why can’t I always get greenmarket quality food?

I became spoiled this summer with the array of farm to table food that we ate daily.  As silly as this sounds, a tomato tastes like a tomato, arugula tastes spicy and delicious, an apple tastes crisp and juicy.  No need to go on. 

Shishito peppers
We through a dinner party last night (recipes to come) and I blocked out some time to go to the Union Square Greenmarket on Friday.  Fred even ran out on Saturday morning to grab a few more ears of corn at the Abbington Square Greenmarket.  So two trips to the Greenmarket. 

I texted with Emily later in the day.  I told her that I could have brought a U-haul with me to the Greenmarket.  LOL.  I filled my cart to the brim and then carried a few other bags. 

Here is my haul home in the taxi.  I just wish that I could only buy produce like this every day of the week without having to make such a commitment to finding it. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. Andy Ellis

    Love the greenmarket, I wish Boston had something that compared!

    1. Gotham Gal

      I am surprised that Boston doesn’t have something equivalent.

  2. BB

    I live 2 blocks from Union Square and have a couple others nearby when Union Square is not running…yes, totally spoiled – and yet feeling equally unsatisfied with the shopping experience  – esp when having a dinner party. This time of year (harvest season) is especially brutal. I make multiple trips, look like a crazy pack mule, and don’t have enough food for more than a couple of meals. I had coffee recently with a young guy looking to address this exact issue – sending him your post now…

    1. Gotham Gal

      crazy pack mule…exactly. unfortunately i bring home more than the amount we can consume. it is like a feeding frenzie

  3. Sonia Rumzi - Author

    Heh. Seth Godin on Lousy Tomatoes: http://sethgodin.typepad.co… 

  4. Mark Gavagan

    Metaphor* that ties your interests in food and business together:”Business isn’t hunting, it’s gardening”* By Michael LeBoeuf, mentioned in Copyblogger  (no relation to either)

    1. Gotham Gal

      nice one.

  5. ellen

    Here in Boston and suburbs we have one day a week “farmer’s market day.”  In Newton we have one on Tuesday  and another one at a different location on Friday.  In Brookline it was on Thursdays.Andy, Have you not seen haymarket on Fridays and Saturdays.  It straddles the North End and Faneuil Market.  Since I haven’t seen the greenmarket in New York I cannot compare.Our produce center is in Chelsea, Ma.  Years ago my father would buy incredible produce there by the case.In Needham, we have Volante’s Farm every day until October 31st.I am sure this is nothing like New York but we get along.

    1. Gotham Gal

      I remember the haymarket from years ago.