Gallery: Market Scene: Union Square Greenmarket

Pluot Plums, Terhune Orchards
Pluot Plums, Terhune Orchards

Terhune was selling pluot plums this week, a crossed hybrid of plum and apricot.

Honeycrisp Apples, Terhune Orchards
Honeycrisp Apples, Terhune Orchards

Terhune also had the first honeycrisp apples of the season. Welcome back, boys!

Amish Paste Tomatoes, Keith's Farm
Amish Paste Tomatoes, Keith's Farm

All of our favorite tomatoes are still at the market, including these Amish Pastes from Keith's--the best for making sauce, if you believe their sign (I do).

Hot Peppers, Eckerton Hill Farm
Hot Peppers, Eckerton Hill Farm

Their tomatoes are still in full swing, but Eckerton Hill Farm's selection of hot peppers--from larger nardellos and banana peppers to teeny tiny little things that will burn your face off--is now available for heat lovers around the city. They've got beautiful bell peppers, too.

French Leeks, Mountain Sweet Berry Farm
French Leeks, Mountain Sweet Berry Farm

Mountain Sweet Berry Farm had these slender, delicate French leeks this week.

Soy Beans, Maxwell's Farm
Soy Beans, Maxwell's Farm

Maxwell's Farm had fresh soy beans this week.

Egglpant, Maxwell's Farm
Egglpant, Maxwell's Farm

Maxwell's Farm also had these slender Asian style eggplant.

Cucumbers, Max Creek Hatchery
Cucumbers, Max Creek Hatchery

In addition to their fresh and smoked trout, Max Creek had these monstrous cucumbers, of the summer dance variety--they're sweet and mild, with a thick skin that you'll want to peel.

Sweet Potato Leaves, Bodhitree Farm
Sweet Potato Leaves, Bodhitree Farm

Bodhitree has a new green for you to add to your list of favorites: sweet potato leaves, which are loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene.

Yellow Pickling Cucumbers, Paffenfroth Gardens
Yellow Pickling Cucumbers, Paffenfroth Gardens

These little round cukes are great for pickling, but don't let their name fool you: they're great anywhere you'd use a regular cucumber, including salads and sandwiches.

Donut Peaches, Red Jacket Orchards
Donut Peaches, Red Jacket Orchards

Red Jacket had more colors of donut peach than I knew existed: white, yellow, golden and green. Take your pick--it's pretty hard to go wrong at $3.50/box.

Asian Pears, Oak Grove Plantation
Asian Pears, Oak Grove Plantation

Oak Grove had some of the first Asian pears of the season.

Spaghetti Squash, Race Farm
Spaghetti Squash, Race Farm

Race Farm was selling fresh spaghetti squash, another early fall arrival.