I have been particularily lucky during the few days I spent in New York. I got to visit a legendary city and to love it. I got to meet old and new friends, and people I had not seen for almost 30 years as well as people I did not expect to meet here.
I was also lucky because I got to visit two of New York producers markets, all part of the Greenmarket network of 46 markets in Manhattan alone. The Greenmarket farmers market has been around since 1976, and the best known is probably the Union Square Market, where everything green and fresh is sold, including potted plants and flowers.
I was also able to visit and buy food from the smaller market in Dag Hammarskjold plaza, right across AUB's NYC office. It is held every Wednesday and had excellent produce.
And just when I thought that was it for street fun, I happened to walk into the street fair on Lexington Ave this morning. The fair extends over nearly one kilometer. The stalls are a bit repetitive, without fresh produce but lots of cheap ethnic foods and products.