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March 2015

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

Saturday, April 25, 2015

It's RAMP CITY this week, with Mountain Sweet Berry, Violet Hill, Lani and others having plenty of good looking choices. Eckerton has pretty tiny carrots and Oak Grove has HEIRLOOM TOMATO PLANTS.

Seatuck and PE&DD have beautiful fresh fish and other seafood and Quattro's has duck and pheasant eggs.  Monk's has various pestos and Ardith Mae has several delicious goat's milk cheeses.  D'Attolico has sprouts and young garlic and various hummus flavors.

Fiori de Fenice has several unusual tulip varieties and other stands have tulips as well.  Durr has beautiful flowering branches. Binder, Van Houton, Phillips, Hoeffner, Stokes and others have flower sets and Oak Grove, Stokes, and Binder have good looking herb sets.  Silver Heights has vegetable and herb sets.
Modesto with Eckerton's baby carrots

To see these and other stands and produce: Saturday Greenmarket

Friday, April 24, 2015

RAMPS at Mountain Sweet Berry and Lucky Dog. ASPARAGUS at Bodhitree! Dried beans at Berried Treasures!

Pura Vida fish has many delicious looking fishes including skate.  Bodhitree has beautiful greens and herbs.  Stokes, Oak Grove, and Binder have flower and herb sets and Van Houten has flower sets and trees. Toigo has good looking tomatoes -- various types and sizes.

To see these and other stands and produce here today: http://tinyurl.com/leb7rs2
 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bulletin! Asparagus at Bodhitree and ramps at Mountain Sweet Berry and at the Max Creek stand.

Franca is back with beautiful small potatoes!! at Berried Treasures.  To see these and other Spring goodies:  Click on Spring is here!!!!!!!!
Bodhitree

Oak Grove  heirloom tomato plants

Franca's back!
Mountain Sweet Berry's Ramps!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wonderful young greens in the market today -- check out Eckerton, Lani, Monk, and others.


There were a few bunches of ramps in the market, but the season really hasn't started.  The tulips at I Fiori, Durr, and Phillips are beautiful and Durr and Phillips have flowering branches. Rose Meadow has roses and poppies.
Stokes herbs
Quattro's has PHEASANT EGGS, turkey eggs, and duck eggs in addition to their excellent chicken eggs, poultry, and smoked poultry.  Violet Hill has rabbit, rabbit cuts, pork, chicken parts, and various chicken eggs.

Eckerton has several varieties of dried peppers.

 D'Attolico has sprouts and various dips.  Bulich has a wide variety of mushrooms.
Seatuck scallops

To see these and other stands here today:  Greenmarket Today

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bulletin: SILVER HEIGHTS back tomorrow and Saturday!!

They'll be bringing in many vegetable and flowering plant sets:

THIS WEEK AT
FARMERS' MARKET
VEGETABLES
Lettuce: Wild Garden Mix, Frank’s Crispy Mix, Philosopher’s Romaine Mix, and an assortment of Butterhead, Crisphead, Leaf, Romaine
Arugula: arugula, ‘Astro,’ Olive Leaf, Syvletta
Cutting Chicory/Dandelion: Catalogna Puntarella, Catalogna Frastagliate, Red Ribbed Dandelion, Spadona da Taglio
Endive & Escarole: Endive Escarole Mix, Heart of Gold, Tres Fine a Maraichere, Wallone, Ascalone, Batavian Full Heart, Cornet of Bourdeaux
Radicchio:Mantovana, Palla Rossa 2, Pan di Zucchero, Rossa di Treviso Rio San Marino, Rossa de Verona
Belle Isle Upland Cress
Spinach: America, Butterflay, Giant of Winter, Long Standing Bloomsdale, Viroflay
Collards: Alabama Blue, Cascade Glace, Champion, Georgia Southern, Morris Heading
Kale: Bear Necessities, Beedy’s Camden, Black Tuscan, Dwarf Blue Scotch Curled, Lacinato, Lacinato Rainbow, Old Palm Growth Lacinato, Portuguese Tronchuda, Red Ursa, Russian Frills, Russian Hunger Gap, Russian Red, White Russian, Wild Red
Mustards: Bau Sin, Golden Frills, Green Wave, Mild Mix, Mizuna, Osaka Purple, Pungent Mix, Purple Mizuna, Red Giant, Ruby Streaks, Southern Giant, Tokyo Bekana. Toraziroh, Vitamin Green
Miscellaneous and Ethnic Greens: Kailaan, Komatsuna, Maruba Santoh, Mizspoona, Senposai, Tatsoi, Te Yu, Yukina Savoy
Pak Choy and Choy Sum: Ching Chiang, Hon Tsai Tai, Prize Choy, White Stemmed Choy, Yu Choy Sum
Snap Pea: Amish Snap, Cascadia, Sugar Lode, Sugar Magnolia, Sugar Snap
Snow Pea: Caroubey de Mausanne, Dwarf Gray, Ho Lan Dow, Oregon Sugar Pod II, Swiss Giant
Shelling Pea: Blue Bantam, Green Arrow, Iona, Laxton’s Progress No. 9, Mayfair, Precoville, Tall Telephone, Tom Thumb
Leeks: American Flag, Bandit, Blue Solaise, Bulgarian Giant, Carentan, Giant Musselburg, King Richard, The Lyon
Onions and Shallots: Ailsa Craig, Bianca di Maggio, Clear Dawn, Dakota Tears, Flat of Italy, New York Early, Purplette, Red Long of Tropea, Rossa di Milano, Tropeana Tonda,  Walla Walla, Yellow of Parma, Zebrune shallot
Scallion: Deep Purple, Evergreen Hardy, He-Shi- Ko

HERBS
Cilician Parsley, Gigante d’Italia Parsley, Mitsuba, German Thyme, French Thyme, Vertissimo Chervil

FLOWERS
Sweet Peas: Black Cupid, Black Knight, Blanche Ferry, Blue Reflections, Blue Shift, Captain of the Blues, Cupani, Flora Norton, King Edward VII, King Size Navy Blue, King’s High Scent, Miss Willmott, Mollie Rilestone, Mrs. Collier, Old Spice Mix, Pink Cupid, Strawberry Fields, Villa Roma White and Rose

Monday, April 6, 2015

Consider Bardwell has pork chops, ham slices, and other pork cuts as well as cheeses. Toigo has hydroponic tomatoes. Lani has beautiful greens.

Toigo's tomatoes
Consider Bardwell's pork chops
Dutchmill's tulips and daffodils

To see these and other stands and produce:  Union Square Monday
Lani's Greens  

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Stokes Farm is back with flowering plants and microgreen sets. D'Attolico will be here every Saturday with sprouts and greens.

Many stands have tulips today, including I Fiori di Fenice, which also has hyacinths and lilies.  Rose Meadow has some unusual flowers, including poppies, and has also brought in beautiful roses.

Quattro's has wild turkey eggs along with their wonderful poultry. Violet Hill has their colorful chicken eggs and had just sold out of their goose eggs when I came by!  They also have many lamb cuts in addition to pork and chickens.
Goose eggs! at Violet Hill
Check out Holy Schmitt's whole and prepared horseradish!

Eckerton has several varieties of dried hot peppers and lots of French breakfast radishes. Lani is back in their regular Saturday spot with many delicious looking greens. Shushan has fresh hydroponic herbs, cherry tomatoes, and large hydroponic tomatoes as well as cucumbers and other greens and herbs. Gorzynski is here with organic root vegetables and greens.
Poppies! at Rose Meadow


To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/qy43ta5