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October 2014

October  2014
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

There are still some beautiful summer vegetables and fruits in the market today, including heirloom tomatoes, lima beans, fava beans, strawberries, and raspberries.

Stokes lettuces
Heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane, Oak Grove, Keith, Eckerton, Stokes, Berried Treasures, Sycamore, and others. Fava beans and limas at Kernan. Raspberries at Phillips, Cherry Lane, and others.  Stokes has beautiful hydroponic lettuces as well as fresh cut herbs.
Cherry Lane
Plenty of gorgeous hot and sweet peppers at Oak Grove, Eckerton, S&SO and others. Fresh garlic at Keith. Mushrooms at Garden of Spices, Bulich, and Madura. Apples, pears, and grapes at Caradonna, Locust Grove, and Breezy Hill.  Breezy hill also has FRESH CRANBERRIES!!
Bulich mushrooms
Sycamore still has corn and they, Oak Grove, and others have beautiful sugar pumpkins, cheese pumpkins, winter and summer squashes. Oak Grove and S&SO have tomatillos.
Berried Treasures mini pickling tomatoes
Unfortunately something happened to my pictures of Rogowski and a few other stands, but you can still see most of the stands and produce here today if you
click here: http://tinyurl.com/oq4jbqc

Friday, October 10, 2014

Many varieties of cauliflower in many colors at Van Houten, Norwich, Bodhitree! Pumpkins all over and beautiful winter squashes at many stands. Gorgeous grape varieties at Cheerful Cherry!

Van Houten
Berried Treasures, Bodhitree, Norwich, and others have shelling beans, several kinds of flat beans, tomatoes, and squashes.  Oak Grove has a wide variety of hot and sweet peppers, heirloom tomatoes, herbs, and pepper plants. They also have winter squashes and pumpkins. Sycamore also has heirloom tomatoes and pumpkins.
Toigo's chestnuts!
Bobolink is here with cheeses and breads. Consider Bardwell has veal and cheeses and B&Y has lamb cuts, lamb sausages, chickens and chicken livers, and beautiful knitting wool.  Hot Bread Kitchen has all sorts of regional and ethnic baked goods and Francesca has many kinds of baked breads and dessert options as well.
Norwich Meadows fresh ginger
To see these and other stands and produce here today: http://tinyurl.com/pa5f5hd

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Berried Treasures has rosehips! Stark has a delicious new juice -- "Go Greens". Hydroponic tomatoes are back. Good looking quinces are available at Locust Grove!Winter squashes are here.

Bulich mushrooms
 I bought a lot of heirloom tomatoes today -- some for salad and some to make sauce for the freezer -- at Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Berried Treasures, Bodhitree, and Oak Grove. The season is ending soon, but there are still some beauties available. I got to the market too early to see Stokes Farm's stand, but I wouldn't be surprised to find them there, and at other stands as well.
Berried Treasures rosehips
Locust Grove has beautiful grapes, new crop apples and pears, and raspberries. S&SO and Keith have lovely lettuces and other greens, as well as heirloom tomatoes. Paffenroth has many unique greens, root vegetables, baby fennel, interesting carrots and beets, and other special produce. Windfall has unique greens and beautiful edible flowers,  and Mountain Sweet Berry has unique greens, cut herbs, and strawberries. Phillips has raspberries and Berried Treasures has raspberries, strawberries, and shelling beans. Mountain Sweet Berry also has shelling beans and cut herbs.

To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/o4xgqg4

Bodhitree's cabbages



Cherry Lane

Oak Grove


From GrowNY:

Fall Night Markets!
Union Square Mercato Notturno: Tasting Italian History 
Union Square Greenmarket - 17th Street btw Park & Broadway (north plaza)
Friday, October 10th
Participating Mercato Notturno Restaurants:
Pizza Moto
The Pavilion
Ends Meat

Union Square Cider Week Night Market
Union Square Greenmarket - 17th Street btw Park & Broadway (north plaza)
Friday, October 24th

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Paradise for pepper lovers at Eckerton, Oak Grove, S and SO, Hoeffner and others. Heirloom tomatoes are looking fine this week, but you'll find slightly fewer. Berried Treasures, Norwich Meadows, Stokes, Lani, Eckerton, Cheerful Cherry, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, and others have beauties.

Stokes Farm's delicious small potatoes
New crop apples are to be found at Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, Terhune, Caradonna, and others, along with new pears.  Mountain Sweet Berry has strawberries, along with Fantasy Fruit.  Cheerful Cherry has Canadice and Concord grapes and Buzzard Crest has several seeded and seedless varieties. Try their "Jupiter" if there are any left.
Seatuck scallops in the shell
Gorzynsky and S&SO have beautiful lettuces and Berried Treasures has shelling beans, haricots verts and other beans, and heirloom tomatoes. Norwich has many kinds of shelling and other beans as well as eggplants and squashes, and Stokes and Oak Grove have good looking sweet peppers. Stokes, Oak Grove, and Hoeffner have cheese pumpkins, sugar pumpkins, and winter squashes.
Norwich Meadows eggplants
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/pgxkltb
S&SO shellfish

Friday, September 26, 2014

First Friday for Campo Rosso Farm's beautiful greens. B&Y has lovely lavender and other knitting wool colors. Toigo has new season apples.

S&SO has some interesting squashes and pumpkins. Norwich Meadows has beautiful sweet and hot peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and shelling beans.  Berried Treasures has shelled flageolets, black eyed peas, and cannellini beans. Oak Grove, Bodhitree, Berried Treasures, Sycamore and others have delicious looking heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, winter and summer squashes, and other produce.

Lucky Dog, Queens County, Miglorelli, and others have tasty greens.  Terhune, Samascott, and others have new season apples, and a couple of stands still have peaches.  Pura Vida has fresh fish, Flying Pig has pork sausage and other pork products.

To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/kmk76zt

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stokes has beautiful cheese pumpkins. Several stands have grapes, including Locust Grove and Fantasy Fruit. There are still good-looking heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane, Stokes, Eckerton, Oak Grove,and others, and Cherry Lane has gorgeous San Marzano sauce tomatoes.

Stokes cheese pumpkin
I bought a bag of crimini mushrooms at Bulich to use in a San Marzano tomato sauce. Garden of Spices and Madura also have various kinds of mushroom. Paffenroth has big bags of excellent onions, Mountain Sweet Berry has interesting shallots, and Keith has bags of Rocambole garlic.
Eckerton Chestnuts
Pumpkins and grapes indicate the approach of Autumn holidays, but there are still peaches, nectarines, and plums at various stands.  Cherry Lane has sweet raspberries and Berried Treasures has strawberries and raspberries.  Fantasy Fruit also has strawberries and Phillips has raspberries.
Garden of Spice Oyster Mushroom
Berried Treasures has shelled cannellini and flageolet beans, among others, and also has beans in their shells.  Other stands have shelling beans, including Mountain Sweet Berry and Bodhitree. Bodhitree also has attractive Fall and Winter squashes.  Eckerton, Bodhitree, and Oak Grove have wide varieties of sweet, flavoring, and hot peppers.
Berried Treasures shelled fresh flageolets
Oak Grove squashes
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/mzbalv9

Friday, September 19, 2014

One more day for Toigo's nectarines! Cheerful Cherry has many kinds of grapes as well as Canadice jam! Beth's Farm Kitchen has delicious lemon curd!

New crop apples are in at Toigo, Samascott, and others.  Berried Treasures, Sycamore. Bodhitree, Lucky Dog, Oak Grove, Cheerful Cherry, Queens County, Norwich Meadows, and others have good-looking heirloom tomatoes and sauce tomatoes, Berried Treasures, Norwich, and Bodhitree have shelling beans. Bodhitree and Oak Grove have many kinds of hot and sweet peppers.

Dutchmill has beautiful sunflowers and gladiolas. Rose Meadow has fragrant English roses and other pretty flowers.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/m5sz9w8