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AUGUST 2014

AUGUST 2014
Check here for GrowNY's Greenmarket Maps for Union Square: http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket

Friday, August 1, 2014

Congratulations to Modesto on the 20th anniversary of foraging in the Greenmarket!!!

Modesto checking out the peppers at Norwich
Gramercy Tavern is lucky to have him choosing the beautiful produce we enjoy in the tavern or main rooms there.  I've enjoyed trying to get to the beautiful Charontais melons at Norwich Meadows Farm or Bodhitree before he goes through and snaffles the supply!

It was a schmoozathon today in Union Square. Met a guy who's only two or three degrees of separation from me shopping at Consider Bardwell's cheese stand! (His father went to my high school, his boss went to my college, etc.) It can be fun talking to other customers in the market.
Toigo's wonderful stone fruit
Meanwhile, back to those melons. You can't go wrong with a fragrant melon from one of those two sources, not to mention their delicious heirloom tomatoes! Many stands have mixed varieties of eggplants, squashes, beans, and corn. There are Tri-Star strawberries and red currants at Berried Treasures, along with fava beans out of their shells, zucchini blossoms, and cut herbs.  Madura has several kinds of mushroom and Lucky Dog has good-looking blueberries.
Oak Grove
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ou3km8v

Bodhitree


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mini-squashes and baby carrots at Rogowski. Raspberries, gooseberries, peaches at Locust Grove. Mushrooms at Bulich and Garden of Spices. Zucchini blossoms at Windfall, Berried Treasures, Locust Grove.

Bodhitree heirloom tomatoes
 Several stands including Rogowski and Keith have beautiful fresh garlic. Stokes has lemon grass and a wide variety of cut herbs. Locust, Oak Grove, and others have peaches, and Sycamore, Stokes, Keith, Bodhitree, Cherry Lane, and others have good looking heirloom tomatoes.
Cherry Lane zucchini blossoms and berries
 S&SO and Oak Grove have hot and sweet peppers and Bodhitree has shishito and padrone peppers along with some new varieties.  Many stands including Bodhitree have many kinds of eggplant, including some new types this year.
Oak Grove peppers
Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures have beautiful strawberries and wild blueberries and Caradonna, Locust, Phillips, and Fantasy Fruit have blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, and currants (white, black, and red).
Windfall edible flowers
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/kqxbr6g

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Artichokes at James Durr and Norwich Meadows. Eggplants everywhere -- all kinds of beautiful varieties. Squashes of many sizes, shapes, and flavors are here, too. Norwich Meadows, Oak Grove, and others have melons.

Durr artichokes
 Red Jacket and others have apricots and Caradonna and Locust Grove have peaches and plums as well.  Bulich is here with tasty mushroom varieties and D'Attolico has sweet carrots.  Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, and Norwich have heirloom tomatoes, and Stokes has cherry tomatoes that I eat like candy! Lani has unique greens and Windfall will also, when the rest of their produce arrives from the truck (which had a problem today). Hoeffner has very sweet corn (I just had some for breakfast) as well as big goodlooking tomatillos.
Hoeffner tomatillos
You'll find fine fruit and vegetables all around the Greenmarket this week. James Durr, Rose Meadow, and River Garden have beautiful flowers. Tremblay has delicious honey and Deep Mountain has great maple sugar products. Beth's Farm Kitchen has fruit syrups, jams, pickled vegetables, mustards, and other items.
Seatuck live crabs
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/laz347b

Friday, July 25, 2014

Norwich Meadows has melons, shelling beans, heirloom tomatoes, many kinds of eggplants. Toigo has beautiful peaches,nectarines, plums, and apricots. Berried Treasures has beautiful Tri-Star strawberries and red currants.

Oak Grove and Cheerful Cherry have peaches and heirloom tomatoes. Bodhitree has melons, heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, and delicious lettuces and other greens. Samascott has peaches, blueberries, and vegetables.  Berried Treasures, Norwich, and Lucky Dog have fava beans.  Oak Grove's hot pepper crop is in!

Dutchmill has lovely licianthus, gladiolas, and lilies. River Garden has pretty country flowers.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/mrf9s5x

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cherry Lane has blackberries, Locust Grove, Phillips, and Fantasy Fruit has red and white currants, and Kernan, Terhune, and Locust have peaches.

Red Jacket apricots
Mountain Sweet Berry, Bodhitree, Stokes, Berried Treasures, and others have cut herb bunches. Stokes and Two Guys have hydroponic lettuces and Bodhitree, Eckerton, Oak Grove,  and Cherry Lane have heirloom tomatoes.Sycamore and others have corn and squashes. Bodhitree, Rogowski, Paffenroth, and others have all kinds of unique greens.
S&SO eggplants


S&SO artichokes
Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries and blueberries.  Oak Grove has squashes, potted herbs, popcorn, and heirloom tomatoes. They don't have their sweet white and yellow peaches today, but say they should on Friday.
Bodhitree heirloom tomatoes

Hawthorne produce
Bulich mushrooms
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ofhxeu6

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lycianthus at Durr! Eggplants at Norwich and Lani! Sweet carrots at D'Attolico and Eckerton! Hot peppers at Oak Grove! Red and white currants at Locust Grove!

Melons at Norwich Meadows. Corn at Sycamore and others. Sour cherries at Locust Grove. White and yellow peaches at Oak Grove.  Sweet cherry tomatoes at Stokes, along with sweet peppers, new onions, big bunches of cut herbs, and lettuces. Heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane.

Berries at Gorzynski, Fantasy Fruit, Caradonna, and Locust Grove. Peaches, plums, and other fruit at Locust Grove and Terhune.  I didn't see Silver Heights or Cheerful Cherry today. (I think Cheerful is waiting for their heirloom tomato crop and should be back next week.)

To see these and other stands and what they've brought:Saturday Greenmarket

Friday, July 18, 2014

Peaches! Cavaillon melon! Purple snow peas! Corn! Hot peppers! Sour cherries!


Cavaillon melon
Norwich Meadows has beautiful peppers, squashes, and many kinds of eggplant. They also have watermelons and their first Cavaillon melons of the season.  Samascott has sour cherries, blueberries, and other fruit, and Van Houten has corn, cherry tomatoes, field tomatoes, squashes, and other vegetables. Madura has many kinds of mushroom.

Berried Treasures zucchini blossoms
Bodhitree has shisito peppers, unique greens, squashes, and heirloom tomatoes. Miglorelli has blueberries, corn, greens, and many kinds of beets and radishes.
Red Jacket apricots
Pura Vida is here with tasty seafood and Flying Pig has bacon and various pork cuts.  Roaming Acres has pork cuts as well as ostrich and bison. 
Samascott gooseberries
To see these and other produce: Friday Greenmarket

River Garden bouquets



Dutchmill's Lycianthus