This Saturday dawned as a gorgeous, warm, sunny day in New York. Accordingly, my boyfriend and I decided to do some exploring of some of my favorite spots on the Lower East Side and Chelsea. The first stop was the Union Square Farmer's Market: one of the biggest and most renown sources in the city for locally grown organic food. I was stunned, as usual, by the beauty of the bounty. It's amazing how colorful fresh fruits and vegetables are! I wanted to buy and eat everything in sight. However, I managed to limit myself to a couple bunches of basil (made into pesto yesterday), some peaches and a glass of raspberry apple cider. All delicious!
Another source of color inspiration at the Farmer's Market are the countless stands selling freshly cut flowers. I love seeing the wildflower bouquets and the pots full of snap dragons, sunflowers, gladiolas and mums. Even better? Besides being cut at the farm that morning, the flowers are all reasonably priced!
Find out more about the Union Square Farmer's Market, which runs all year around, here. See more of my photos from the market here. And look out for part two of my weekend update tomorrow!