by Breanna Foister, Contributing Writer
The dog run in Union Square Park leaves much to be desired. It’s tiny, awkward, and like most of the square, dizzyingly crowded.
However, this is no reason for you and your pooch to avoid Union Square entirely. I recommend hitting it up on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday between 8am and 6pm to catch the famous Greenmarket (http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket-site/manhattan/union-square-greenmarket).
I enjoy any opportunity to knock out some errands with Logan, my greyhound, in tow. At the Greenmarket I can take care of some grocery shopping while Logan gets to exercise and socialize. There are always plenty of other dogs out and about, and plenty of people happy to love on Logan.
He couldn’t care less about the seasonal produce on display, but the Roaming Acres Farm (http://www.roamingacres.com/products.html) booth turns Logan into a locavore junkie. The Roaming Acres folks sustainably farm ostriches in Lafayette, NJ. In an effort to use all aspects of their livestock, they make pet treats. Free samples of pet jerky line the display table (conveniently the same height as Logan’s jaws). The real treats, however, are the ostrich bones.
My boyfriend and I bought Logan a $10 birthday bone (he turns 7 this week). The same size beef bone at PetSmart was $15. By the time we got home Logan was shaking with excitement, and he spent the next three hours gnawing instead of passing out on the couch, as is his custom. I look forward to frequenting the Union Square Greenmarket in the spring and summer months, and I believe Logan will be more than willing to accompany me.A visit to the Union Square Greenmarket with your dog,