I said it before and I'll say it again, New York has awesome farmer's markets. There is a market everyday of the week, throughout the year, in Manhattan and several throughout the week in the outer boroughs. Check out GrowNYC for a full schedule, including the farms that participate at each market and what you can expect to buy there. Most farmers come from New Jersey and the outlying areas of New York state.
While entering the Staten Island Ferry this week, I came across a farmer's market right in the terminal. Stone fruits, bread, honey, and berries were on offer. You know I grabbed some cherries.
On my way to queue up for a visit to the Statue of Liberty, I ran into the Battery Park garden, a community garden that works with local schools to educate kids about growing food. Wow! They had a huge garden full of healthy veggies. This I did not expect to see in the city.
Now that I'm staying in Brooklyn, I wanted to check out one of their markets, this one was in Prospect Park. Guys, I have to say I'm really jealous. This market seriously has everything. I thought Hawaii's markets would by far out shine those in New York, but I was very wrong. Brooklyn's market had the usual selection of fruits and veggies, but they also had a wide range of meats, including duck, chicken, and pork, cheeses, grains, even milk! I'm so blown away and impressed.
My Sustainable Sunday meal consisted of a potato knish (pastry stuffed with mashed potato), apple, and apple cider from the Brooklyn market.
Brooklyn, I think I love you.