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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Union Square Greenmarket

The farmers' markets of NYC are old news to residents. Established by the city in 1976, this program provides a marketplace for over 160 farmers from around the region. There are 45 of these markets in the five boroughs - 250,000 people shop weekly (read the facts at the official site). Over 100 restaurant chefs shop there also. The Greenmarket at Union Square is the most well known and operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. For many of us, this is one of the truly wonderful developments in NYC - the ability to have the fresh goods from hundreds of producers from around the region trucked to our doorstep. Even if you do not cook much - just to walk through is always a pleasure for New Yorkers or visitors - and you can grab a snack or beverage while there. The selection and quality exceeds what could be gotten in most rural or suburban areas - not a typical expectation for a city dweller. Fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, fish, breads, pastries, herbs, honey, maple syrup, preserves, eggs, dairy products, meats and poultry, wines, plants, flowers ...

7 comments:

thomas said...

Hi Brian,
I've been browsing your blog for some time now without ever leaving a comment, but now, I thought it's about time to let you know you much I adore your pictures and texts and the way you put it all together. Great work, keep it up!
Tschüss,
Thomas, Saarbrücken/Germany

Olivier said...

j'ais decouvert ce marche l'annee derniere, superbe. Merci pour cette photo

Brian said...

Thank's - I'm striving to make this site as diverse as the city itself. I don't want to over glamorize anything, whether it's gritty street scenes or the most beautiful things the city has to offer. Just give you a feeling of how I see it.
Brian

SimplyWithStyle said...

I'm in the same category as Brian. As a California girl with a strange NYC obsession, I thank you for the daily fix.

dutchie said...

Very attractive! I love markets

Kate said...

Wonderful collage. Reads like you're describing the market in St. Paul, MN!!

• Eliane • said...

This is my new thing: every Sunday, I have to stop by the farmers' market to chose my weekly flowers and veggies. And I always come back with about 10 pictures of colorful fruits and vegetables. Can't help it. Now, I need to plan to come down to Union Square to shop. You guys have fish which do not make it to the Upper West Side. I guess Friday would be the best day for that, no?