Get your Thanksgiving shopping done at the farmer's market this year with our guide to Thanksgiving shopping at the Greenmarket! Pick up your turkey, of course, but also your produce from herbs and aromatics to root veggies and brussels sprouts. There's also bread, butter, lard, sausage, bacon, you name it.
It's not news that local, in-season fruit is pretty much always tastier than the year-round stuff at the supermarket. But the flavor of the peaches and plums currently available at the Greenmarket is practically mindblowing. And the variety, courtesy of farms like my personal favorite for stone fruit, Locust Grove Fruit Farm, surprises even market regulars like myself. Take a look at their ample selection and check out these recipes for what you should do with your haul.
It's time to go to the market. Hot weather is finally here, which is a drag, but that means that just about everything is in season right now. We're seeing tomatoes, corn, peaches, plums, okra, eggplant, peppers, blueberries, currants, gooseberries, beans, peas, and a lot more. Take a closer look at some produce, and grab recipes on what to do with it all.
This is it, people: cherries, blueberries, garlic scapes, summer squash, pole beans and more are all in season right now at the Greenmarket.
This week at the Greenmarket, we're still awaiting the deluge of fresh summer fruit, but there are certainly plenty of strawberries all around the market. We're also seeing some of the first garlic scapes of the season, plenty of sugar snap peas, and other goodies. Click through the slideshow for a closer look.
Nothing matches the joy of the May's first strawberries, which arrived at the Union Square greenmarket this week. That's right, that picture you see up there is not from a farmers market somewhere on the West Coast; those are real, live New Jersey strawberries. Bring on the rest of the summer fruit!
Spring is in full swing at the Union Square Greenmarket and at Greenmarkets around the city. It started a few weeks back with the first green garlic and, yes, ramps, and as of this week we've been seeing asparagus, fiddleheads, and other springtime goodies.
The Greenmarket these days is looking, well, a little gray. Yup, it's winter, and the local produce you can get now is what you'll be getting clean through March or April: apples and pears; squash and roots; onions and crucifers. Take a look at what you can expect for the months to come.
So: it's Friday morning, Black Friday morning, to be exact, and you're feeling a little guilty about last night and all that tasty food you stuffed into your increasingly bloated gut, eh? We've all been there. Right about now, you're thinking about what you'll eat this week to make up for the Thanksgiving free-for-all. The Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket can help.
Planning to shop at the Union Square Greenmarket for Thanksgiving? Here's everything you need to know.
As we reported on Tuesday, the Union Square Greenmarket has been displaced by emergency vehicles parked in union square and is temporarily located at 23rd Street and Broadway, on the west side of Madison Square park and in adjacent Worth Square.
The tri-state area is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy: there are still more saddening photos to see, more heartbreaking stories to hear, and lines still forming at gas stations. But in spite of everything that's been terrible about the past two weeks, one of the the brightest beacons of hope in the ordeal has been watching New Yorkers band together and help each other to move forward. That's what last Saturday's market was all about.
While emergency vehicles are parked in Union Square, the Greenmarket has temporarily relocated to Broadway and 23rd Street at Madison Square Park. They're encouraging shoppers to fill an extra bag with produce to be donated right at the market and distributed to those in need by City Harvest. Support local farmers hit hard by the storm and your fellow New Yorkers in need at the same time!
It's a funny time at the Greenmarket right now: summer standbys like corn and cucumbers still make an occasional appearance as farmers try to eke out the last of their warm-weather crops, but they're somewhat overshadowed by an abundance of cool-weather favorites like root vegetables galore, crucifers like cabbage and broccoli, and overflowing crates of crisp, sweet apples and pears.
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.
Summer favorites like corn, tomatoes and eggplant were in scarcer supply at the Greenmarket last Saturday, but it was hard to be depressed about that when surrounded by the bounties of Fall that appeared in their place: crisp, tart apples; many-hued pears; and a multitude of cold-loving crops like broccoli, cauliflower, turnips and greens.
It's clearly Fall at the Greenmarket. Winter squash, apples, and the family brassicae begin their approach over all the late summer produce that's hanging on for dear life. Click through the slideshow for a closer look.
For this special edition of Market Scene, I woke up before sunrise, arrived at Grand Army Plaza right after the vendors did, and snapped some shots of them setting up and welcoming their first customers. Serious Eats: waking up early, so you don't have to.
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.
Patrons at last week's Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket gathered up highly anticipated corn, ripe red tomatoes, and sweet stone fruits by the pound. Check out the slideshow for a peek at these August wonders!