Market Fresh

I love the farmer’s market.  Just being there makes me feel fresh and energized.  Maybe it’s all the wonderful colors.

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all delicious peppers! We bought the middle green/purple ones for salad the other night.

Or just the really cool natural things – grown, not engineered!

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strange and beautiful

These have the texture of a cherry, taste like that of a milder, very sweet pineapple, but are closely related to the tomatillo.

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refreshing, but not overpowering

Or maybe it’s the funky names people give some of the produce.

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I'd buy these just for the name

I love going to the market, so it was sad to say goodbye to Chicago’s Green City Market for this year.  I’ve decided that I am going to make sure to shop for fresh produce at the market in New York, so this is definitely not goodbye forever.

But, I wanted to share some lovely fresh photos from my last summer market trip. All produce at this market has to be local (usually from Michigan), and most of it is certified organic.

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this stand had every different type of tomato. no joke!

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golden raspberries! they made an appearance in this weeks WIAW, and my last post (berry crumble/crisp)

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more peppers! I love the way they display these.

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the end of the summer squash crop

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chinese eggplant, japanese eggplant, loving the deep purples

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root veggies!

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donut peaches. actually called galaxy peaches, but donuts are more fun.

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nutrient-rich purple beans! We bought some and had them for my last home cooked meal.

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the. best. carrots. especially when grill-roasted.

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and of course, the peach/mint smoothie from seedling farms

In other news, this hurricane thing is much less crazy that most of us originally thought.  Granted it hasn’t hit NYC yet, but I’m at my friends’ place, and we have plenty of food and water and supplies to go around.  We’ll see what happens when the worst part of the storm hits tonight.  I’ll keep posting updates on Twitter!

Do you have a local farmer’s market that you love? Tell me all about it!


6 thoughts on “Market Fresh

  1. Oh wow. That’s some amazing stuff you have at your farmer’s market! I’m extremely intrigued by the pineapple ground cherries – never heard of such a thing. We have a farmer’s market happening here every Saturday, and as much as I love the atmosphere… the things you can buy kind of suck. We get a lot of things like carrots, beets, cabbages, cucumbers, salad, apples… but not much else in terms of produce. There’a a lot more homemade things like breads, pies, cookies, noodles, spices, honey, maple syrup, candies, flowers, and a lot of jewellery and artsy stuff. So, not that great for food, but it’s a nice atmosphere 🙂

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