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October 26, 2006

Thompkins Square Park Greenmarket - 10/22/2006

Last weekend I was in New York City. But why let a little thing like being 3000 miles from home prevent you from visiting a farmers' market?

The most famous of the New York City farmers' markets (or greenmarkets, as they call them out there) is the one in Union Square. I didn't make it to that one. I did get a chance to stroll through the Thompkins Square Park market on Sunday afternoon, though. It's a smallish market, with maybe a half-dozen stalls, focusing pretty much exclusively on fresh produce.

The first thing I spied was a big pile of quinces. I was quite excited - I don't encounter quinces much, and have never purchased any. I decided not to try to take any home with me. There were more varieties of apples than I've ever seen in one place. Also lots of pears. Orange cauliflower, some rather sad-looking bell peppers, beautiful pumpkins and butternut squash, and lovely bunches of parsnips.

I bought two Braeburn apples, which I ate as afternoon snacks over the course of the next couple of days. They were delicious.

Posted by spaceling at October 26, 2006 09:20 PM

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