Treats: 3 out of 4
Belly-Rub Potential: 1 out of 4
My People belong to Tamarack Hollow‘s C.S.A. program, so I accompany the Lady to the Union Square Greenmarket whenever she goes to pick up vegetables and eggs. Unlike some of the stores we visit, which keep canisters of dog treats on hand for canine visitors, the Greenmarket is more like an unpredictable smorgasbord of seasonal produce. Of course, the only treats here are the ones on the ground. Sometimes I get lucky and find a carrot or a Brussels sprout. Today I managed to eat a whole (small) potato before the Lady even noticed.
The Tamarack Hollow farmers themselves, who drive here all the way from Vermont, are far too busy to offer me any belly rubs, but sometimes other shoppers pay me compliments. I do have to watch out for small children, who are sometimes a little overly enthusiastic in their admiration.
Dogs who share my taste for heirloom vegetables will find it worth their while to forage the greenmarket grounds, perhaps on the way to the Union Square Dog Run. Early mornings are when we diminutive canines will find the best pickings without fear of being run over by strollers; Saturday afternoons, when the tourist traffic is heaviest, are best avoided.
The Union Square Greenmarket is open year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tamarack Hollow Farm is at the Greenmarket on Wednesdays and Saturdays.