Even the Largest Farm Stands Are Small Businesses . Let's Support Our Local Farmers !

Even the Largest Farm Stands Are Small Businesses . Let's Support Our Local Farmers  !

October 2014

October  2014
Check here for GrowNY's Greenmarket Maps for Union Square: http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket

Friday, October 31, 2014

Last Day for Dutchmill's flowers until Spring! Last day for Berried Treasures tomatoes!

To see who's here today and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/lsmj3hc

I'm taking November off, so see you in December!  Make sure you check Breezy Hill for fresh cranberries for Thanksgiving and Stokes Farm for fresh herb wreaths for gifts!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Divine Brine has many delicious kinds of pickles. There are tasty San Marzano tomatoes at Cherry Lane and other heirloom tomatoes there and at several other stands.

Stokes cauliflower
It's still a pepper paradise at Eckerton, Stokes, S&SO, Oak Grove, and other stands.  Stokes has gorgeous hydroponic lettuces and they, Sycamore, Oak Grove, and many other stands have gorgeous pumpkins and winter squashes.

Van Houten has decorative gourds, as does S&SO, and many stands have brussels sprouts and various colors of cauliflower.  Locust Grove has grapes, quinces, and several varieties of apple and pear. Caradonna and others also have interesting apple varieties.
Paffenroth
To see the beautiful produce in  Union Square Greenmarket today, click here:

http://tinyurl.com/mfb7xjg

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The recessional begins, with heirloom tomatoes and others being one of the first to end their season. Peppers are hanging on at many stands and grapes will still be here next week at Buzzard Crest.

Mountain Sweet Berry
Blueberries will be finished.  Sycamore still had corn today!  It was a bit crowded in the Greenmarket with tourists, marchers about something, and late waking shoppers, so some stands were two deep and hard to get through to.  It's a beautiful day and there are a lot of delicious vegetables and proteins all around the market.  Paradise for squash and pumpkin fans and lovers of Brussels sprouts!

To see which stands are here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/q359627

Durr
 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A little vacation in New Hampshire

I was planning to get to the market today, but spent 8 hours on the Vermonter yesterday and am simply knocked out! I'll be back posting this weekend, but have decided to enjoy the rainy day at home. See you later!

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


Paffenroth

Miglorelli

Cherry Lane

Oak Grove

Tamarack

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
4pm-8pm
Participating Mercato Notturno Restaurants:
Pizza Moto
Otaleg!
Otto
The Pavilion
Ends Meat
Parmacotto

AND
Union Square Cider Week Night Market
Union Square Greenmarket - 17th Street btw Park & Broadway (north plaza)
Friday, October 24th
​4pm-8pm