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Fresh cranberries at Breezy Hill's stand

November 2015

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bulletin: Most of your Friday favorites are here today in a special Tuesday market.

Say goodbye for the season to Sycamore, here with some luscious looking broccoli, cabbages, and other tasty vegetables. Most stands are in their Friday positions, so it shouldn't be difficult to find them!

Check out the grownyc website to see the map. North and West sides of Union Square Park: http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket or


Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday week Greenmarket hours

Union Square Monday Greenmarket

North and West sides of Union Square Park  [map
Open Mondays, year round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Week: The Union Square Greenmarket will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so you can shop for all of your Thanksgiving ingredients!Check these links for market maps for these days.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


In addition to the Monday and Wednesday markets this week there will be a full Greenmarket on Tuesday, so that our Friday friends will be here. Several Saturday market faves, like Quattro's poultry, will be here on Wednesday. Check the Greenmarket's pages to see which stands are here.

Saturday's market has been rearranged, with stands normally at the West end of the market relocated in various places, so you'll need to check out the whole setup to find your farmers.  For instance, Cherry Lane, normally at that end, is now next to Quattro's close to Park Avenue.  Happy hunting!

Meanwhile, you can check the pictures on the following URL to get an idea of where things are:  http://tinyurl.com/onckadj

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cranberries at Breezy Hill! Fresh beans at Lani, Mountain Sweet Berry, and other stands. Great small and large peppers at Eckerton, Oak Grove, and S&SO ( soon to go out of season, so seize the day!).

Berried Treasures beans
 Delicious potatoes at Mountain Sweet Berry, Paffenroth, Norwich Meadows, Berried Treasures, and other stands.  Cherry Lane still has good looking tomatoes.

Shushan is also here with hydroponic tomatoes. Stokes has wonderful generous bunches of cut herbs as well as delicious looking herbal wreaths, some of which have beautiful hot red peppers in the design.
Stokes Farm's wreaths
Van Houten, Hoeffner, Oak Grove, and others have squashes and pumpkins. Berried Treasures and Oak Grove have unsprayed apples.  Locust Grove has quinces, apples, and pears.
Van Houten's Romanesco
It's cider day at Union Square, so check out some of the local ciders at Breezy Hill, Caradonna, and several other stands. Check out the last few pictures to learn about a new educational project by the market organization and contribute to support it!

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ondd8lj

D'Attolico's peppers

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Today is Sycamore's last day for the season -- check out their delicious canned peaches, jams, and vegetables. There are terrific fresh shelled beans available at Berried Treasures, Lani, Mountain Sweet Berry and Norwich Meadows. Check out Cherry Lane for good looking sauce and other tomatoes.

Seatuck's live clams
Mountain Sweet Berry's potato chips are back along with frozen pureed strawberries.
Fresh beans at Norwich Meadows
Order your holiday birds today at Quattro's, Violet Hill, Tamarack, and others, and pick out a guinea hen at Violet Hill for dinner tonight!
Caradonna grapes
Stokes Farm has their excellent herb wreathes for gifts along with a varied selection of cut fresh herbs, leafy greens, and unusual items like fresh lemon grass.  Eckerton, Oak Grove, and Norwich have many tasty hot and sweet peppers.

There are some interesting apples in the market, including non-sprayed choices at Berried Treasures and Gorzynsky along with a wide selection at Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, Caradona, and others.
Gorzynsky's  non-sprayed apples  

Guinea hens at Violet Hill
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/qcqsxwt
Fresh shelled beans at Berried Treasures

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Things are starting to wind down -- stands and produce are disappearing -- but there are plenty of good vegetables, fruits, and other items still here.

I found a few stands with good tomatoes -- you might have to set them out for a couple of days, but they do look tasty -- particularly at Cherry Lane, Eckerton, and Norwich Meadows. 
Quattro's smoked poultry and pheasant sausages
 There are plenty of peppers at Norwich, Eckerton, Oak Grove, and others.  There are beautiful winter squashes and pumpkins, grapes, ciders,  apples,  and pears everywhere, and Locust Grove has quinces.
Norwich sauce tomatoes
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/qznpgef
Lani's fresh mung beans!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Last day for Ryder Farm until next summer! Berried Treasures is here on the east end of the market. The D'Attiloco's are here with beautiful produce and sprouts. Bulich has gorgeous cultivated mushrooms and Violet Hill has many good looking foraged shrooms as well.

Cherry Lane has beautiful ready to eat tomatoes as does Eckerton.
 Eckerton also has a huge basket of Grenadan flavoring peppers as well as many hot and other flavoring types.

Oak Grove has their huge variety of hot and sweet peppers as well as winter squashes and other produce.

Norwich Meadows ginger
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/qj2moqz
Lani's Turmeric