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Saturday Market Gallery

I am so lucky to live in a city with a farmer’s market that’s open four days out of the week, 52 weeks a year.

Carrots

You might think that a farmer’s market during the winter might have less activity than at other times. You’d be wrong. I daresay that our winter Greenmarket is just as beautiful as our spring, summer and autumn markets. It’s a different kind of beauty … more intimate, I guess, is the word I’m looking for.

If a picture tells a thousand words, then a food blog that extols the beauty of food wouldn’t be complete without a photo essay on what makes this blog thingy tick.

Mutsu apples

Mutsu applesThis is an heirloom apple that looks like a Golden Delicious apple but originally hails from Japan. It has a lovely sweet flavor reminiscent of honey, and is particularly delicious in pies.

Fuji apples

Fuji applesOriginally developed in Japan during the 1940s, Fuji apples are a cross between Red Delicious and Ralls Janet apples. They have a predominantly sweet flavor, with crisp, white flesh.

Parsnips

Parsnips

Jerusalem artichokes

Jerusalem artichokesAlso called sunroots, sunchokes or earth apples, Jerusalem artichokes are a species of sunflower cultivated throughout North America and grown specifically for its tuber which is eaten as a root vegetable.

sign

La Ratte fingerling potatoes

La Ratte fingerling potatoes and sign

Mixed heirloom potatoes

Mixed heirloom fingerling potatoesI love these fingerlings, roasted with extra-virgin olive oil, fleur de sel or sea salt and rosemary, and served with a salad and a glass of white wine for a light lunch or dinner. They’re beautiful and satisfying in their own way.

carrots

Carrots

CarrotsRanging from typical orange, to pale-white, to gold with overtones of green and pale-green, carrots are the most under-rated of winter vegetables, and lend themselves to numerous dishes. I love them simply steamed, then cooked with unsalted butter and chopped herbs, or cooked in chicken or vegetable stock, then puréed and mixed with unsalted butter, and a touch of cream, cinnamon or nutmeg. Sometimes simple is the way to go.

I hope you have a lovely Saturday, wherever you happen to be in the world.

This entry was published on February 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm. It’s filed under food, food photography, general, New York City, Union Square Greenmarket, winter and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Saturday Market Gallery

  1. My in-laws have pictures they took in a Venetian farmer’s market framed and hung over the cabinets in their kitchen. You have some nice shots there. If you are looking for a decorating idea, that might be something you want to think about. You could even change them out seasonally.

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    • That’s an idea for the future, but probably not for the apartment I’m living in now. At some point in the not-too-distant future, I’ll be looking to move somewhere else in NYC.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. No two photos of a market are the same and I just love seeing all the different foods.

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