Although I do love the incredible pizza and delicious sweets that New York City has to offer, I also crave fresh produce on a daily basis. One of my favorite things to do last summer back home was go to the farmer’s market with my mom every Saturday morning. It was a productive relief from a hectic work week.
This past Saturday, I ventured to the famous Union Square Greenmarket. Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, this farmer’s market hosts a number of local and traveling farmers who set up stand to sell their produce, freshly baked bread, homemade wine and other amazing treats. Over 1,000 varieties of fruits and vegetables can be found at this market. Despite it being extremely crowded, it still offered that productive relief I yearned for after a busy work week.
One of the greatest aspects about this market is how reasonable the prices are. While some of the homemade wines and breads could get on the pricier side, the produce was completely doable for my budget. I left the market carrying blueberries, peaches, strawberries, sugar snap peas, and radishes. When it comes to shopping for fruits and veggies, I had hit the jackpot.
This market also had a really fun and exciting atmosphere. It was full of people browsing the selection and even sampling some of the foods. You could easily strike up a conversation with the vendor about their product, which I found to be really interesting. Some of the vendors travel weekly from all over the East Coast to set up their stand at the Union Square Greenmarket.
If you have a free Saturday morning or afternoon, check out this farmer’s market. You won’t be disappointed!