Seasonal foods are foods that are only grown during certain seasons and in each state, the seasonal foods are different. Some of the seasonal foods found in NYC are:
Many of these foods can be found in stores and at Farmer’s Markets throughout NYC, such as the farmer’s market in Union Square. The farmer’s market is open from June to November every year. There are many vendors at this farmer’s market that come from all over the country to sell produce, meats and more in Union Square. Local restaurant owners often shop at the Union Square farmer’s market so that they know the ingredients they use in their dishes are as fresh as they possibly can be. This is why restaurants in Union Square and other nearby areas always have fresh fruits and vegetables to serve.
New Yorkers often cook with these fruits and vegetables because they can be found in the city. Restaurants also often use these ingredients as well and that is why so many vegetarian dishes and salads are served in restaurants throughout New York.
NYC’s seasonal foods provide locals and tourists with fresh and healthy food whether they cook at home or eat at a restaurant. Sales of these seasonal foods contribute to the economy of the city and help give it a reputation for serving world class food. Seasonal foods are easier to find in the grocery stores throughout the city than other foods are. The seasonal foods of NYC are often used in homeless shelters as well. These foods are very popular among New Yorkers and make visitors wish that they could be in NYC all year long. Seasonal foods are a big part of NYC’s agriculture.