Thought I’d introduce locals to a cool blog. If you love the Union Square Greenmarket as much much as I do (which is bunches), then Lucy’s Greenmarket Report is a must-read. I don’t know who Lucy is, but she’s clearly an earlier bird than I am and reports on the market’s goods every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
The USG opens up at 8:00 am. Lucy must arrive early to see farmers setting up because her posts are usually published between 6:30 and 7:00 am. Each morning she lists which purveyors are on hand that day, what kinds of goodies they’ve brought and–more importantly, what looks delicious. True, you can pop onto the Union Square Greenmarket site for a list of vendors and what they generally provide, but Lucy has specifics and pictures. Her report helps readers to decide whether it’s worth it for them to go to the market that day, and what kind of meals to plan for dinner that night.
Her advice is sound. A review after the storm brought: “I would say it’s worth the trip, but wear serious boots for the street corners. They’re piled high and slushy.”
Her enthusiasm is contagious: “It’s a root vegetable festival!”
And her goal is clearly to promote small business, as the heading to the blog reads: “Even the Largest Farm Stands Are Small Businesses. Let’s Support Our Local Farmers!”
Check Lucy out!