Sunrise, Grand Army Plaza
6:50 a.m. Although the market officially opens at 8, a handful of savvy shoppers arrive around 7 to lay claim to their pick of the produce.
Dry Ice, Wilklow Orchards
Wilklow Orchards' apple cider arrives ice-cold, thanks to these big blocks of dry ice.
Bradley Farms' display table featured some beautiful lettuce, celery root, carrots, and leeks.
More color: sweet peppers, chilies, and summer squash.
And some subtler, warmer fall colors from several varieties of winter squash.
Williams Fruit Farm
Williams Fruit Farm still had plenty of summer tomatoes for sale...
Buzzard Crest Orchards
Curious what time Greenmarket vendors usually wake up? Well before dawn. Buzzard Crest is located in the Finger Lakes, so owner Kayla Farnan drives to Pennsylvania on Friday night, sleeps over, and leaves for the market at 3:30 a. m.
Lebak Farms, purveyor of fresh-cut flowers, set up their tent.
Kernan Farms set up a display of almost-technicolor eggplant.
Unloading, Kernan Farms
Kernan Farms totes much of its produce to market in baskets, then unloads into crates for display.
An early shopper scopes out the selection of green and wax beans.
Phillips Farm set up a brilliant display o many-hued bell peppers.