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Market Scene: All Kinds of Winter Squash at the Union Square Greenmarket

Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Market Scene: All Kinds of Winter Squash at the Union Square Greenmarket

[Photographs: Ben Fishner]

In season now: lots and lots of winter squash, peppers, eggplant, last of the tomatoes and stone fruit, beans, potatoes, fresh herbs, new apples and pears, and plenty more.
In season soon: More root vegetables, more broccoli and brussels sprouts and other members of the brassicae family. Winter is coming.

Erin's experience with pumpkin-flavored foods this week had her wondering what, exactly, a pumpkin tatses like(hint: it doesn't taste like a scented candle, as many grocery manufacturers seem to believe). What better way to refresh your memory than by visiting the Greenmarket and grabbing an actual pumpkin? Or delicata? Or blue hubbard, kobocha, golden acorn, and stripetti? Click through the slideshow for a closer look at all of the winter squash we've been seeing around the market lately.

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.

About the author: Ben Fishner is Serious Eats' advertising operations administrator, and he is currently planning his next meal. He blogs at Ben Cooks Everything. Follow him on Twitter or Tumblr, won't you?

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