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Market Scene: Melons, Peppers, Tomatoes and More at the Union Square Greenmarket

Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Market Scene: Melons, Peppers, Tomatoes and More at the Union Square Greenmarket

In season now: field tomatoes, peaches, plums, apricots, all manner of stone fruit, bell peppers, summer squash, melons, basil, fresh herbs, artichokes, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, some new apples, and much more.

In season soon: More hot peppers, melons, new season apples.

Peak season at the market continues this week, with lots of melon rolling in, along with sweet and hot peppers and the squash, tomatoes, and eggplant we've been seeing for weeks now. What's more, the prices on those beautiful heirlooms continue to drop as the season really hits its stride. What're you waiting for? Click through the slideshow and get to the market, ASAP!

The Union Square Greenmarket is open on the North and West sides of Union Square Park every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8am-6pm.

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