – Year Round
Tompkins Square (9am-6pm) – Year Round
79th Street –Year Round
On occasion, Red Jacket Orchards may not be able to attend certain markets. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For even more details about these markets, please visit the market schedule calendar on our Facebook page.
RJO in NYC
We recognize the importance dedicated consumers like those we meet daily in Greenmarket play in helping to make our family business a success. We are especially grateful for our dedicated customers who seek us out regularly during their hectic day. We proudly serve all five boroughs of The Big Apple and appreciate the benefits that open-air, European style farmers’ markets create in the urban fabric. We owe much thanks to New York City Greenmarkets which were developed by city planners and have continued to prosper throughout the five boroughs ever since their introduction in the 1970’s. We are also very pleased to be a part of the recent planning progressions across the East River supporting the Williamsburg and Greenpoint sections of Brooklyn. We consider this area our home in the city and it is where we opened our first distribution outlet in 1998. We have since outgrown the Hope St. facility and now are located in a larger building in Greenpoint.
We look forward to continuing to serve the urban communities of New York City and appreciate the patronage of our many loyal customers over the years. Please check our market schedule above to see where and when you can find us, and drop by for some of the best tasting farm-fresh products you can find in the city.
Council on the Environment of New York City
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Elements of IPM (pdf)
For more information about Red Jacket Orchards’ Greenmarket operations contact:
FMD Manager: Aaron Wilson
Continuing a long tradition of selling farm fresh fruits and juices direct to the public, our Farm Store is stocked with Red Jacket Orchard products along with a curated selection of local and regional fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, and other specialty pantry and sundry items.
957 Route 5 and 20
Geneva, NY 14456
New Holiday Hours!
Gift Packs, Gift Baskets and Mail Orders
Our Orchard Fresh Fruits
100% Cold Pressed Fruit Juices
Finger Lakes Specialties
The Nicholson Family
The apples didn’t fall far from the tree!
Chairman of Red Jacket Orchards, returned to the farm in 1972 after working as a junior security analyst with Bache and Co. on Wall Street in N.Y.C. Prior to Wall Street, Joe served on a U.S. Navy mine sweeper attaining the rank of Lieutenant J.G. He received a B.S. in economics from Villanova University (1964) and an M.B.A. from Xavier University (1966). Joe has been an active industry leader serving in various capacities, including President of the former Western NY Apple Association and recently as trustee to the U.S. Apple Association. After 40 years in the business, his passion continues to be experiencing great food, growing unique, top quality flavorful fruit and planning that next orchard. When not at home or abroad, Joe can be found out pruning or sailing.
President & CEO – graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Marketing and then settled in NYC for six years. Engaging the city originally as a grand “experiment with fate,” Brian quickly realized that after starting the family’s distribution business… opportunity called from within this great city. He settled into an advertising career with storied firm Jordan McGrath Case and Partners. Here he learned the trade of “engaging consumers,” working on Proctor and Gamble’s iconic Bounty paper towel business. Finally returning to “greener pastures” on the farm in 2000, Brian has led the company during its ongoing 12-year growth period. Partnering with his family, he has focused efforts in product expansion, retail/distribution development and brand expansion (particularly with the beverage business) resulting in a 6X growth factor. Brian also serves currently as Chairman of NY Apple Association and on the board of Premier Apple Coop. He resides in the Finger Lakes with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys triathlons, golf, sailing, goofing with the kids and growing an innovative family business.
Co-Owner – Mark rejoined the family business in 2002 after working in agriculture policy in Washington, D.C., and today is part owner of Red Jacket Orchards with his brother Brian and father Joe. His responsibilities at the family owned fresh fruit and juice business over the past 10 years have included managing farm operations, launching sales of a branded juice product line, and since 2012, managing all fresh fruit sales. Prior to Red Jacket, Mark’s D.C. careers included working as the Industry Information Manager for the U.S. Apple Association (USApple), and as a Marketing Specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service. Mark currently serves as the chairman of USApple’s board of directors. He is a 1994 graduate of Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, receiving a B.S. in Pomology.
As an extension of our base IPM commitment, RJO has established several acres of transitional organic orchards and hopes to dramatically increase organic production over the next few years. RJO’s proprietary organic production methods combine traditional and cutting-edge production techniques, including holistic & biodynamic practices. In 2006, RJO installed nearly two acres of high-tech high tunnels, which provide an advantageous environment for tender crops. RJO is one of very few orchards in the eastern United States that grow tree fruit in this way, and is exploring similar approaches for different crops.
Located on the shores of Seneca Lake in Geneva, NY, RJO’s juice building is LEED certified and partially dependent on solar energy. RJO grows over 500 acres of tree fruit, including over 300 acres of apples and nearly 250 acres of apricots, sweet cherries, plums, strawberries and many more delicious fruits!
By delicately managing soil fertility, RJO avoids excessive weed growth and maintains the balance of the orchard’s ecosystem. RJO’s fertility practices increasingly rely on natural fertility and organic-based inputs, such as seaweed-based foliar materials. RJO cooperates with its beekeepers to minimize threats to honeybee and local native pollinator populations. In 2012, RJO installed bee boxes around its orchards; these bee boxes will help attract & establish populations of native pollinators to augment the activities of traditional honeybees.