Saturday, July 18, 2009

Guest Blog: Greetings from Greenmarket!

One of my favorite things to do on a nice day in New York is head out to the Greenmarket in Union Square. It features local farmers showcasing everything you can possible imagine them making or growing--meats, cheese, produce, herbs, fish, flowers, baked goods, even wool. There's something of a social element to it as well--there are usually at least three different groups advocating different 9/11 conspiracy theories, various religious evangelists, voter registration drives, and occasionally an Adopt-a-Pet stand.

New York City and Lancaster are pretty different, but many of my childhood memories from growing up in Lancaster County involve Mom taking us to Root's, an Amish market near us that also featured a flea market portion, where she's gotten some fantastic vintage pieces. While the Greenmarket here does have some artists displaying their wares, there's not a jewelry vendor in sight. Wonder if Gales Designs should join the ranks?

A few of my favorite pictures from today...

Reminds me of our garden at home! Love the black-eyed Susans.

I don't even like radishes, but the colors here are gorgeous!

Jersey peaches... perhaps the perfect food? And in peak season now... I couldn't resist buying half a dozen.

No berries this time for me. I've also never been a huge fan of cherries. But I love the shades of red in this picture!

That's all for today--happy Saturday! Updates from the Brooklyn Flea Market tomorrow!

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