Justin Gilliland/The New York Times

Justin Gilliland/The New York Times

"It had been nearly 16 years since this part of Lower Manhattan had seen a farmers’ market like this. Bunches of dried and fresh lavender. Vodka made from locally grown purple potatoes. Hand-spun maple syrup cotton candy. And rows and rows of geometrically stacked root vegetables: watermelon radishes, turnips, red beets, yellow beets, rainbow chard, mustard leaf, at least three different varieties of kale."

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