Saturdays are taking a new meaning with our CSA trial. This is only the second Saturday, but I woke up eager to find out what was in our new box. I’ll write more on this later, however. Right after D and I picked up the box, we headed to the Upper East Side Green Market that started today at Legion Memorial Park on Biscayne and 64th.
As I first walked up to it, I wasn’t sure I’d find much aside from flowers, fresh juice and bamboo, but the market, though small, had some good things to offer. And it was packed, which was nice to see.
There were about three stands with fruit and vegetables. A stand of organic produce was probably the busiest and it had a nice variety. Most of all it just looked good.
Not that we needed much more food with our box, but we need a few extras. At this stand we bough limes (4 for $1) and shiitake mushrooms for a stir-fry we want to make ($2 for a small bag).
We were also out of eggs, so we picked half a dozen. Not cheap ($4.50/dozen) but we wanted to try them.
At another stand, we bought a red pepper for our stir-fry, a half pint of raspberries from Chile, which at $2.50 was a good deal — the same amount is $4.09 at Publix right now — and one persimmon. D was curious to try it and the friendly man at the stand convinced us that we had to try this fruit.
Though I resisted the fresh mozzarella, which I sampled and liked, D bought some black ink pasta from the man at this stand. His, offered mostly Italian packaged goods — pastas, olive oil, sauces and more.
The market runs until March and if it keeps up like today, it’ll probably do well. It’s not too big but for those of us who live in the area it’s a nice addition — and it’s definitely better than the Lincoln Road market.
Upper East Side Green Market
Legion Memorial Park
6447 NE 7th Ave.
[tags] markets, produce, food [/tags]