I love to go to the local NYC farmers market. I have written stories about it many times in the past, but now I am writing an update!

Union Square Farmers Market

What I get at the local farmers market

  • Fresh local fish from fishermen based in Long Island who fish in the Atlantic Ocean like from Pura Vida fisheries. The scallops are always super flavorful and with a great texture when I prepare them.
  • Grass fed beef from small farms upstate that work on increasing the biodiversity of nature.
  • Local honey by Andrew’s honey. He has beehives all over town and so you can even get Soho or Brooklyn honey!
  • Vegetables and fruits at different stands like Norwich Meadows farm
  • organic breads from different vendors, including this delicious Moroccon bread called msmen
  • homemade jams and cheese
  • lavender and flowers

All the farmers are super nice, and it is great to see who has been taking care of your produce, fish and meats. They can also give you tips on how to prepare the meat, fish or vegetables.

READ MORE: All the many (organic) farmers at Union Square Farmers Market.

One of the great farmers at the Union Square Farmers Market is Norwich Meadows Farm which I am going to spotlight. They have organic seasonal vegetables and sometimes fruits. I don’t know why, but their Middle Eastern cucumbers, tomatoes and watermelons from Norwich Meadows Farm are out of this world! They are juicy, flavorful and on top of that they smell so nice. They even have wonderful artichokes. Proof again that there is no other way to grow vegetables but ORGANIC! You should browse their website for more information on their products. I went last week, and this time I got cute mini vegetables and watermelon. We got a good deal because they gave a discount as their truck apparently had broken down, and they could not bring the vegetables back upstate. I hope they fixed their truck!

farmers vegetables

Different vegetables at their stand at different times of the year:

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Vegetables in my Fridge

I make things like this Tomato-Cucumber-Basil salad with it:

Tomato Cucumber Basil salad

Thank you farmers for my fresh and delicious produce each week! Also check out this video of me visiting the farmers market that I shot for Modelinia a few years back.

Love, Lonneke

First published on August 20th 2011 , updated in 2019