Rock Center Greenmarket is Open for Business
I am a little gay for farmer’s markets. It’s something that’s happened in the past year, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I love picking out fresh produce, and knowing that it is not only super fresh, but that it was actually grown really close to where it’s going to end up being eaten. You might be surprised to know that underneath this fat exterior of a guy, who eats some of the unhealthiest things for lunch every day, is actually somone who goes home every night and cooks dinner for his hard working wife. Last night, it was Thai green curry, with fresh basil purchased yesterday from the just opened Midtown Farmer’s Market!
I’m excited to report, yesterday was the first day of the annual Midtown Farmer’s Market. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the next two months, there will be a Greenmarket, with fresh fruit, veggies, cheese, jam and more- all set up right in front of 30 Rock (between 49th & 50th, between 5th & 6th Ave.) It may not be ideal for Midtown Lunch’ing, but it is great for a piece of fruit to go with your already purchased lunch, or a little dessert from one of the places selling baked goods.
Each day will bring a different rotation of local farms selling stuff, but here are some of the ones I saw yesterday: Red Jacket Orchards, Newfield Farms, Migliorelli Farm (Trivoli, NY), Katchkie Farm, Valley Shepherd, Meredith’s Bread (Kingston, NY), and Breezy Hill Orchard. To find out more about the greenmarkets in NYC go to http://www.cenyc.org/. Now, on to the porn:
More pics after the jump…
Farmer’s Market, Rock Center, Wed-Fri 8am to 6pm through August 17th