Upstate Color Story: Summer Harvest at the Union Square Farm Market, New York City

Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

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.

Vegetable Vendor - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

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!

Vegetable Table - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

How about a bunch of red onions?

Red Onions - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

Mixed-race peppers.

Peppers - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

So this is what sugar plums look like.

Sugar Plums - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

And their red cousins.

Plums - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

The basil is keeping it real.

Basil - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

Eggplants are owning the purple thing.

Eggplant - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

Look at these little gourds. What are these things? They look like little yellow basketballs.

Gourds - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

Puppy pile of peaches.

Peaches - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

And their aggressive counterparts, the nectarines.

Nectarines - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

An apple crisp just waiting to happen.

Green Apples - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

These blueberries are letting you know what time it is.

Blueberries - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

White on the bottom, green on the top. Nature’s version of the mullet.

Summer Vegetables - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

These potatoes just need to stop.

Potatoes - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

Even the pasta wants to get in on the act!

Fresh Pasta - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

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.

Ronnybrook Dairy - Union Square Farm Market, New York City - Photo by Sparrow Hall

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

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