The Vegan Chewy Chocolate Sunflower Cookie ($2.75) from Body and Soul Bakery lives up to its name—it is both very chewy and highly chocolatey.
'Greenmarket' on Serious Eats
In the last few summers, New York's greenmarkets have exploded in popularity. And in addition to the farms selling fresh produce, a number of excellent bakeries have become regular attendees. One fast-growing spot to check out is Las Delicias.
When you serve cheese, you need bread. Over a dozen years ago, that simple imperative led Bobolink Dairy, already renowned for its artisan cheeses, to build a wood-fired oven to bake rustic breads to go with their rustic cheeses. Today, Boblink's oven produces 17 varieties of bread made from largely local and organic grains. Thanks to the bakers' commitment to small batch, naturally leavened doughs, these loaves have a richness of flavor and texture that stands out in the city's crowded bread market.
For this special edition of Market Scene, I woke up before sunrise, arrived at Grand Army Plaza right after the vendors did, and snapped some shots of them setting up and welcoming their first customers. Serious Eats: waking up early, so you don't have to.
Peak season at the market continues this week, with lots of melon rolling in, along with sweet and hot peppers and the squash, tomatoes, and eggplant we've been seeing for weeks now. What's more, the prices on those beautiful heirlooms continue to drop as the season really hits its stride. What're you waiting for? Click through the slideshow and get to the market, ASAP!
Braving the sweltering heat advisory warnings in Union Square, greenmarket shoppers are being rewarded with just about every local fruit and vegetable they could desire, from stone fruit and berries to sweet corn and some of the first tomatoes of the season.
Strawberries and cherries have hit the market in full force, but you can still find some spring standbys like garlic scapes and rhubarb.
There was a lot of green at the market this week, in the form of peas, collards, and other hearty greens; plus splashes of color in unexpected places, like the delicate yellow flowers crowning bunches of broccoli rabe.
More than once I've brought home a dozen eggs from the greenmarket only to find that they sported pale, diminutive yolks or that they were lacking the freshness that farm-to-market eggs should have. In the interest of helping out those of you who've got the same issues in the past, we took a trip to the Union Square greenmarket to find the best, and to see if they were any better than eggs from the supermarket.
Spring continues to get more and more exciting as warm weather produce floods the Greenmarkets, adding flashes of color to the greens and browns from earlier in the season.
Overcast skies and drizzling mist didn't deter Brooklynites from descending on Grand Army Plaza last Saturday for spring vegetables, meat, and cheese. Among the offerings: gorgeous blooming herbs, commonplace-but-beloved spinach, yes, ramps. Click through the slideshow for a closer look at these May beauties.
Some tips for avoiding root vegetable overload at the Greenmarket during the long, cold winter.
It's fall, and this is a great thing. Sure, much is made of summer's bounty at the market, but early fall is just as exciting a time. This week we saw grapes, apples, chestnuts, really long squash, fresh lemongrass, celeriac, mushrooms, and more. Click through the slideshow for a closer look!
As we learned yesterday, many of our Greenmarket farmers were hit hard by Hurricane Irene and need our support more than ever. That shouldn't be too hard, as the late summer crops are out in full force, with a few new fall additions beginning to appear
Checking in at the Union Square Greenmarket.
Okay, I think we can call it now: it really looks like spring at the Greenmarket. As ramps prepare to make their exit—this could be their last week—asparagus, nettles, fiddleheads, edible flowers, and green garlic are all currently available at the market, among some less seasonal items, like fresh goat meat from Ardith Mae and maple cured kilebasa from Tamarack Hollow. Check out what's at the market!
It's the lightest of all their maple syrups, easy-flowing and loose, with subtle flavors that runs closer to caramel than traditional maple syrup.
Looking for an Okinawa sweet potato? How about a kabocha squash? Green luobo radish? Look no further than Bodhitree Farm's Greenmarket stand. One of the great things about shopping at any farmers' market is the unusual—and delicious—produce that you just...
[Photographs: Ben Fishner] Two Guys From Woodbridge from Hamden, Connecticut (they moved from Woodbridge in 2006), don't have the largest stand at the Greenmarket, but their selection of greens is both sprawling and pristine. In addition to standards like Swiss...
Tweefontein Herb Farm may have one of the smaller selections at the Greenmarket, but their offerings are also some of the most unique. It's not that hard to find fresh herbs at the market, but Tweefontein goes further with herbal...