I used to think of Thanksgiving as an invisible border when it came to the farmers’ market. The purveyors saved up a good amount of their best produce for the official holiday of gluttony, after which things slowly slid downhill until all that was left in the freezing depths of February were turnips and rutabagas.
Actually, it’s not that bad. We are without a fish monger for most of the winter (I wouldn’t want to go out fishing in that weather either!), but our meat sellers stick around, and there is always bread, milk, cheese, eggs, root vegetables and some hearty winter greens.
Quite a few NYC farmers’ markets are open all year round. Go for a visit, you might be surprised at what’s available. In the meantime, here are some photos of the Grand Army Plaza Farmers’ Market in Brooklyn on a rainy saturday after Thanksgiving: