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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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New at Eckerton, Stark fruit and vegetable juices. Divine Brine has many kinds of tasty pickles. Gone for the year, Silver Heights plants.

Shelling beans at Berried Treasures
Heirloom tomatoes are looking good everywhere, with Berried Treasures, Cherry Lane, Stokes, Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and others having a wide choice of variety. Hot and sweet peppers are available at S&SO, Eckerton, Oak Grove, and others. This is the last week for okra at Cherry Lane. Kernan still has nectarines and Locust Grove has many kinds of stone fruit.
cranberry beans at Stokes
chestnuts at Eckerton

New apples and pears are in at Terhune, Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, and others.  Fantasy Fruit, Berried Treasures, Mountain Sweet Berry, Phillips, Caradonna, and others have strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
pickles at Divine Brine
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/p58gf9c

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pumpkins! Grapes! Brussels Sprouts! Winter Squashes! Uh oh!

Here comes the Fall! The grapes look great at Buzzard Crest and Cheerful Cherry, among others.  Apples and pears are pushing out  are pushing out the peaches at many stands, although there are still peaches to be had.  Locust Grove, Oak Grove, Terhune, and others still have them.
Heirloom tomatoes are everywhere, with Berried Treasures, Sycamore, Eckerton, Stokes, Lani, Cheerful Cherry, Keith, and Cherry Lane among others having beautiful options with cherry tomatoes and big gorgeous options at these and other stands.
Stark Juice at Eckerton -- fresh vegetable and fruit juices
 Gorzynski and Keith have succulent lettuces and Paffenroth, Northshire, S&SO, Miglorelli, Windfall, and Stokes have unique greens. I tried Eckerton's fresh juices this morning. Delicious!
Stokes Family!
There is an excellent choice of hot and sweet peppers to be had at Eckerton, Oak Grove, Hoeffner, Lani, Cheerful Cherry, and others.  There are still stands with corn -- Oak Grove, Cherry Lane, and Paffenroth among others.
D'Attolico's Squash Blossoms
To see these and other stands and produce:   http://tinyurl.com/m25j9hg

Friday, September 12, 2014

Last day for peaches and nectarines at Toigo and Cheerful Cherry! Beautiful fresh shelled flageolets and others at Berried Treasures! Soup meat, lamb shoulder chops, and lovely knitting wools at B&Y.

Pumpkins at Van Houten and grapes at Cheerful Cherry signal the arrival of Autumn. There are plenty of gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at Samascott, Norwich Meadows, Berried Treasures, Bodhitree and others, as well as red currants and Tri-Stars at Berried Treasures, blackberries and raspberries at Phillips, and blueberries and strawberries at Samascott.

I'm having a delicious goat cheese called Slyboro from Consider Bardwell for breakfast. Bobolink has tasty cow's milk cheddar and other cheeses. Las Delicias and Hot Bread Kitchen have sweet and savory baked goods.  Rose Meadow and Dutchmill have beautiful flowers.

Norwich and others have good-looking melons and Bodhitree, Oak Grove, Queens County, and Norwich have hot and sweet peppers and flavoring peppers.
Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and Norwich have many kinds of squash and eggplants.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/n9dc9rd

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Last day until Spring for Silver Heights -- big plant sale! Berried Treasures has many varieties of fresh shelled beans.

Mountain Sweet Berry, Fantasy Fruits, Berried Treasures and others have sweet strawberries. Raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries are also available at various stands.  Red Jacket has greengage plums, Locust Grove has plums and berries, and Kernan, Oak Grove, and many others have peaches and nectarines.
Stokes Farm lemongrass
Beautiful heirloom tomatoes are everywhere, including Stokes, Oak Grove, Cherry Lane, Mountain Sweet Berry, Berried Treasures,Sycamore, Eckerton, and others.  Peppers both hot and sweet are available at S&SO, Oak Grove, Eckerton, Stokes, and others.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ol7bfo4

Saturday, September 6, 2014

BUZZARD KREST IS BACK with delicious grapes and grape juices! BERRIED TREASURES is here with beautiful shelling beans, heirloom tomatoes, and other beans.

It's pepper season at Eckerton, Oak Grove, S&SO, Cheerful Cherry, and others. Heirloom tomatoes are all around the market -- at Stokes, Oak
Grove, Miglorelli, Norwich Meadows, Eckerton, Lani, Mountain Sweet Berry, Cherry Lane, Cheerful Cherry,  Locust Grove, and others. Paffenroth, Norwich Meadows, Lani, Stokes, Gorzynski, D'Attolico, Hudson Valley, and others have tasty unique greens, herbs, and other produce. This is definitely a sauce-for-the-freezer-making day! I'm cranking up the AC and going to town!
Hoeffner has many kinds of pepper, greens, corn, and other produce. Phillips and Fantasy Fruit have berries, and Fantasy Fruit has elderberries!  There's a new jam-maker in the market today, Josephine's Feast, and Beth's Farm Kitchen has fruit syrups in addition to their jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables.

Bulich and Violet Hill have mushrooms, and Violet Hill has fresh rabbit, chickens, pork products, and honey.  Flying Pig has pork cuts and products as well as chickens.  Seatuck has razor clams, fish, and other shellfish. PE&DD has cooked lobsters, many kinds of fish, and fish salads.

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

Friday, September 5, 2014

Toigo's peaches, nectarines, and plums -- delicious and going out of season. This may be their last week -- apples are coming in! Heirloom tomatoes are plentiful all around the market.

Toigo nectarines

Van Houten heirlooms
Cheerful Cherry has nectarines, peaches and plums, but time is ticking away! They have beautiful heirloom tomatoes and a sale on stone fruit.  Red Jacket has greengage plums and Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and others have several kinds of melon.  Oak Grove, Sycamore, Bodhitree, Norwich Meadows, and others have luscious heirloom tomatoes.
Norwich Meadows baby artichokes
Lucky Dog has fennel (and French guinea hens!!).
Norwich has a few baby artichokes, many shelling and other beans. Oak Grove and Bodhitree have interesting peppers.  Sycamore has tasty zucchini bread, corn, and other produce.
Samascott strawberries and blueberries
 Las Delicias has wonderful pastries, both sweet and savory, and Hot Bread Kitchen has many kinds of bread, including various challahs, rolls, bialys, and other Middle Eastern breads.
Berried Treasures currants and other berries

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/k3hzcbp