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Stokes Asparagus

May 2016

May 2016
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Bulletin! Keith's Farm will be back on Wednesday, May 25!

They will be here on Saturday, May 28!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

STRAWBERRIES!!! at Phillips!

Asparagus at Cherry Lane, Hoeffner, Stokes, S&SO, and other stands.  Beautiful greens at D'Attolico, Stokes, Miglorelli, Eckerton, Norwich Meadows, and many other stands.  Lots of ramps at Mountain Sweet Berry, Violet Hill, Berried Treasures, and other stands. (And pickled ramps at Beth's Farm Kitchen.)
Modesto bought unripe strawberries for garnish
Great looking crabs, oysters, clams, mussels, and fish at Seatuck.  PE&DD also has excellent fish.  Quattro's is here with delicious poultry and pheasant eggs. Violet Hill has bacon and other pork items, rabbit, beef cuts, Belle Rouge chickens and chicken parts, and several varieties of chicken egg.
Peony madness at James Durr
Cherry Lane and Hoeffner have tomatoes. Stokes will have tomatoes and cherry tomatoes (tasty!) next weekend.
Rhubarb and asparagus at Hoeffner
James Durr, Terhune, and others have beautiful lilacs, and Durr also has lovely peonies, irises, and other flowers. Rose Meadow has glorious anemones and other unusual flowers.

To see these and other produce and stands: http://tinyurl.com/hqjnc7r

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tomatoes! The first pick of Cherry Lane's delicious heirloom and other tomatoes is here!

Terhune lilacs
Tamarack fiddleheads
Shushan's hydroponic tomatoes are here as well.  Many stands including S&SO, Miglorelli, Cherry Lane, Stokes, and Eckerton have beautiful salad and other greens.  Asparagus is available at Stokes, S&SO, Madura, Cherry Lane, and others, and several stands have good looking cut herbs.
Last day for Mountain Sweet Berry ramps
Oak Grove has many kinds of heirloom tomato plants and pepper plants for home gardeners.  Hoeffner has rhubarb as well as asparagus along with flowering and herb plants.
Cherry Lane tomatoes
She Wolf has some unique artisanal breads today and Berried Treasures and Terhune have beautiful lilacs.
Hoeffner's asparagus and rhubarb
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/hpsa7hr

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Tomatoes at Cherry Lane! Peonies at James Durr! Asparagus at Stokes, Cherry Lane, Hoeffner, and other stands.

Last day for I Fiori's tulips! Berried Treasures and others have some pretty ones today.

The greenmarket is beautiful today, with lots of greens. Rumors of strawberries in a week or two!

Saturday, April 30, 2016


Garden of Spices
Garden of Spice has fiddleheads today -- near Lani. Hoeffner has rhubarb and asparagus. Others with asparagus include Cherry Lane, Stokes, S&SO, Miglorelli.
Flounder roe at Seatuck
 Mountain Sweet Berry, Violet Hill, Berried Treasures, and others have ramps, and Lani has ramp leaves (along with fresh peanuts and a wide range of interesting dried beans and greens).
Young onions and garlic, leeks at Norwich Meadows
There are many stands with young garlic and new leeks.  Several stands including Eckerton and Stokes have gorgeous lettuces and other greens.
Tulips at Berried Treasures
I saw several chefs and restaurant foragers for the first time today. Spring is finally here, no matter how cold it seems to be.  You'll find tulips in a number of stands, including I Fiori de Fenici, Durr, and Berried Treasures.  There are also
other beautiful flowers at Rose Meadow and Phillips.
Pheasant, duck, turkey, and chicken eggs at Quattro's
To see these and other produce, meats, poultry, and flowers:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ASPARAGUS and RAMPS! Flowering and herb sets for gardeners! Lush lettuces at Eckerton!

Herb plants at Stokes
I scored some excellent asparagus at Stokes and Cherry Lane, and saw more at Hoeffner, S&SO, Madura, and other stands. Stokes also had beautiful hanging plants, herb and vegetable sets, and flowering plant sets.
Lettuce at Eckerton
 Oak Grove has great herb plants and they and Stokes have healthy looking tomato plants.
Oak Grove tomato plants
S&SO has cut herbs and Eckerton has French breakfast radishes.  Miglorelli has two kinds of radish, several kinds of green, and asparagus.
Berried Treasures and Mountain Sweet Berry have RAMPS, as do a few other stands, and Berried Treasures has various greens and interesting tulips (some attached to their bulbs).
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/he6w7f2

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Stokes has ASPARAGUS!!!

Hoeffner, Miglorelli, and others also have asparagus. Spring is here! Of course, it's damp out there, but it was worth it to me to have the first beautiful green spears.  Cherry Lane will probably have some next weekend.

Several stands including Stokes, Van Houten, Binder, and others, have lovely herb and flowering potted plants and sets for home gardeners. Oak Grove has TOMATO PLANTS and small mixed herb gardens in pots.

Seatuck had live crabs, other shellfish, and fresh fish when I went by and PE&DD had lobsters in addition to fresh fish and other shellfish.

To see some of the stands in the market today:  http://tinyurl.com/jpcze23