Union Square in New York City is a well known landmark. It occupies a large block between 14-17th Streets and Park Ave and Broadway.
I love shopping at its famous Farmers Market (Greenmarket) held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8AM-6PM, year round. It is a colorful and lively market where you can find fresh vegetables and fruits as well as honey and preserves, eggs and dairy products, poultry, meat, seafood, tasty baked goods and breads, beautiful cut flowers and plants and even some hand made items. There are also cooking demonstrations and other events such as book signings held regularly at here. On the Square and under the cool shades of trees, you’ll find tables and chairs to seat and enjoy your yummy market finds. Take your knitting along and watch the kids have a blast playing at the new and well designed playground.
My recent trip to Union Square Greenmarket this past Saturday along with my husband and Shaboo (my dog) yielded the following:
farm fresh eggs, celery, orange and black carrots, micro greens, various sprouts and radishes, flowery mixed greens, okra, snap peas, fresh tiny turnips and red onions, green and purple artichokes and an olive loaf
It is very easy to get to Union Square. Take bus (M14) or Subway lines 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, W, L to 14th Street/Union Square. You can also take NJ transit buses or the Ferries from NJ to Port Authority at 42nd Street and continue via Subway or walk down the 25 blocks to Union Square. It is not as difficult as it seems and on a good day; it is rather enjoyable. Nothing is quite like walking the streets of New York. If you prefer to drive, don’t– unless you are visiting on a Saturday.
So next time you are in the City, plan a visit and bring the family along. You won’t be disappointed!
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