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Dutchmill Gladiolas

September 2015

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

Monday, August 31, 2015

There are many beautiful vegetables, fruits, and other items in the Monday Greenmarket, including Roaming Acres bison, PE&DD seafood, lavender, delicious baked goods at Las Delicias, breads at She Wolf, and flowers at Dutchmill and River Garden.

Norwich Meadows shelling beans
Better get out there and shop now, if you can. It's already 79 degrees and getting humid!  I'm glad I had the foresight to stock up on gazpacho ingredients over the weekend!
Race Farm peaches and plums
Norwich Meadows has beautiful heirloom tomatoes, fresh local ginger, several kinds of shelling beans, okras, peppers, eggplants, strawberries, raspberries, squashes, and masses of melons!
Red Jacket Apricot Stomp
Race is here with tasty peaches and other stone fruit in addition to many fresh vegetables. Phillips has raspberries, blackberries, peaches, and other fruits in addition to melons, onions, potatoes, squashes, beans, greens, and other produce.

Madura has mushrooms and popcorn in addition to various vegetables. Truncillito has peaches, blue plums, and other fruit.
PE&DD seafood
Some of Eckerton's wide variety of hot peppers
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/p4e9wp4
Lani's unique greens

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Paradise for hot pepper fans as Oak Grove, Eckerton, and S&SO bring wide unique selections to the market today. Others with interesting varieties include Stokes and Norwich Farms.

Eckerton
Other stands have smaller selections of excellent hot and sweet peppers.
Stokes Farm
It's still Peach and Plum fest at Locust Grove, Miglorelli, Caradonna, and others. Norwich has the widest variety of shelling beans and Oak Grove, Norwich, Miglorelli, Cherry Lane, and others have many kinds of eggplant and squash.

Cato Corner cheeses
There are still several interesting kinds of heirloom tomato at Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, Oak Grove, Stokes, Keith, and others. Mountain Sweet Berry, D'Attolico, Eckerton, and Cherry Lane, among others, also have great sauce tomatoes.
Norwich Meadows fresh local ginger
There are several stands with generous bunches of cut herbs, including Stokes, S&SO, Keith, Eckerton, and Sycamore.
D'Attolico eggplant
To see these and many other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/q3lh4km

Friday, August 28, 2015

Toigo has white and yellow nectarines and white and yellow peaches. Oak Grove also has white and yellow peaches. Enjoy them while the season lasts!

Norwich Meadows ginger, husk berries
Good news -- Toigo says they will have peaches into September! They also have plums, nectarines, and tomatoes.  Samascott still has blueberries along with peaches, apples, and vegetables.
Toigo plums

Samascott blueberries
There are beautiful heirloom tomatoes at Sycamore, Campo Rosso, Berried Treasures, Lucky Dog, and Norwich Meadows. Norwich also has a wide selection of squashes, eggplants, peppers, lettuces, and melons.
Oak Grove yellow and white peaches
 Miglorelli has corn, peaches, squashes, and other produce.  Berried Treasures has several kinds of fresh shelled beans including flageolets. Miglorelli, Norwich, and Oak Grove have tomatillos, and Norwich has locally grown ginger!
Berried Treasures fresh shelled beans
Consider Bardwell has several prize winning cheeses including "Manchester", a delicious hard style goat cheese.  Beth's Farm Kitchen has many tasty chutneys, jams, and fruit syrups, and a selection of barbecue, not, and ketchup sauces.
B&Y
To see these and other stands and produce here today:
http://tinyurl.com/pps39g7

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Peaches, nectarines, squashes, melons, blackberries, corn, peppers hot and sweet, heirloom and other tomatoes, all kinds of eggplants!

Stokes Farm husk cherries
Bulich mushrooms
Berried Treasures has many kinds of shelling beans -- shell them now, freeze them, and you'll have them all winter!

Berried Treasures shelling beans
 Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Stokes, Mountain Sweet Berry, and others have gorgeous San Marzano and other sauce tomatoes for canning and freezing. Do it now while they're still at peak!
Eckerton sauce tomatoes
Bodhitree has many kinds of bean, squash, eggplant, cut herbs, and greens. S&SO and Oak Grove have tomatillos, S&SO has artichokes, and Stokes and Oak Grove have husk "cherries".
Van Houten melons
Van Houten has huge fragrant musk melons and watermelons. Oak Grove, Bodhitree, and others have various melons, including Mountain Sweet Berry with succulent Charentais melons.
Mountain Sweet Berry's Charentais melons
To see these and other beautiful produce, breads, pastries, meats and fish:
http://tinyurl.com/nwqqetr

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Ravioli made with Tonjes ricotta, Ardith Mae's delicious goat cheeses, Three Corner Field Farm's tasty sheep cheeses, Cato Corner's wonderful cow's milk cheeses! We're lucky to have these fresh unique options.

Shiners at Seatuck
There are gorgeous heirloom tomatoes everywhere today, including Sycamore, Stokes, Norwich Meadows, Lani, Eckerton, and others.
Stokes Aunt Rubys
 Oak Grove and Eckerton have many of their excellent hot and sweet peppers and many stands have a variety of eggplants, including fairy tale (tiny purple striped), and summer squashes.

Tamarack's eggplants
 Several stands have good looking shelling beans, including Norwich, Lani, Tamarack, and Stokes.
Norwich cranberry beans
Oak Grove has white and yellow peaches, heirloom tomatoes, squashes, and eggplants along with corn and melons. Van Houten has watermelons, sweet peppers, corn, and other produce.
D'Attolico squashes
Seatuck has beautiful fish, including bluefish, shiners, and shellfish. PE&DD has cooked lobsters, various fish salads, lovely fresh fish and shellfish.  Violet Hill has poultry, bacon, lamb cuts, and various chicken eggs along with foraged vegetables and mushrooms.

Violet Hill chicken eggs
Quattro's has turkey and chicken eggs, pheasants, ducks, chickens, and other poultry, as well as smoked poultry.
Stokes lemon grass
Stokes, Lani, S&SO, and others have cut herbs, and Oak Grove, Binder, and others have potted herbs.
Bulich mushrooms

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/nut3z28

Friday, August 21, 2015

Blue plums, grapes, a chill in the morning air. One more week for Toigo's delicious peaches. Sad to say, I know what's coming.

Toigo
So...carpe diem! Seize the beautiful peaches, plums, nectarines, heirloom tomatoes, shelling beans, eggplants, squashes, while ye may!  Summer melons, too!
Norwich Meadows melons
Toigo , Samascott, and Oak Grove, among others, have slurpy delicious peaches today.  Toigo also has nectarines and many kinds of plum.  I found two perfect Aunt Ruby heirloom tomatoes among a selection of good looking heirlooms at Sycamore, a couple of excellent cucumbers at Norwich, and beautiful hot peppers at Oak Grove. Gazpacho!  Berried Treasures and Norwich have beautiful string beans and shelling beans -- a friend I met in the market is making succatash with Berried Treasures haricots verts and corn from Miglorelli.
Norwich shelling beans
Oak Grove pepper plants
I picked up some classic blue plums from Toigo and am planning to make a plum cake.  I'll be having peaches from Oak Grove and blueberries from Samascott with Old Chatham vanilla bean yogurt for breakfast today.  Bodhitree and Norwich have tasty melons today, so I may have them for dessert tomorrow. I have prosciutto from Eately to eat on the Cavaillon (Charentais, they call it at Norwich) mini-melon.
Oak Grove hot peppers
There is wonderful fresh fish at Pura Vida, fresh young greens at Campo Rosso, prizewinning cheese at Consider Bardwell, sweet gelato at Ole Mother Hubbert, and gorgeous produce everywhere in the market today.
Pura Vida fish
To see who's here and what they've brought:  http://tinyurl.com/nv8vkck

Monday, August 17, 2015

Norwich Meadows has bargain eggplants, peppers, and heirloom tomatoes for $2 a pound. They looked perfectly fine to me -- good for gazpacho, for instance.

Norwich "bruised" peppers
Old Mother Hubbert has several kinds of gelato and many farmers, including Lani, Phillips, and others,  have good looking melons of all kinds. Red Jacket has their delicious fruit juices and many kinds of peach and plum, and Troncillito has donut peaches, regular yellow and white peaches, and plums.
Race Farm cranberry beans

Fantasy Fruit has blueberries and Tri-Star strawberries, and Race has several kinds of stone fruit as well as vegetables and good looking boxes of mixed peppers.  Eckerton has several sizes of heirloom tomato as well as many kinds of hot peppers.
Old Mother Hubbert gelato
Lani has several types of basil and other cut herbs as well as eggplants, heirloom tomatoes, squashes, long beans, and several unique greens. Norwich has many varieties of shelling bean, string bean, and melons, along with baby artichokes, tomatillos, and other interesting produce.  Madura has various mushrooms and Blue Oyster has interesting new varieties of oyster mushroom, including pink!
Blue Oyster mushrooms
Lani squash blossoms
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ofmurrx