Fall Flavors at The Farmers Market

The boys and I went to the Farmers Market in the Lower East Side and it was so much fun.  Our journey today was to get fresh fruits and vegetables so James said, "Let's go to a Farmers Market." That sounded like a splendid idea. We all got dressed and headed to the car. Now which one would we go to? Fortunately we have a pleathorah of choices in NYC. We started out to Long Island to the Garden City one but they closed at 1pm so our adventure started a little late to drive there and have time to shop at our leisure. OK plan B. Manhattan.

The only problem would be parking.  We love the Union Square Market but there is no where to park and I have the 3 boys in tow.  Maybe the City Hall Market. We have never been and could probably park close to the FDR. As we started to drive through Brooklyn we were singing our Chinese children's songs from a CD from the boys' school as it started to rain. We had umbrellas and in the past the Markets were prepared for rain but we decided that maybe we should go to a market that was opened late just in case they decided to close early due to the rain.

We ended up in the Lower east side at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery 131 East 10th St. The parking angels provided a perfect spot on the side of the block. We did not have a huge variety of farmers but we had tons of fruit and vegetables to choose from. The boys were so excited. Jon Luc picked apples. I let him put them in our apple bag.  James saw leeks and wanted to try them. We are not vegetarians but we are blessed to have children who love vegetables so we go meatless often.  I had not intended to get soo many veggies at one time but we found out it was the last day for this market so the deals were amazing. Our bounty: A beautiful squash, apples,broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, tomatoes, onions, baby bok choy, carrots, lettuce, kale and a beet.  As soon as we made it to the car we washed some apples and proceeded to make plans for the wonderful dishes we could prepare like apple juice, apple pie, carrot juice and carrot cake, asian inspired soups and stirfry. Not sure about the squash yet. 

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