Thursday, September 8, 2016

After enjoying a delicious seasonal fig tart made by one of my pastry chef friends, I decided to go for a wander in New York City.
When you’re in NYC, don’t forget to have dessert at Craft Restaurant.
Even though I only called the Big Apple home for 3 years before we moved abroad, this place does feel more like “home” to me. NYC is like a favorite blanket – sometimes it’s too hot and uncomfortable and other times, it feels just right.

My wanderings took me to Union Square, and since it happened to be a Wednesday, the splendid Union Square Greenmarket was overflowing with boxes and wooden bins of colorful produce. Again, I was in my happy place since I love visiting markets, in case you couldn’t tell from my last few blog posts.
This world-famous market began with just a few farmers in 1976 and has grown immensely over the years to include as many as 140 regional farmers, bakers and cheese makers during peak season. Early September means the market is literally bursting with the last of summer produce – apples, berries, beans, eggplants, heirloom tomatoes, peaches and squashes as well as gluten-free goodies, artisan pickles and farm-made cheeses.

I thought I’d share the rainbow of colors I discovered at the Union Square Greenmarket. Hope you’re enjoying the last of summer wherever you may be or the first of spring for my Down Under readers!

Union Square Greenmarket is located in Union Square Park. The market is generally open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
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Ilya said...

That fig tart looks delicious.

Joy said...

It was! Definitely stop by Craft or Craftbar when you're in NYC! :)

BacktoBodrum said...

Looks great but are those peppers 40TL+ for a kılo?

Joy said...

@Annie, yes, we'll I priced it out. The hot peppers range in price from 45tl to 60tl per kilo. The NY market was even more costly than my local here in London!