Astoria, Food and Drink, Long Island City, Parks, Vegetarian and Vegan
Jun 16, 2013

A Visit to the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket

I made a visit to the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket and found a lot of delicious things, including strawberries, juice, cheese, honey, vegetables, coffee, and more.

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On Saturday I spent some time at the Socrates Sculpture Park greenmarket – here are some of the sights I saw. It’s a small but pretty comprehensive market – there is also meat available, which unfortunately I didn’t get a photo of. And you’re right next to the fantastic Socrates Sculpture Park, too! Definitely worth a trip.

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The welcome sign to the greenmarket, just outside Socrates.

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You can bring your compost to the greenmarket, thanks to Build It Green!NYC

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Ballard Honey has all sorts of lovely local honey

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Beautiful strawberries and a selection of fresh cheeses made with goat and cow milk from Goodale Farm

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Here is the lineup of cheese – fresh mozzarella is at the far end

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I tried the goat feta and it was delicious

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I was pretty enamored with the breads from Central Bakery, an artisanal bakery in NJ

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Savory bread, mmm…

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And yet more bread

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I ended up buying one of these black Russian breads – delicious!

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Beautiful beets and carrots from J. Glebocki Farms; I bought a bunch of wonderful baby carrots

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Gorgeous display of greens and potatoes from J. Glebocki Farms

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Red Jacket had plenty of strawberries

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You could get rhubarb with that, too.

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Red Jacket’s juice is delicious, too – my favorite is Joe’s Summer Blend, which is a tangy mix of lemonade and apple juice

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El Poblano Farm was there, too! Wonderful greens all around

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Here’s the info table – they were polling the greenmarket visitors as to how they heard of the market

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At the very end we found the XXX Coffee folks, which made me a tasty iced coffee

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People enjoying the greenmarket

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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