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APRIL 2014

APRIL 2014
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's RAMPALICIOUS at Mountain Sweet Berry, Berried Treasures, Max, and other stands. Rogowski and Madura have green garlic and Bodhitree has a wide variety of delicious salad greens and other greens.

The restaurant foragers were enthusiastically shopping while I was in the market, so the young garlic, ramps, broccoli rabe and other greens may be disappearing as I write.  S&SO has beautiful chives and Oak Grove has gorgeousl lush tomato plants and herb sets for city gardeners, as well as small mixed potted herb gardens for window sills.

Bulich and Madura have several kinds of mushroom and Two Guys has shitakes and oyster mushrooms. Two Guys and Shushan have hydroponic greens and herbs and Shushan has cherry and other tomatoes.

I'm going to be making a mixed green salad and a broccoli rabe and ramp omelet for lunch today, using Bodhitree eggs, Miglorelli's broccoli rabe, and a few crimini mushrooms from Bulich.

To see these and other stands: Wednesday Greenmarket




Saturday, April 19, 2014

It's RAMPTASTIC at Mountain Sweet Berry! D'Attolico has duckweed and chickweed, and Eckerton has wintered-over small carrots and beautiful French Breakfast radishes.

Mountain Sweet Berry ramps
It's peak tulip season at Fiori di Fenice and other stands as well, and Durr has beautiful flowering branches along with parrot and other tulips and daffodils.
Fiori di Fenice
Violet Hill has multi-colored eggs and Quattro's has goose, duck, pheasant, and chicken eggs as well as capons for the holiday and other poultry. Violet Hill has Belle Rouge chickens and rabbits and rabbit parts.
Quattro's Eggs
Lani has beautiful salad greens and Shushan has hydroponic tomatoes and cherry tomatoes as well as herbs.  Bulich has several types of mushroom and Two Guys has shitake and oyster mushrooms as well as hydroponic greens and minigreens.  Windfall has many kinds of small and mini-greens, aracuna chicken eggs, and Jerusalem artichokes.
D'Attolico's Duckweed
To see these and other stands:  Greenmarket Saturday

Monday, April 14, 2014

Holy Schmitt has fresh HORSERADISH and prepared horseradish in several flavors. Lani has RAMPS! Dutchmill has gorgeous tulips.

Lani has lovely salad and other greens, black soy beans, and young shallots.  Holy Schmitt has fresh horseradish roots for the brave who do their own and tasty flavored varieties as well.

To see these and other stands:  Greenmarket Monday April 14
Dutchmill
 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ardith Mae has a new delicious yet to be named goat cheese! Eckerton has mache! D'Attolico has tasty hummus, lovely sprouts, and pussy willows. Oak Grove has heirloom tomato plants for home gardens.

Northshire has tasty lettuce and other greens and Gorzynski has cress-like greens.

Several stands have beautiful tulips, including Fiori di Fenice, Durr, and Phillips.  Rose Meadow has sweet peas, anemones, and roses. Durr, D'Attolico, Phillips, and Locust Grove have flowering branches.

Quattro's, Violet Hill, and Windfall have unique egg options, with pheasant eggs at Quattro's, Duck and many kinds of chicken eggs at Violet Hill, and Arucunas at Windfall.

Windfall, Eckerton, Lani, and others have small salad and other greens. Eckerton has French breakfast radishes (I was too late for their baby carrots). Seatuck and PE&DD have gorgeous fresh fish and seafood.

To see these and other stands:  Saturday Greenmarket


Friday, April 11, 2014

Magnolias! Daffodils! Tulips! and Bobolink has HAND MADE MATZOS!!!

Bobolink Matzoh
 Matzo like Great Great Grandma used to make!!You can buy singles or boxes of ten. Madura has fresh horseradish.
It's not the holiday yet, though, so you can get three kinds of challah at Hot Bread Kitchen, along with mini and regular bialys and other breads.
Consider Bardwell has veal and Dorset cheese is on sale.
Bodhitree, Lucky Dog, and Queens County Farm have lovely salad greens and there are whispers of ramps and asparagus coming soon now that the weather is finally cooperating.
John Dory at Pura Vida
Berried Treasures is back -- with delicious looking potatoes for the moment.  The folks at Samascott are warning that we'll probably have a short season of Spring vegetables when they finally show up!

To see these and other stands: Friday Greenmarket

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Berried Treasures is back! with a wide selection of small potatoes and will be here on Wednesdays and Fridays. Bodhitree has lovely salad greens and Bulich has several kinds of mushroom.

Franca of Berried Treasures
 Stokes and Oak Grove have beautiful potted herbs and Madura has  mushrooms in addition to flowering plants in pots.
Rogowski's salad mix
Rogowski has new salad greens and baby kale and Mountain Sweet Berry predicts ramps in two weeks if not sooner.
Dutchmill tulips
Divine Brine has tasty pickles and Baker's Bounty and Las Delicias have great baked goods.
Divine Brine

To see these and other stands: Greenmarket Wednesday

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Binder and Hoeffner are back with beautiful flowering and herb plant sets. Stokes also has lovely plant sets, both flowers and herbs

Hudson Valley Seeds -- Greenmarket Guest!
 Violet Hill and Quattro's have goose eggs, and Quattro's has pheasant and wild turkey eggs as well as chicken eggs. Violet Hill has many varieties of chicken egg. All very Spring-y, finally!
Quattro's eggs
Lani, Windfall, and Hudson Valley organic have tiny mini-greens and Shushan and Two Guys have hydroponic lettuces.  D'Attolico has delicious sprouts and homemade hummus.
D'Attolico's Hummus
Eckerton has French breakfast radishes and tiny carrots and Paffenroth has their extensive choice of potatoes, onion family vegetables, and other produce.
Deep Mountain maple
Violet Hill has rabbit and rabbit parts, chicken and chicken parts, sausages, and pork cuts.  Quattro's has sausages both hot and sweet, ducks, chickens, and other poultry and poultry parts.  Roaming Acres has ostrich meat and PE&DD and Seatuck have beautiful fresh fish and shellfish.

To see these and other stands and produce: Saturday, April 5