Gallery: Market Scene Special Edition: Sunrise at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

Sunrise, Grand Army Plaza
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
Dry Ice, Wilklow Orchards

Wilklow Orchards' apple cider arrives ice-cold, thanks to these big blocks of dry ice.

Bradley Farms
Bradley Farms

Bradley Farms' display table featured some beautiful lettuce, celery root, carrots, and leeks.

Evolutonary Organics
Evolutonary Organics

Evolutionary Organics begins setup of its always-colorful stall.

Evolutonary Organics
Evolutonary Organics

More color: sweet peppers, chilies, and summer squash.

Evolutonary Organics
Evolutonary Organics

And some subtler, warmer fall colors from several varieties of winter squash.

Williams Fruit Farm
Williams Fruit Farm

Williams Fruit Farm still had plenty of summer tomatoes for sale...

Williams Fruit Farm
Williams Fruit Farm

...as well as the tail end of the summer's sweet corn.

Buzzard Crest Orchards
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
Lebak Farms

Lebak Farms, purveyor of fresh-cut flowers, set up their tent.

Kernan Farms
Kernan Farms

Kernan Farms set up a display of almost-technicolor eggplant.

Kernan Farms
Kernan Farms

Setting out the tomatoes.

Unloading, Kernan Farms
Unloading, Kernan Farms

Kernan Farms totes much of its produce to market in baskets, then unloads into crates for display.

Phillips Farms
Phillips Farms

An early shopper scopes out the selection of green and wax beans.

Phillips Farms
Phillips Farms

Phillips Farm set up a brilliant display o many-hued bell peppers.

Maxwell's Farmstand
Maxwell's Farmstand

Setting up.

Today's Menu
Today's Menu