Union Square Greenmarket [part one]
A popular farmers' market in central Manhattan New York, USA
(©urban75, December 2010)
On a crisp and bright Saturday afternoon in December, I took a stroll around the Farmers' Market in Union Square, New York.
Held four days each week since 1976, the Union Square Greenmarket provides an outlet for regional small family farmers to sell their fruits, vegetables and other farm products.
Open all year round on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 8 AM and 6 PM, the market attracts around half a million shoppers a week, eager to get their hands on the 1,000 varieties of fruits and vegetables on offer.
It's been said that the variety of produce available is around ten times greater than what you might find in a conventional supermarket.
Union Square lies over 14th Street - Union Square subway, which is served by the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q and R trains.
Oh, and PLEASE note - I have nothing to do with the market at all, so there's no point in sending me any more requests about stall hire prices, the availability of apple pies from a farm in Connecticut, or who was selling that lovely jam you got last month - sorry!
There was a lot of apples for sale at the market!
What Americans call 'cider' is what we call 'apple juice' seeing as there's no alcohol involved.
The stuff tastes delicious though, and here's a stall stuffed full of the stuff from the Terhune Orchards.
Hot cider for $1.50 a cup from the Migliorelli Farm stall.
Apples next to a crate of white popcorn.
"4.5" House Plants - $2 each or 3 for $5.00"
By the fire.
Stacked chairs in Union Square park.
'Organic grass-fed Beef and Pastured Pork' from the Hawthorne Valley Farm.
Apparently, these are 'white satin carrots.'
All local produce!
General view of Union Square, with Barnes and Noble in the background.
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