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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Greenmarket Photos Sunday in Stuyvesant Town

Cardoons! Black Raspberries!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mountain Sweet Berry has two types of young onions, young garlic, chervil, wild baby arugula, and sucrine lettuce. Northshire has CARDOONS! Terhune has beautiful wild asparagus, strawberries, and tasty raspberries. Sycamore has the last of their excellent sweet strawberries, greenhouse tomatoes, cauliflower, cucumbers, and basil. Cherry Lane has fresh dug red and yukon gold baby potatoes, greehnouse heirloom tomatoes, and basil. Norwich has several varieties of baby squashes, zucchini, fava beans, and other greens. Eckerton has CHERRY TOMATOES, red and BLACK RASPBERRIES, rainbow kale, Tuscan kale, haricots jaunes, fava beans, and their first CORN!

The rose people have two types of roses, sweetpeas, and other flowers and River Garden has beautiful wildflowers.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Cheerful Cherry's Cherries!!!!!

Check out Cheerful Cherry today and Saturday for their delicious dark cherries and great sour cherries for baking. Sycamore has delicious big fragrant tasty strawberries today, and thinks that tomorrow may be the last day for them. Samascott has asparagus, cherries, strawberries, and cider. Stokes has the last of their tasty strawberries and the start of their delicious squashes, generous bunches of cut herbs, and greenhouse tomatoes. There are farmers with shell peas, sugar snaps, and leafy greens.

River Garden has wonderful lavender and are bringing in more and more of their lovely wildflowers. Newfield Farm has pretty lilies and snapdragons.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Raspberries, Basil, and Scapes

Several farmers have RASPBERRIES today. Sycamore has strawberries, as does Cherry Lane, and there are stands with tiny Tri-Star strawberries, including Berried Treasures. Sycamore and Shushan have basil, as does Stokes (who also has raspberries). Mountain Sweet Berry has wild baby arugula, delicious tiny red beets, irresistable petit pois, sugar snaps, and sucrine lettuce. Several farmers have garlic scapes and Keith's stand has young Rocambole garlic.

I'm going to have Cato's cheese with Our Daily Bread's whole wheat pain levain and Ronnybrook's sweet butter for breakfast, followed by Ronnybrook's Blueberry-Pomegranate drinkable yogurt.

Flora Perfecta has fragrant lilies and pretty roses and River Garden has beautiful wildflowers.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fava Beans, Baby Leeks, Raspberries, Scapes

Norwich Farm has garlic scapes and other greens. Eckerton has fava beans, young carrots, and new potatoes. Mountain Sweet Berry has baby French leeks, young garlic, young shallots, baby wild arugula, and Sucrine lettuce. Gorzynsky has beautiful lettuces, herbs, and root vegetables. Locust Grove has RASPBERRIES, strawberries, and cherries. Terhune has dark cherries and wild asparagus. Paffenroth has several kinds of radish and baby fennel. D'Attolico has delicious shelling peas, and Mountain Sweet Berry has tasty petit pois.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Cheeses and Strawberries

Had some errands this morning, so this is a late posting, but I wanted to drop in at the Greenmarket anyway. I found out that Samascott lost half of what was going to be a bumper crop of their outstanding blueberries -- they had a huge hailstorm and apples were also damaged. Fortunately, their fragrant strawberries survived and were here today. Dancing Ewe has their excellent cheeses and a new cheesemaker, Millport Dairy, is here with Coolby, baby swiss, and cheddar cheeses.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Blueberries! Baby French Leeks! Tri-Stars!

Mountain Sweet Berry has young shallots, baby French leeks, wild baby arugula, and delicious petit pois, along with chervil and their excellent roasting mix of tiny potatoes. Cherry Lane has greenhouse heirloom tomatoes. Berried Treasures has Tri-Star strawberries, black mint, and other herbal treats. Stokes had raspberries! Paffenroth and S&SO are here with gorgeous produce and Windfall has green eggs and beautiful edible flowers as well as all sorts of greens. Kernan and Phillips have BLUEBERRIES! Evolutionary Organic Farm (only here on Wednesdays) has young garlic, a wide variety of unique greens, and flowering plants. Hoeffner has tomato and pepper plants, rhubarb, and other produce.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Favas, Peas, Squash

Look for sugar snap peas, strawberries, mini squashes, asparagus, pea shoots, and delicious leafy greens, young garlic, young onions (red and white), and fava beans. (Yuno has great favas today.)

The Monday market has become a great source of fresh produce, both organic and otherwise, with outstanding farmers such as Yuno (with a great assortment of beets, salad greens, greenhouse tomatoes, asparagus, and squash blossoms), Norwich (with mini squash, beautiful salad greens, and other tasty produce), and Maxwell (new potatoes, herbs, asparagus, strawberries). Race Farm is here with fragrant strawberries. Norwich should have fava beans in a couple of weeks and may even have tomatoes then!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Stuyvesant Town Greenmarket

I just checked out the Stuyvesant Town Greenmarket and I'm happy to say that it is small, but excellent! In addition to familiar stands, like Miglorelli, Beth's Jam, Bread Alone, and Samascott, there are new (to me) farmstands, meats, and fish. Seatucket Fish has a great stand, with excellent fresh fish. I tried their smoked bluefish and it was really delicious -- just the right (light) saltiness and subtle smoke. Glebocki Farms has good looking produce. Other farmers will be coming into the market soon. It is located in the middle of Stuyvesant Town, near the fountain, in a beautiful setting. Well worth checking out.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Interesting Yogurts!!!

Sycamore Farm's Delicious Strawberries

Three Corner Field Farm is back with lamb, yogurt, and cheeses. Ronnybrook has brought in their delicious drinkable blueberry/pomegranate yogurt.

Norwich Farm is here with their excellent produce, including Japanese turnips and all sorts of greens and should have their fresh fava beans soon. You'll find them on the second level of the 14th Street side of the Greenmarket.Mountain Sweet Berry has delicious sweet petit pois, chervil, chives, sucrine lettuce, and little potatoes. Paffenroth has gorgeous produce and S&SO has lovely lettuces and other produce. Gorzynsky has delicious organic lettuces, herbs, and root vegetables. Sycamore has delicious sugar snap peas and greenhouse tomatoes. Cherry Lane has tasty greenhouse heirloom tomatoes. Eckerton has mini zucchini, various radishes, and beautiful lettuces. Vinnie D'Attolico has beautiful greens and young garlic.

It's still the height of the strawberry season. If you can smell their perfume, they're fresh. They all look good to me, so I bought some from Stokes and some from Sycamore. Locust Grove has strawberries this week, as do Phillips and other farmers.

Vinnie D'Attolico

Friday, June 13, 2008


If you want strawberries from Sycamore, you will find them in the Market today in the usual spot. They are delicious, as are Stokes's and Samascott's. Berried Treasures has tasty Tri-Stars. Sycamore also has sweet sugar snaps and greenhouse tomatoes. Muddy River, a comparatively new farm stand on the East end of the Market, has beautiful produce, and a farm new today, Esopus Creek Farm, had good looking salad.Tello is here with aracuna eggs.

Cheerful Cherry has great succulent plants and Oak Grove has excellent windowsill herb gardens. Newfield Farm has lovely wildflowers.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


It's strawberry heaven today in the Greenmarket! Sycamore has fabulous berries, with many other farmers having good looking strawberries as well. Stokes has their delicious variety and Berried Treasures has the first of their Tri-Stars. Sugar snap peas are available at many stands as well. I tried one of Ted Blew's ample supply and it was sweet and flavorful. Evolution, Paffenroth, and other farmers have lovely produce. Mountain Sweet Berry has tasty wild baby arugula, young garlic, sucrine lettuce, and CHERVIL! Sycamore has crisp "burpless" cucumbers and greenhouse tomatoes. Cherry Lane has asparagus, spinach, and greenhouse heirloom tomatoes.

Tim Faoro of Flora Perfecta has exquisite peach-colored lilies, purple lilies, and other flowers. River Garden has beautiful wildflowers and grasses. Berried Treasures has lupins!

Albany, N.Y. -- New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker on Tuesday told consumers that New York grown tomatoes are safe to consume, and they have not been linked to the recent salmonella outbreak in raw red plum, raw red Roma, or raw round red tomatoes.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration confirmed this information and expanded its list of production areas not associated with the outbreak to include New York.

Monday, June 9, 2008

It's Too Darned Hot, But Farmers Are Here!!!!

It may be horribly hot, but the farmers are here with beautiful produce. Madura's variety of produce is widening, Yuno has beautiful greens, herbs, asparagus, and strawberries, and Race is here with baked goods, vegetables, and plants. Scarborough has potted herbs and Newfield has lovely wildflowers and lilies.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Norwich Farm and Sycamore are back!!!

Get to the Greenmarket as early as you can today! The weather will be hard on the produce and today's offerings are so good it's a shame to let that happen! Sycamore is back! They have lovely strawberries and greenhouse tomatoes. Norwich Farm is back! Their greens are as terrific as ever. Stokes Farm has wonderful strawberries as well as tasty cherry tomatoes and Mountain Sweet Berry has CHERVIL!!! D'Attolico has gorgeous cilantro and oregano as well as tasty greens and sprouts. Cherry Lane has beautiful asparagus and strawberries.

Durr has beautiful wildflowers and other farmers have some peonies. The season is definitely changing.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Delicious new cheese stand!

I'm eating delicious cheese from Dancing Ewe on whole wheat levain from Our Daily Bread. I saw a new bakery, Wild Hive, on the 17th Street end of the West side of the Greenmarket, with a selection of what looks like tasty multigrain breads and pastries, but I haven't tried them yet. I missed some good looking strawberries at Stokes Farm, but got some at Yuno's stand. Dancing Ewe also has cow and sheep ricottas, both of which are delicious. The cow version is mild and the sheep has a richer flavor.

I was happy to see that there are still peonies in the market! Blew, Newfield, Cheerful Cherry, and others have them and other flowers as well. Berried Treasures said that they will have peonies later on, too!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Black Peppermint!!! Big Strawberry Day!!! Angelica!

Evolution is here with a wide variety of delicious greens and plants. Cherry Lane has strawberries, sugar snap peas, and shell peas, along with spinach and asparagus. Stokes Farm has BLACK PEPPERMINT, other cut herbs,strawberries, cherry tomatoes, and plants. Windfall Farm has great greenhouse greens and several varieties of edible flower. Keith is here with young rocambole garlic and herbs. Honey Hollow Farm has fresh ANGELICA!

River Garden has wildflowers and Berried Treasures has lupins as well as stinging nettles, wild watercress, and other goodies.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Lobsters and Scallops!!

The fish people are offering a lobster special -- one steamed lobster for $12 or two for $22. They also have tasty looking scallops and other seafood. Yuno's strawberries are delicious today. They also have good looking young garlic, thin and beautiful asparagus, and purselane. Tello is here with great eggs and Maxwell has strawberries, herbs, rhubarb, and other produce.
Newfield Farm has the last of her lovely peonies, as well as bachelor buttons and sweet william in many colors.

June 2, 2008

Excavation at the Site to Be Short-Lived

This Week's Construction Update

Padilla Construction Services (PCS), the general contractor, began excavating rock from beneath the former east playground in order both to expand the play area and to create space for public restroom facilities in that location. The rock excavation is slated to last only through the end of this week, when the site should be fully excavated. Future work that may require some jack hammering or other loud activity includes utility trenching, and demolition of the Pavilion's concrete floor. The latter is necessary in order to stabilize and restore the structural foundation of the building. This work should also be completed within the next 1 - 2 weeks.

In addition to excavation and demolition work, PCS has salvaged much of the existing building materials for reuse once the Pavilion has been refurbished and playground expanded. The clay roof tiles, original to the building, are being saved for reuse, as are the granite stones from the retaining wall. When the work is complete, the stone will once again encircle and protect the playground, as well as form part of the fa├žade material for the new public restroom building. Other site work completed this week includes pouring the concrete tree insulation wall, backfilling the tree pit trench with soil, and beginning installation of the site's storm drainage system.

New Feature: Question of the Week

"I heard that the [North End] project includes adding two new lanes of traffic along
17th Street, is this true?" - 15th Street Resident

Answer: No. In fact, prior to the finalization of the North End construction plans, the Parks Department and the Union Square Partnership asked the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a study to determine if we could eliminate roadway to give back to the park. The DOT study found that we could transfer 5 feet from the roadway to the plaza along the entire stretch of
17th Street, which will increase plaza space. Additionally, plans include the removal of all Muni-meter parking along the west side of the park, which will create even more park land space for pedestrian and Greenmarket use. When work on the north plaza is complete, there will be no reduction of plaza space for the Greenmarket and they will return to the north end.

Please submit project-related questions to info@unionsquarenyc.org and we will seek to answer them in future email updates. For more information about the project, visit unionsquarenyc.org/northend.


(Above) Excavation of the rock bed under the former east playground should be over by the end of this week. (Below) Sections of the granite retaining wall are being salvaged for future reuse at the site.


To report a problem in the park, call 311.
To report a construction or any other kind of emergency, call 911.
To download a PDF copy of the North End Project brochure, click here.


The Union Square Greenmarket is fully operational and accommodated on site throughout construction so stop during their regularly scheduled hours of operation Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM to pick up some of this season’s bounty.

Union Square Partnership
4 Irving Place Room 1148-S
New York, NY 10003 - US