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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lovage, Wild Watercress, Zucchini blossoms

Mountain Sweet Berry has generous bunches of chives and lovage, bunches of ramps, and delicious little potatoes. Cherry Lane has their tasty asparagus, spinach, and ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS! Windfall has various edible flowers as well as mesclun and other greens. Berried Treasures has excellent wild watercress, ramps, and potatoes.

Flora Perfecta has beautiful tulips, as does Duva (who says that he'll have bearded irises in two weeks).

Monday, April 28, 2008

A hint for Saturday's Greenmarket


By the way, New York Magazine online gives a recipe for a salad of miners lettuce with pheasant eggs, mentioning that pheasant eggs are available from Quattro's on Saturday and that miners lettuce can be found at Gorzinsky's organic farm stand on Saturday as well!

Rainy Day Blues

I've decided to stay in this rainy morning, but if you are going to the Greenmarket, I'd recommend checking out Yuno, who had great asparagus on Friday, and Newfield Farm for beautiful tulips.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Rhubarb, Asparagus, Lovage, and Lilacs!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Gorzynski has RHUBARB! as well as miner's lettuce, pea shoots, and other goodies. Mountain Sweet Berry has ramps and LOVAGE! Cherry Lane has their delicious ASPARAGUS and spinach, and other stands have asparagus as well. Windfall has beautiful edible flowers and various greens and D'Attolico has sprouts and salad greens. Stokes Farm has their excellent cut herbs.

Durr has LILACS and Locust Grove, Binder, and others, have flowering branches. Binder has beautiful herbs, windowsill herb gardens, and flowering plants, as do Oak Grove (Ted Blew) and other stands.

Quattro's has their delicious poultry, soups, and smoked meats. They also have WILD TURKEY eggs, pheasant eggs, duck eggs and chicken eggs.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Wild Watercress!!!

Berried Treasures is back with ramps and WILD WATERCRESS! They're here on Wednesdays and Fridays. Newfield Farm has some of her gorgeous fragrant lilacs left as well as beautiful tulips. Yuno had a very few bunches of their excellent asparagus as well as tasty salad and other greens. Tello is here with great eggs and Flying Pig has good looking sausage, bacon, and pork. Cheerful Cherry has lush plants, pussy willow branches, and forsythia.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

ASPARAGUS!!!!!!

ASPARAGUS!!! Cherry Lane has returned with their luscious asparagus, spinach, arugula, and zucchini. Mountain Sweet Berry has tasty pea shoots, chives, and RAMPS!!! Max Creek Hatchery also has ramps.

Flora Perfecta has beautiful lilies and tulips and Duva has interesting and lovely tulips as well. Several farmers have pussy willows and River Garden has various daffodils.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Save The Date!

Sunday, April 27, 2008
NYC Grows Garden Festival
10:00 AM
South Plaza, Union Square Park
Join dozens of experts and learn how to grow your own garden at the third annual NYC GROWS Garden Festival. The event will feature hands-on activities, food and beverage sampling, gardening demonstrations, prize drawings and more

It's Gray, But There Are Blossoms on the Trees in Union Square!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Yuno should have a plentiful supply of asparagus next Monday and may even have some this coming Friday! Newfield Farm had LILACS this morning, but ran out by 9 A.M.! They say they will probably have bearded irises in two weeks, but that if you love tulips, get them soon. Their season will be over when the irises come in!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Early Bird Misses Worm

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Nine-Jay is back today with good-looking greenhouse tomatoes, jars of tomatoes for cooking, and other produce. Oak Grove has mesclun, salad and herb sets, and potted herbs. Quattro's and Our Daily Bread are on the second level close to 14th Street.

I was in the Greenmarket a bit too early this morning and didn't see some farmers who will probably be here later, like Violet Hill. Cherry Lane was possible for today but I didn't see them, either.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Return of Beautiful Greens

Friday, April 18, 2008

Yuno has a beautiful array of salad and other greens today as well as broccoli rabe. Newfield Farm has gorgeous tulips and Our Daily Bread is here with challahs and other delicious breads.

By the way, I was in the Greenmarket before 8 A.M. and Yuno's small supply of asparagus had already been bought out! We're back in the season to get to the market at the crack of dawn!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cheerful Cherry's Back!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Blue Moon is here with fresh fish. Windfall Farm has their beautiful green Aracuna eggs, edible flowers, and greenhouse greens, including fresh catnip!

Flora Perfecta has several types of tulip and is taking orders today for the Passover weekend. Silva has lovely orchids and Fantastic Gardens, Stokes, and others have beautiful potted flowering plants and herbs. Oak Grove has salad sets, herb sets, and mesclun.

Our Daily Bread, Bread Alone, and other bakers are here today. Madura has fresh mushrooms and Locust Grove, Miglorelli, Red Jacket, Breezy Hill,and other orchards are here with apples and cider.

Just FYI, get to the Greenmarket early on Saturday, when Rick of Mountain Sweet Berry is expecting to bring in RAMPS!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Yuno is here with beautiful salad and other greens. She will have ASPARAGUS!!! next Friday! Today's special treats included mizuna in big bunches.

Newfield Farm has lovely tulips today and will be here Friday as well.

Race is back with potted flowering plants, potatoes, and baked goods. You can also find lovely herb plants at other stands, mushrooms, beef, eggs, and other goodies.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Where Are My Favorite Stands? Help is On Its Way

Deep Mountain says they will have their Grade B maple syrup next week. They have various other lighter syrups today.

Cheerful Cherry has beautiful plants today. They are more or less in their regular spot, as are most of the farmers whose stands are usually on the West Side of Union Square. You'll find Oak Grove's lovely mesclun and herb plants on the second level of the market on the South end of the square, along with Quattro's Game Farm (they have great Heritage chickens as well as ducks, geese, pheasant eggs, and other goodies today). Our Daily Bread and Shushan's hydroponic tomatoes and herbs are also on the second level. Rick Bishop (Mountain Sweet Berry) is here in his usual place on the West side of the market with crosnes and lovely tiny potatoes and Windfall Farm has great eggs and beautiful greens and edible flowers.

D'Attolico's luscious looking greens are to be found on the West side of the market, while Ronnybrook's butters, milks, ice creams, and yogurts are on the East end of the market along with Stokes beautiful herb and flowering plants, Durr's cut flowers and flowering branches, and other stands with potted plants.

Northshire is here with eggs and cabbages and Paffenroth (great root vegetables and herbs) and Gorzynsky (organic produce) are in their usual spots. Violet Hill hadn't arrived yet (sausages, eggs, pork and poultry), but Beth's Jams is in their usual place and there's another maple syrup stand near the West side subway entrance (they have grade B).

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Spring Return Has Begun!!!


Yuno's back! They have beautiful salad greens and broccoli rabe. They say that they will only have enough eggs for the Abingdon Square market, but the rest of their great produce will be here on Fridays and Mondays. Newfield Farm is here and will be here on
Fridays and Mondays with their beautiful and unusual tulips and
other flowers.

There's a new beef farmer in the Friday market, Grazin' Angus Acres, with Black Angus beef, pastured chicken, and eggs. I haven't tried their food yet, but it looks interesting. There's also a new dairy, Milk Thistle organic dairy farm.

Cheerful Cherry is here! They'll be here on Fridays and Saturdays with their good looking plants, tasty jams, and flowers. I can't wait for their luscious cherries to arrive!

New York Magazine's article about Deep Mountain's maple syrup was fine, except that the Grade B that they were rhapsodizing about isn't available yet. It's certainly worth the cudos, so keep checking.

I hear that Cherry Lane will be back tomorrow! I hope they'll bring their luscious asparagus!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Greenmarket Year

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The setup of the Greenmarket is a bit strange today, with half of the stands on the South end of the park and the rest on the West side, with odd spaces (soon to be filled by returning farmers) and other sorts of venders in between. Nonetheless, the farmers are here and their delicious produce is starting to show stirrings of things to come. (By the way, Cheerful Cherry and Cherry Lane should be back on Saturday, and I understand that they will be in or near their usual spots.)
Ted Blew of Oak Grove has lovely tasty tiny mesclun. Shushan has fresh herbs, salad, and hydroponic tomatoes. Stokes, Blew, and others have lush and healthy herb plants and salad sets, including windowsill herb garden and planted mesclun.
Cato and Artisan cheesemakers are here and Ronnybrook has flavored and plain drinkable yogurt, yogurt cheeses, creme fraiche, and various butters, in addition to their assortment of milks and creams. Rick's Picks is here with a variety of pickles (you can taste before you buy).
Our Daily Bread has all sorts of scones and breads as well as cookies. Bakers Bounty is here on Wednesdays, too. Flora Perfecta and others are here with tulips and lilies. Silva's orchids, right next to Flora Perfecta, are absolutely gorgeous. The fish people have an interesting range of seafood and Di Paolo has turkey and sausages.

Saturday, April 5, 2008
Gorzynski is back! They have salad greens and their great eggs. Rick Bishop IS here with CROSNES and tiny European style potatoes in his usual spot for the moment. Cheerful Cherry and Cherry Lane should be back in the Greenmarket next Saturday!!! The Binders are back with herb plants!
Many farmers have been moved to the South end of Union Square. Locust Grove begins the new arrangement at the East end of the Greenmarket with apples and flowering branches. Oak Grove (Ted Blew) will be moving there next weekend, but is on the West side of the market with gorgeous mesclun sets, herb plants and addictive popping corn. Stokes is on the South East side of the market with beautiful flowering plants and herb plants. D'Attolico is here, on the West side of the market, with a variety of greens, Jerusalem artichokes, and sprouts. Flying Pig, Northshire, and Violet Hill are all in or near their usual spots.
This month is going to be a bit strange, with many stands in new locations. It is beautiful today, though, with gorgeous flowers all around the market.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The market is full of flowers this week. Flora Perfecta has some gorgeous parrot tulips if you get there early and Stokes has lovely potted flowers and herbs. Blew also has beautiful herb plants (and great popcorn!). The rose people have lovely flowers as well.
Try Our Daily Bread's tasty mixed grain bread with some Ronnybrook butter and Locust Grove cider.
This is the last week for Valley Shepherd's excellent all wool blankets. Spring may be here, but these are too good to miss, even if they go right into the closet until next Fall! Attractive, lightweight, warm, and unique.
Next week your favorite farmers will all have moved to the Southern end of the square, so you'll have a bit of a challenge, but they'll be there!

BULLETIN!!! According to New York Magazine, Rick Bishop will be back in the Greenmarket this Saturday -- with CROSNES!!! I'm hoping he'll have RAMPS and FIDDLEHEAD FERNS or will know when they're coming.

Saturday, March 29, 2008
What's new? Quattro's pheasant and duck eggs and Cornish game hens, Northshire's duck eggs, and beautiful flowers and flowering branches at many stands. It's a beautiful day and D'Attolico's baby garlic is almost gone already!They still have lovely fragrant arugula, though. Blew and Stokes have beautiful potted herb plants and Stokes has gorgeous potted flowers.
CAUTION! Next week construction will begin on the North end of Union Square and the farmers will be moving to the South end. You'll have to do some searching to find your favorites, but they'll all be there.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Ted Blew has over 100 beautiful herbs in pots. Cato has delicious cheeses, including a new Manchego-style one that is very tasty.
Breezy Hill has tasty apple crumb cake and turnovers and Our Daily Bread has great cranberry cornmeal scones.
There are signs of Spring in the swelling of the buds on the trees in Union Square, so surely the vegetables of Spring will be here soon! While we're waiting, we can enjoy Flora Perfecta's beautiful tulips and the rose people's lovely flowers. Locust Grove has flowering branches which require a bit of patience which will be amply rewarded with blossoms, and River Garden has lovely pussywillows.

Saturday, March 22, 2008
Quattro's has PHEASANT EGGS! It really is Spring. They also have duck and chicken eggs, tiny tasty chickens, beautiful ducks, and other poultry. Violet Hill had plenty of their colorful variety of chicken eggs as well as pork products and other poultry. Northshire also has eggs, as does Knoll Krest.
Stokes is back! They have all sorts of potted herbs and flowers. Ted Blew has potted herbs (in the truck -- ask for them), delicious mesclun, and some of the best popping corn anywhere. D'Attolico has fragrant baby garlic, salad greens, and sprouts as well as Jerusalem artichokes.
There are plenty of flowers in the market, including James Durr's flowering branches, tulips, and daffodils, Locust Grove's flowering branches, and a stand with blossoming branches at the West end of the market near 15th Street. Beth's Jams has beautifully wrapped jams and chutneys for gifts.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Windfall Farm has GREEN EGGS! Flora Perfecta has beautiful cut tulips and lilies and there are stands with flowers in pots today.Things are showing up a little late this year, but there are encouraging signs.
There are good looking turkeys and pork products in the Greenmarket. Order your holiday ham today! Our Daily Bread has lemon cake today in addition to their delicious breads and Windfall Farm has good looking greenhouse greens. Shushan has tomatoes and cut herbs. It may be rainy and chilly, but it is Spring!

Saturday, March 15, 2008
Spring! James Durr is back with beautiful flowering branches. Other stands also have pussywillows, flowering fruit tree branches, and decorative dry grasses.
Ted Blew has MESCLUN! The real thing! And Cato has Hooligan, a French muenster style cheese that will go beautifully with the mesclun and a loaf of tasty bread from Our Daily Bread! Locust Grove is back after a couple of weeks off for bad weather.
Ted Blew also has a wide array of herb plants!
Road problems have made Windfall (greens) and Violet Hill (sausage, eggs, pork products) late, but they should be here by 10:30 or so. Flying Pig IS here, with bacon, pork roasts, rendered lard, sausages, and other porky goodies. Quattros has beautiful little 2 1/2 pound or so chickens, duck and chicken eggs, soup meat, and other poultry.

Saturday, March 8, 2008
The weather report kept some farmers home today, but many are here. Paffenroth, Windfall, D'Attolico, Shushan (tomatoes!), and others are braving the cold and rain with beautiful produce. Terhune, Breezy Hill, and others are here with apples, cider, and pastries. Cato has cheeses and Three Corner Field Farm has yogurt, cheeses, lamb, and other goodies. Quattro's has lovely chickens, other poultry, and duck and chicken eggs. Violet Hill has pork products, beautiful eggs, and other meats. Northshire has rabbits, Omega-3 eggs, and cabbages.
It's certainly worth running over there asap!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Flora Perfecta has beautiful parrot and other tulips today. Other than that, there really isn't anything new in the Greenmarket, but there are several stands with interesting produce. Shushan has fresh herbs, salad greens, and hydroponic tomatoes. Windfall has greenhouse salad and other greens. Several stands have apples and cider and Our Daily Bread has great bread and scones.
If you walk East to Third Avenue, try Amai, the new teahouse on Third Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets. They use Greenmarket produce in their baked goods.

Saturday, March 1, 2008
TULIPS!!! FORSYTHIA! PUSSY WILLOW! It's Spring, at least this morning, in the Greenmarket. Quattro's has delicious small chickens, Three Corner Field Farm is here with lamb, Blew has big pork roasts, and Violet Hill will be here after 10:15 with all sorts of good things. Paffenroth has black salsify, burdock, and jerusalem artichokes and D'Attolico has good looking salad greens and sprouts.
The weather report calls for a cold afternoon, so get out there as soon as you can!

Saturday, February 23, 2008
You'd think that on such a dreary day, you'd find nothing to attract you in the Greenmarket -- you'd be wrong! TOMATOES, fresh CILANTRO, fresh BASIL, and salad greens are available at Shushan's stand! D'Attolico and Windfall also have good looking greens and Paffenroth has an amazing variety of root vegetables and herbs.
Violet Hill has marvelous pork chops, pork ribs, bacon, and sausages and Flying Pig has sausages, bacons (both with and without nitrates), and other pork products. Violet Hill has plenty of his excellent eggs this week.
Cato and Three Corner Field Farm have cheeses and Three Corner Field Farm has lamb. Locust Grove, Terhune, and Breezy Hill have apples and ciders. Breezy Hill and Terhune baked have baked goods. There are also stands with fresh flowers, jams, and wine, and Our Daily Bread has all sorts of European style breads. If you are thinking about pancakes or waffles for Sunday brunch, there are mixes (Ted Blew), maple syrup, and butter (Ronnybrook) to be had today!

Saturday, February 9, 2008
YUNO is here! One day only, until April. Everyone around her stand was so happy to see her and her tasty greens, eggs, and frozen strawberries!
Shushan's tomatoes, salad, and herbs look very good, too. It's a pleasure to have them here on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the winter when tomatoes more or less vanish otherwise.
Windfall and D'Attolico have greenhouse greens and Paffenroth has excellent root vegetables and herbs.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Shushan has brought in fresh dill, cilantro, and basil, along with their tasty hydroponic tomatoes and salad mix. Flora Perfecta has TULIPS! and other flowers. It's nice to be able to talk about something new in the middle of winter! The Greenmarket was certainly worth a visit today, even with the mixed up arrangement of stands due to the "snowboarding" event.

Saturday, February 2, 2008
Northshire has RABBIT today and Violet Hill has guinea hens. Quattro's has many different cuts of venison and Three Corner Field Farm has tasty looking cuts of lamb. Ted Blew has fresh herbs in pots in his truck and the mushroom people are here with several varieties. D'Attolico has greens and sprouts and Windfall has greenhouse greens and various turnips as well. Paffenroth has great potatoes, herbs, leeks and other vegetables.
Jazz up your Mardi Gras with luscious chutneys, jams, and jellies from Beth's Jams and cheeses from Three Corner Field Farm, Cato, Tonjes, and others.

Saturday, January 26, 2008
I have to confess to a rigorous week of Restaurant Week indulgences, all at lunch, so my cooking adventures were minimal. However, I did eat (no surprise to anyone who knows me) delicious baked potatoes from Paffenroth, alternating nights with poultry stock made from Quattro's wonderful chicken parts, Paffenroth's leeks, onions, carrots, and turnips, and the last of Miglorelli's celery.
I made wonderful venison chili from stew meat I bought from Quattro's last week, and have some stored in the freezer for winter-chilled days like today.
Ted Blew has alot of FRESH HERB PLANTS, but you have to ask. He's got them in his truck, protected from the cold. He also has squashes and great popping corn.
OUR DAILY BREAD is back! They have great cheddar-jalapeno scones, all sorts of good looking breads, and their delicious rolls. Beth's Jams and Cato's cow's milk cheese stand are here, too. There are plenty of farms with apple cider, including Locust Grove, Terhune, and Breezy Hill.
Flying Pig and Violet Hill are here with pork products and eggs and Northshire has tasty looking vegetables and eggs as well.

Saturday, January 19, 2008
Cato has a full compliment of excellent cow's milk cheeses today. Ronnybrook is here with milks, yogurts, cheeses, ice creams, and butter, both flavored and sweet. Three Corner Field Farm has sheep's milk yogurt, cheese, and lamb. Violet Hill has bacons, sausages, guinea hens, and pork. Quattro's has ducks, geese, capons, poultry parts, chickens, and eggs.
PE&BB Seafood has a good-looking assortment of fish, seafood, and prepared fish salads. Beth's Jams are, as usual, delicious, and can be purchased wrapped attractively for gifts.
The mushroom people have tasty looking shitakes, criminis, oyster, and button mushrooms. Paffenroth has a stunningly varied supply of potatoes and onions, shallots, and other root vegetables.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Back from my Saturdays only visits to the Greenmarket, I found plenty to be happy about at the market today. I bought beautiful and tasty hydroponic tomatoes and basil from Shushan (here Wednesdays AND Saturdays), mache from Windfall Farm, cider from Locust Grove, and tulips (!!!!) from Flora Perfecta. You will find mushrooms, apples, turkey, chicken, sausage, cider, bread, and fish here on Wednesdays, through the winter. You can even get wheatgrass, eggs, Ronnybrook yogurts, butters, and farmer cheeses, and Three Corner Field Farm lamb, sheep's milk yogurt, and cheeses. Valley Shepherd also brought in beautiful reasonably priced natural wool blankets.

Saturday, January 12, 2008
Ted Blew has FRESH HERBS IN POTS today! The plants look healthy and full, well worth a trip to the market. He also has good looking squashes, various flours and popping corn, and pork products.
Northshire is here with chinese cabbage, eggs, and rabbit. Flying Pig has pork products, rendered leaf lard, and eggs. Violet Hill has fennel pollen sausage, bangers, various kinds of bacon, fresh pork, and guinea hens. Quattro's has beautiful little chickens, large chickens, ducks, poultry parts, and various smoked poultry, as well as eggs.
Paffenroth has a wide variety of potatoes, onions, and other root vegetables. D'Attolico and Windfall have salad and other greens.
Cato is here with delicious cheeses and Three Corner Field Farm has tasty cheeses, yogurt, and lamb. Beth's Jams is back with lovely raspberry, sour cherry, apricot, and other unique flavors.

Saturday, January 5, 2008
Stars of the market today include Paffenroth's La Rouge potato, a creamy delicious variety that bakes nicely in a microwave or oven, venison stew and capons from Quattro's, fennel pollen sausage from Violet Hill, greens and sprouts from D'Attolico, and salad greens from Windfall Farm. Tasty eggs are available from Quattro's, Violet Hill, Northshire, and Knoll Krest. Paffenroth has many other varieties of potato, in addition to various root vegetables. Several orchards are here with apples and cider, including Breezy Hill, Locust Grove, and Terhune. Ted Blew has gorgeous sugar pumpkins (I made a wonderful Haitian pumpkin soup from one of those and stock from Quattro's soup meat), kale, cabbage, and pies. The mushroom people are here -- great time to make hot mushroom soup! Miglorelli has some greens and Shushan is here with greenhouse tomatoes and basil.
Ronnybrook is here with milk, yoghurt, ice creams, and eggnog. Cato has wonderful cheeses, as does Three Corner Field Farm (they're here with lamb and other sheep products as well).
There are a few farmers taking this week off who will be back next Saturday. With the winter here, you'd think that pickings would be sparse, but there are plenty of options available this weekend.

Saturday, December 29, 2007
Just picked up my capon for Monday night from Quattro's. They have all kinds of poultry and eggs. Northshire is here with chicken and quail eggs and Violet Hill has bacon and poultry (but no eggs, if you were intending to have a rainbow egg display as I was!). Our Daily Bread and Rock Hill are here and Paffenroth and S&SO have alot of good looking root vegetables. The Blews have their excellent cider, apples, a few hot peppers, and squashes. Locust Grove has big bags of apples for sauce as well as their tasty apples and pears. Windfall Farm has mache and other greenhouse greens as well as some unusual turnips.
We're definitely into the winter market, but there are good things to be had. Three Corner Field Farm is here with yogurts and lamb, Flying Pig has pork products and their famous liverwurst, and the mushroom people are here as well.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007
It's a little raw out there today, but the Greenmarket is here and there are plenty of things to make a trip worthwhile. Quattro's, Flying Pig, and Violet Hill are here with delicious poultry and meats. Quattro's has tasty smoked pheasant and chicken and Violet Hill has a variety of luscious bacons. Flying Pig has the elusive liverwurst, other sausages, and meats. Violet Hill's eggs are temptingly colorful.
Stokes has their excellent mixed bunches of herbs, herb wreaths, and mini yukon gold potatoes with rosemary or thyme sprigs. Mountain Sweet Berry has beautiful wreaths, various small potatoes, and crosnes. Paffenroth has their wide variety of root vegetables, herbs, and other produce. Keith is here with rocambole garlic and shallots and Gorzynsky has various organic vegetables. Ted Blew has pumpkins, hot peppers, cabbages, and delicious looking pies.
Northshire Farm has good looking squashes, including some cut up for cooking. Windfall has gorgeous varieties of turnip. D'Attolico is here with sprouts and greens. Cato has delicious cow's milk cheeses and Three Corner Field Farm has sheep's milk cheeses and yogurt as well as various cuts of lamb.
There are several stands with Christmas greenery and Beth's Jam has beautifully wrapped jams, jellies, and chutneys for gifts.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I got to the market a bit late, having taken Mr. Fitz to the vet for his yearly checkup, but I'm glad I got there! Several farmers said that Saturday, December 22, will be their last day in the Greenmarket until next Spring. Some, like S&SO, are thinking about coming on the 29th also, and this is Keith's (rocambole garlic, shallots, greenery) last Wednesday. The 22nd will be his last Saturday. Stokes is here with herbs, herbal wreaths, and potatoes, and may not come in past the 22nd, depending on the weather. Beth's Jam, here with beautifully wrapped gifts, will be taking off until January 10 after the 22nd. Three Corner Field Farm is here today with cheese, yogurt, lamb products, and beautiful soaps for gifts. (They plan to be here all winter.)
Windfall will be here all winter with greenhouse produce and is here today with various root vegetables. Mountain Sweet Berry has lovely Christmas wreaths and garland today as well as crosnes and potatoes. S&SO has the widest variety of produce today, including all types of onions and potatoes.
The last day for a relatively full Greenmarket will be Saturday, but there are farmers planning to be here on Monday, so check with your favorite stands.

Saturday, December 15, 2007
Order your Christmas and New Years birds from Quattro's today! They'll have ducks, geese, capons, pheasants, and other poultry for the holiday. Those farms that are still coming in have lots of root vegetables and Christmas greenery. Paffenroth has the biggest variety and the mushroom people are here as well. Mountain Sweet Berry has beautiful Christmas greens as does James Durr, and Mountain Sweet Berry and Paffenroth have excellent potatoes. Stokes's small potatoes come with sprigs of rosemary for delicious roasted yukon golds and red skinned varieties.
Most farmers who are here are expecting to be here for the next two Saturdays. D'Attolico, here all year round, takes the weekend before New Years Day off. Stokes may not be here after next week either, depending on weather, but you can order their Christmas herb wreaths online at their website.
Check out Beth's stand for beautifully decorated jams and chutneys and the maple syrup stand across the way for delicious maple syrup products.
Flying Pig is here with leaf lard, bacon, pork products and other meats. Violet Hill has sausages, bacons, eggs, and other meats as well.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
LETTUCE IN DECEMBER! Stokes has good-looking mesclun sized lettuces in sets, along with herbal wreaths and cut herbs. Windfall also has mesclun and other greens and root vegetables. Miglorelli, S&SO, and Paffenroth also have a surprisingly wide selection of produce (Migorelli has fennel, for instance). Mountain Sweet Berry has crosnes, "golden nugget" potatoes, and beautiful wreaths. Shushan is here with tomatoes and basil!
Cato is here with great cheeses and Ronnybrook has flavored butters, drinkable yogurts, ice creams, and other dairy goodies. Three Corner Field Farm is here with yogurt, lamb, soaps, and other sheep related products.

Saturday, December 8, 2007
As it turned out, the cranberry farmer is in the Borough Hall market and may have just enough to make this his last day until next year. The variety of produce is shrinking, but there are still several farmers with carrots, onions, and cauliflower. Mountain Sweet Berry still has crosnes and little potatoes as well as beautiful Christmas greenery. Paffenroth has plenty of root vegetables, herbs, and mache. Miglorelli has fennel and Northshire has big cabbages and squashes as well as sausage and eggs. S&SO has good looking cauliflower, various types of onions, and other vegetables. Stokes has herb wreaths, cauliflower, and potted rosemary. D'Attolico has greens and sprouts and Windfall has fancy turnips and greens. Ted Blew has good looking apples, cider, squashes, some hot peppers, and tomatoes for sauce.
James Durr has decorated wreaths and other Christmas greenery.
Order your Christmas goose from Quattro's today and talk to Ted Blew about the smoked hams he will have for Christmas and New Years!

Friday, December 7, 2007
Yuno says that if it stays this cold, today is their last day! They are here with beautiful salad greens and herbs, root vegetables, and TOMATOES! Stokes has cut herbs, herb wreaths, and other produce.
The fresh cranberry farmer is here today, near Yuno's stand, and is hoping the market can find them a space for their unique item tomorrow. Just in case, it's probably a good idea to get there today. The market is packed on Saturdays, especially with the Christmas market taking up so much of its room.
River Garden is here with dried flower arrangements and Beth's Jam has prettily wrapped jams and chutneys. I've done alot of my Christmas shopping right at those two stands!

Saturday, December 1, 2007
Cherry Lane is back!!!They have lovely sweet cherry tomatoes, broccoli rabe, spinach, and cauliflower. Next week will be their real last week for the season.
Stokes is here with herb wreaths, squash, and some cut herbs. Mountain Sweet Berry has potatoes, crones, and beautiful Christmas wreaths. Paffenroth and S&SO have extensive selections of produce and Ted Blew and Northshire have great cabbages. Ted also has his terrific apple cider, squashes, and cauliflower. Gorzynski, Keith, and D'Attolico are here with tasty produce and several orchards have good looking apples. Windfall has beautiful greenhouse greens and various turnips.
OUR FARMERS NEED HELP RIGHT AWAY! The USDA is seeking comments, DUE DECEMBER 3, on proposed national leafy greens handling regulations that would create expenses many of our local farmers could not afford. Gorzinsky has the full information at his stand. This seems to be an un-thoughtout solution to the panic caused by the ecoli problem that could better be solved in other ways. The information sheet has info on how to email your reactions to the gov't this weekend.Go to www.regulations.gov In the middle of the screen, you will see "Search Documents." In Step 1, choose "Documents with an open comments period" In Step 2, choose "Department of Agriculture" In Step 3, choose "PROPOSED RULES" In Step 4, choose "Docket ID and then type in AMS-FV-07-0090 Hit "Submit" Next, you will see a column titled "Comments, add/due by." Click on the tiny tan dialogue icon, and you are now ready to submit your information and your comments.
I JUST CHECKED THE ABOVE WEBSITE AND IT IS DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE UNTIL 8pm!!! What a coincidence!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
If you love dried flower arrangements, you're in luck today! Blooming Hill Farm is back with their lovely offerings and River Garden has beautiful ones as well. The rose people are here with fresh rosebuds and Flora Perfecta is offering exceptional lilies and potted flowering plants.
Mountain Sweet Berry has decorative wreaths and garland for the holidays and other farmers have brought in Christmas trees and flowers. Stokes Farm has edible herb wreaths as well.
Keith's rocambole garlic makes a great gift. They will be here until December 22, with colorful net bags of garlic and shallots.

Saturday, November 24, 2007
I got to the market a bit early today, so some of the farmers there hadn't set up yet, but most of the Saturday stands are here. Violet Hill has poultry, sausage, and other goodies and Stokes is here with generous bunches of cut herbs and herb wreaths. Paffenroth has beautiful produce and S&SO has great produce at good prices. Breezy Hill, Locust Grove, and other orchards are here with fruit and cider and Ted Blew has excellent cider, peppers, and squashes as well as pork products, flours, and popping corn. Mountain Sweet Berry is here with the first of their Christmas greens. Check to see if they still have those lovely tiny potatoes (I used some on Thanksgiving and they were delicious).
Gorzinsky has organic greens and root vegetables and Hoeffner has cauliflower and cabbages. James Durr has cauliflower and broccoli in addition to their flowers and River Garden has beautiful dried flower arrangements and is in their winter location on 17th Street today. Ronnybrook has drinkable yogurt, eggnog, ice cream, garlic and other butters, and other dairy products.
Our Daily Bread has whole wheat and white pain levains, cheddar jalapeno bread, scones, cookies, and various baguettes. Beth's Jam is here with delicious jams, jellies, chutneys, and pickled vegetables, some of which they've wrapped beautifully for gifts.

Friday, November 23, 2007
There is no Friday Greenmarket today, but there will be a market tomorrow.
I have to thank the following for the delicious meal we had yesterday: Quattro's -- capon, pheasant sausage stuffing meat; Stokes -- mixed fresh herb bunch (thyme,rosemary,sage); Ronnybrook -- garlic butter; Keith -- shallots; D'Attolico -- tiny turnips; Mountain Sweet Berry -- "golden nugget" potatoes; Yuno -- orange cauliflower

Wednesday, November 21, 2007
This is Eckerton's last day for the season and they're here with beautiful chili peppers and the last of their heirloom tomatoes. Cherry Lane has gorgeous produce, especially their sweet potatoes. Paffenroth, Miglorelli, and others have brought in a variety of produce, including many colors of cauliflower, carrots, beets, and other root and green vegetables. Stokes has their marvelous mixed herb bunches for poultry and beautiful herb wreaths for gifts. There are two stands with several kinds of mushroom and many farmers have broccoli. Keith has lovely rocambole garlic and small tasty shallots and Mountain Sweet Berry has various small European style potatoes. Several orchards are here with apples and pears and ciders and Ted Blew and others have brought in good looking fruit pies. Mountain Sweet Berry also has crosnes. Hoeffner and Northshire have gorgeous huge cabbages. Berried Treasures has good looking potatoes.
I didn't see Ronnybrook or the organic cranberry farmer, but I was in the market at 8 A.M., so they may be coming later. Our Daily Bread is here with great baguettes and other delicious loaves and rolls and Bread Alone has a huge stand with breads and dessert pastries. Breezy Hill has alot of pastries in addition to their fruit and cider.
I picked up my capon at Quattro's stand and saw that they have several turkeys and other poultry besides ordered birds, so if you're doing a last minute shopping, you should be able to find something at their stand. DiPaola is here with turkeys and Violet Hill should be here as well.
Your favorite stands may not be in their usual spots, so check the CENYC website listed in yesterday's report for a map of today's market. Flora Perfecta is here with lovely lilies and the rose people have great choices as well. River Garden has wonderful dried flower arrangements for gifts.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Check out the CENYC website for a map of the locations of your favorite farm and other stands in the Greenmarket tomorrow: http://www.cenyc.org/files/gmkt/112107layout.pdf
The website also features cauliflower, which will be available at many stands. There is a new variety this year, orange in color, that turns out to be tasty and sweet. Several stands have brussels sprouts and Mountain Sweet Berry, Paffenroth, and Berried Treasures have a wide variety of potatoes. D'Attolico, S&SO, Stokes Farm, Windfall Farm, Hoeffner, and others have salad greens, herbs, and other produce. Oak Grove Plantation (Ted Blew) and Breezy Hill have pies and cider. There is a new entry in the market with organic cranberries (Ed DeNike of DeNike Bog from Plymouth, Massachusetts) and several orchards will be here with apples and other fruit. Beth's Jams will be here with cranberry chutneys, cranberry sauce, and cranberry jams.

Monday, November 19, 2007
Just a reminder that Norwich Farm (squashes, frozen fava beans and tomatoes, various other produce) and Eckerton (luscious hot peppers, pepper bunches for decorations and gifts) are expecting to be in the Greenmarket today. Other farmers usually here on Saturday may be here as well, since the Christmas Market has crowded them out, so it's worth an exploratory visit. Yuno is definitely going to be here. If I get the laundry done early enough, I'll check it out myself! There's a new farmer in the market, by the way, bringing in organic cranberries. He'll be here on Wednesday as well!

Saturday, November 17, 2007
City Harvest is in the market today collecting food and suggests that you buy an extra bag of produce and donate it to City Harvest. They're offering a free guidebook for anyone who donates a bag of produce.
Today is Sycamore's last day until next summer, and they've brought in field tomatoes, broccoli, and pumpkins. Just about everyone else who is here today will be here Wednesday, including Jim Grillo of Northshire, who may have his excellent CARDOONS. He has beautiful cardoons and Savoy cabbages today. Violet Hill has good looking bacon and other meats, but no eggs! Stokes Farm has beautiful herb wreaths and mixed herb bunches for flavoring your Thanksgiving bird. He also has persian cucumbers and other produce.
S&SO, Paffenroth, and Cherry Lane will have their delicious vegetables on Wednesday as well as today. Buzzard Krest is here and will be here Wednesday with their grapes and grape juices. Quattro's and Violet Hill are here today and will be here on Wednesday. Talk to them if you haven't ordered for Thursday yet. I saw an amazing array of poultry at Quattro's stand today.
Locust Grove and other orchards will be here on Wednesday with apples, cider, and baked goods. Ted Blew is here with mixed berry and other pies and will have them on Wednesday as well. Beth's Jam has all sorts of cranberry preserves and sauce.
Mountain Sweet Berry has their unique European style mini and mid sized potatoes and Cherry Lane has beautiful sweet potatoes.
If you're planning to shop on Wednesday, remember that the Christmas Market is up and your favorite farmers may be in different spots than their usual.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Today is Evolution's last day until next year. They have beautiful root vegetables, greens, and squashes today. Eckerton is here today with gorgeous lettuces, outstanding hot peppers in all stages of heat, bunches of hanging pepper branches, and HEIRLOOM TOMATOES! They will be here on Monday, but not on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Sycamore's last day will be Saturday -- they have broccoli, squashes, and field tomatoes today. Stokes will be here next Wednesday and has a variety of herbs, some heirloom tomatoes, and herb wreaths for gifts. Mountain Sweet Berry will be here next week with a variety of small and large potatoes and possibly baby leeks. Berried Treasures has shallots and potatoes and will be here next week as well.
You can still order a Thanksgiving turkey from DiPaola in the Greenmarket today. Three Corner Field Farm is here today with lamb, yogurt, and cheese and will be here next Wednesday as well. Cato will not be here next Wednesday, so the last time you can pick up their excellent cheeses before the holiday is Saturday.

Saturday, November 10, 2007
Jim Grillo of Northshire Farm has beautiful orchid radicchio and CARDOONS! Eckerton has a wide range of hot peppers and branches of red and Thai peppers. Cherry Lane has their knockout sweet potatoes and broccoli rabe. Stokes has lemongrass, heirloom tomatoes, big bunches of herbs, and herb wreathes.
Order your Thanksgiving bird from Violet Hill or Quattro's today. I've had delicious capons for the holiday from Quattro's, by the way. Both farms bring in great poultry.
Beth's Jams has a variety of cranberry items and Ted Blew has some luscious looking pies, including lemon-blueberry, apple crumb, mixed berry, and strawberry.
This is the last Saturday for Norwich Farm and may be the last for Sycamore, although they'll be here on Wednesday. Norwich will be here on Mondays with squashes and other vegetables, frozen favas and tomatoes, and pickles.
Many farmers will be here on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving who are normally just here on Saturdays, including Quattro's and Violet Hill.

Friday, November 9, 2007
Ted Blew has delicious looking fruit pies today as well as his excellent apple cider, tomatoes (Yes!) and squashes. Samascott has many varieties of apples, pears, and potatoes, as well as other vegetables. Yuno has tomatoes, lettuces, "Okanowan" purple potatoes and other interesting produce. Miglorelli is here with greens and apples and Stokes has lemongrass, herbs, and heirloom and other tomatoes. Red Jacket is here with fruit flavored apple ciders.
Beth's Jams has many cranberry options including cranberry sauce, raspycran jam, and other jams and jellies. They also have interesting pickled vegetables, chutneys, and herb preserves. Our Daily Bread has delicious scones, cookies, rolls, and breads.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Eckerton is here with gorgeous hot peppers, including big hanging bunches of red and Thai orange ones. Stokes has heirloom tomatoes today, but Saturday may be their last day for those. Sycamore has tasty looking late season field tomatoes today. Paffenroth has their usual extensive variety of unique produce and herbs and Mountain Sweet Berry has crosnes and flageolets. Berried Treasures has a wide variety of good looking potatoes and some red and yellow raspberries. Evolution is here with squashes and says that next week will be their last in the market for the season. Sycamore has pumpkins and broccoli and several farms are here with crisp apples and pastries. You can also find fish, bread, and maple sugar products.
Flora Perfecta has beautiful lilies and flowering potted plants today and River Garden has dried flower arrangements for gifts.

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Ted Blew and Stokes have beautiful heirloom tomatoes today. Other farmers have good looking field tomatoes. Eckerton is not here, but Cherry Lane and Sycamore are. Stokes will be making mixed bunches of fresh herbs for roasts, drying, etc., later today. They have started bringing in herbal wreaths as well.
Hoeffner has squashes and brussels sprouts and Cherry Lane has big bags of spinach as well as cherry peppers and their excellent fresh-dug sweet potatoes and yukon golds. Mountain Sweet Berry has "golden nugget" potatoes -- great for under your turkey or other roast. They also have crosnes again!
Norwich Farm has frozen fava beans, frozen tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, peppers and eggplants and has brought in their own pickled cucumbers. Buzzard Krest is here with grapes and grape juices. Keith has wonderful big heads of rocambole garlic, beautiful turnips, and has a half price sale on small shallots. He is also giving a rebate to those who use reusable cloth bags!
Alot of the farmers will only be here until Christmas and some will have gone after Thanksgiving, so get there while you can!

Friday, November 2, 2007
The recessional continues with the absence of Cheerful Cherry and Sycamore. There are some good tomatoes available today, but you need to choose carefully. There are plenty of varieties of cauliflower, peppers, and other produce, but the cold weather has definitely had an effect. Several farmers have good-looking potatoes, apples, and pears. Blew still has his great apple cider and many farmers have pumpkins and other squash. Stokes has big generous bunches of herbs -- if you dry herbs for the winter, you can still find a good variety, but seize the day. I'm very happy with the fresh coriander seeds on stems that are perfuming my kitchen as we speak.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Keith has fresh BLACK WALNUTS! I didn't think anything new would be showing up now that there's been a frost, but these are definitely interesting. They need a certain amount of work, but anything worth doing probably needs work. Stokes has another rarity, fresh coriander seeds on the stalk -- pungent and tasty.Try Mountain Sweet Berry's wonderful European potatoes under your roast Turkey -- especially La Ratte, Gold Nuggets, or Ruby Crescents.
Stokes, Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Eckerton, and Keith all have tomatoes, but this is late in the season and there aren't many. The frost has affected several farmers. Cherry Lane has beautiful broccoli rabe, okra, field tomatoes, brussels sprouts, and fairytale eggplant. Paffenroth and Miglorelli have plenty of produce and Evolution has good-looking greens. S&SO, Blew, Sycamore, and others have excellent pumpkins and there's plenty of broccoli around the market.
Flora Perfecta has beautiful lilies and autumn-colored bouquets of fall flowers. Phillips has pretty tasty raspberries and there are plenty of apples and pears to be had. Sign up in the DiPaola book to order your Thanksgiving turkey today.

Saturday, October 27, 2007
Just when you thought there'd be nothing else new this late in the season, Mountain Sweet Berry has brought in CROSNES, a tiny jerusalem artichoke-like crunchy tuber which does well roasted, slightly sauted in butter, or parboiled and sauced. If you are eating out tonight, you may have some along with raviolis under lobster! It's a versatile French vegetable.
This may be the last weekend for most farmers to bring in heirloom tomatoes. There's a frost threatened for tonight that may finish off the astoundingly late season. You can find them today at Eckerton, Sycamore,Blew, and Stokes. D'Attolico and other farmers still have a variety of tasty eggplants and Stokes has their excellent Persian cucumbers. Paffenroth has a wide array of produce, including burdock, salsify, baby fennel, and all sorts of carrots, radishes, onions, potatoes, and other root vegetables. Northshire has gorgeous Italian produce and delicious chicken and quail eggs.
This is Cheerful Cherry's last week in the market until next Spring, so stop by to pick up their grapes and apples. Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, Terhune, and others have excellent apples and Red Jacket is here with fruit flavored ciders. Ted Blew has gooseneck squash as well as other squashes, peppers, and delicious cider.

Saturday, October 20, 2007
You wouldn't believe it was the middle of October to see beautiful heirloom tomatoes at the stands of Eckerton, Stokes, Blew, Sycamore, Norwich and others. Norwich and Cherry Lane also have lovely little "fairytale" eggplants and Cherry Lane has okra. Sycamore still has excellent CORN and Paffenroth has their immense selection of interesting produce. S&SO has a great variety of produce as well and Northshire has good looking greens. Norwich has frozen fava beans and fresh strawberries today and Mountain Sweet Berry has cranberry beans and flageolets! Eckerton also has a wide array of delicious hot and sweet peppers and had raspberries this morning!
Once in a while a new vegetable shows up in the greenmarket. This season has introduced orange cauliflower! It's sweet and tasty and definitely worth trying. I also like the now familiar purple variety a few farmers are bringing in.
Gorzynski, D'Attolico, and Keith have gorgeous lettuces and other greens.
Cheerful Cherry has apples and several kinds of grapes and Buzzard Krest is here with various grapes and grape juices. Several farms have apple cider, including Blew, who has some of the best and freshest. Terhune, Breezy Hill, Locust Grove, and others have great new apples and cider.

Friday, October 19, 2007
Many farmers still have eggplants, tomatoes, and peppers today. Yuno, Blew, Stokes, and Sycamore have heirloom tomatoes. Miglorelli has good looking produce and Samascott is here with terrific apples and other fruit. Several farmers have great cider, including Blew and Samascott. Stokes has generous cut herb bunches, including lemon verbena, peppermint, basil, parsley, sage, rosemary and lemon thyme, and lemon grass. Blew, Sycamore, and others have pumpkins for soup and for decorating.
This crazy weather has stretched the summer vegetable season so that we have Yuno with three kinds of cauliflower and out of season heirlooms at the same time. Given that the weather is unpredictable, we shouldn't be surprised to find the Shushan hydroponic tomato farm back -- they are scheduled to take over when the field tomato season is gone, but so it goes. We'll be glad to have them when this weirdness finally ends.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
We still have heirloom tomatoes! They're not peak quality, but they're still tasty and several farmers have good-looking choices, including Blew, Stokes, Cherry Lane, Berried Treasures, Keith, Sycamore and Eckerton. Paffenroth has their wide variety of produce, including baby fennel, puntarella, cresses, two kinds of cilantro, big bunches of various herbs, and all kinds of delicious potatoes. Stokes still has lemongrass, bunches of cut herbs, and other produce. Berried Treasures has golden and red raspberries and many kinds of cherry tomatoes. Cherry Lane has big bags of spinach, okra,and brussels sprouts. Sycamore still has corn and kirbys. Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, and Terhune are here with many kinds of apple.

Saturday, October 13, 2007
Some farmers came close to a frost last night, but the market is still going strong today. There are several farmers with cauliflowers, pumpkins, and various gourds and squashes, but there are some with good looking late season heirloom tomatoes as well, including Blew, Norwich Meadows, Stokes, Sycamore, and Mountain Sweet Berry (heirloom sauce tomatoes). I roasted Northshire and Mountain Sweet Berry's San Manzano tomatoes last week and they were so good I'm going to do it again this week (split, set on a tray cut side down over a little olive oil, roasted at about 300 degrees for two hours or so).
Eckerton and Blew have knockout peppers of all sizes and strengths. Mountain Sweet Berry has haricots verts, wild arugula, and other goodies. Paffenroth has an extensive variety of unusual produce, including baby fennel, puntarella, many kinds of radishes, carrots, potatoes, leafy greens, and herbs. Northshire has Italian varieties of puntarella and other greens. S&SO has their generous bunches of herbs, radishes, and carrots as well as boxes of peppers, onions, shallots, and other vegetables. Windfall has big bags of squashes as well as their tender mesclun and other salad greens. Eckerton had RASPBERRIES today!
Ask the people at Keith's stand about their plastic bag policy. They're trying to cut down on plastic bag use in an unusual way.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
As predicted, the weather is turning cooler, but the market is full of good looking vegetables and flowers, so it's a good time to check out Paffenroth for a wide variety of wonderful produce, Stokes for excellent late season heirlooms and big bunches of herbs, Evolution for interesting squashes and greens, Eckerton and Blew for great hot and sweet peppers, and Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures for interesting and unique produce.
I'm going to have Our Daily Bread's tasty sourdough whole wheat baguette for breakfast, with Ronnybrook's butter,Cato's Brigid's Abbey cheese, Eckerton's raspberries, and Three Corner Field Farm's yogurt.
Flora Perfecta has gorgeous lilies today and River Garden and Duva are here with beautiful brightly colored flowers.

Monday, October 8, 2007
Enjoy the late season heirloom tomatoes at Norwich, Yuno, and other farmers' stands! There are farmers talking about a frost upstate coming soon, so we should take advantage of this extraordinarily late warm weather to indulge our love for Aunt Rubys, Cherokee Purples, Brandywines, and other delicious goodies. Norwich has the last of their artichokes and Yuno has a wide variety of beans, eggplants, young lettuces, herbs, and other produce.
The fish people are here with good looking scallops and fish and Bread Alone is here as well. Race has pastry, apples, and big cauliflowers, and Red Jacket is here with fruit and juices.
These are the last weeks to buy Newfield Farm's gorgeous gladiolas, late season sunflowers, zinnias, and lycianthus. River Garden has beautiful wildflowers.

Saturday, October 6, 2007
Quattro's Game Farm has brought in exquisite tiny chickens (you could call them poussins, if you like), along with big chickens, other poultry, soup meat, and eggs.
Mountain Sweet Berry has fresh flageolets, beautiful cranberry beans, haricots verts, canistrino tomatoes (great for sauce), and San Marzano tomatoes, which I bought and am planning to roast. Northshire also has great San Marzano and other tomatoes for sauce, puntarella, Chinese cabbage, and other tasty vegetables. Eckerton has fresh CHESTNUTS! (Short season, so grab them now!) Paffenroth has an immense variety of unusual produce, including baby fennel, puntarella, burdock, salsify, and red cipolini (Italian onions).
Fantasy Fruit has reappeared after a week's absence with BLUEBERRIES! One last chance to get some to freeze for the winter. Think pancakes! Buzzard Krest is here with grapes and grape juices.
The recessional has begun, with this week's corn from Sycamore being their last for the season.
On a personal note, I will not be posting next Saturday as I am going leaf peeping in the Hudson Valley.

Friday, October 5, 2007
The farm stand across from Yuno has beautiful artichokes today. Norwich also has very good looking baby artichokes. Yuno has all sorts of tasty beans and tomatoes as well as their excellent young salad greens. Cherry Lane, Stokes, Yuno, Norwich, Blew, Sycamore, and others have heirloom tomatoes and Blew has gorgeous hot peppers. Miglorelli has big bunches of basil -- time to make pesto for the freezer!
Our Daily Bread has brought in delicious challah rolls, sourdough wholewheat levain loaves, and other great breads. Red Jacket has luscious dark cherry "stomp" (juice), as well as fruit flavored and unflavored apple ciders.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Mountain Sweet Berry had strawberries this morning, but these are the last and are few. They have beautiful haricots verts and haricots jaunes, lettuce, sauce tomatoes, and delicious mini potatoes. Paffenroth has the most extensive assortment of greens, beets, radishes, and other vegetables today, including various kinds of coriander and parsley. Visiting their stand is a lesson in variety.
Stokes has heirloom tomatoes, fresh lemongrass, and generous bunches of cut herbs. S&SO has delicious produce at great prices, including boxes of shallots, onions, peppers, and other vegetables and big bunches of herbs. Eckerton has many kinds of hot peppers as does Blew. Windfall Farm has beautiful edible flowers and big bags of squash for $5. They also have raspberries!
If you freeze tomatoes for the winter, now is the time. Evolution, Keith, Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Berried Treasures, and Stokes, among others, have great tomatoes for sauce.
Blew's apple cider is consistently delicious and fresh and there are several other stands with good cider as well. Breezy Hill has delicious apples as well.

Monday, October 1, 2007
Those of us who are unhappy to find the fava bean season over in the Greenmarket will be glad to know that Norwich Farm will be bringing them in frozen next week. In a few weeks they will also have frozen tomatoes! Today's offerings include fresh heirloom and other tomatoes, fairytale and other eggplants, shell peas, and Chinese cabbage.
Yuno has purple and green long beans, cranberry beans, edamame, watermelon, and heirloom tomatoes. Race has good looking cauliflower and cabbage. Bread Alone has a variety of rolls and breads, including sliced peasant bread and wholewheat sourdough.
River Garden and Newfield Farm are here with beautiful flowers. Other farmers have pumpkins and squashes. The fish people have scallops, whole and boned out fish, and (I think) clams.

Saturday, September 29, 2007
I got beautiful sauce tomatoes from Northshire, Cheerful Cherry, D'Attolico and Mountain Sweet Berry and will be making sauce for the freezer and for tonight's dinner. I bought a pheasant from Quattro's and checked out the CARDOONS at Northshire's stand for future reference. The cardoons look wonderful. Many stands, including D'Attolico, Stokes, Northshire,and Norwich have delicious looking eggplants in many varieties. Blew, Eckerton, S&SO, and others have great hot and sweet peppers.
Gorzynsky has luscious salad greens and spinach and D'Attolico has their excellent salad mix. Paffenroth has carrots in many colors and a wide variety of delicious produce. Sycamore's corn is still tasty and fresh.
Apples and plums are available all over the market and S&SO has their giant supply of pumpkins and gourds. Blew has apple cider (outstanding) and watermelon. This is definitely a transitional time with summer and fall produce represented equally.

Friday, September 28, 2007
Not a market report, actually. I missed Friday's Greenmarket because I was in Saratoga to eat at one of my favorite restaurants, Chez Sophie, in the Saratoga Hotel. I don't normally talk about restaurants in here, but I did want to mention their knockout pheasant pie, served with chanterelles and a delicious sauce. Pheasant is not the easiest bird to cook well and the accompanying piece of breast was succulent. I'm inspired to pick up a pheasant at Quattro's in the market tomorrow and attempt to duplicate the pie!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007
If you're planning to make the recipe for Mountain Sweet Berry's cannelini beans and black kale which appeared in New York Magazine this week, you can find the black Tuscan kale at Paffenroth's or Keith's stands. Rick also has Romano beans and haricots verts today in addition to wild baby arugula and his meltingly tasty sauce tomatoes.
Paffenroth and Keith have other varieties of kale as well as many other leafy greens. Stokes, Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Blew and others have great looking heirloom and other tomatoes and Eckerton and Blew have outstanding hot and sweet peppers. Windfall has big boxes and bags of summer squash for $5, as well as beautiful salad greens and zucchini blossoms.

Monday, September 24, 2007
Yuno has their many colored yams, fresh young lettuces, delicious sweet and hot peppers, and long beans today and say that they will be here until Christmas! Norwich has fairytale and other eggplants, tomatoes, basil, peppers, and other goodies. The farm at the 17th Street West Side of the park has good-looking cut fresh herbs and the fish people have three kinds of clam as well as scallops and various fish. P&J Organics has their delicious sauce as well as bok choi and other vegetables and River Garden and Newfield Farm are here with beautiful flowers. Scarborough has their extensive variety of potted herbs and bonsai.
Race and Phillips are here with fruit and vegetables as well. Eckerton is NOT here.

BULLETIN!! September 22, 2007
CHECK OUT: Northshire's sauce tomatoes and Italian greens, D'Attolico's green Japanese eggplant, Stokes's Persian cucumbers, Windfall's squash, and the dollar bag bargains at Wild Maple!

Saturday, September 22, 2007
This is Fantasy Fruit's last day. If you like their blueberries, buy two and freeze one box for winter pancakes! If you haven't bought D'Attolico's raspberries, try to get some today or next week! So sweet you don't need sugar!
The tomatoes are plentiful, but check them carefully for wormy guests. This is the time when tomatoes and corn can both have visitors! You can check the corn by pinching the tops and looking carefully for holes down the side. It really isn't necessary to strip the corn tops, and if you do, they immediately start to lose their sweetness. Stop by the Binders for lush and healthy herb plants.
Buzzard Krest has delicious grapes and grape juices and Cheerful Cherry has tasty grapes as well as tomatoes (speaking of which, they say they'll only have tomatoes for two more weeks). Tweefontain has brought in pesto sauce, garlic, and sundried tomatoes.
Paffenroth has banana squash, gorgeous potatoes, and their usual variety of excellent produce (radishes, carrots in many colors, etc.). Eckerton's hot peppers, including scotch bonnets in several colors, are here today. Stokes has many Aunt Ruby heirloom tomatoes as well as other varieties. Mountain Sweet Berry has beautiful eggplants.
The pumpkins, grapes, and new apples are signs of Autumn (which begins "officially" tomorrow), so if you're into tomato sauce and pesto for the freezer, this is the time to start! Breezy Hill has some interesting new fruit pastries and Terhune still has peaches but seems to be transitioning into their apple season.

Friday, September 21, 2007
Ted Blew has brought in wonderful apple cider as well as his usual great tomatoes, squashes, and peppers. Beth's Jam has the best grape jelly I've tasted in years. This is one of those moments in the Greenmarket when summer and fall produce appear together, and you can have pumpkin soup with fresh corn garnish and scattered garden-fresh chives.
I'm planning to use the purple plums I bought from Cheerful Cherry in an attempt to equal my mother's plum tart. There are several farmstands with plums, new apples and pears, and grapes. Yuno has some interesting and colorful potato varieties and many stands have gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, including Yuno, Cheerful Cherry, Sycamore, Blew, and Norwich. Samascott is here with their excellent fruit. Our Daily Bread and Bread Alone have some interesting European-style offerings and Berried Treasure is here with flowers and produce. River Garden and Newfield Farm have lush and beautiful cut flowers as well.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Flora Perfecta has a new crimson lily that is truly gorgeous. River Garden and the rose people have beautiful flowers as well.
Windfall has delicious salad and other greens, squashes and squash blossoms, intensely tasty raspberries, and the tiny Mexican gherkins that were written up in New York Magazine. The gherkins taste like very pleasant cucumbers to me -- I guess the size is the novelty.
Eckerton has their full range of tiny chilies and beautiful heirloom tomatoes today and says they will have even more chilies on Saturday. Evolution is here with tasty produce, as is Cherry Lane (who have one of the warning signs of Fall -- fresh broccoli). Stokes, Evolution, Keith, Cherry Lane, Blew and Sycamore all have heirloom tomatoes. Mountain Sweet Berry has chervil today as well as haricots verts, wild baby arugula, tiny potatoes, and wonderful sauce tomatoes.
Several farms have purple plums, including Breezy Hill. Fantasy Fruit still has blueberries and raspberries as well as grapes, and expect next Saturday to be their last day until next year! Speaking of next year, take advantage of the corn NOW -- the first intimations of end of season have been spotted (kernel-less tips on the cobs!) although it still tastes good. Not to mention the arrival of pumpkins, grapes, and purple plums.

Monday, September 17, 2007
I've come back from a shockingly cold Saturday night wedding in Virginia to find that there are intimations of autumn here as well. River Garden's wildflowers are in those deep rich jewel shades that indicate the approach of autumn flowers, and Newfield Farm has zinnias in those colors, as well as other end of summer choices. It's still summer, though, and Norwich, Yuno, and others have beautiful heirloom tomatoes and sweet and hot peppers. Yuno has tasty squashes, cranberry beans, and tomatillos. The fish people are still bringing in their lovely steamed lobsters and there are a couple of excellent bread options. Scarborough is here with great herbs as usual.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I'm off to celebrate my birthday and to go to a wedding out of town, so I won't be going to the Greenmarket again until next Monday, but I think I'm safe in saying that there are lots of great heirloom tomatoes and peppers in the Union Square market and that Buzzard Krest will be here on Saturday with delicious grape juices. It's still peak season for tomatoes, thank goodness! 3 Corner Field Farm will be here on Wednesdays and Saturdays until next March with their delicious sheeps milk yogurt and cheese, lamb chops and soaps.

Monday, September 10, 2007
Scarborough Fields herb farm is here every Monday. They have 10 varieties of mint, 6-10 kinds of thyme (depending on the week), Vietnamese coriander and other unique herbs and bonsai plants.
Yuno has several kinds of hot and sweet peppers and some of the freshest looking tomatillos I've seen, in addition to heirloom tomatoes and other produce. Norwich Farm has excellent eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables. Fantasy Fruit is here with blueberries, strawberries, and black currants and Red Jacket has fruit and juices. Race has produce and pastries and the fish people have steamed lobsters and fresh fish. Eckerton has a wide variety of hot peppers and attractive boxes of assorted small heirloom tomatoes.
River Garden and Newfield Farm are here with lovely flowers. Looking at the date, I'm reminded of the wonderful feeling brought to us by the farmers who fought their way through the traffic after 9/11 to bring us their excellent produce and a return to normalcy.

Saturday, September 8, 2007
BULLETIN! BUZZARD CREST IS BACK WITH THEIR EXCELLENT GRAPES AND GRAPE JUICES!!! There's a Farm Aid festival at the south end of Union Square today, and it's a great day in the Greenmarket, with plenty of heirloom tomatoes, big bunches of herbs, eggplants, fresh garlic, and greens on many stands. Stokes has fresh lemongrass and beautiful big bunches of various basils. Paffenroth is here despite a car problem with many varieties of radish, potato, onion, carrot, and specialties like celeriac and baby fennel. S&SO has their bargain baskets of mixed peppers as well as their usual generous and reasonable bunches of herbs and other produce. Keith and Gorzinsky have beautiful salad and D'Attolico has lovely sauce tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and zucchini blossoms. Mountain Sweet Berry has their knockout sauce tomatoes and strawberries. Sycamore has excellent bicolor and white corn and heirloom tomatoes.
Fantasy Fruit is here with blueberries, strawberries, and currants and Terhune, Blew, and Locust have stone fruit. Cheerful Cherry has great heirloom tomatoes and grapes and Eckerton has a wide variety of hot and sweet peppers, as does Blew.

Friday, September 7, 2007
Try Cheerful Cherry's peach "nuggets", tiny explosions of sweet peach essence. Sycamore's bicolor corn has been sensational this year and they'll have it tomorrow as well. Norwich has good looking peppers and Yuno's squashes,okra, eggplants, and melons are excellent. Stokes, Yuno, Sycamore, and Cheerful Cherry have great heirloom tomatoes today, and Blew has tasty ones that are ready to eat as well as peaches and corn. Locust Grove has great fruit and Stokes has lemongrass and other herbs, and persian cucumbers. Our Daily Bread has a full range of European style breads and a variety of scones. The rose people have beautiful rosebuds today and Newfield Farm has gorgious gladiolas, zinnias, and lycianthus.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Stokes has lemongrass, several types of basil, black peppermint, spearmint, coriander, and other herbs as well as heirloom tomatoes and eggplants. Paffenroth has many kinds of basil, gorgeous and unique celery, root vegetables and their tasty red varieties of potato.
Mountain Sweet Berry has their intensely flavorful Italian sauce tomatoes, delicious salad greens, and strawberries. I used their tomatoes last night to make a wonderful sauce for whole wheat pasta -- really outstanding flavor. I used Keith's rocambole garlic and D'Attolico's onions. I bought S&SO's good looking onions today and will try them in the next batch, along with their Italian parsley.
Evolution and Windfall have many varieties of large and small squashes and unique salad greens. Honey Hollow has interesting looking squashes and chanterelles. Red Jacket has juices and plums and Locust, Blew, Terhune and others have peaches. Sycamore has excellent bicolor corn and Cherry Lane has tasty white corn. Mr. Blew also has good looking corn and heirloom tomatoes and Sycamore and Cherry Lane have tasty varieties, too.
Despite the appearance of grapes and pumpkins here and there in Union Square, it's still summer on the farms and we are the beneficiaries!

Monday, September 3, 2007
Norwich is here with various sizes and types of eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, and artichokes. I'll be trying Lydia Bastianich's recipe for chicken with artichokes today! (There's also a recipe for chicken with eggplants, but that's for another time.) Race, Phillips, and others are here with good looking produce and the fish people have a sale on steamed lobsters -- $10 for one with two claws! River Garden is here with beautiful wildflowers and Newfield Farm has gorgeous gladiolas, zinnias, and lycianthis. Bread Alone is here, too, as is Fantasy Fruit (blueberries, strawberries, black currants).
Yuno has taken Labor Day off.

Saturday, September 1, 2007
Mountain Sweet Berry has delicious Italian sauce tomatoes, and D'Attiloco has the first of his big plum tomatoes as well. Eckerton has plum tomatoes as well as heirloom tomatoes and peppers and the first of his Scotch bonnet searers for West Indian cooking. Stokes has Cuban oregano, various kinds of basil and other herbs and lemon grass. Cherry Lane has "fairy tale eggplants" and several other farmers have eggplants as well. Northshire has puntarella, huge Italian squashes, quail eggs, and big beautiful eggplants.
Keith has organic heirloom tomatoes, gorgeous Rocambole garlic, European salad greens and other produce. Gorzynsky has beautiful salad and greens and other organic produce. Cheerful Cherry has tasty heirloom tomatoes and tiny peaches.
Quattro's has delicious small and large chickens and pheasants as well as duck and chicken eggs.

Friday, August 31, 2007
Stokes has Cuban oregano (an essential ingredient in jerk chicken, I'm told) and lemon grass. Sycamore, Blew, Stokes, Cheerful Cherry, Norwich and others have great tomatoes and several farmers have good looking kirbys. Yuno is here today with great tomatoes, peppers, mini-carrots, eggplants, and lettuces, but will probably not be here on Monday.
Beth's Jam has taken advantage of the peach season to make wonderful peach jam, along with their many other tasty varieties. Try their no-sugar versions if you are cutting down on sweets.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Got back in town a bit late, so I'm posting about an hour later than usual, but I did want to tell you that Stokes has good looking fresh lemon grass, that Cherry Lane has their white corn, field tomatoes, and great eggplants, and that Sycamore has bicolor and white corn, heirloom tomatoes, big bunches of basil, and excellent cranberry beans. Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries, lovely little French lettuces, wild arugula, and great sauce tomatoes.
Terhune, Blew, and Locust all have tasty peaches and Terhune and Locust have plums.
If you love good tomatoes and peaches, the signs are there that we're beginning the slide down to Fall, so gather ye tomatoes while ye may! We've just got a few weeks left of the really excellent field varieties.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I was happy to see that Ted Blew managed to save a good bit of his tomatoes, eggplants, corn, and peaches and is here today, after the hailstorm that hit his farm on Friday night.
The market is full of beautiful heirloom tomatoes, corn, sweet and hot peppers, and all sorts of squash. It seems like an okay time to take off, so I'm going to travel upstate for a few days. Happy Greenmarket shopping!

Monday, August 20, 2007
Norwich Farm has beautiful artichokes, watermelon, and honeydew melon. Yuno has small peppers for searing and serving with salt, long beans, okra, heirloom tomatoes, and other produce. Eckerton has a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes and fresh basils. Bread Alone has several kinds of rolls in addition to their regular breads and the fish people have tasty looking scallops and steamed lobsters. Fantasy Fruit is here with black currants, strawberries, and blueberries, and various farmers have peaches, sweet peppers, onions, garlic, and corn.

Saturday, August 18, 2007
If you love Ted Blew's wonderful heirloom tomatoes, peaches, corn, peppers, and other great produce, you'll be as sorry as I was to hear that his farm had a terrible destructive hailstorm yesterday which wiped out much of his plantings. He is here today with beautiful heirloom tomatoes, peaches, and peppers, but that may be it for the season, although there's some hope for part of his crop. In any case, if you love his stuff, run, don't walk, to Union Square and get what may be the last of the season.
Eckerton, Stokes, Cheerful Cherry, and others have heirloom tomatoes today. In fact, the market is full of gorgeous tomatoes, eggplants, herbs, peaches and berries. It's really a day for you to discover your favorites on your own, as just about everyone has great stuff this week. You should definitely stop by Bulich Mushroom's stand since they have all kinds this week, including oyster mushrooms, shitakes, criminis, etc.

Friday, August 17, 2007
Yuno has melons, sweet and hot peppers, long beans (purple and green), heirloom tomatoes, and other gorgeous produce. One of their customers recommended shishito peppers, seared in very hot oil and salted, which I'm going to try this weekend.
Mr. Blew has lovely hot and sweet peppers as well. My favorites there are Anaheims and mild jalepenos, both of which are hot enouogh for me, but there are many choices of fresh hot pepper in all strengths. He also has corn, heirloom tomatoes (to be eaten today), peaches, husk tomatoes and herb plants.
Stokes has heirloom tomatoes, including the tasty Aunt Ruby, herbs, Persian cucumbers, large shallots, and bunches of beautiful country flowers.
Try Our Daily Bread's cranberry cornmeal scones and luscious white rolls and other breads.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Terhune has sweet and slurpy white peaches as well as their yellow peaches and new crop apples. Locust Grove and Blew also have tasty peaches. Sycamore has white and bicolor corn and broccoli and the folowing have delicious tomatoes: Sycamore, Eckerton, Stokes, Locust, Evolution, among others. There are many farmers with excellent baby and large squashes and eggplants both small and large and purple and white.
In other words, it's PEAK season in the Greenmarket today. Mountain Sweet Berry has wild arugula, baby leeks, and delicious lettuce. Windfall has great squashes and squash blossoms as well as mesclun and other greens. Keith has several kinds of onion and great garlic as well as, yes, you guessed it, delicious heirloom tomatoes! Stokes has big beautiful bunches of basil in many varieties as well as other tasty produce. By the way, try Stokes's Aunt Ruby green tomato. It's actually sweet and very good plain or fried. It is NOT the usual green tomato!

Monday, August 13, 2007
Between Eckerton, Yuno, and Norwich, Mondays are an heirloom tomato lover's wonderland. Yuno has delicious long beans, little peppers for sauteeing, and edamame, in addition to melons, new potatoes and other beautiful produce. Norwich has small and large eggplants of various sorts, melons (including Charontais), and the never ending fava bean! Fantasy Fruit has black currants, a couple of boxes of blackberries, and a good supply of blueberries and strawberries. The fish people have tasty steamed lobsters and Race, Phillips, and other farmers are here with fresh produce as well. In addition to their great red and yellow plum tomatoes, Eckerton also has several types of basil. There are stands with donut and other types of peach, cherries, and other fruit.

Saturday, August 11, 2007
It's a beautiful day in the Greenmarket and peach, tomato, corn, and pepper lovers are going to be very happy! Mr. Blew has his ready to eat heirloom tomatoes, white and yellow peaches, corn, and hot and sweet peppers. Cherry Lane has "fairy tale eggplants", tiny purple and white beauties, in addition to their heirloom tomatoes, other varieties of eggplant, elderberries, and assorted other produce. Eckerton has a wide variety of delicious tomatoes and D'Attolico's sauce and other tomatoes are starting to arrive. Paffenroth has baby fennel, generous bunches of all sorts of basil and other greens, and colorful carrots and radishes. Northshire has Italian squash varieties, quail eggs, and chicken eggs in addition to fresh rabbit. Mountain Sweet Berry has lovely baby French leeks, Tri-Star strawberries, Bartolli cranberry beans, wild arugula, and tiny potatoes. Norwich Farm has still got some fava beans, beautiful squash varieties, and great looking heirloom tomatoes.
Violet Hill has goat, poultry, and some bacon and multicolored eggs. Quattro's has 3-5 pound chickens and other poultry and soup meat along with the last of the pheasant eggs. Sycamore's corn is really fabulous this year. They are also bringing in heirloom tomatoes, field tomatoes, kirbys and other vegetables.

Friday, August 10, 2007
Our local farmers are really local heroes, struggling through the bad weather once again. Cheerful Cherry, Blew, Sycamore, Stokes, and others have brought in beautiful heirloom tomatoes. Samascott has New York State blueberries and Red Jacket has apricots and juices. Cheerful Cherry has peaches and their outstanding cherry juice and Blew has beautiful peaches, large and small hot and sweet peppers, corn, and tiny husk tomatoes. Yuno has great heirloom tomatoes, husk tomatoes,edamame, peppers, beets, and beautiful flowers. Norwich Farm has baby artichokes, peppers, squashes, tomatoes, and other gorgeous produce.
Our Daily Bread's truck ran into a problem and their tasty breads will be arriving later today. Newfield Farm has beautiful gladiolas, lycianthus, and other colorful flowers.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Red Jacket has apricots, Locust Grove and Terhune have peaches and berries, and Blew has white and yellow peaches.Fantasy Fruit and Phillips have blueberries and raspberries, Stokes has raspberries, and Fantasy Fruit has strawberries as well.
Mountain Sweet Berry has green and yellow haricots, wild baby arugula, Tri-star strawberries, Barlotto beans (which may be an ancestor or relative of the cranberry bean), and Canistrino tomatoes, supposedly one of THE best Italian sauce tomatoes. Sycamore has some of the best looking cranberry beans I've ever seen.
Speaking of tomatoes, the market is really turning into a tomato lover's paradise, with great tomatoes brought in by Ted Blew, Sycamore, Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Stokes, and others. It isn't peak yet, by any means, but it's certainly wonderful.

Monday, August 6, 2007
Norwich has their usual excellent produce, including charentais melons, kohlrabi, heirloom tomatoes, squashes, baby artichokes, and a new (to me) variety of garlic, red German (big and fragrant) which I'm going to try today. Yuno has three kinds of succulent watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, turkish eggplant, various beans and peppers (including shishito, which I'm thinking about using in a lobster salad with one of the watermelons and sliced onion). Race and Phillips have good looking produce, as do other farmers in the market. The fish people have delicious looking scallops and steamed lobsters. Newfield Farm has lovely lycianthus and River Garden has beautiful snapdragons and other field flowers.

Saturday, August 4, 2007
Northshire has Italian squash, rabbit, and quail eggs. Mountain Sweet Berry has a new Italian variety of bean, the barlotto bean, similar to but not the same as cranberry beans. I'm going to try them out today in a salad. MSB also has delicious Tri-Star strawberries. Fantasy Fruit is here with blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Terhune has yellow peaches today and will have white peaches as well next week. Locust Grove has white and yellow peaches, sugar plums, and berries. D'Attolico has delicious cherry tomatoes and farmers with heirloom tomatoes are all over the market, including Eckerton, Blew, Stokes, Keith, Gorzynski, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, and Cherry Lane.
The fish people had a huge line at 9 A.M.! Violet Hill has great eggs, sausage, poultry and bacon. Quattro's has delicious smoked poultry, fresh poultry, and eggs. Cato is here with their wonderful farmstead cheese and Three Corner Field farm has excellent ricotta, great for stuffing into D'Attolico's or Windfall's tasty zucchini blossoms. Norwich still has fava beans today as well as charontais melons and all sorts of mini and large squashes.
S&SO, Miglorelli, Stokes, and Paffenroth all have generous bunches of herbs, root vegetables, and salad greens.

Friday, August 3, 2007
Ted Blew has many beautiful varieties of large and medium sized peppers in various heat strengths, peaches, corn, and his amazing collection of great tasting ready to eat heirloom tomatoes. Stokes, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, and others also have tasty heirlooms. Norwich also has some good looking large Italian plum tomatoes as well as baby artichokes, several kinds and sizes of squash, and beans. Yuno has heirloom tomatoes and eggplants, interesting varieties of melon, several kinds of small hot peppers, and multicolored okra.
Sycamore has great corn this year, both bicolor and white, as well as excellent basil and cucumbers. Berried Treasures has green, purple, and yellow string beans, strawberries and other berries and currants, and "lemon" cucumbers.
Stokes has field tomatoes, heirlooms, big bunches of cut herbs, and other produce. Red Jacket has good looking apricots. I'm sorry to say that Cheerful Cherry's sweet cherries are over (the weather got them) after a superb season, but they do have their sour pie cherries and outstanding cherry juice and peaches.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007
If you know what to do with fresh hyssop, then you'll be happy to learn that Mountain Sweet Berry has it, along with fino verde basil, new "gold nugget" potatoes, haricots verts, and chervil. Evolution has baby squashes of all sorts and purple string beans. Eckerton has sweet Nardello peppers which I'm planning to saute with Honey Hollow's chanterelles in Ronnybrook's excellent butter. Cherry Lane has okra, heirloom tomatoes, melons, and gorgeous mini purple and white eggplants.
Flora Perfecta has several colors of stock, irises, lilies, and pretty potted flowering plants.

Monday, July 30, 2007
It's Eckerton's first Monday in the Greenmarket and they're here with excellent heirloom tomatoes, both large and small, and cherry tomatoes. It's Norwich Farm's last day for fava beans but their first for baby artichokes! Yuno has interesting melons and heirloom tomatoes and eggplants. Fantasy Fruit is here with black and red currants, Tri-Star strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. There are peaches, cherries, plums, and berries all around the market today. The fish people have steamed lobsters!

Saturday, July 28, 2007
Cherry Lane's black cherries are bigger and more luscious than ever today! They're firm and succulently juicy! Quattro's has some special small chickens that look really good.
Red Jacket has apricots today and Terhune and Locust Grove have good looking nectarines. Terhune has tasty peaches. While we're talking about peaches and nectarines, I should say that I read a recent article saying that you should pinch them to find out if they're ripe! That is an absolute no-no! You can tell by looking at them and you can ruin them by pinching them, so that the next person won't buy them. I'm not sure what the writer was thinking, but it is just wrong.
Norwich Farm, Eckerton, Sycamore, and Blew have gorgeous field heirloom tomatoes this week and Stokes has attractive field tomatoes as well. Cherry Lane has tomatoes, corn, and beautiful eggplants.
This is Mountain Sweet Berry's last week for fava beans. Friday will be the last day for favas at Norwich Farm as well. Mountain Sweet Berry has yellow string beans today and Norwich has several kinds of beans. Ted Blew has several varieties of hot and sweet peppers and pepper plants as well as herbs. Silver Height's herb and other plants are as lush and healthy as ever.
Fantasy Fruit and several other stands have blueberries and raspberries and Fantasy also has red and black currants. Locust Grove also has several kinds of berry.

Friday, July 27, 2007
Cheerful Cherry has beautiful dark cherries today and will have them tomorrow and next week as well. They also have succulent peaches. Sycamore has corn, heirloom and other tomatoes, and other produce. Norwich Farm has yellow and green cucumbers, good looking fresh garlic, and many beans, squashes, and berries. Yuno has various melons, including a yellow Asian variety and watermelon. They also have several kinds of beans and hot and sweet peppers, herbs, and salad greens. Ted Blew has peaches, tasty heirloom field tomatoes, and a wide selection of hot and sweet peppers. Several farmers have cranberry beans.
Newfield Farm has their beautiful lycianthus and gladiolas, River Garden has many types of wildflower, and the rose people have intensely colored rosebuds.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007
S&SO has huge (HUGE)bunches of cilantro, dill, and parsley today. Windfall Farm has several kinds of squash in many sizes and shapes and beautiful zucchini blossoms. Cherry Lane has brought in their excellent white corn and Sycamore has their delicious bicolor and white corn varieties. Stokes is still bringing in greenhouse tomatoes and has generous bunches of herbs and other produce (and raspberries). I'm going to try their fresh coriander seeds today to see how different they are from the dried.
Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-star strawberries, bunches of herbs and various greens and mini potatoes. Locust Grove has yellow raspberries today in addition to several other berries and currants. Fantasy Fruit has strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and currants. Mr. Blew has peaches and heirloom tomatoes and Sycamore has heirloom tomatoes as well.

Monday, July 23, 2007
I have to admit to thinking it was a bit wacky to go out in this downpour to see what was what in the Greenmarket but if the farmers can get there, so can I. It was well worth the effort, since Norwich Farm had brought my fava bean order and Yuno had excellent salad greens and eggplants. Norwich has very sweet and delicious sungold cherry tomatoes, by the way. Fantasy Fruit is here with all sorts of berries and there's a farm opposite River Garden's beautiful wildflowers with apricots, peaches, and berries.Newfield Farm is here with gorgeous lilies, sunflowers, and other flowers and Bread Alone is here as well. Race and Phillips are also here and Phillips has had great blueberries this season so I'm pretty sure they'll be good today.

Saturday, July 21, 2007
There are those who wait anxiously on 17th Street for the last Potter book, and those who wait for the first great tomatoes. Count me among both, actually, but I am most happy to see the abundant supply of heirlooms and other field tomatoes available from Ted Blew, Eckerton, Sycamore and others. Added to that are the unusual herbs (fresh coriander seeds on the cilantro brought in by Stokes, chervil from Mountain Sweet Berry, and fresh BAY LEAVES from Cheerful Cherry), gorgeous swiss chard (Sycamore, Windfall, Gorzynsky, and others), and Stokes's first new yukon gold and red potatoes. Paffenroth has several types and sizes of onion and there are good pickings for the fava bean and haricots verts lover at Mountain Sweet Berry's stand. There are a few farmers with excellent new garlic, but it's always a pleasure to see Keith's gigantic Rocambole variety which I'm happy to say is available now.
Fantasy Fruit has several kinds of berries and red and black currants. Mountain Sweet Berry has beautiful Tri-Stars and Cheerful Cherry's dark, queen anne and sour pie cherries are beautiful today. Terhune and Blew have great looking peaches and Cheerful Cherry will be having their excellent variety next week.
Cato has a slightly nuttier and delicious Brigids Abbey, a tasty farmstead, and a luscious Vivace among their excellent cow's milk cheeses. Try one with Our Daily Bread's sourdough whole wheat bagette or sinfully addictive rustic Italian loaf.
NOTE: The New York Coalition Against Hunger has an interactive website locating the Greenmarkets all around the city with the days they're open and their locations: Type: http://www.nyccah.org/maps/farmers2007/

Friday, July 20, 2007
The Friday market is getting richer and richer, with more farms coming in with great produce. How easy is it to find fresh cut bay leaves? Cheerful Cherry has them today!
Sycamore has their excellent bicolor corn, tomatoes, and swiss chard. Norwich Farm is now in the market on Monday, Friday, and Saturday, with excellent fresh vegetables and Yuno has wonderful heirloom tomatoes, heirloom eggplants, tasty squashes, cranberry and other beans, and a widening variety of hot and sweet peppers.
Cheerful Cherry has the first of their outstanding PEACHES (buy them today and eat them tomorrow and they'll be great) as well as dark and queen anne cherries and pie cherries. Samascott has several varieties of cherries as well as their tasty blueberries. Ted Blew has heirloom and other tomatoes, corn, and peaches and Red Jacket is here with apricots.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Just about every farmer who is usually here on Wednesdays is here today, despite the incredibly unpleasant weather. Eckerton has Cherokee Purple tomatoes and a lovely red and yellow striped variety. Honey Hollow Farm has good looking chantarelles and Ted Blew has gorgeous heirloom tomatoes of many varieties. Paffenroth and Stokes are here with their wide selection of tasty produce and Fantasy Fruit has various berries. Sycamore has an excellent new kind of bicolor corn and other farmers have corn as well. Our Daily Bread has white rolls and various whole grain and other breads and Locust Grove is here with berries, sugar plums, and peaches. In other words, if you can deal with the rain and the lightning, it's worth the trip!

Monday, July 16, 2007
The fishmongers have brought in STEAMED LOBSTERS, caught yesterday and steamed last night. They look excellent and are $10.50 for the smaller(not so small) ones and $10.50 a pound for the big ones. Their bluefish and scallops look delicious as well.
Yuno has gorgeous orange striped Turkish eggplants and an Italian heirloom variety (pinkish purple and white) as well as other more familiar varieties. They also have purple and green long beans and very fresh looking cranberry beans.
Norwich says they will have the new crop of fava beans next Monday. They're here with beautiful fresh produce as well. Other farmers also have good looking vegetables including fresh garlic.
Race has peaches and corn and Fantasy Fruit is here with blueberries, raspberries, and big black currants. Red Jacket and Phillips have peaches, cherries, blueberries, and other fruit as well.

Saturday, July 14, 2007
Eckerton has the first of their FIELD HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, yellow corn, and several kinds of basil. Other farmers with corn include Hoeffner, Blew (white corn), and Sycamore (bicolor and white corn). Paffenroth has purslane, upland cress, lambs quarter, stinging nettles, puntarella, red dandelion, and baby fennel, along with many other wonderful vegetables. Northshire has sorrel,chioggia beets, quail and duck eggs. Windfall, Mountain Sweet Berry and D'Attolico have zucchini blossoms and Three Corner Field Farm has whole milk ricotta, excellent for stuffing those blossoms!. Gorzynsky has gorgeous lettuces and other salad greens as well as beautiful new turnips and beets. Cherry Lane has heirloom tomatoes and kirbys and Stokes has Persian cucumbers, eggplant, squashes, peppers, and fresh garlic. Ted Blew has beautiful field tomatoes, peppers, and white and yellow peaches. Keith's rocambole garlic is here and Stokes is selling good looking garlic as well.
Locust Grove and Terhune have beautiful peaches and berries and Fantasy Fruit has big black currants (excellent in tarts and jams). This is the next to the last week for Cheerful Cherry's outstanding black cherries, so catch them while you can!
Quattro's has lovely tiny chickens ("poussins") and Northshire has rabbit. Cato has young and aged farmstead cheese and Three Corner Field Farm has delicious sheeps milk cheeses and yogurt.Ronnybrook has flavored and plain farmer cheese.

Friday, July 13, 2007
Cheerful Cherry's dark cherries are delicious this week, but you'd better make a point of getting there today or tomorrow, since they say there's only one more week for them. They will continue to have their excellent sour cherries for a while and have brought in black raspberries and red currants as well. Miglorelli and other farmers also have cherries. Phillips is selling black raspberries at two boxes for $5 today.
Sycamore has great looking corn and greenhouse tomatoes and Yuno has all sorts of beautiful greens, greenhouse tomatoes, and the new crop of various hot and sweet peppers. You'll also find eggplants and a wide variety of beets in the market today. Stokes has good looking greenhouse tomatoes, the first of the cut fresh garlic, and beautiful bunches of various sorts of basil and other herbs. For all those fava bean fans out there, it looks like this may be Yuno's last day for them, although there may be a few on Monday.
River Garden is here with beautiful wildflowers and Newfield Farm has glorious gladiolas in unusual colors. I went a bit overboard this morning and am sitting here gazing at purple, green, white, and pink gladiolas and enjoying the fragrance of River Garden's lavender!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I bought some lovely chanterelles from Honey Hollow (near the W.15th end of the Greenmarket), good looking zucchini blossoms from Evolutionary Organics (relatively new in the market), and raspberries from Fantasy Fruit and Phillips. (Phillips is having a sale today -- three boxes of berries for ten dollars.) Evolutionary has great looking greens, mini squashes, and other produce. S&SO has their gorgeous heads of lettuce, big radishes, and other reasonably priced greens. Sycamore has bicolor and white corn and greenhouse heirloom tomatoes. Cherry Lane has tasty greenhouse heirloom tomatoes as well and Mr. Blew has excellent early peaches. Locust Grove also has good looking peaches as well as many kinds of berries, currants, and cherries.
Stokes, Eckerton, and Mountain Sweet Berry have several kinds of basil. I'm trying some from each, just for fun. Stokes and S&SO have big bunches of cut herbs. Mountain Sweet Berry has the first of their excellent new tiny "golden nugget" European style potatoes, interesting salad greens, and several kinds of beet and onion. Windfall is also here with delicious greens. If you are curious about sucrine, the lettuce which was written up in the last New York Magazine, you can find it at Mountain Sweet Berry on Wednesday and Saturday.
It has been interesting watching the interpollenation of ideas in the Greenmarket over the years. One year one farmer will bring in baby squash and the next few years will see many farmers doing the same. It happened with purple potatoes, too. Northshire brought the first puntarella one year and Paffenroth did the same later. This kind of thing is what keeps me involved. The Greenmarket is not just a bunch of people schlepping in the usual stuff. These farmers are creative and think alot about what they're doing. For some idea of how, you might come to the market on Saturday and pick up Keith's book, IT'S A LONG WAY TO A TOMATO.

Monday, July 9, 2007
New at Yuno's stand, japanese and other eggplants. The fava bean season is going to fade soon, but they still have them. Norwich also has fava beans and both stands have beautiful squashes of many kinds. Yuno has good looking greenhouse heirloom tomatoes.
There are a number of stands with berries, including gooseberries (which seem to be this year's new thing). If you're wondering what to do with gooseberries, look for recipes for "gooseberry fool", which is a light summer dessert. There are also apricots and peaches!

Saturday, July 7, 2007
Eckerton has corn, beautiful beets, and the beginnings of their cherry tomatoes. Cherry Lane has tasty greenhouse heirloom tomatoes as does Sycamore. Norwich Meadows had gorgeous fava beans at 8 A.M. as well as squashes. Northshire has huge beautiful heads of interesting lettuces. Stokes has lovely young garlic, cut herbs, and greenhouse tomatoes. Paffenroth has various beets, radishes, carrots, and greens. Gorzynsky has beautiful organic salad greens as does D'Attolico. Windfall has many kinds of squashes as well as mesclun and other greens. Mountain Sweet Berry has wild arugula, chervil, and other greens.
Fantasy Fruit has gooseberries and raspberries and Terhune has two varieties of raspberries as well as red and yellow cherries. Cheerful Cherry has tasty dark cherries and Queen Annes. Phillips has blueberries and Ted Blew has PEACHES! and the first of his excellent tomatoes as well as a wide variety of pepper plants and other wonderful produce. Breezy Hill has cherries as well as baked goods and ciders.
Northshire has rabbit and says he will for just a couple more weeks. He also has quail and duck eggs. Quattro's has large chickens and other poultry, soup meat, smoked poultry, and pheasant, duck, turkey, and chicken eggs. Violet Hill has delicious sausages, bacon, and other meats and varieties of chicken eggs.

Friday, July 6, 2007
Yuno and Sycamore have tasty greenhouse heirloom tomatoes. Stokes also has good looking greenhouse tomatoes and Ted Blew has the first of his field tomatoes and PEACHES! Yuno has several kinds of delicious beans and Miglorelli has sugar snaps. Sycamore has CORN! Yuno also has wonderful salad greens and other vegetables and Stokes has big bunches of cut herbs.
Many stands have cherries and Cheerful Cherry has their delicious dark red, Queen Anne varieties, and sour cherries for pies and cobblers. The raspberries and blueberries have arrived in the market as well.
River Garden has lavender and other generous bunches of wildflowers and Newfield Farm has gorgeous gladiolas in many colors.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007
There are plenty of reasons to head for the Greenmarket today! Sycamore has corn and tomatoes, Miglorelli has sugar snaps and greens, and Paffenroth has brought in many wonderful vegetables, including puntarella, baby fennel, and wild cress. Kernan has peaches and blueberries and Locust Grove has raspberries, currants, cherries, and other fruit. Fantasy Fruit has gooseberries, strawberries and raspberries. Bread Alone is here and Stokes and S&SO have big bunches of cut herbs and other produce. Stokes has good looking tomatoes and Paffenroth has a huge array of varieties of carrots, radishes, and herbs.

Monday, July 2 , 2007
Norwich Farm, Yuno, and other farms are here with beautiful produce today. You can find great looking fresh garlic, squashes, salad greens, and greenhouse tomatoes. Phillips has blueberries and raspberries and Red Jacket has tasty looking strawberries and cherries as well as their excellent fruit flavored ciders. Race has DAIKON RADISH!
River Garden has fragrant lavender and Newfield Farm has the first of their wonderful gladiolas.
THE GREENMARKET WILL BE OPEN ON WEDNESDAY JULY 4.

Saturday, June 30 , 2007
Northshire has quail eggs, duck eggs, and rabbit. He'll only have rabbit for one or two more weeks. Quattro's has big beautiful capons and chickens today as well as other poultry and eggs.
Sycamore has CORN today! Locust Grove has red currants, sweet and sour cherries, raspberries, and other fruit. Cheerful Cherry has luscious sweet cherries and will be bringing in an even more delicious variety next week. Several other stands also have Queen Anne and dark red sweet cherries. Fantasy Fruit has strawberries and gooseberries. Hoeffner has rhubarb. Stokes Farm and other stands have raspberries.
Cato has 6 month Bloomsday and the rare and tasty Aged Bloomsday and Aged Dutch Farmstead. Ronnybrook has flavored and plain farmer cheeses in addition to their drinkable yogurts and other dairy products. Tonjes is here with yogurt, cheese, and buttermilk.
D'Attolico has great salad mix and a variety of young onions. Norwich Meadows, new in the Saturday market, has fava beans, scapes, squashes, and other good looking produce. Paffenroth has great looking colorful carrots and radishes in addition to big bunches of herbs and other vegetables. Keith has young shallots and other onion family items as well as young Rocambole garlic.
THE GREENMARKET WILL BE OPEN ON WEDNESDAY JULY 4.

Friday, June 29 , 2007
Cheerful Cherry has brought in their wonderful sweet cherries, their excellent sour cherries for pies, their red currants, strawberries, and mulberries! They say that next weekend they will be bringing a different variety of sweet cherry, larger and just as delicious or even more so!
Sycamore has a few heirloom tomatoes today, but will have more tomorrow. Yuno is also bringing in excellent heirloom tomatoes. Sycamore says they will have corn tomorrow.
Stokes Farm has good looking tomatoes, red and black raspberries, and beautiful big bunches of cut herbs. Shushan says that they will have hydroponic tomatoes and basil for two more weeks and then will be gone until October.
THE GREENMARKET WILL BE OPEN ON WEDNESDAY JULY 4.

Wednesday, June 27 , 2007
Several stands including Terhune, Stokes, Eckerton, Locust Grove, and Phillips, have RASPBERRIES. This is the last day for Sycamore's strawberries. Phillips has blueberries.
Eckerton and Windfall have zucchini blossoms and Cherry Lane has big bunches of basil and greenhouse heirloom and other tomatoes. Sycamore has greenhouse tomatoes, cauliflower and broccoli as well as peas. Mountain Sweet Berry has wild arugula and petit pois and other specialty greens. Windfall has tiny multicolored carrots, baby squash, gorgeous salad greens and mixes. Eckerton has haricots verts!
Eckerton says they will have sweet corn next week! S&SO has huge delicious heads of various kinds of lettuce as well as other salad makings and big bunches of herbs. There are several stands in the market with good looking greens today, but you'd better get there fast. It's HOT HOT HOT and things will wilt!
I'm having Patches of Star plain goat cheese with Ronnybrook butter on an Our Daily Bread roll and it's all delicious!

Monday, June 25 , 2007
River Garden has big bunches of lavender for hanging or for mixing into fresh herbes de Provence or other cooking. Scarborough Fields has beautiful herb plants as well as juniper bonsai plants. Race has good looking cherries as do other stands. You can still get strawberries from some farmers and Phillips has BLUEBERRIES! Yuno has gorgeous salad and other produce including various kinds of peas and beans and tomatoes (still greenhouse, but worth trying). There are several stands with fresh produce and Bread Alone is here as well. Newfield Farm has beautiful lilies and other seasonal flowers.

Saturday, June 23 , 2007
What a glorious day in the Greenmarket! Fantasy Fruit is back with Tri-Star strawberries, Locust Grove and others have sweet and sour cherries, Stokes and Keith have fresh young garlic and garlic scapes, and Cherry Lane has heirloom tomatoes! Stokes has a full compliment of their excellent cut herbs and a display of flowering plants that made me want to have a garden to plant them in! The Binders have brought in beautiful flowering and herb plants as well.
Today is the last day for Blew's wonderful heirloom tomato plants for the year. It is also the start of his cut sunflowers and hot pepper plants! Cheerful Cherry will have their first cherries next Friday!
I'm happy to report that the flash floods around Roscoe that took out some farmers' crops did not affect Gorzynsky (here with lovely lettuces and other greens) and Mountain Sweet Berry (in the market today with sweet Tri-Star strawberries, chervil, petits pois, sugar snaps, wild arugula, and other goodies).
Eckerton is here with raspberries, tiny black cherries, salad greens, and other produce. Paffenroth has colorful root vegetables including Belgian white baby carrots and other greens and herbs. S&SO is here with their usual generous display of produce, including big bunches of cut herbs and radishes.
Try Our Daily Bread's excellent rolls and Breezy Hill's tasty strawberry turnovers! Or have some of the many excellent strawberries available with Three Corner Field Farm's luscious sheeps milk yogurt. The Greenmarket has so many beautiful fruits, vegetables, and breads that it was difficult to drag myself away this morning. I did succumb to the last peonies of the season.
Friday, June 22 , 2007
Sycamore has heirloom tomatoes today! They also have shell peas, sugar snaps, the last of their strawberries (they'll have some tomorrow), and basil. Cheerful Cherry has tasty strawberries, too, and says they will have the first of their wonderful cherries next weekend!
Stokes has great young garlic, greenhouse tomatoes, and scapes. Yuno has greenhouse tomatoes, several kinds of peas and beans, many kinds of squash, salad greens, and herbs. They also have beets and radishes. Miglorelli is also here with good looking produce.
Our Daily Bread and Bread Alone are both here with a variety of delicious breads and other baked goods. If you haven't tried Our Daily Bread's Cheddar Scones, you're in for a treat!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Just dropped by from jury duty to mention that Keith Stewart's excellent book about farming, IT'S A LONG WAY TO A TOMATO, mentioned in the article about farmer/writers in the New York Times today, is available at the Greenmarket when Keith's farm is here and also at bookstores like Barnes and Noble or on Amazon.com.

Sunday, June 17, 2007
I'll be gone Monday and probably Wednesday, but I'm hoping to be back Friday. If not, see you on Saturday, June 23!!

Saturday, June 16, 2007
Hoeffner has asparagus, but it won't last long, since they're the only stand with it in the market. The season is over, for the most part. And you'd better grab the chance to have strawberry rhubarb pie or compote, since that season will be over soon as well. Of course, Mountain Sweet Berry has their sweet Tri-Stars and will continue to have them for a while, and Sycamore, Terhune, and a few others have their tasty varieties as well. Locust Grove has brought in cherries this week, so we can look forward to that at least.
Paffenroth has wonderful salad greens and many kinds of radishes and Gorzynsky has organic greens, burdock, and strawberries. Miglorelli has alot of sugar snap peas and other produce and Mountain Sweet Berry and D'Attolico have wonderful sweet shell peas. Mountain Sweet Berry has CHERVIL today, as well as wild arugula, tiny baby leeks and other greens and beets. Keith has young rocambole garlic, young shallots (which look outstanding), and many herbs and salad greens. Stokes has delicious cherry tomatoes and big bunches of herbs. Hodgson Farms has beautiful peonies in several colors today and will have them next week as well.

Friday, June 15, 2007
Sycamore and Cheerful Cherry have delicious strawberries today. I'm going to have a mixture of both with Tremblay Apiaries' linden honey and Three Corner Field Farm yogurt (which I bought last Saturday).
Several stands have greenhouse tomatoes today, including Yuno and Sycamore. Bobolink has tasty cheeses and there's a little stand next to Beth's Jams with excellent eggs. I've succumbed to a desire for Our Daily Bread's rustic Italian loaf. When I'm on good behavior I have their delicious multigrain loaf.
Stokes Farm has strawberries, tomatoes, cut fresh herbs, and vegetable and herb plants. Mr. Blew has what is one of the few genuine mesclun mixes in the market along with gorgeous heirloom tomato and pepper plants and lush herb plants. Newfield Farm has beautiful wildflowers and lilies.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Eckerton has FAVA BEANS this week and will have them on Saturday. They also have several varieties of lettuce, including speckled romaine. Mountain Sweet Berry has CHERVIL, wild arugula, other unique greens and TRI-STAR strawberries. Stokes has lavender and black peppermint today as well as tomatoes and other vegetables and plants. Sycamore has plump sweet strawberries, tomatoes, and sugar snap peas. Keith has herbs, young garlic, and lettuces.
Berried Treasures has wild mint, black mint, a variety of herbs, and Tri-Star strawberries. They also have beautiful peonies. Flora Perfecta has several gorgeous lily varieties, stock, and other flowers. Windfall has an ever widening selection of mini greens, mesclun, edible flowers, and other goodies. Paffenroth has many kinds of radish, carrot, herb, and other vegetables. Miglorelli has alot of sugar snaps and root vegetables.
If you are a fan of Cherry Lane's asparagus you need to get to the market early on Saturday, because this is their last week for their tasty variety and the restaurants will corner the supply!
I just tasted a few of the Tri-Stars and am SO tempted to run back to Union Square and get some Ronnybrook heavy cream to whip and slather those strawberries with!

Monday, June 11, 2007
The Monday market is full of strawberries this week, with Yuno, Red Jacket and Phillips bringing in tasty ones. Yuno says that Friday will be the last day for their asparagus and strawberries.Maxwell's Farm also has strawberries and has brought in good looking produce including broccoli rabe and dandelion greens. The organic farm at the southwest end of the market has a wide variety of produce as well. Race has their lush vegetable, herb, and flowering plants and the plant nursery next to Phillips has beautiful little plants for an apartment gardener.
Newfield Farm has brought lovely wildflowers and lilies this week. The fish people are here and there are a couple of bakeries as well. It is rumored that Willie Nelson might drop by the market today,doing something to support Farm Aid but it is indefinite and the time is unknown, at least by me!

Saturday, June 9, 2007
This is going to be a long one today, because the season has begun to heat up and there are so many good things in the market!!!
Paffenroth has purselane, stinging nettles, herbs, many varieties of lettuce, radishes, and other root vegetables. Cherry Lane has new red beets, candy cane beets, tomatoes, sugar snaps, shell peas, and were just running out of their cherry tomatoes when I got there at 8:30! S&SO has their tasty and reasonably priced produce, including big bunches of herbs, and great salad mix. Sycamore has succulent strawberries, sugar snaps, and tomatoes. Windfall has early ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS and tiny baby carrots. D'Attolico has young onions, sugar snaps, sprouts, and salad and other greens. Miglorelli has lots of sugar snaps and salad greens.
Terhune has strawberries and wild asparagus. Keith has several kinds of young onion and young rocambole garlic. Stokes Farm has cherry tomatoes, herbs, strawberries (with stems for dipping or decoration), lettuces, and tomatoes. Durr has shell peas, asparagus, strawberries, and wildflowers. Locust Grove has the first of their cherries, rhubarb, and strawberries. Northshire has the last of this crop of puntarella (and will have a new crop later in the season), gorgeous sorrel, and eggs. Gorzynsky has gorgeous organic greens.
Mountain Sweet Berry will have German Brussels CHERVIL on Wednesdays only. This is hard to find, since it is hard to grow, so we're lucky!
Tweefontaine herb farm has herbal soaps, pesto, and garlic paste. Violet Hill has their excellent fennel pollen sausage, other tasty sausages, and guinea hens.
Three Corner Field Farm is back with their wonderful sheeps milk yogurt, cheeses, soaps, and cuts of lamb and sausages (hot, spicy, merguez, and others). Tonjes is here with buttermilk, flavored yogurt, and cheeses. Cato has their terrific cheeses as well.
Nine Jay is here with greenhouse tomatoes, kale, collards, beets, and other greens. Red Jacket is here with fruit flavored apple juices and TART CHERRY JUICE!
The Binders have beautiful potted flowers and herb plants as well as hanging baskets. Fruit Valley Orchard is selling raspberries across from the Silver Heights herb and vegetable plant stand.

Friday, June 8, 2007
Sycamore is here with strawberries, tomatoes, and sugar snaps, and will have them tomorrow as well. Red Jacket is back with fruit flavored apple juices and Stokes has several cut herbs and garlic scapes. Yuno has gorgeous asparagus, salad greens, and strawberries as well as herbs and spinach. They also have greenhouse tomatoes, as does Shushan. Cheerful Cherry has beautiful irises and peonies and Beth's Jam has pickled fiddlehead ferns, asparagus, and ramps. Samascott has alot of good-looking strawberries and asparagus.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Mountain Sweet Berry has loose CHERVIL, a hard to find herb, and will probably have it on Saturday as well. SYCAMORE is back, with their first strawberries. They'll have sugar snap peas on Saturday. Cherry Lane has sugar snaps today as well as strawberries, asparagus, and other produce. Mountain Sweet Berry has also got wild arugula, baby romaine, and tiny potatoes. Windfall Farm has lovely edible flowers and salad greens and Keith has heads of lettuce, mesclun, and an assortment of fresh herbs. Sycamore has greenhouse tomatoes and the first of their heirloom tomatoes today.

Monday, June 4, 2007
It was pretty ugly out there at 8:30, but the farmers are all there and it is definitely worth going to the market if it clears up a bit. Yuno has their beautiful strawberries, asparagus, salad greens, and sugar snaps. Race is here with gorgeous vegetable and flowering plants and Bread Alone has their usual wide assortment. Newfield Farm has wildflowers and Phillips has tomatoes.

Saturday, June 2, 2007
ECKERTON is back! They've brought in salad greens, interesting radishes, sugar snap peas and shell peas. KEITH is back! He's got young garlic, salad greens, and herbs.
Quattro's has lovely small chickens as well as various poultry and duck and chicken eggs. They also have smoked poultry and various cuts of venison. Violet Hill has their colorful eggs and many kinds of sausage. Northshire has eggs as well. Flying Pig is here with pork products.
D'Attolico has a great salad mix, young garlic, various scallions, and sprouts. Paffenroth has stinging nettle and dandelion greens for those who want to try recipes that have been appearing in magazines and newspapers lately. There are several farmers with tasty strawberries, including Cherry Lane, Stokes Farm, Miglorelli, and Hoeffner. Hoeffner and Durr have rhubarb as well. There are also many farmers with excellent asparagus. Binder and Blew have lush herb plants and Blew has flowering lavender plants as well as heirloom tomato plants and herb and salad sets. Stokes also has good looking herb and vegetable plants. Windfall has various tasty salad greens and edible flowers.
Durr has good looking peonies and irises. If you look carefully, you'll find some that have not already bloomed.
Cato has a particularly delicious 6 month Farmstead cheese today. I bought a piece of Brigid's Abbey as well -- also outstanding today. Beth's Jams will go well with the multigrain bread I got from Our Daily Bread.

Friday, June 1, 2007
Newfield Farm has the last of her gorgeous irises today. Cheerful Cherry also has beautiful irises and may have them tomorrow as well.
Yuno had sugar snap peas this morning but they were all gone by 9 A.M.! They still have their excellent asparagus and strawberries. I got some there and also picked up strawberries at Stokes Farm's stand (theirs have stems) where there are also beautiful heads of lettuce and bunches of cut herbs.
Miglorelli has delicious looking spinach and other greens and herbs and Samascott has asparagus as well as apples, cider, and other goodies. Shushan is here with tomatoes and basil and Our Daily Bread has cheddar scallion scones and whole wheat sourdough baguettes.

Thursday, May 31, 2007
BULLETIN!!! Keith's Farm, the great rocambole garlic and other organic produce farm, will be back in the Union Square Greenmarket on Saturday,June 2 and Wednesday, June 6!!! Look for young garlic and other early vegetables this weekend!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Just tasted a sweet and luscious strawberry from Stokes farm. They've brought in strawberries with stems, so if you're into dipping them in chocolate or whipped cream, these are great. Cherry Lane also has delicious strawberries as well as their excellent asparagus. Terhune has good looking "wild" asparagus.
Stokes has big beautiful heads of lettuce and fresh cut herbs as well as their potted vegetable and flowering plants. Shushan has tomatoes which are excellent in salads after a couple of days on the counter. Stokes has the first of their tomatoes as well. Locust Grove has rhubarb which would be great in a strawberry rhubarb compote over Our Daily Bread's lemon cake.
Duva has the last of his beautiful irises and Flora Perfecta has gorgeous stock, irises, and roses. River Garden has lovely grasses.

Monday, May 29, 2007
Newfield Farm has gorgeous irises and peonies. There are strawberries and rhubarb in the market, along with other produce and lush potted flowering plants and vegetable plants (check out Race Farm's great selection). Bread Alone is here and there are cheeses and other goodies available at various stands. Yuno and some other farms have taken the day off but there's an attractive selection of produce and flowers here today.

Saturday, May 26, 2007
Last day for Mountain Sweet Berry's ramps and fiddleheads!!! Rick says he'll have his wonderful strawberries in two weeks. Cherry Lane has tasty ones today! They also have asparagus, lambs lettuce, and bags of mixed baby lettuce heads and spinach.
Paffenroth has stinging nettles, several varieties of radish, big bunches of herbs and many kinds of onions and potatoes. Gorzynsky has gorgeous organic lettuces and other produce. D'Attolico has sprouts and beautiful greens. Windfall has lovely edible flowers and other salad greens and S&SO has their excellent salad mix and generous bunches of herbs and other produce.
Northshire has rabbit today and Violet Hill has chipolatas, various types of bacon, poultry, and eggs. Cato has a particularly excellent selection of cheeses this week. Quattro's has great smoked turkey and chicken in addition to their fine fresh poultry and eggs.
Durr has several shades of peony and Duva has beautiful irises (Get them while you can! The season is short!).

Friday, May 25, 2007
This is a great weekend for asparagus and strawberries. Yuno's selections of those and other produce are lush and tasty and Cherry Lane should have their excellent strawberries and asparagus tomorrow as well. I'm planning to buy rhubarb from Hoeffner tomorrow and to bake a strawberry rhubarb pie or a lemon cake with rhubarb sauce and fresh strawberries. Yuno runs out of their eggs pretty early and it is worth getting there by 8:30 AM to get some if you like them.
I decided to break my whole wheat diet this week and bought a "rustic Italian" bread from Bread Alone. It's delicious! But I must say that their whole wheat sourdough loaf is also a winner.
Newfield Farm has gorgeous old fashioned irises today and says they may have them for one more week. She also has some peonies today. The rose people have great mixtures of rose buds today and River Garden is starting their fresh flower season

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Cherry Lane has some STRAWBERRIES today and says get there early on Saturday, as they will not have alot until the following Saturday market. They have tasty asparagus, baby lettuce, and lambs quarters today. Hoeffner also has strawberries, rhubarb, and asparagus. Silver Heights has great vegetable and herb plants as does Ted Blew. Windfall Farm has wonderful salad greens and boxes of beautiful edible flowers to decorate salad or soup. Mountain Sweet Berry has wild baby arugula, ramps, and fiddleheads and says that next Wednesday may be the last for ramps and fiddleheads. They'll have them in this coming Saturday market.
Honey Hollow has fresh SHITAKES and some MORELS as well as ramps. Berried Treasures has ramps, mint, and stinging nettles.
Duva has exquisite old fashioned irises in lovely colors. Flora Perfecta has gorgeous roses and other flowers. The rose people also have lovely flowers and River Garden has what are probably their last or close to last lilies of the valley.

Monday, May 21, 2007
I'm eating some of Yuno's delicious strawberries with yoghurt and honey. They have plenty of strawberries and asparagus, but they're going fast.
Race Farm has great looking vegetable and flowering plants. Newfield Farm has beautiful old fashioned and other irises. There are other stands with attractive potted plants and Newfield and others have healthy herb plants.
Try the raw cow's milk cheeses from Central Valley Farm. I liked the smoked cheddar.

Saturday, May 19, 2007
Cherry Lane has gorgeous baby lettuce, delicious broccoli rabe and generous bunches of lambs quarters in addition to their excellent asparagus.Gorzynski has wonderful organic lettuces, nettles, fiddleheads, rhubarb and ramps. Paffenroth also has nettles -- if you are looking for a way to prepare them, check out the recent New York Magazine.
If you want to keep Spring in your pantry, try Beth's Jams for pickled asparagus and ramps!
Northshire has rabbits, quail eggs, and mixed varieties of chicken eggs. Quattro's has pheasant eggs, chicken eggs, and other poultry eggs.
James Durr has PEONIES this week, in addition to old fashioned irises and Duva has exquisite old fashioned irises as well. Stokes is here with vegetable and flowering plants in addition to herbs and the Binders are here with beautiful herb and flowering plants as well. Blew also has excellent heirloom tomato plants and edible flower plants.

Friday, May 18, 2007
Stokes has a wide variety of potted herb and vegetable plants, including eggplant, sweet potato vine, peppers, and tomatoes. They have purple asparagus and cut herbs as well. Yuno has STRAWBERRIES and asparagus as well as good looking spinach, arugula, salad greens, and cut herbs.
Shushan has basil plants and good looking hydroponic tomatoes and Miglorelli is here with salad mix, arugula, and other produce.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Mountain Sweet Berry has FIDDLEHEADS today and will have them Saturday. Honey Hollow Farm and Mountain Sweet Berry have RAMPS. Honey Hollow is only here on Wednesdays and had Shitake mushrooms earlier today. S&SO is here with their excellent salad mix and other produce and Cherry Lane has their great asparagus.
Blew has heirloom tomato plants and Silver Heights Farm has vegetable and salad plants. Both have excellent herb plants as does Stokes Farm.
Sprout Creek Farm is here with their tasty cheeses. Duva has beautiful old fashioned irises and Terhune has wonderful lilac varieties. The rose people have beautiful colors as does Flora Perfecta.

Monday, May 14, 2007
Yuno has beautiful STRAWBERRIES and ASPARAGUS today. River Garden has lovely lilacs and says they will have lilies of the valley soon. Newfield Farm has great old fashioned irises and herb plants.

Saturday, May 12, 2007
Cherry Lane has lots of beautiful asparagus today as well as arugula and say they will have STRAWBERRIES in two weeks! Rick had FIDDLEHEADS this morning but they went quickly. He says he should have a good supply next Saturday. Northshire has RABBIT, ramps, and eggs. Violet Hill has a big supply of their wonderful eggs, bacon, poultry, and sausage.
Hoeffner, Terhune, and others have asparagus and Miglorelli has arugula, broccoli rabe, and other produce. Quattro's has smoked ducks, turkey, and chicken, as well as their poultry and eggs.
Duva had some lovely irises this morning and Durr has plenty of old fashioned irises as well. Beth's Jams has gift-wrapped jams and chutneys for Mothers Day gifts.

Friday, May 11, 2007
Yuno had STRAWBERRIES this morning! Get there early on Monday for their excellent berries. They also had great asparagus today. Stokes has beautiful herb plants as does Neufield Farm and Berried Treasures has generous bunchs of cut chives and ramps. Beth has gift-wrapped jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables for Mother's Day and will have them tomorrow as well.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Cherry Lane has beautiful asparagus and spinach today. Berried Treasures, Mountain Sweet Berry, and Terhune have ramps. There are several farmers with asparagus and Miglorelli has broccoli rabe.
Many stands have mixed colors of lilacs, including Flora Perfecta and Locust Grove Farm.

Monday, May 7, 2007
Yuno has brought in delicious asparagus, salad greens, and other produce. There are other stands with asparagus and Race has brought in a huge display of vegetable, herb and lettuce sets for vegetable gardening.

Saturday, May 5, 2007
9-J is back with good looking salad, peppers, and other produce. Rick is predicting fiddleheads for next weekend and many farmers have asparagus, including Cherry Lane, Stokes, Durr, and Terhune. Rick of Mountain Sweet Berry has ramps, as do Terhune and Northshire.
Northshire has good looking rabbits as well as eggs.

Friday, May 4, 2007
It's asparagus heaven today in the Greenmarket with Yuno's excellent examples and Stokes Farm's mixed green and purple varieties. Yuno and Miglorelli have good looking broccoli raab and Shushan is here with hydroponic tomatoes and fresh basil. Yuno has lovely salad greens and herbs as well as other vegetables. Try their eggs as well (if they still have any!).

Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Wednesday's market is heating up! Rick has ramps, Cherry Lane has spinach and asparagus, and Locust Grove and Terhune have beautiful flowering branches. Duva has gorgeous tulips and Tim of Flora has a range of beautiful flowers. Stokes and Blew have wonderful potted herbs and flowers and Blew has terrific heirloom tomato and pepper plants. Hoeffner has asparagus and rhubarb and Shushan has tasty hydroponic tomatoes. Our Daily Bread is producing wonderful breads and the rose people are here with lovely flowers.

Saturday, April 28, 2007 ADDENDUM
Well, Cherry Lane's asparagus is gone at 10AM. Durr has rhubarb and asparagus in addition to flowers and flowering branches. Northshire has RABBIT and quail and duck eggs and Violet Hill has various sausages and beautiful varieties of chicken eggs.

Saturday, April 28, 2007
Cherry Lane is here! With ASPARAGUS!! I was lucky to get there by 7:30, as they didn't have a huge supply, but I must say the ones I got are beautiful. They also have their excellent spinach, potatoes, and LILACS! If you are interested in asparagus, throw on a coat and run over NOW.
Rick's RAMPS look even better than last weeks, which were delicious. Blew's herb and heirloom tomato plants look great and Stokes and Binder have beautiful herb and flowering plants as well. Gorzynsky has miner's lettuce and big bunches of fresh chives and Paffenroth has generous bunches of herbs as well.
I was actually too early to see what everyone has, but judging from the things that were out already, it's going to be a terrific day in the Greenmarket!

Friday, April 27, 2007
Yuno had ASPARAGUS this morning! (And Cherry Lane will be here with ASPARAGUS tomorrow, according to some of the Greenmarket people!) And I just tasted a delicious hydroponic tomato from Shushan Valley Hydro Farm, right across from Yuno in the Friday market. Yuno also had big bunches of broccoli rabe and arugula as well as big beautiful tasty heads of a variety of lettuces.
Bobolink has an excellent cheddar today. I'm having some with a Shushan tomato and a cheddar/scallion scone from Our Daily Bread.
The Friday market is coming back with Cheerful Cherry (plants and flowers), Stokes, Newfield Farm (beautiful tulips and daffodils at the moment), Yuno. Even on such a rainy day, the market is cheerful and full of good vegetables, flowers, plants, etc.

Saturday, April 21, 2007
RAMPS!!!!!!! Rick has alot of ramps, but I've already seen one restaurant buy a good sized box of them, so hurry if you're interested! HEIRLOOM TOMATO PLANTS!!!! See Ted Blew for his terrific tomato and nasturtium varieties.
Violet Hill has curried goat sausage, fennel pollen sausage, bangers, and other sausages in addition to his great green/brown/white eggs and poultry and pork. Flying Pig is here with pork as well and Northshire *may* have rabbit as well as his excellent eggs. It's an egg fan's paradise again this week -- see Quattro's for wild turkey eggs, pheasant eggs and chicken eggs.
Gorzynsky has a tasty salad green called miner's lettuce and Paffenroth has generous bunches of chives as well as lovely mini potatoes and other root vegetables. D'Attolico has good looking salad greens and Windfall has delicious edible flowers.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Things are looking up in the Wednesday market, with Stokes's flowering plants and herbs, Flora freesias, hyacinths,and irises, the Rose people's beautiful rosebuds and River Garden's pussy willows. Windfall Farm has beautiful edible nasturtiums and other edible flowers as well.
You can find tasty mushrooms, edemame, bok choi and other delicious vegetables as well as the winter-spirited root vegetables.

Saturday, April 14, 2007
Bulletin! CHEERFUL CHERRY is back with beautiful plants! Can Cherry Lane's fabulous asparagus be far behind?

Saturday, April 14, 2007
Rick is here with various European style potatoes and says that he hopes he will have RAMPS next week. He brought in a sample of tiny ramplets to show the stage of growth at the moment and it looks encouraging. Ted Blew says he will have TOMATO PLANTS next weekend!
The egg fest continues with Violet Hill (goose egg $5, duck egg $1), Quattro's (pheasant, duck, wild turkey eggs), and many farmers with excellent chicken eggs. Violet Hill, Northshire, and Windfall have several varieties of chicken eggs. Knoll Krest,Quattro's, Gorzynsky, and others have great conventional eggs.
Gorzynsky has good looking BURDOCK today and Blew (Oak Grove) has beautiful mesclun sets, potted nasturtiums, and herb plants. Binder has gorgeous potted columbines and other flowers in addition to their excellent herbs. Stokes has lovely potted flowering plants, herb sets, and cut SPEARMINT, thyme, and rosemary. River Garden has some very attractive pussy willow arrangements.
I tried Cato's Drunken Hooligan cheese, which was excellent, and bought some Misty Morning (cows milk cheese) in addition to my usual Bridgid's Abbey. Tonjes has their tasty cheeses, yogurts, kefir, and buttermilk.

Saturday, April 7, 2007
Violet Hill has delicious multicolored eggs today, as well as various poultry and pork products. Northshire is here with eggs, as are Knoll Krest and Quattro. Quattro has pheasant and duck eggs as well as chicken eggs. Flying Pig is here with pork products. Quattro's has good looking pheasants, capons, and large-ish chickens as well as ducks.
Rick will be back next weekend and *may* have the first ramps. Stokes is here with delicious cut fresh herbs, flowering plants, and herbs in pots. Blew is here with tasty mesclun and herbs in pots as well as pastry and popcorn. Gorzynsky has broccoli rabe and D'Attolico has baby garlic.
Coach Farm is out of the Greenmarket, but you can still find their excellent goat cheeses at Whole Foods, Citarella's and other specialty groceries. Cato is here with delicious cow's milk cheeses and there are other cheese stands as well. Lynnhaven Goat Milk Cheese is in Coach's old spot and has a nice creamy plain goat cheese as well as some flavored options.
Breezy Hill Orchard is inviting everyone to celebrate the new cider house at the orchard on Saturday, April 28. Stop at their stand in the Greenmarket on Wednesday and Saturday to get directions and more information about the dinner and the drama and dance workshops or check their website at http://www.breezyhillorchard.com/.

Monday, April 2, 2007
Yuno is here with beautiful greens and wonderful eggs! Newfield Farm has lovely tulips and the market is back in swing!
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