The Union Square Farmers Market is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. I go every Monday morning after the gym to pick up our apples for the week and a few veggies before heading to Trader Joes to stock up on a few other staples (first thing in the am is the only time when the line doesn't snake around the entire store!). Admittedly though, Monday is probably the slowest day of all for the market - the fewest vendors - and I'm sure its even quieter during the winter months. A few more vendors have started to appear, but by far, Saturday is the biggest day for the market.
The air was crisp (35* F yesterday) but the sun was shining so Woody and I took a trip down to the market to see what we could come home with. There were a ton of flower vendors, several stands selling fish, meats or cheeses, apples, root vegetables, baked goods. And of course, the market was buzzing with locals and tourists alike. I absolutely love the market and I encourage anyone who lives here or is visiting, to make sure the Union Square farmers market is on the 'must go' list.
We saw apples as big as my head (okay, this does seem a bit odd, but only these crispin apples were so large)
We stopped for a quick picture
Here's our loot: bag of mixed potatoes, one regular potato, turnips, leeks, onions and apples. I forgot to pull out the free range turkey breast Woody got from a NY state farmer. We had a little at dinner last night - delicious! Turnips and leeks are the two ingredients we haven't used before and are looking forward to trying. I think I may roast the turnips with the potatoes, carrots and onions for a nice side dish. We'd love any suggestions you might have for either the turnips or leeks!
Have you tried a new veggie, grain or fruit lately? Have you added it to your regular rotation?
Workout Stats -
I have kept my word and didn't go to the gym yesterday or today. My foot is feeling a bit better but definitely not 100% yet. The first step or two are still a bit painful. It comes and goes, so I need to be careful today and take care of it. I'm not used to waking up on the weekend and not going to the gym or going out for a run, so it's been a bit weird for me. My day seems a bit off without that energetic start, but I am getting a few more minutes of sleep!