Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Dispatch from the field: Union Square Greenmarket.

I broke one of my own cardinal rules on Saturday when I arrived at the Greenmarket after 9 AM. On the subway down to Union Square, I consoled myself, repeating the mantra: "It's Memorial Day; they're all in the Hamptons" over and over again - like if I said it enough times, it would turn out to be true. It didn't.

But it was totally worth fighting the crowds to get to the first asparagus of the season (even if it cost a whopping $8/pound).

I'm hoping the ramps hold out one more week, since the two pounds I bought for pickling were a great success, and I want to repeat the activity this weekend. And this time, I'll do the whole canning thing, for keeps.


Erin S. said...

I think I missed ramp season :( I finally made it to the Union Square greenmarket today, and I didn't see any (though I could have missed it). However, I stocked up on sugar snap peas, green garlic, and the first strawberries of the season.

Great asparagus pic!

Meg Blocker said...

Oh, sad! I was hoping there would be some ramps left this week for more pickling action... :-(

But yay for strawberries!

Louisa Edwards said...

Beautiful photos! I envy you so so much.

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