The Union Square Farm Market in New York City is a source of pride for Upstaters.
Here at the nexus of Silicon Alley, Gramercy, and Greenwich Village, the farm market is where all of the best produce and products from Upstate New York are displayed in all there grandeur. And there’s no better time to experience the northern bounty than the end of August and beginning of September – the culmination of the summer harvest.
Props to the vendors for bringing their A-game, organizing everything by color. The booths are like an obsessive compulsive dreamland.
Look at these root vegetables!
How about a bunch of red onions?
So this is what sugar plums look like.
And their red cousins.
The basil is keeping it real.
Eggplants are owning the purple thing.
Look at these little gourds. What are these things? They look like little yellow basketballs.
Puppy pile of peaches.
And their aggressive counterparts, the nectarines.
An apple crisp just waiting to happen.
These blueberries are letting you know what time it is.
White on the bottom, green on the top. Nature’s version of the mullet.
These potatoes just need to stop.
Even the pasta wants to get in on the act!
And I know it has nothing to do with color, but let’s give it up for the Ronnybrook Dairy tent with the cooler of drinkable yogurt.
Union Square Farm Market
North and West sides of Union Square Park
Between 14th & 17th Streets
New York City
Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8 am – 6 pm
All photos by Sparrow Hall