I went to the LIC Greenmarket yesterday with my mom and cousin Vicky. Although I was expecting it to be more bountiful, it was nonetheless a good experience. There were about 6 stands with local fruits, vegetables and interesting baked goods. One place in particular that caught my eye was a stand called Not Just Rugelach, which boasted amazing-looking baked goods such as homemade pies, cookies, brownies, granola and to be perfectly honest, I didn't see the rugelach!
My mom's attention went directly to the fresh berries of all kinds such as gooseberries, boysenberries and currants. We have a great family recipe for a cool, summer fruit soup, so she decided to buy two types of gooseberries, which she hasn't had since we moved here from Slovakia. The recipe is the same as for my grandma's Hungarian cherry soup. I recommend to let it sit overnight and enjoy the next day--we'll be eating ours soon at lunchtime and I can't wait.
All in all, the LIC Greenmarket provided a nice organic offering that I'll take advantage of again. The atmosphere was lovely and festive, with someone singing and playing the guitar--it was a nice, little organic getaway.
Long Island City Greennarket - July 11 - November 21
Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
48th Avenue at 5th Street