Meghan Lamb

Union Square Greenmarket, New York

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The Spread: Never mind that New York ranks 25th
out of 30 cities for farmers’ markets in our AFC survey: this market has as
much variety as the Big Apple itself. Customers as high profile as Dan Barber
(the sustainable-food guru who was voted America’s Best Chef by the James Beard
Foundation in 2009) shop for ingredients here. Though it’s held three days a
week, the Saturday market is the biggest, with 80 vendors selling seasonal
produce like cardoons, pea shoots, quince, Concord grapes, ramps, black
currants, and 88 different apple varieties; local-grown and milled rye and
cornmeal flour; and meat and seafood like fresh rabbit loin and wild-caught
bluefish, squid, and bonito.

Most Unusual
Find:
Emu and ostrich
eggs—so big that each is equivalent to six chicken eggs—from Roaming Acres Farm
in Columbia County.

America's Best Farmers' Markets

Union Square Greenmarket, New York

The Spread: Never mind that New York ranks 25th
out of 30 cities for farmers’ markets in our AFC survey: this market has as
much variety as the Big Apple itself. Customers as high profile as Dan Barber
(the sustainable-food guru who was voted America’s Best Chef by the James Beard
Foundation in 2009) shop for ingredients here. Though it’s held three days a
week, the Saturday market is the biggest, with 80 vendors selling seasonal
produce like cardoons, pea shoots, quince, Concord grapes, ramps, black
currants, and 88 different apple varieties; local-grown and milled rye and
cornmeal flour; and meat and seafood like fresh rabbit loin and wild-caught
bluefish, squid, and bonito.

Most Unusual
Find:
Emu and ostrich
eggs—so big that each is equivalent to six chicken eggs—from Roaming Acres Farm
in Columbia County.

Meghan Lamb

America's Best Farmers' Markets

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