One of Gothamist's favorite spots for wandering, grabbing a healthy snack, or just people-watching is at the Union Square Farmers' Market, open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays year round, rain or shine. It's prime apple and pear seasons and brussel sprouts have found their way to many growers' tables. You can find woodfired bread, fresh seafood and eggs, challah bread and baguettes, pickles, honey, jams, pies, and even poultry -- delicious ways to test out Thanksgiving recipes before you actually try them on the whole family. Here are a few images of what the market is looking like these days -- colorful and bountiful and lively.

The Union Square Greenmarket is located on the Northern end of the park and is open year round, Monday, Weds, Fri, and Sat.