Activity at the Union Square Greenmarket really dies out after Christmas. There were a lot fewer vendors there this morning. The pickings get a bit slim as well. Apples, pears, squash and root vegetables will be the produce choices until spring comes around. Oddly, I didn't get any produce this morning. Plenty of dairy: milk, chocolate milk, buttermilk, cream and ricotta. Plus eggs, leaf lard and apple cider. The buttermilk, eggs and lard are going into a ginger-buttermilk pie. Not sure what I'm going to do with the ricotta, it was an impulse purchase. Not sure why I bought the heavy cream either, but it seemed necessary at the time.