Yay! Not only was this a sunny Saturday, but one of the warmest Saturdays in NYC in a while. We had gotten up early to make our way downtown to Union Square and browse and shop at the local Greenmarket. I fell in love with farmers markets while living in Madison, WI. Tasting the fresh cheeses and breads, smelling the flowers and herbs as I walks by are all favorite pass times of mine. And It has become one of my favorite things to do on weekends.
The sun was shining bright and warm, the air was fresh, and there was a hint of spring in the air. Everyone was in a great mood. Walked towards the market, I was immediately hit with the scent of fresh flowers and apple cider. And there, in front of me, was a beautiful display of fresh apples, of every kind.
We walked around the crowded market and picked out breads, jams, herbs and vegetables. We were even able to have an early lunch as we walked snacking off of our purchases. Everything was so fresh, having been trucked in from Upstate New York farms and vendors that same morning.
The market is often less crowded during the weekday, and it is a lot easier to navigate through, especially when bringing kids along. The weekend crowds are more fun and not in such a hurry, plus this is almost always when the local musicians will be out entertaining, especially on a nice day.
After the market, we headed to the nearby playground, where the boys got dirty and climbed and socialized, while my husband and I shared an apple cider doughnut and relaxed taking in some rays talking about how cool this city is, especially on easy-going days like these.