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Saturday, July 15, 2006

union square greenmarket

i'm going to a ladies' luncheon tonight (i realize that at night you have dinner, not lunch, but no word for dinner really conveys the vibe of these gatherings as well as "luncheon") so i schlepped over to the union square greenmarket because i had heard that they now have corn! fresh, local, sweet, sweet corn. the perfect thing to arrive with, i should think.

i love the market for tons of reasons--it seems kind of french to me to walk over to your neighborhood outdoor market for produce grown by passionate people, i love to track the seasons by what is blooming or bearing fruit, and i love to take pictures of strangers, and because people are concentrating on the food, i feel less shy about it because they mostly don't notice me. also, it probably seems like i'm just taking pictures of the food. which i am, too.

this is "the beet lady". isn't she gorgeous? i love her handbag, too.

i can't even eat grocery store tomatoes anymore. and, really, very few tomatoes even at the market turn out to be any good. these are greenhouse tomatoes anyway, which really don't even count. but they were pretty good. maybe my fiance will grow some for me next year....

i was surprised to find peaches! i thought it was way too early for them.

peach ripeness is about as controversial a topic as abortion, i find.

two got bruised on the walk home, so i had to eat them right away.


At 9:31 AM, Blogger Abundant Creature said...

I stopped to admire Miss Beet before reading further and agree - you captured a stunning moment. Like an old painting.


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