Fall Is the Best Time to Visit the Farmers’ Market

Fall brings colorful foliage, but it also brings color to local farmers’ markets. There are red apples and tomatoes, orange pumpkins, yellow sunflowers, green beans, and purple eggplants. Even a beginning chef knows that starting with fresh ingredients is best, and the best place to shop for those ingredients is at the farmers’ market. And, like every activity in New York, part of the fun is people watching. And to shop, of course.

All photos by Eleanor Foa Dienstag

About Eleanor Foa Dienstag (85 Articles)
Eleanor Foa Dienstag is a journalist and photojournalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, the New Republic, the New York Observer, Ms., McCall's,Travel & Leisure, Frequent Flyer, and many other websites and publications. Eleanor is the author of two nonfiction books: a memoir, "Whither Thou Goest: The Story of An Uprooted Wife," acclaimed by Business Week for its insights into corporate life; and "In Good Company: 125 Years At The Heinz Table," a unique view of a quintessential American company. Both books were promoted with national radio and television appearances. Eleanor served as staff speechwriter to the Chairman and CEO of American Express. In 1983, she founded Eleanor Foa Associates (www.eleanorfoa.com). It provides a wide variety of corporate services, including annual reports, executive speeches, corporate histories and marketing materials for profit and not-for-profit organizations. Eleanor is past president of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), received speechwriting awards from IABC, and was awarded literary residencies at Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). She resides in Manhattan.