Union Square Greenmarket in Winter
Deals are to be had on designer garlic.
Austere are the pleasures of area farmers' markets in winter, and the mother of them all, the Union Square Greenmarket, is no exception. The number of vendors has shrunk by about half, as have the number of pedestrians making their way through the L-shaped parking lot -- making shopping more of a pleasure, especially for those who favor seasonal and local eating .
The stock of summer and fall vegetables has been largely decimated, and supplies of tomatoes, broccoli, and brussels sprouts have given way to root vegetables, alliums, and hardy fruits. Indeed, apples, pears, carrots, onions, garlic, and kohlrabi now share space with vendors hawking dairy products, meats, and wines from Long Island.
Here are some pictures taken in the Union Square Greenmarket right before sunset yesterday.
Don't go away empty-handed.
Carrots are everywhere...
...and so are sweet-fleshed apples and pears.
Wine tasting is a popular pastime.
Lining up to buy goat meat and goat yogurt
Potatoes and parsnips are the stars of the show.
In the winter Greenmarket, find plenty of elbow room.
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