Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Sunday – Tompkins Square Park Farmers Market. Tompkins Square Park is located on the Lower East Side, in Alphabet City on land that used to be marshland. The park is named for Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825), Vice President of the United States under President James Monroe and Governor of New York. The park was landscaped in 1850 and has been a public park ever since. On Sundays, about one dozen farmers come into New York to sell their products on the sidewalk of the park.

Seen at Tompkins Square Park Farmers Market - Toigo Orchards. As Tompkins Square Farmers Market is not as big as Union Square Greenmarket it provides the means of exchange between farmers and residents. The farmers sell many varieties of fruits, vegetables and farm products. New Yorkers, thus supporting the farmers help them to preserve the farmlands. Shown above the stall of Toigo Orchards from Pennsylvania, they cultivate, organically, over twenty-one thousand apple trees, they also grow plums, apricots, cherries, Asian and European pears.

Detail. A detail of the stall of one of the farmers who grows only potatoes.

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