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Your Thanksgiving Shopping Guide for the Union Square Greenmarket, 2013 Edition

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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. More

Breezy Hill Orchard's Cider Doughnuts Really Taste Like Apple Cider

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 4 comments

The real treasure of this cider doughnut is inside: a most crumb (that stays that way for a couple days) with a hint of spice, a blast of apple flavor, and intriguing notes of caramel and tartness. It's a doughnut with all the complexities of great apple cider, more fruit than cinnamon sugar. Longtime cider doughnut fans who've dealt with doughy disappointment: these may be your ticket. More

Find Maple Cotton Candy at the Union Square Greenmarket

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

This cotton candy has a mild but distinct maple flavor and is fun to eat. Absent from this treat are the fluorescent colors one usually associates with cotton candy. Instead, the candy puffs had a slight natural beige tint—the signature color of real maple candy products. More

Everything's in Season at the Union Square Greenmarket, Here's What to Cook with It

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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. More

It's All Happening at the Union Square Greenmarket

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This is it, people: cherries, blueberries, garlic scapes, summer squash, pole beans and more are all in season right now at the Greenmarket. More

Strawberries, Scapes, Snap Peas, and More at the Union Square Greenmarket

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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. More

The First Strawberries Have Arrived at the Union Square Greenmarket

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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! More

Ramps, Green Garlic, Fiddleheads and More Spring Treats at the Union Square Greenmarket

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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. More

The 2012 Guide to Thanksgiving at the Union Square Greenmarket

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Planning to shop at the Union Square Greenmarket for Thanksgiving? Here's everything you need to know. More

Market Scene: Madison Square is the Temporary Home of the Union Square Greenmarket

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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. More

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

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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. More

Did You Guys Know It's Fall? Allow the Union Square Greenmarket to Prove It To You

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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. More

Market Scene: Peppers Hot and Sweet at the Union Square Greenmarket

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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. More

Market Scene: Grapes, Eggplant, Tomatoes and More at the Union Square Greenmarket

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Lots of summer produce—tomatoes, peaches, zucchini—are still around, so you're welcome to pretend that fall isn't just around the corner. But it'll be hard since pumpkins and other winter squash have already started popping up around the market. Take a stroll through the market in the slideshow, and then do so in real life! More

Market Scene: Tomatoes, Stone Fruit, and Basil at the Union Square Greenmarket

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It's high summer at the greenmarket, with tomatoes everywhere you look and other fruit in juicy abundance. This week we found some gorgeous summer produce and checked in with some of the market's pickle makers and maple syrup slingers. Click through the slideshow to see it all, and get to the market today or tomorrow! More

Market Scene: Tomato Season Kicks Into Gear at the Union Square Greenmarket

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Summer is in full swing, and melons are also beginning to show up at some stands, along with bell peppers, Italian and green gage plums, and other varieties of stone fruit—to say nothing of the awesome berries and tomatoes. Get to the market ASAP; these are the days that we dream about all year long. More

Market Scene: Corn, Tomatoes, and More at the Union Square Greenmarket

Molly Goldman 2 comments

We're in the middle of summer and the greenmarket is in full stride. There's no better time to stop by and compose yourself a lunch of cheese and tomatoes, not to mention pretty much any other fruit or vegetable you could want. Click through the slideshow for a closer look! More

Market Scene: Radishes, Garlic Scapes, and Raspberries at the Union Square Greenmarket

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This week we saw sweet spring varieties of radishes, carrots, onions, and other late winter staples. Also at the market: some of the first outdoor tomatoes of the year, fresh purslane and chamomile, and some good looking red raspberries. Plus carrot nuggets! More

Market Scene: Ramps and Green Garlic at the Union Square Greenmarket

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An unseasonably warm March seems to have jumpstarted the local Greenmarkets, and over the last week we've seen that first polarizing sign of spring for farmer's market regulars: ramps. Not just a few, and not just enough for restaurant chefs to snatch up before regular shoppers arrive, but bushels and bushels of the sweet wild leeks.Click through the slideshow for a closer look at what we saw at the market last week. More

Heart of the House: David Hughes, Union Square Greenmarket

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David Hughes, the Operations Manager of the Union Square Greenmarket, chatted us up about why he loves his job, the inner workings of market, and how he keeps such a big operation running smoothly in the middle of Union Square. More

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