Eat Local: Test Run

After spending six hours of my Saturday hearing how totally awesome (and spit-take expensive) The New School‘s programs are, I ran a little reconnaissance mission through the Union Square Greenmarket, seeing as I was just a couple blocks away anyway. It being Saturday — the day when the most vendors are there — I figured the selection would be the best.

Here’s what I saw:

sunflower greens by roboppy

  • potatoes
  • onions
  • apples
  • slightly aged cabbages
  • cheese
  • yogurt
  • eggs
  • chicken
  • bacon
  • pork
  • lamb
  • honey1
  • baby greens
  • maple syrup
  • bread
  • bison

I think there’s a couple more things I can get from Whole Foods (butter comes to mind) but dang.

I’m still trying to figure out what I’m going to make for dinner with that — never mind think about any other meal of the day.

This is definitely going to be harder than I thought.

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  1. Speaking of honey, you should read my Accidental Hedonist post about the sudden disappearance of honey bees, although I’m still a little peeved that I didn’t get a decent quote from anyone I talked to about it. []

10 thoughts on “Eat Local: Test Run

  1. the no corpses bit freaks me out.

    and: there is no way we could “eat local” in Baltimore this time of year- yay for you trying.

  2. Yeah, we could do “local” if we could do some major driving into farm territory. Our farmer’s market just doesn’t have much meat/dairy.

  3. Really? That’s ALL the Greenmarkets seem to have: dairy, bread, meats, and eggs. I’m really hoping I can find, say, a vegetable at Whole Foods.

  4. We’re all vegetable, vegetable, vegetable, mushrooms, honey, spices, flowers. And fruit. They are pretty stict about who gets a booth. It is a big deal when someone new joins each year.

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