Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Photo Essay: July at the Union Square Greenmarket.

In July & August, the greenmarkets in New York are at their most bountiful. Stone fruits abound, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are in season, and the cucumbers continue to be plump, juicy and impossibly fresh.

Summer squash appear in their infinite varieties, including the ruffly and little bear shapes (my two favorites), tomatoes are in full force (though this summer's late blight had put something of a damper on things), and garlic scapes are everywhere, bundled into delightfully stinky bouquets.

It's pretty good times.


Jen said...

Beautiful pics, I could just bite into the fruit!

Jane said...

Meg - what are the flower like items at the top?

Meg Blocker said...

@Jen: thanks! the peaches were insanely good last week - can't wait to get back and buy more!

@Jane: those are garlic scapes! it's late in the season, so you can see the almost-mature garlic blossoming about halfway up the stalk.

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