Our New Issue — Foraging, Crop Mobbing and What the Greenmarket Was Like in 1977

Out Now.

Edible’s Eat Drink Local Week doesn’t officially begin until the end of next month, but our new May/June issue of Edible Manhattan is all about the topic. There are stories about this year’s rooftop garden dinners hosted by Bobo restaurant; a group of green-thumbed city dwellers called a Crop Mob who descend on a local farm to help; foraging for berries in Battery Park; and Rick Bishop, one of the city’s most respected and specialized Greenmarket farmers.

Plus our cover story, a 1977 essay from writer John McPhee about his time working the Greenmarket.  That’s just for starters: To read ’em all you can find a copy in our partner shops, markets and restaurants, and as always, we’d so totally be thrilled if you’d support us — and New York City food culture — by subscribing. Right now, by the way, we’re making it extra enticing by tossing in a free food-minded gift.

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Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.