Since I was staying just shy of Union Square on East 17th, I wandered through the Union Square market several times a day. It was funny to see signs that on the West Coast would be a sacrilege -- Jersey peaches -- but in NY meant something was super fresh and local. It was also fun to see the things that are in season right now no matter where you are: beans, zucchini, peaches and apricots, berries and cherries galore. New York does seem to have beauteous sour cherries so red and shiny they looked like a perfect lip gloss. These were what caught my eye and held my imagination. I wish I could have bought a bushel to taste and bake with.