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

SEPTEMBER 2014

SEPTEMBER  2014
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Paradise for pepper lovers at Eckerton, Oak Grove, S and SO, Hoeffner and others. Heirloom tomatoes are looking fine this week, but you'll find slightly fewer. Berried Treasures, Norwich Meadows, Stokes, Lani, Eckerton, Cheerful Cherry, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, and others have beauties.

Stokes Farm's delicious small potatoes
New crop apples are to be found at Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, Terhune, Caradonna, and others, along with new pears.  Mountain Sweet Berry has strawberries, along with Fantasy Fruit.  Cheerful Cherry has Canadice and Concord grapes and Buzzard Crest has several seeded and seedless varieties. Try their "Jupiter" if there are any left.
Seatuck scallops in the shell
Gorzynsky and S&SO have beautiful lettuces and Berried Treasures has shelling beans, haricots verts and other beans, and heirloom tomatoes. Norwich has many kinds of shelling and other beans as well as eggplants and squashes, and Stokes and Oak Grove have good looking sweet peppers. Stokes, Oak Grove, and Hoeffner have cheese pumpkins, sugar pumpkins, and winter squashes.
Norwich Meadows eggplants
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/pgxkltb
S&SO shellfish
 

Friday, September 26, 2014

First Friday for Campo Rosso Farm's beautiful greens. B&Y has lovely lavender and other knitting wool colors. Toigo has new season apples.

S&SO has some interesting squashes and pumpkins. Norwich Meadows has beautiful sweet and hot peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and shelling beans.  Berried Treasures has shelled flageolets, black eyed peas, and cannellini beans. Oak Grove, Bodhitree, Berried Treasures, Sycamore and others have delicious looking heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, winter and summer squashes, and other produce.

Lucky Dog, Queens County, Miglorelli, and others have tasty greens.  Terhune, Samascott, and others have new season apples, and a couple of stands still have peaches.  Pura Vida has fresh fish, Flying Pig has pork sausage and other pork products.

To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/kmk76zt

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stokes has beautiful cheese pumpkins. Several stands have grapes, including Locust Grove and Fantasy Fruit. There are still good-looking heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane, Stokes, Eckerton, Oak Grove,and others, and Cherry Lane has gorgeous San Marzano sauce tomatoes.


Stokes cheese pumpkin
I bought a bag of crimini mushrooms at Bulich to use in a San Marzano tomato sauce. Garden of Spices and Madura also have various kinds of mushroom. Paffenroth has big bags of excellent onions, Mountain Sweet Berry has interesting shallots, and Keith has bags of Rocambole garlic.
Eckerton Chestnuts
Pumpkins and grapes indicate the approach of Autumn holidays, but there are still peaches, nectarines, and plums at various stands.  Cherry Lane has sweet raspberries and Berried Treasures has strawberries and raspberries.  Fantasy Fruit also has strawberries and Phillips has raspberries.
Garden of Spice Oyster Mushroom
Berried Treasures has shelled cannellini and flageolet beans, among others, and also has beans in their shells.  Other stands have shelling beans, including Mountain Sweet Berry and Bodhitree. Bodhitree also has attractive Fall and Winter squashes.  Eckerton, Bodhitree, and Oak Grove have wide varieties of sweet, flavoring, and hot peppers.
Berried Treasures shelled fresh flageolets
Oak Grove squashes
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/mzbalv9

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.
Hoeffner
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