Gallery: Market Scene: Turnips, Collards, Garlic Scapes and Lots of Peas at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

Daikon Radishes, Maxwell's Farmstand
Daikon Radishes, Maxwell's Farmstand

These hearty, subtly spicy radishes make an excellent bite, whether incorporated into dishes or simply for snacking with some good butter and salt.

Escarole, Maxwell's Farmstand
Escarole, Maxwell's Farmstand

This underutilized green is delightful in soups, braised with beans, or baked into a savory tart.

Turnips, Maxwell's Farmstand
Turnips, Maxwell's Farmstand

These lovely white turnips graced Maxwell's Farmstand.

Collards, Maxwell's Farmstand
Collards, Maxwell's Farmstand

These heat-loving greens are a quintessential summer ingredient. They're great prepared in the Southern style: braised with bacon and a little apple cider vinegar (and sopped up with buttery biscuits).

Garlic Scapes, Maxwell's Farmstand
Garlic Scapes, Maxwell's Farmstand

Like the idea of garlic scapes, but not sure what to do with them? Here are seven great ideas.

Shelling Peas, Maxwell's Farmstand
Shelling Peas, Maxwell's Farmstand

The greenmarket was chock full of peas on Saturday. Here, the offerings at Maxwell's Farmstand.

Cucumbers, Kernan Farms
Cucumbers, Kernan Farms

The season's first crisp, juicy cucumbers were out at Kernan Farms' stand.

New Potatoes, Kernan Farms
New Potatoes, Kernan Farms

Potato salad made with creamy-fleshed, thin-skinned new potatoes is pretty much the ideal summertime BBQ side dish.

Summer Squash, Kernan Farms
Summer Squash, Kernan Farms

Summer squash season has begun, and it's not likely to end anytime soon!

Shelling Peas, Kernan Farms
Shelling Peas, Kernan Farms

More shelling peas, these from Kernan Farms.

Onions, Kernan Farms
Onions, Kernan Farms

Young, mild onions from Kernan Farms.

Broccoli Rabe, Phillips Farms
Broccoli Rabe, Phillips Farms

Delicate, fully edible yellow flowers grace the tops of these bunches of broccoli rabe.

Bok Choy, Phillips Farms
Bok Choy, Phillips Farms

Tender green and white stalks for all your summertime stir fries.