Friday, July 25, 2008

The Return of the Rockefeller Center Greenmarket or One More Thing to Love about Summer

I love shopping for fresh fruit and veggies in the summer but when you work full time it's hard to get over the big market in Union Square before the evening when the goods tend to be a little picked over. This week marked the return of the Rock Center Farmer's Market and I couldn't be more delighted...

On the walk back to my office from my conecake rendezvous with Blondie, I spied a familiar site on Rockefeller Plaza. Farmers Market signs. Hooray! But where was the market? The House Beautiful show kitchen appeared to be taking up the prime central real estate. Rounding the corner I was relieved to see that the Farmers Market was in full swing on the little plaza off to the side and outside Anthropologie between 50th and 51st.

I couldn't resist taking a stroll through and checking out the booths. I bought some sour cherries to make sour cherry danishes with the rest of my danish dough and some basil that I turned into pesto for dinner the other night.

Slicing Cheese at the Cheese Stand

Oooh, they have yogurt, err ewegurt, too! Breakfast!

Mmm. Pie.

Peaches and Plums!

Sour cherries are only in season for another week or so, if you are a fan you'd better head over to the Farmers Market pronto. There were plenty of blueberries, plums, and apricots and everything looked wonderfully fresh and delicious. My idea of a perfect summertime lunch would be a roll from Bread Alone, some cheese from the Artisan Cheese stand, a fresh tomato, and I'd finish it off with a nice peach or plum and perhaps a cookie (oh, who am I kidding, those mini apple pies looked awesome).

For more photos of the other booths at the market check out our flickr.

Rock Center Farmers Market
Wednesday through Friday
July 23rd until August 29th
8:00am until 6:00pm


Anonymous said...

that pie place you have in the picture has the BEST peach blueberry.

I say this because I bought 5 minipies friday and tasted them this weekend.

All good, but the peach blueberry was transcendant

Brownie said...

Ooooh, peach blueberry. I'm sold. I'll have to check it out next week! Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Actually, the dates are July 29th until Sept. 4th - that's an additional week to enjoy the market :)