Thursday, November 8, 2012

Jolly Gourd Show

Hurricane Sandy swept through our area at the end of October and although we were spared any of the terrible effects NJ and NY suffered, it did put a swift end to Fall. A lot of trees went from beautiful to bald overnight and the temperatures suddenly dropped to wintery levels. I'd been procrastinating over posting the inevitable farm market, pumpkin pictures and now they have quite a tinge of nostalgia.

 In September I went to the Greenmarket at Union Square, NY, and took way too many pictures. Pumpkins look the same anywhere. It reminded me of my school trip to Paris, age 11 back in the '60s. The first place we visited was the zoo and I used up both the films for my Brownie 127 camera on pictures of animals! Came home with no record at all of the Eiffel Tower of the Arc de Triomphe.

 Farmers come from Long Island, upstate NY and New Jersey three times a week and set up as wonderful an organic farm market as you'd find anywhere.

 See the bees on the bear's nose, smeared with honey.... brilliant way to stop them from harassing the customers!

Found that picture a little confusing! But it's good to know you can buy duck if that's what you fancy.

Town and country. This was a wonderful organic bread stall, wished I wasn't living in a hotel!

It was really crowded and bustling with people shopping in the sunshine, lots of children, people on their lunch breaks from work, a few tourists like me.  New York is a very livable city.

After this wonderful trip it was back home to the N Virginia suburbs where the pumpkins lie in fields, even if they've just been placed there for effect....

This all feels a bit more authentic but I miss the cars, the skyscrapers and all that noise!


  1. Oh you just can't beat NYC for a bit of buzz and bustle. The market looks amazing - those chillies!

  2. Lovely, aren't they? Makes you feel like cooking. Think that area will have been underwater last week, real mess up there.

  3. What a scrumptious post! I would love to see pumpkins lined up in the fields. The honey on the bears nose is genius! Love to pepper picture xxx