Joe’s Journal: Day 13 – Greenmarket Surprise

I hope you’ve been enjoying reading  my journal entries. I’m reflecting on my 60 Day Reboot as part of the celebration of the 2nd Anniversary celebration of Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.and to relive my experience.

Now let’s take a look at Day 13 of my 60 Day Reboot…

October 24, 2007

Day 13: I stumbled on nooks and crannies of the city I’d never noticed before, and had a couple of big “Eureka!” moments about places I hadn’t previously paid a lot of attention to, like the Greenmarket in Union Square, off 14th street. That place is amazing. To my astonishment, I found it offers about 1,000 different varieties of fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers. Turns out, the place attracts about a quarter of a million visitors each week, and chefs from many of New York’s best restaurants – including Momofuku, Butter, Union Square Café, Koi and Angelica Kitchen – create their menus from what they find there.

Right around the corner on 16th street, I discovered a great juice bar where I often stopped to order a fresh apple juice or what I call a “Mean Green”, which consists of kale, apple ginger, carrot, celery, and lemon. During the course of my Reboot, this was my staple.

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