Savoring Indian Summer at the Union Square Greenmarket

Friday, September 12, 2014




“The perfect weather of Indian Summer lengthened and lingered, warm sunny days were followed by brisk nights with Halloween a presentiment in the air.”

—Wallace Stegner, Remembering Laughter

Indian summer is a magical time of year for food lovers. Is it summer? Autumn? Summer? Autumn? While you can still find the peak of season’s corn and tomatoes, sometimes right alongside them you’ll already spy the first of fall’s apples and squashes.


Upper left: Richard Giles of Lucky Dog Farms Lower right: Farmer James Van Houten

The Union Square Greenmarket has kept us happy with naturally sweet and juicy peaches, plums, and berries all summer long. But despite the fact that Labor Day has come and gone, summer’s not over yet! And in fact, NOW is when the market is reaching its annual peak, as you can see from the images in this post which Andrew shot there this morning between 9 and 10 am.

We hope all New Yorkers will treat themselves by paying a visit this month.

Union Square Greenmarket is located at 16th Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway, and open from 8 am to 6 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Note:  We’ll be signing copies of our new book THE VEGETARIAN FLAVOR BIBLE at the Union Square Greenmarket on Saturday, October 18th from 11 am – 2 pm, and hope to see you there!

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