I love to feel the changing of the seasons. Living in New York City there are a few ways I can do it. I love to go to Union Square Farmer’s Market, where local farmers bring in whatever is in season. It’s always changing throughout the year and I always get some great ideas there. I also like to take a walk in one of the parks here; any time of year it’s always going to be fun.

So I spent some time to feel New York’s autumn last weekend. The Union Square market was crowded on Saturday afternoon. It was full of beautiful Chrysanthemum flowers, many kinds of pumpkins and squashes, apples, honey, free range eggs, and wild flowers and plants.

Maangchi in Union Square Market

Here’s what I bought at the market: 2 kinds of chesse, a baguette, heirloom tomatoes, apples (super tasty), squash blossoms, apple cider, colorful carrots, spinach, celery, sorghum, and even a small bale of hay, and eucalyptus gunnii. No special reason to buy the hay, I just want to feel the autumn, even at home.

Let me tell you how to not only feel, but taste the fall: place some cheese on a piece of baguette, drizzle some olive oil over top, and cover with a slice of golden heirloom tomato!

Always tons of interesting things to see in the Farmer’s Market.

The farmer calls these “hairy green balls” lol but I think he made up that name.

The grapes attract so many bees!

On Sunday I went to the High Line Park to see wild flowers.

The person who is living in the house must be a joker! I was surprised to see a half naked man waving at me, but actually it’s a sticker on the window. : )

Enjoy the fall, everybody!


  1. WaysideArtist Pennsylvania, USA joined 11/11 & has 2 comments

    Beautiful, beautiful! The best of fall in New York City. Your photos and descriptions engage all my senses as I look at fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables, and flowers.


  2. Carine_nyc New York joined 10/12 & has 1 comment

    Lovely pictures of NYC!
    I have wanted to bring my camera to the Union Square Farmers Market for a couple of weeks now. I think I’ll do this this week now ;-)
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. elaine17 New Jersey joined 10/12 & has 1 comment

    Hi Maangchi,i hope you had a great with your shopping. I am just starting to cook for my husband,we got married 3months ago and so I decided to cook or I may say I have to do it for him. But honestly,i enjoyed my daily life in the kitchen watching so many recipes in the internet and tried most the those recipes. My husband was very amazed most of the time because the finish product. Until one day, I saw you in youtube with sweet and crispy chicken and my husband really liked it and requested it for how many times now in just span of 3weeks that I learned your recipe. I tried tangsuyuk,dak kang jung,dakjjim ( twice) and I will try most of your recipes in my next cooking session. I already list some of my menu for this coming week. Tuna pancake will be in our table tomorrow. Thank you for sharing your recipes. It helped me a lot. God bless you more!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

      How did your tuna pancake turn out? I’m sure it was delicious.
      I imagine that as a new housewife you are busy cooking in the kitchen all the time and reading recipes. When you make food for your husband, he will love it. Every night you and your husband enjoy the food that you make, that’s what makes a happy family! Good luck with your cooking!

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