A Real New Yorker

April 2, 2010

Well, not really. I’m so Southern. But I always feel so cool when I walk the streets of New York!! Like I really could live here someday. I love being in such an exciting place.

And I love working at Open Sky!!

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The team here is so cool and passionate and energizing. And I have a REALLY cool bowl the color of that wall that I’m going to have available in a few weeks. It’s really, really cool!!

I filmed my promo piece this morning and had lots of conversations throughout the office. This company is whirring as fast as I am!

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Andy says hi, ladies ;)

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I brought the office some Dakota bread to enjoy

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– and they supplied the Nuttzo and Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter. MY GOSH I miss that stuff. If I didn’t have a few more Naturally Nutty jars to open I would buy some more tomorrow.

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Mid morning snack

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At noon I headed out with Pam and Jen for a little Union Square action!

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The Union Square Farmer’s Market is in full spring action!

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Dancing in the street – sooo NYC :)

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Samplez

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Apple Raspberry Cider

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The COMPOSTING depository! So cool! Hold your compost on your countertop (like with this nifty countertop compost that I’ve been using and need to blog about soon!) and then dump once a week.

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So after some sampling, we decided to piecemeal a lunch from some of the best foodz

Bread

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Raw milk cheese

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And fresh, fresh organic greens!!!!

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Plus, a New York apple!

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And this amazing mint grape tea I found!

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Just a hint of sweetness from the grape juice

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The greens were pre-washed and I mixed together sorrel (SO LEMONY!), spinach, frisee and arugula. I LOVE GREENS!!!! We swiped a little olive oil, sea salt and black pepper from a cooking station to dress them. I have got to upgrade my salt – this tasted SO GOOD!

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My portions of bread and cheese -

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Buffed apple!

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Delightful.

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I’ve got Open Sky meetings set up through the afternoon. Then I’m off to a fun dinner and MUST drink a Manhattan while I’m here!

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1 Gabriela April 2, 2010 at 1:45 pm

The city is so gorgeous when it’s sunny out, you lucked out with an awesome weekend!! Have fun with the OpenSky team, and enjoy that Manhattan!

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2 Ann @ Appalachian Appetites April 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Oh I love markets! So jealous! Glad you’re having fun! Open Sky question….If something is out of stock, will you restock it? How do we go about getting it? I would like to purchase the Cuisinart Hand Blender. Thanks!

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3 Kath April 2, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Ann –

Just asked for you (and Neil knew you!) and he said it should be back in stock soon. He’s going to check and let you know!

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4 Lisa April 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I love farmer markets! The food is always so much better!

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5 Jenny April 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Wow! You’re having an amazing time- I can read it and see it in your pictures! I love it!!

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6 Diana April 2, 2010 at 1:50 pm

So jealous Kath! I totally want to visit New York one day soon :)
That salad looks good!

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7 Heather (Heather's Dish) April 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm

you just made me SO excited about new york! what a fun time…i LOVE your salad/cheese/bread combo :) hope the rest of your afternoon is a blast!

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8 Rachael April 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Those samples look out-of-this-world good!
I love NYC, I’m jealous you’re there now, hah.

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9 Cynthia (It All Changes) April 2, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I love that farmer’s market. The flowers and tastes are amazing.

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10 Kelly April 2, 2010 at 1:55 pm

That is so so cool. I would totally have a compost if I had somewhere to dump it every week.

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11 Carolyn @ lovinlosing April 2, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Your post makes me want to go to the Farmer’s Market!! Uh, oh! There’s one on the way from work to the gym!!

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12 Lisa @ Early Morning Run April 2, 2010 at 1:57 pm

The Union Square farmers market is one of my favorite things about this city. I get there every Monday morning and as many Saturday’s as I can. LOVE IT! So glad you were able to check it out!

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13 lynn (The Actors Diet) April 2, 2010 at 2:01 pm

i miss union square! my fave place to kill time when i lived in nyc for seven years. it’s changed a lot!

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14 Hannah April 2, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Squeeee! I’m back in New York for three days for a stopover before flying back to Australia, and I can’t wait to copy your picnic lunch! I was in New York in December but it was so cold and wet… plus, this time I’ma gonna stuff my suitcase with all the nut butters I can’t get in Australia.

Speaking of, is there somewhere in New York where I can buy Naturally Nutty’s nut butters?

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15 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 2, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Oh gosh girl, there’s too much to comment on here! All the food looks amazing, the weather…everything, it’s so cool! What I would give to visit NY…have agreat evening!

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16 rustique April 2, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I always feel so lucky to live so close to the Union Square farmer’s market–it’s incomparable (and close to Whole Foods!).

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17 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 2, 2010 at 2:11 pm

How fun Kath! You definitely make a great New Yorker!

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18 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm

What a fantastic day!!! I love outdoor markets like that…reminds me of France :-D

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19 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) April 2, 2010 at 2:22 pm

That looks like so much fun! I love visiting cities but I don’t think I could ever live there. I like my solitutde and quiet country runs. :mrgreen:

Your lunch looks *awesome*! :D

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20 Heather @ Side of Sneakers April 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm

What a fun farmer’s market- and looks like a gorgeous day for it!!

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21 shannon (the daily balance) April 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

ah, nothing beats a good farmer’s market – glad you got to partske!

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22 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) April 2, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I love lunches like that! Cheese, bread, and greens make me feel like I’m dining in France :-)

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23 Paige(Running Around Normal) April 2, 2010 at 2:42 pm

What a cool city. Great pictures to capture the atmosphere, Kath. Love it:D
Those roses are adorable, too. Good luck in your meetings!

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24 Janet (Pantry Bites) April 2, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Lunch reminds me of the lunch I had in France at their local farmers market. NY and the weather looks amazing.

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25 marge April 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm

I love how you showed off one of NYC’s best farmer’s market! Great photos! Work just let out early today and I am about to check out the market down there today too. Did you see ramps? (I think the first of the season were being sold on Wednesday.)

Also–which one is Andy? ;)

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26 Kath April 2, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Second from right :)

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27 marge April 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm

He’s a cutie….

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28 Gena April 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm

It doesn’t get better than fresh baby greens!!! Can’t wait till quittin’ time :-D

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29 Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 2, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Wow it looks like you are having a blast!!! I’m so jealous, I LOVE NYC!!!
That lunch looks amazing… so fresh!

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30 Kathy W. April 2, 2010 at 3:07 pm

I miss living in NYC, and those shots of Union Square Market made me homesick!!

p.s. hate when people spell my name with a “C”–”C” is delicate; “K” is strong :)

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31 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 2, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I always feel cool in NYC, too. :)

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32 Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES April 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Hola Andy<33333

I'm so happy you're loving NYC. I'm trying to rearrange plans so I can make it to one of the meet ups–preferably the one involving Manhattans ;)

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33 Tina April 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm

That ‘hi’ from Andy was for me, right? ;)

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34 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ April 2, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Wow those flowers are beautiful and what a great farmers market lunch.

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35 Carrie (Love Healthy Living) April 2, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Ohhh, I love the farmer’s market in Union Square. NYC is one of my absolute favorite places to visit. I was once asked for directions by someone and I felt all cool thinking that I had been mistaken for a native. I’m a California girl though! :)

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36 Rachel April 2, 2010 at 3:33 pm

That farmer’s market looks amazing. I can’t wait for summer time and market season! I really admire your ability to put together such a fresh and wholesome meal from the offerings there. Have a great afternoon!

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37 Lauren @ eater not a runner April 2, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Looks like a beautiful day in nyc! I love the Union Square Greenmarket…so fun!

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38 Mama Pea April 2, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Now THAT is a Farmer’s Market! What was stinkier…the goat cheese or the compost cans? I’m a fan of the cans but not the cheese ;)

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39 Sarah April 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm

hope you are having fun on your trip! i went to the market when i was in nyc in sept and remember some of those stands…makes me wish i was there!!

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40 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 2, 2010 at 4:15 pm

You make me wanna open up an Open Sky shop :) They truly are so great–at least the times I spoke to them on the phone. Always courteous and nice. I’m a city gal at heart. Studying abroad in London was my chance to live in a city and I loved it.

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41 Jessie Popelka April 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Are you doing any other reader meetups while your here? I live in NYC and would love to meet you kath!

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42 Anne P April 2, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Hey Andy ;)

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43 The Wife of a Dairyman April 2, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I’ve only been to NYC one time and loved it. Never got a chance to visit the farmers market though.
The jams and nut butters look so fabulous. Can’t wait to hear about your Manhatten!

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44 SentimentsbyDenise April 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Love seeing the photos from the market – everything looks so fresh!
I received my CSA organic delivery today and was so excited to receive all the organic fruits and vegetables this week! As a sweet touch, three pretty pink tulips were added to our bin – so Springy!

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45 BroccoliHut April 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Looks like you are having a blast! All that bread is making me hungry.
PS LOVE the shirt you’re wearing:)

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46 Maggie April 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Yay! Today is absolutely glorious here in the city–you picked the BEST weekend to come up. Can’t wait for Manhattans tonight! Oh, and I’ll join the crowd and say hi there, Andy ;)

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47 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 2, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Wow, I am so jealous! I love NY and have never been there in the sun! That looks like a perfect afternoon!

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48 Cole April 2, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Those greens look out of this world!

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49 Kristine April 2, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Hi, Andy!! ;)

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50 Eileen April 2, 2010 at 6:38 pm

GORGEOUS pictures!

I had a great career before I became a SAHM … and my ONE bad job was very near the Union Square Greenmarket. I slogged through a year by telling myself, “at least the location is good.” LOL!

Have a blast.

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51 katie April 2, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I’ll be in NYC at the end of the month- does Andy need a blind date? ; )

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52 Melissa April 2, 2010 at 7:11 pm

OMGGG I just moved out of NY a few months ago and you’re making me miss it SO much! Enjoy this gorgeous weekend you’re having there! Nothing is better than being in NY at the start of Springtime. Seriously – you have PERFECT weather to explore!

And regarding OpenSky…any chance they’ll do a promotion for all products (like 20% off everything in your store)? I would LOVE to buy the Vitamix!!!

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53 Kath April 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Just put up 10%!!! Hope that’s enough for ya :)

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54 Tara April 2, 2010 at 8:16 pm

I’m dying to go to NYC. It looks like you are having a great time!

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55 Nora@LiveLifeEatRight April 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm

LOOKS AMAZING!! I spoke with someone form their team when I ordered your Kodiak Cakes (amazing!!!) because I accidentally made my billing and shipping address the same. They were so helpful and I love their service. Have fun in the big city!!!!

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56 Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) April 2, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I am in NY right now for the first time!!!!!! My hubby and I just arrived today, and we are here for a week. So far, I am in heaven. I think I was meant to live here!!!

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57 Frou Frou April 3, 2010 at 2:34 am

My goodness your lunch looks incredible and those fresh flowers are beautiful! I love markets! Sounds like had a fantastic day.

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58 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear April 3, 2010 at 3:41 am

Those greens look awesome :)

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59 Simply Life April 3, 2010 at 5:12 am

Looks like a great time!

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60 Dee April 3, 2010 at 8:03 am

I had no idea that OpenSky was based in NYC. I wonder if they have any positions open! ;)

LOL! I love that farmers market. I really need to hit it up again soon. :)

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61 Sam April 3, 2010 at 11:00 am

That market looks awesome. Hey Kath, any chance you’ll be doing another promotion with the Naturally Nutty Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter? I’m almost through the first jar of the 2-pack I bought from your last promo (it’s so good on toasted bread). One of my girlfriends tried it the day it arrived and is obsessed with it now – can’t stop talking about it – and would like to get her own but currently the full price + shipping is a little high for her grocery budget. If you could do another promo we’d both participate. I emailed Open Sky about this as well. Thanks!

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62 Kath April 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm

I hope to!! We really wiped them out of that stuff, so I think Open Sky is hesitant to do it again without a big head’s up. Keep the requests comin’!

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63 Laura April 3, 2010 at 3:27 pm

There are so many great restaurants in NYC! Next time, you should check out an Indian place called Tabla –there is a fancier section, but also a sit-down more casual cafe. Great, great Indian food!

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