Spring At The Union Square Market



IMG_2114Over the years I have done a lot of photo essay’s of the Union Square market in different seasons, often without any commentary.  Even though I live in the city and get to the market weekly I love doing these photographic “walk throughs” as it is a great way to experience the season and get a sense of what’s happening in nature (and share it with you).  Even though there are still lots of farmers selling root vegetables and preserves on this particular day the market was all about flowers!IMG_2110IMG_2112IMG_2070IMG_2127 


IMG_2115These folks had something I had never seen before and had to buy: Lamb Bacon! As some of you may no my Hubby keeps kosher and so piggy bacon is a no no in out house – so I was very excited to see this so I could introducer him to the joys of bacon (or at least as close to it as we can get)IMG_2117IMG_2106 




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IMG_2118 I’ve never  seen a lemon tree like this – I just wonder if you have it as a house plant with it bear fruit or des it need to be put out in the summer to pollinate?IMG_2098

IMG_2095 There are still many farmers selling Apples at the market from last season, the Mutsu are great for cooking, but my favorite late season eating apple (this  year at least) at the Empires.IMG_2102IMG_2128IMG_2072

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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