around the markets and back to Fall routines

September 24, 2012 |  Category:   life nyc seasonal

The farmer’s markets are getting good around here. These were taken at Union Square, NYC’s biggest farmer’s market, over the last few weeks. I remember coming back home from our trip to the NW and visiting the farmer’s market the next day thinking, you know, our farmer’s markets are pretty damn good too.


It finally feels like Fall. We wear jackets in the morning when we walk to school, the humidity from summer seems like a thing of the past, and the best season in NYC is finally upon us. As much as I loved sleeping in and having leisurely mornings when the girls weren’t at school or camp, reestablishing this school time routine has been good too. I’ll probably complain about the walk to school when it starts getting really cold, but so far in this beautiful early Fall weather, it’s been good to get out early and wake up with a brisk walk. Never mind that most days I hit the snooze button until I’m really pushing it dangerously close, but I’ve perfected the morning routine to 35-40 minutes. In that compressed time, I get the girls in the bathroom to brush their teeth, get them dressed, feed them breakfast, make their lunches and get myself dressed. We’re out the door by 8:18.
Saturday, however, I woke up at 8:20 in a panic, annoyed at Mark for not setting the alarm at 7:30. I ran into the girls’ room scrambling to figure out how we can pull off getting out the door in 5 minutes when I suddenly realized that it was Saturday. They both looked at me with blank stares and then burst out laughing.
I mumbled something to the effect of “very funny” and then went back to bed.

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  • Jessica C. September 24, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I’m definitely enjoying this fall weather as well. And too funny about getting up on Saturday 🙂 I’ve done that a few times….happy monday!

  • Christy @SweetandSavoring September 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Fantastic photos from the market -and such a great tomato sign!

    Your posts make me miss the city. A day trip is in order in the next couple of weeks 🙂

  • Sora September 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Happy Autumn! We attempted apple picking here in southern california with our girls in 90 degree heat.

    How do you pack their lunches so quickly?

  • taste area September 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    haha! so funny! you know how to describe some things and make me laugh! have a nice day!

  • Jenna September 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    @Sora oh, there is no “real” cooking involved. Maybe heating up leftovers or making sandwiches…

  • Jessica H. September 25, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    The juxtaposition of the first black and white photo and the second color photo is amazing. Union Square’s Farmers’ Market looks much bigger in your photos than in person.