Open air shopping
I got to the Waverly farmers market late this morning (8 a.m.), and it was rocking. This time of year probably the best reason to go is if you need bedding plants. (I think that's what they're called, but by law I'm not allowed to garden, so I'm not sure.)
I actually bought a parsley plant, even though I'm sure it shouldn't be planted until May, at which time it will be dead.
My main reason for the trip was Pink Lady and Fuji apples for my husband. I know they've been in cold storage for months, but they're still better than any apple you can get in the supermarket.
I did see some asparagus so misshapen they looked as if they could be local and grown by humans, although isn't it early yet for Eastern Shore asparagus?
I ended up...
...buying corn from Florida, strawberries from North Carolina, a red pepper from God knows where, bananas and green beans. (Vendors are allowed to sell nonlocal produce until June.) It all looked better than store produce, and the prices were better.
As for the local greens and veggies, the lines were too long for them and I didn't feel like waiting.
If 32nd street is too far away for you, the Sunday market under the viaduct opens May 4 this year.
(Boring photo by me)