Union Square Greenmarket, New York City

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Union Square Greenmarket, April 1, 2010

It hit 90 degrees in Central Park today. Was it just six weeks ago that we were knee-deep in snow around here? Though the weather said mid-summer, the produce on display said late winter (potatoes, parsnips, storage apples) and early spring (ramps).

– Mark Thompson

17th Street and Broadway
New York City
Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sat.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

slide show

What I Bought

Price: $3/bunch

Ramps, billed as “wild leeks,” were piled high early in the morning, but the farmer who was selling them said they would be gone well before noon.

chard and kale
Chard (middle), Tuscan and Russian kale
Price: $12/lb.

This mix of chard and kale is from the most overpriced farm stand at the Union Square Greenmarket.

(clockwise from top left) Jonagold, mutsu, cameo and red Rome apples
Price: $1.25/lb.

Price: $1/lb.

potato varieties
(clockwise from top left) la ratte, purple Peruvian, ruby crescent and German butterball potatoes
Price: $3/lb.