For a place known as a “cement jungle,” New York offers a surprisingly large number of greenmarkets to satisfy the Big Apple’s thirst for fresh apples and produce. According to the non-profit, GrowNYC (whose mission statement I love: promote regional agriculture by providing small family farms the opportunity to sell their locally grown products directly to consumers, and to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, most nutritious locally grown food the region has to offer), there are 53 farmers markets to be exact.
The one that is closest to me is on W. 66th and Columbus, in a little oasis called Tucker Square. Nestled outside the 66 Subway Terminal Stop, the Lincoln Center Greenmarket boasts a wide variety of fresh apples, fruits and vegetables, breads and pastries, and organically grown meat and wine. The latter of which I would like to partake. Today, however, I simply perused the apples and pastries and soaked up the smells of the season.
See You in the City!