Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rockefeller Center Greenmarket's Last Hurrah

Sigh. The market at Rockefeller is ending its season already. This Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are the last summer days that workers and tourists alike can enjoy the convenience of the green market in the heart of midtown. Make the most of it on your lunch break today. I know I will...

And I know just what I'm having for lunch. Last Wednesday I went to the Green Market to pick up some basil for pesto. I stopped in the Katchkie Farm stand when I noticed that they had purple basil. Yes! Basil that is purple. Well, I've never had purple pesto, so I had to try it!

While I paid for the basil and sampled their pickles I saw that they had a chalkboard with lunch specials. If their sandwiches and chilled soup are anything like those sample pickles then this was definitely a place I wanted to try.

Katchie Menu

Soup and Salad Selection at Katchkie

Chilled Vegetable Soup


Trouble was they were out of sandwiches--they make a limited number of grilled organic vegetable sandwiches that sounded out of this world. The owner suggested arriving between noon and 12:30pm to be guaranteed a sandwich. The soups looked fresh and delicious, too. Katchkie is only at the Rock Center Markets on Wednesday and this is the last Wednesday of the season, so what are you waiting for? See you on the Plaza!

Ginger Snaps from the Farmer's Market!
Yum. These look like dessert to me!

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


Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you knew who made the ginger snap cookies. I love their vegan raisin carrot cookies and want to know if/where I can find them after this week. (I picked up three yesterday!)

Brownie said...

I'm not 100% sure, but I think that the ginger snaps were from Breezy Hill Orchards. They are also at the Union Square Market year round so hopefully your vegan raisin carrot cookies are still in reach!