The bounty before the breach, the treasure trove of the dirt farmer, the end-of-season Union Square greenmarket. An eager gatherer, I approach the market with two empty canvas bags and a pocket full of cash.
In the northeast, we talk about field to fork in under 24 hours and can truly appreciate the enhanced flavor profile of freshly picked, quickly eaten produce. To eat oranges this fresh made the long trip out west even more rewarding.
The Hester Street Fair is nothing like the pseudo street fairs of summer that plague New York City streets with mass-produced gyros and knock-off sunglasses. You're most likely to meet your product's producer.
It's the first day of the Week of Eating In challenge, and I'm taking it easy like Sunday morning. Only it's Monday. I was really craving an egg and cheese for some reason, but what I got instead was ten times better.