Tag Archives: Farmers Market

PETAL PLANTS and FLOWERS

Every Sunday morning you can find me behind the Museum of Natural History

where local farmers set up their stands.

My friends always ask me “where do you get all those plants and flowers in your garden”.

I get them from my friend Al [at my local farmers market]………. every Sunday morning].

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Today at the Farmers Market……….MUSHROOMS

HEN OF THE WOODS………Maitake……..Shiitaki……..such wonderful earthy tastes…………available at my local Farmers Market……….every Sunday morning.


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I bought three baskets…………dinner will be a medley of “stirfry”.

LOCUST GROVE FRUIT FARM

Every Thursday the Locust Grove Fruit Farm comes to the farmer’s market near my apartment…….the Tucker Square Greenmarket.

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Locust Grove has been around since 1820…………a 7th generation family farm. You can visit the farm in the charming bucolic Hamlet of Milton-on-Hudson.

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I love their ZINNIAS.………and their PEACHES

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Big James is a peach!  Sweet guy!

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Natures bounty from Locust Farm…….now on my terrace……what a lunch…….and oh those zinnias, my favorite flower.

BAKER’S BOUNTY at Tucker Square Greenmarket

BAKER’S BOUNTY from Union County, New Jersey sells their bread every Thursday at the Tucker Square Greenmarket.  I LOVE the French Boule………..white, not whole wheat.

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TOM, TOM……..the baker’s son.  Yes, his name really is TOM.  Love him…..love his bread!

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Used Tom’s boule for my BLT lunch.

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Peasant Round Italian Loaf……….for my sunday morning French Toast.

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Braided sesame……….hard crust……..soft inside.  YUM YUM !

UNION SQUARE PARK Farmers Market on 14th street

The Farmers Market in Union Square is a Saturday morning ritual for thousands of New Yorkers.  Chefs from the surrounding restaurants stock up for the daily menu……….breads, cheese, fish and flowers for the tables.

 BUT………it is the PEOPLE I find fascinating!

The bulldog is aptly named……….TINKERBELL.

CLICK ON his photo to see him unclose and personal.

I did stock up on roses…lillies and tomatoes.

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Jesus was there dragging a cross, Ghandi and George Washington, artists, fortune tellers and lots of chess players.

FUN AT THE FARMER’S MARKET

The FARMERS MARKET at Union Square appears like magic…………four days a week.  I get fresh bread…..eggs……..all my fruits and veggies.

They even have skeins of lamb’s wool yarn………but I don’t knit!

MAITAKE MUSHROOMS [Hen of the woods]…….$19 a pounds……..but what a “woody” omelet they produce……….scrambled up with an Emu egg.

JUST HANGING OUT ON 14TH STREET

UNION SQUARE PARK.…….day or night………filled with students from NYU……….chess players looking for action…….musicians hoping for a buck in the hat……………farmers selling hungry New Yorkers fresh produce.

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There are always artists hoping for a sale.

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The architecture surrounding the park is a visual and historical delight.

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Didn’t see a fire…….maybe it was a sewer ready to BLOW!