In season now: peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, stone fruit, some strawberries and blueberries, green beans, romano beans, cranberry beans, potatoes, fresh herbs, new apples and pears, and plenty more.
In season soon: More apples and pears, more grapes, more winter squash.
This week, we turn our attention to one of the early fall highlights of the market: peppers of every shape, size, and color are all over the market right now, from big sweet red bell peppers to neon yellow, mouth-burning specimens. Click through the slideshow for a closer look at the family capsicum.
The Union Square Greenmarket is open on the North and West sides of Union Square Park every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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