I have a surprise for you.
This week, there will be no snow….no kids….no lake….no booze….no feast. I know, I know, why muck with tradition. But sometimes you need to shake things up. Show some diversity. Act like you have a life beyond your four walls and backyard.
New York is an interesting place. Yes, it’s the big, bustling city that we all know. But in many respects it’s like a village. You bump into your neighbors, know your mailman on a first name basis, say hello to the Super who works a few buildings down the street.
Often, particularly if you have no reason (work, school, etc) to get outside of your neighborhood, you become complacent and live within a 1-mile radius. Everything you need – good restaurants, dentists, doctors, movie theaters, food shopping, toy stores – is right there. Quite literally, there is no reason to leave. Except for the guilt that reminds you that you chose to live in this city for everything that exists beyond that 1-mile radius.
I took these photos a few weeks ago when I visited the Union Square farmer’s market. Union Square is right next to Chelsea, a 10-15 minute walk depending on my energy level; but sometimes, particularly in the winter, it feels like a trek. It’s just so darn cold, and ordering my groceries on Fresh Direct with the click of a button is too darn easy.
But I miss it. I miss the market and its earnest farmers. I miss the conversations about weather and yield. Most of all, I miss the heirloom varieties of radish, squash, turnip and carrot, in colors that range from vibrant purple and forest green to maize and garnet and goldenrod.
So here, without further ado, are a few photos from my latest visit to the Union Square farmer’s market. Which had me buying so much produce that I was forced to hail a taxi for the return trip to my apartment. Always a good sign.
If you’re in New York, or any city for that matter, pay a visit to your local farmer’s market. Prime season is coming up soon, but it’ll be a few more cold weeks before we get there. I’m sure that your local farmers would appreciate the love.
What a great farmer’s market! Lovely photos. Enjoy your fabulous city and stay warm. xo
What a treat to have that so close! Beautiful photos!
lovely captures….Fresh vegetables are always eye pleasing.
I like the photos it’s so much like here in London 🙂
Amazing colors! Thats is what I remember the most after scrolling down! The vivid lovely colors =)
They must be brave to set up there little stores when you can see it is so cold!!! Great architecture in the buildings!!!
Great photos. I am amazed that there are farmers markets in a place like NY!! Am used to the smaller variety that my sisters and I attend on Saturdays ( during the summer/fall)
Farmers markets are awesome, love seeing the fresh produce one can get there.
Love the cabbage! Great pics! Teresa from NanaHood
That is so cool. I love farmers markets and this makes me want to visit NYC.
I’ll have some of that maple syrup, please and thank you!
So neat! I showed my teenage daughter, Samantha, your pics. The mounted police, the guy making a purchase from the open market at the vegetable stand, and the maple syrup photos are my favorite today. 🙂
Aw, how awesome, thanks Christina! 🙂
Great shots, I think I would buy so much at that market, everything looks very good.
Have a wonderful week!
Loved the shots, Jessica.
Happy to link up 🙂
Those veggies look so good. Especially the mixed colored carrots. I bet you had fun.
Oh my that’s wonderful! Love the shots.
Hey! That’s my old hood! I lived 2 buildings away from that Flatiron building. Love Farmer’s Market. Wish I actually had time to figure new recipes and cook.
This is the exact reason why I want to visit the city again. I want to visit all of the local farmers markets and fun shops that I could never find here! Beautiful shots!
what a great market!! I love your pictures 🙂
I love the pictures! Makes me wanna go to NYC right away…. I miss being able to buy food from all over the world…
Thanks for sharing and THANKS for linking up!
Have a lovely week 🙂
Fabulous pictures, and that goes on today. It still looks like pictures out of the past. I’ve never seen a purple carrot. We have a local Farmers Market right downtown here, which is five minutes from my home. Cool huh?
Great Pictures!! Thanks for hosting and for linking up with the OMHG WW! Have a great week! xxAshleigh
WOW.. I love these photos. I loved visiting NY and one of my life goals is to live there for a while. Might take me a bit since I have two small children and live in Australia but I will do it.
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Aw, that’s so awesome. You’ll do it, I have faith!
I’m so used to having farmer’s markets out here in the country, that I didn’t even think of them being in the city. I grew up in Queens and never heard of such a thing in the city.
Love seeing the variety of colorful produce and the pictures of the city. Nice combinations.
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your photos always make me miss NY!
It looks lovely. Totally different from any old supermarket!
Yum! Now I want to try a purple carrot.
I loveee farmer’s market..but it’s been too cold lately here in NYC…I usually go the the one in 47th, near the UN ..every Wednesday :)..and yes, bunch of purple carrots and fresh radish are always on my basket…lovely photos!