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Friday, October 31, 2008


HALLOWEEN! Get your pumpkins from Sycamore, Oak Grove, Stokes, or other stands if you haven't already! Beth's Jams has Halloween gift-wrapped jams and chutneys, and Berried Treasures has autumn leaves. River Garden has beautiful dried flowers.

Berried Treasures has great fresh dried beans and beautiful European and other small potatoes. Sycamore has gorgeous brussels sprouts and cauliflower and the last of their tasty tomatoes (tomorrow is their last market of the season, by the way).

Stokes Farm has beautiful big bunches of cut herbs and excellent garlic. Norwich has all sorts of peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, root vegetables and greens. Yuno has a wide variety of delicious greens, tomatoes, cauliflower both white and orange, herbs, and peppers.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkins, Potatoes, And Leeks!

Cherry Lane's delicious sweet potatoes may be featured in New York Magazine's next issue, deservedly so. Potato fans should be having a great time right now with Paffenroth's excellent wide variety as well. Berried Treasure and Mountain Sweet Berry, neither of whom I saw this morning, both have great small European-style potatoes. And what goes better with potatoes than onions? Paffenroth has many kinds as well as leeks.

Cherry Lane says that Saturday will be the last day for their excellent heirloom tomatoes, but they'll be here through Thanksgiving with winter vegetables. Sycamore is here with gorgeous pumpkins in many sizes, but will have their final market day this coming Saturday. Eckerton has their wonderful hot peppers and pepper bunches today and will be coming in as long as they are able.

The orchid people are not here today, but Flora Perfecta is, with beautiful roses and other flowers.

You can order your holiday turkey from DiPaolo today or from Quattro's on Saturday.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Recessional Continues

Today is Cheerful Cherry's last for the season. They have grapes, grape juice, and plants. Sycamore's last day will probably be next Saturday, although there's a chance that they will be here with pumpkins and other vegetables for another day or two after that. (By the way, if you like Newfield Farm's flowers, as I do, you should know that they ended their season yesterday.) Berried Treasure is hoping to keep coming on Wednesdays and Fridays until Thanksgiving. Dancing Ewe will be coming in on Fridays with lamb and cheese until the middle of December.

Mountain Sweet Berry has four kinds of fresh shelled beans vacuum-packed: canellinni, tarbais, borlotti, and flageolet. You can keep them in the refrigerator for about three weeks or freeze them in their packages for the winter. He also has crosnes.

Northshire has gorgeous vegetables, including genuine black Italian kale and huge cabbages. Three Corner Field Farm is here with tasty lamb and yogurt.

S&S0, Gorzynski, Norwich, D'Attiloco, and Paffenroth still have plenty of beautiful produce.

Cherry Lane has good-looking heirloom tomatoes and says next weekend will be the last for those. They also have lima beans and fresh dug sweet potatoes. Stokes has great pumpkins at $3.50 for any size.

BULLETIN: The Greenmarket is scheduled to move back to the North end of the square on November 13 to accommodate the arrival of the Christmas Market at the South end!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fresh Shelled Beans! Pumpkin Pies!

Oak Grove has brought back their wide variety of fruit pies, pumpkin pies, and other desserts, in addition to heirloom tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, and other produce. Berried Treasures has several kinds of shelled beans and European-style small potatoes. Cherry Lane, Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Eckerton, and Stokes still have good looking heirloom tomatoes, and many stands have cauliflower and broccoli. Evolutionary has several kinds of kale and squash.

Several stands are here with apples, pears, and cider.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fresh Flageolets! Baby French Leeks!

Mountain Sweet Berry has flageolets and other beans in the shell AND shelled, baby French leeks, sucrene lettuce, wild baby arugula, and other delicious and unusual produce. Sycamore, Cherry Lane, and Oak Grove all still have heirloom tomatoes, but carpe diem -- the chill of this morning tells me we're just about done. Stock up on garlic at D'Attolico, Stokes, and Keith, and raspberries at D'Attolico's stand. Northshire has gorgeous escarole and other beautiful Italian greens and Violet Hill has marvelous wild mushrooms. Gorzynsky has lovely lettuces and other greens and root vegetables. Oak Grove, Stokes, S&SO, and other farmers have pumpkins in many sizes. Stokes has big bunches of cut herbs and cilantro berries. The Binders are here with herb plants and beautiful flowering plants.

Oak Grove has tasty Macoun, Asian pear, and other fruit. Breezy Hill and other stands also have great apples and pears as well as ciders.

Quattro's has great poultry and eggs, as well as sausages and smoked meats. Violet Hill has poultry and meats and wonderful bacon and eggs and Three Corner Field Farm has lamb, cheeses, and yogurts.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Black Valentine Beans! Strawberries!!

Shushan is here with herbs and hydroponic tomatoes and will be here on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Berried Treasure has black valentine shelling beans and STRAWBERRIES! Cherry Lane has lima beans, fairytale eggplants, and heirloom tomatoes. Stokes has heirloom tomatoes, cut herbs, and cilantro berries(fresh coriander seeds).

Several stands have good looking apples and pears and Paffenroth is here with a wide array of unusual produce, including baby fennel. Miglorelli has apples and several tasty vegetables. Ted Blew of Oak Grove has purple cauliflower, heirloom tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, and squashes. Eckerton has hot peppers and attractive mixed boxes of small heirloom tomatoes.

Flora Perfecta has lovely roses and stock and River Garden has beautiful bunches of wildflowers.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pumpkins! Hen Of The Woods!

Violet Hill has hen-of-the-woods wild mushrooms. Stokes has big bunches of fresh gone-to-seed coriander. Fantasy Fruit is here with grapes and blueberries and Buzzard Krest has grapes and grape juices. Cheerful Cherry has grapes, tomatoes, and plants. Several farmers still have heirloom and other tomatoes and Sycamore and others have corn. Norwich has tomatoes, peppers, and Chinese cabbage.

Mountain Sweet Berry has cranberry and other shelling beans as well as Tri-Star strawberries. Northshire has peppers and other Italian produce and Gorzynsky and Keith have gorgeous organic produce. Several farmers have orange and white cauliflower. and Sycamore and others have beautiful pumpkins.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dancing Ewe is Back!

Dancing Ewe is back with their tasty cheeses. They'll have lamb starting next Friday and will be coming in on Fridays until December 12. Bufala di Vermont is here for the first time today, with cheeses, yogurts, fresh mozzarella, and meats. Beth's Jam is here with delicious raspberry and other jams, jellies, chutneys, and pickled vegetables.

I saw one of my favorite restaurant buyers picking up beautiful grapes from Cheerful Cherry, and there are strawberries still in the market as well. Several stands have heirloom tomatoes, including Berried Treasure, Sycamore, Oak Grove, Norwich, Stokes,and Yuno. All of those have other interesting produce as well. Sycamore has good looking pumpkins and hot and sweet pepper enthusiasts will find great ones at Oak Grove and Norwich. Muddy River has big bunches of herbs and Norwich and Samascott have string beans.

I bought the last lycianthus of the season from Newfield Farm. They and River Garden have beautiful wildflowers and the rose people have lovely flowers as well.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What will we do for tomatoes?

I didn't get a chance to post yesterday, but I did stroll through the market in the afternoon and saw that Shushan, the hydroponic tomato farm, is back with tomatoes and herbs.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Heirloom Tomato Season is Almost Over!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cherry Lane has a new crop of fresh lima beans and newly dug sweet potatoes. Paffenroth has baby fennel, various new potatoes and onions, good looking carrots in many colors, and big bunches of cut herbs. Mountain Sweet Berry has tasty wild arugula, sucrine lettuce, Tri-Star strawberries, and bags of cleaned cranberry beans. Sycamore has pumpkins and heirloom tomatoes and will have a second shipment of corn today. Stokes has garlic, heirloom tomatoes, big bunches of cut herbs (including their stellar tarragon, vietnamese cilantro, and other unique choices).

Oak Grove and Eckerton have wonderful hot and sweet peppers. S&SO and Cherry Lane have eggplants. If you really care about heirloom tomatoes, you should be buying them today and freezing some. From what I saw, we're pretty close to the end.

Buzzard Crest is here with beautiful grapes and grape juices. Cherry Lane also has excellent grapes and homemade jams and jellies. Locust Grove has more new season apples, plums, and cider. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries, grapes, and honey.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lima Beans, Fantasy Fruit's Blueberries, Corn

Mountain Sweet Berry and Cherry Lane have tasty lima beans and Berried Treasure has many delicious varieties of beans, beautiful zucchini blossoms, and berries. Eckerton has great boxes of mixed heirloom tomatoes and Oak Grove, Sycamore, Keith, and Stokes have excellent tomatoes, both field and heirloom. Miglorelli and Sycamore have corn and Stokes has crisp kirbys and fresh garlic. Mountain Sweet Berry has strawberries and Fantasy Fruit has blueberries, raspberries, and honey. Andrew's honey is here as well. A couple of farmers have pumpkins and S&SO has a range of excellent produce. Honey Hollow has several varieties of mushroom and some unique produce.(Saturday will be Fantasy Fruit's last day, they say.) Mountain Sweet Berry has several types of baby beet.

River Garden, Flora Perfecta, the orchid people and others have beautiful flowers.