Union Square Greenmarket in July

The city that never sleeps does not wake up early on Saturday morning. I had some time Saturday morning before leaving NYC for my Great Aunt’s 80th birthday party on Long Island. I decided to go to the Union Square Greenmarket.

Once again, I had fun walking around this market. It was plum season and many varieties were available. I bought many and enjoyed trying so many different types. I am sorry that I did not take any photos of plums.

It was summer so no dogs in clothing but I was interested  to see a dog with pack bags carrying produce. I happened to take this photo when the owner was trying to prevent her dog from fighting with another dog.

Dog with pack bags

I enjoyed taste testing tea at the Tweefontein Herb Farm stall. It was 2$ a cup or 1$ if you have your own cup. The woman said taste as many as I like and then fill up with the one I wanted.

I sampled:

  • Lavender and Applemint
  • Sage and Lemon Balm
  • Nettle, Anise, and Hyssop
  • Ginger and Cayenne with Maple Syrup

I decided on the Lavender and Applemint and loved it so much I later went back to buy another cup. The Ginger and Cayenne stung my throat. I thought about the time when my husband accidentally drank coffee with salt instead of sugar.

Click on photos to enlarge.

Carrots and Radishes

White and Purple Eggplant


Flowers from The River Garden

Freekeh and Whole Spelt Berries from Pure Cayuga Pure Organics


Sunflowers and Peaches

Hand dyed yarn from Catskill Merino Sheep Farm


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3 Responses to Union Square Greenmarket in July

  1. Gail says:

    I’d never heard of freekeh before! Cool!

  2. Shirley says:

    Wow!!!! All the fresh vegetables! Envy envy make lots more of your wholesome bentos!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful photos!

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