Farmer's market, Jul 2009 - 10

Note: this photo was published in an Aug 5, 2009 blog titled "What's the Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Yams?" It was also published as an illustration in an undated (Dec 2009) Squidoo blog titled "Savory roasted sweet potatoes." And it was published in a Jan 5, 2010 blog titled "Top Twenty Tuesday #13: Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas)." It was also published in an undated (mid-to-late Nov 2010) blog titled "Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes."

 

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in an undated (early Jan 2011) Cool How To Grow Vegetables images blog , with the same title and detailed notes as what I had written on this Flickr page. It was also published in a Jan 6, 2011 blog titled "Thursday’s Dish: Sweet Potato-Jalapeño Soup."

 

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in an undated (late Oct 2012) blog titled "Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes."

 

 

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Contrary to what you might think, New Yorkers do not eat all of their meals at Starbucks or pizza joints. Nor do they buy all of their food at supermarkets or corner delis.

 

We also buy our food at farmer's markets, where organically grown fruits, vegetables, cheese, and other items are brought from farms in nearby New Jersey and upstate New York. Some of these are large and noisy, some specialize in ethnic foods; and some operate every day, with great fanfare and publicity.

 

But then there are the neighborhood farmer's markets, many of which operate only one day a week. In my neighborhood, it's Fridays mornings: on 97th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus, you can find an assortment of beans and beets, tomatoes and potatoes, carrots and garlic, peaces and cucumbers.

 

These photos will give you an idea of the kind of food that many of us are lucky enough to enjoy...

  • Ed Yourdon 6y

    How much would sweet potatoes cost where you live?
  • Sean Hagins 6y

    40 cents on the farms-maybe 65 in the shops
  • Ed Yourdon 6y

    Wow -- so there's a 2:1 or 3:1 price differential! That's pretty interesting ... and, yes, that does help explain why New Yorkers need higher salaries (as do the people in most cities across the country, and around the world).
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