During August I usually try to get some locally grown sweet-corn. All year I get to visit many of the NYC farmer’s markets but the arrival of corn begins a time to not only enjoy the taste of sweet corn but to marvel at the color of the produce that is displayed.
In 19th century New York City, it was not uncommon for the poor and working-class to buy baked goods, produce, and even meat, downstairs in the open air from sidewalk peddlers in front of their tenement buildings.
Today there are Farmer’s markets, Farm Stands, Road-side-wagons and assorted other names for buying fresh produce from local farms.
Hopefully, the following photos will give you the incentive to either visit a market in the city or take a ride outside the city to enjoy Nature’s Bounty.
Map of NYC Farmer’s Markets
Here are a few fun photographs