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May 2015

May 2015
Check here for GrowNY's Greenmarket Maps for Union Square: http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket

Friday, May 22, 2015

Strawberries st Stokes, Toigo, and Bodhitree, and rhubarb at Samascott and Berried Treasures!

Young garlic and onions at Norwich Meadows and Samascott. Beautiful lettuces and other greens along with asparagus at Bodhitree, Stokes, and Queens County Farm Museum.
Berried Treasures

Dutchmill peonies
Lush flowering and herb plants at Binder, as well as Oak Grove and Stokes (who also have gorgeous tomato plants).
Campo Rosso
To see these and other stands and produce here today:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

STRAWBERRIES!! Stokes, Cherry Lane, Bodhitree and others have them today, along with ASPARAGUS.

Stokes Farm strawberries
Berried Treasures and Tamarack have fiddleheads and Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures have ramps.
Berried Treasures fiddleheads
Dutchmill peonies
 Dutchmill has beautiful peonies and Berried Treasures has lilacs.
Mountain Sweet Berry
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/lcodcbh

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Rain, rain, go away!! Got caught in a downpour, but managed to find lots of good Spring vegetables and flowers, so it was worth it.

James Durr's peonies
Stokes, S&SO, Hoeffner, Cherry Lane, and others have gorgeous asparagus. Hoeffner and Gorzynski have RHUBARB. Eckerton has lovely lettuces and other unique greens and Lani and Windfall have beautiful salad and mini-greens.
Stokes lettuce
Fiori di Fenice has tulips, hyacinths, and lilies. Durr has Old fashioned irises, lilies of the valley, peonies, tulips, and flowering branches. Stokes, Phillips, Binder, and Van Houten have flowering plants and sets, and Oak Grove and Binder have lush herb plants. Silver Heights and Oak Grove have many kinds of heirloom tomato plants.
Tamarack and others have fiddlehead ferns and Violet Hill, Northshire,  and Mountain Sweet Berry have plenty of ramps.  Bulich has a wide array of tasty looking mushrooms.  Omelet, anyone?  (Quattro's has delicious pheasant eggs and Violet Hill and Windfall have many kinds of chicken eggs.)
Violet Hill's foraged greens

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/kv8wxsn

Friday, May 15, 2015

Beautiful asparagus, fiddleheads, and ramps all around the market today.

Some good looking mushrooms at Madura and Blue Oyster. It's Springtime pasta primavera and fritata season!

Toigo has some interesting French tomatoes as well as other tasty varieties. Samascott and Queens County Farm have rhubarb. There were strawberries at Bodhitree this morning but they were gone by 9AM again! It's a welcome tease, but just a tease so far, I guess.

To see these and other stands and produce here today:

By the way, I had lunch at Union Square Cafe today and had delicious food made with ingredients I saw Chef buying early in the morning. It's not often that you can recognize your fiddleheads and ramps!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BULLETIN!! STRAWBERRIES at Bodhitree this Friday!!!

Locust Grove
They were all gone today when I arrived at 8:45!
To see beautiful asparagus, lilacs, lilies of the valley, and other flowers and produce and where they are in the Greenmarket:  http://tinyurl.com/nl2668c


Saturday, May 9, 2015

RHUBARB at Eckerton and Gorzynski! Fiddleheads at Tamarack and Garden of Spices! Beautiful asparagus at Stokes, Hoeffner, Cherry Lane, S&SO, and others.

PEONIES at Durr, along with irises, flowering branches, and tulips. Gorgeous lilies at Fiori, along with unique tulips and scented hyacinths. Rose Meadow has beautiful mixed bouquets of unusual flowers, poppies, anemones, and other flowers.

Garlic scapes at Norwich, along with new season salad greens. Spinach and sweet potatoes at Cherry Lane and baby spinach at other stands.  Wild foraged greens at Violet Hill.

Pheasant and other poultry eggs, pheasants chicken and chicken parts, smoked poultry, sausages, and other delicious options at Quattro's. Pork, lamb, rabbit, and other proteins at Violet Hill. Sausages, pork cuts, liverwurst, and bacons at Flying Pig.

Great looking fresh fish  and shellfish at Seatuck and PE&DD and seafood salads at PE&DD.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/q9x42qb

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fiddlehead ferns at Berried Treasures, asparagus at Samascott, Bodhitree, and others. Beautiful mushrooms at Blue Oyster, young garlic at Norwich (there were garlic scapes there, too, but most were gone at 8:30!)

Garlic scapes at Norwich Meadows! Modesto's choice!
The market is full of lovely young greens, interesting breads, and beautiful yarns. Stokes, Binder, Oak Grove and others have herb and flowering plant sets, and Oak Grove and Stokes have great heirloom tomato plants.
Asparagus at Samascott
B&Y Farms is there with many lamb cuts as well as Cornish game hens. Roaming Acres has bison, ostrich, and other meats, and Pura Vida has luscious looking fresh fish.
Fiddleheads at Berried Treasures

Parrot tulips at Dutchmill

To see these and other stands and produce: Friday May 8