Recently I was in New York City interviewing an executive chef for an article I’m writing for another website. And during the interview he shared with me that he purchases most of his produce at the Union Square Green Market which is just steps away from his restaurant.
Locally sourced foods is very popular in the restaurant industry. As it should be because it just makes good sense to use local in season produce. So, after the interview was over I strolled over to the Green Market to check it out.
I was entirely fascinated that there could even be a farmer’s market in the heart of a bustling metropolis such as New York City.
I’m really not sure what I expected. The chef did say that he got most of his produce at this market, so it stands to reason that it would be a larger market, but this one took me by surprise.
If you find yourself visiting NYC, be sure to visit the Green Market. With over 230 participating farmers, you’ll be sure to find something you need to take home with you. It was such a joy to visit and experience. And quite refreshing to discover in the heart of a major city.