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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Shelling Beans, Lycianthus, Tomatoes

Saturday, August 30, 2008 and Monday, September 1

Rain or shine, holiday or ordinary day, the Greenmarket is here and the farmers have brought in great produce. Look for shelling beans, string beans, heirloom tomatoes, peaches, melons, hot and sweet peppers, salad greens, and other beautiful vegetables and fruit. Look for Yuno's beautiful vegetables and Newfield Farm's lovely flowers on Labor Day!

Stay dry, and enjoy your Labor Day holiday!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Shelling Beans, Hot Peppers, and Chutneys

Once again, Berried Treasure has brought in several kinds of shelling bean, including the first of their cannellini. They should also be here tomorrow, as will Sycamore, Mountain Sweet Berry, and Cherry Lane, all of whom will have tasty fresh beans. Yuno and Berried Treasure have haricots verts and other string bean types as well. Yuno, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, Oak Grove, and Norwich have great looking heirloom tomatoes today, and all of them except Yuno will be here tomorrow. They all also have tasty hot peppers.

Speaking of heat, Beth's Jams has some delicious chutneys as well as hot habanero jelly, garlic jelly, and many fruit jams and jellies. They'll be here tomorrow, too.

Today is Dancing Ewe's last day until October, when they'll be back with lamb.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Beans, Corn, Peppers, Mushrooms!

Berried Treasure has a great selection of shelling beans, including flageolets, as well as haricots verts and other beans. Sycamore has good looking cranberry beans, Mountain Sweet Berry has an Italian shelling bean, and Cherry Lane has beautiful lima beans. Get them to eat now or to freeze for later. There's really nothing like a fresh bean!

Fantasy Fruit has a good bargain in berries today -- blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries at three boxes for $10. Berried Treasure and Mountain Sweet Berry also have great strawberries and Honey Hollow Farm has elderberries.

Honey Hollow has several varieties of mushroom and unique greens. Oak Grove has great peppers, peaches, tomatoes, corn, and other vegetables. Sycamore has bicolor corn, peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and Windfall Farm and Evolutionary have a wide variety of tasty greens. Oak Grove has beautiful peppers, heirloom tomatoes, peaches, and corn. Honey Hollow Farm has unique mushrooms and other interesting produce.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Bean Salad, Eggplants, Corn, Heirloom Tomatoes

This weekend I bought several kinds of shelling beans and made a simple warm bean salad -- delicious! I'm taking advantage of the season to enjoy eggplants, corn, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, lima and other beans, squashes, and all sorts of greens. There's so much good produce around that it's possible to slip into taking it for granted, but the first grapes that appeared in the market this weekend reminded me that time is passing and that the slide away from peak season is coming fast. September will be arriving next week! It's really time to start preparing heirloom and other tomatoes for the freezer, not to mention basil and other herbs in olive oil.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Lima Beans, Fryable Green Tomatoes, Stone Fruit

The traffic on the East Side is going to be a horrorshow today, with the 3rd Ave. TAMA fair from 14th to 23rd and the Park Avenue bicycle fest closing several streets to cars. If you do brave the craziness, remember that Sycamore is bringing in a second load of corn around noon and that Norwich, Cheerful, Sycamore, Stokes, Oak Grove, and Berried Treasure will all be here with the same produce they brought yesterday. See below. Mountain Sweet Berry has already run out of their luscious Italian sauce tomatoes but should have plenty on Wednesday. Windfall has big bags of mixed squash. Cherry Lane has lima beans and Cheerful Cherry has beautiful heirloom tomatoes, as do Eckerton and Sycamore.

Berried Treasures has beautiful Romano and other beans as well as the sweetest sungold cherry tomatoes. D'Attolico has big green tomatoes for frying. Locust Grove, Terhune, and Oak Grove have peaches and other stone fruit and Durr has large blackberries. Fantasy Fruit is selling their blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries at $10 for three boxes, your choice.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Charentais Melons, Heirloom Tomatoes, Big Bunches of Basil

Norwich says this is probably the last weekend for their excellent Charentais melons. They have several other kinds of melon as well as their gorgeous heirloom tomatoes. Cheerful Cherry has tasty heirloom tomatoes, good-looking cucumbers, and, sadly, their tasty grapes, signalling the slope down towards Fall. Muddy River has big bunches of Genovese basil, great for making pesto for the freezer. Sycamore says they'll have second delivery fresh picked corn tomorrow, and they're here today with corn, tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, and other great produce.

Berried Treasure has several unique types of bean, including many shelling varieties as well as haricots verts, Romanos, purple string beans, and yellow and green string beans. They also have delicious wild blueberries and Tri-Star strawberries. Oak Grove has peaches, watermelons, a wide variety of hot and sweet peppers, and some of the most succulent ready to eat heirloom tomatoes in the Greenmarket.

Dancing Ewe has the last of their sheep's milk ricotta today as well as one of the best hard cheeses in the market. Next week will be their last week in the market until October, when they will be back with lamb.

Newfield Farm has beautiful gladiolas, lycianthus, sunflowers, and other summer beauties, and River Garden has gorgeous wildflowers in bunches and bouquets.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Heirloom Tomatoes, All Kinds of Beans, Mixed Mushrooms

Stokes Farm has many varieties of basil as well as other cut herbs. Honey Hollow has baskets of beautiful mixed mushrooms, including chanterelles, black trumpets, and many others. Cherry Lane has many kinds of eggplant, including Fairytale and Asian varieties. There are several stands with excellent looking heirloom tomatoes, including Sycamore, Eckerton, Evolutionary, Oak Grove, and Stokes. Windfall has lovely edible flowers and bags of mixed squash as well as their excellent greens. Berried Treasures has wild blueberries, Tri-Star strawberries, and blackberries, as well as tasty green Romano beans, purple string beans, and others. Mountain Sweet Berry has the first of their unique Italian heirloom sauce tomatoes as well as interesting Italian beans, and haricots verts.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lycianthus, Long Beans, Eggplants, Fresh Cut Herbs!

Yuno has beautiful heirloom tomatoes, beets, squashes, hot and sweet peppers, long beans, bunches of cut herbs, various eggplants, and greens. Norwich has many varieties of eggplant, squash, root vegetables, onions, and heirloom tomatoes. Maxwell has cut herbs and good looking produce. Red Jacket has many kinds of stone fruit and juices and Fantasy Fruit has blueberries and strawberries.

Newfield Farm has gorgeous lycianthus and gladiolas and River Garden has beautiful bouquets of colorful wildflowers.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Cardoons! Artichokes! Lima Beans! Wild Blueberries!

Norwich has beautiful heirloom tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplants, and tasty ready to eat melons. Northshire Farm has cardoons and other interesting produce. S&SO has artichokes, peppers, salad greens, and herbs. Paffenroth has many kinds of onion, herbs, fennel, celeriac, and other delicious vegetables. Gorzynski has lovely organic salad greens. Check out Eckerton, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, Stokes, Oak Grove, and Norwich for height-of-the-season excellent heirloom tomatoes. Eckerton and Oak Grove both have a wide variety of large and small hot and sweet peppers. Windfall has edible flowers, many varieties of salad vegetables, and other goodies. Cherry Lane has fairytale eggplants, heirloom tomatoes and other excellent produce, including lima beans.

Oak Grove, Cheerful Cherry, Locust Grove, Terhune, and others have delicious peaches and other stone fruit. Berried Treasures has terrific Tri-Stars and outstanding wild blueberries.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Charentais Melon, Lemongrass, Artichokes!

Berried Treasures has many kinds of tasty beans, including flageolet, green and yellow romano, haricots verts, and a shelling bean called something like perignon (which looks like the "violette" bean in my Larousse). They also have blackberries and other berries. Yuno and Oak Grove both have a wide variety of hot and sweet peppers and squashes and Oak Grove has peaches. Cheerful Cherry has sour cherries, luscious peaches, and heirloom tomatoes. You can't go wrong with heirloom tomatoes from Cheerful, Norwich Farm, Sycamore, and Oak Grove. Stokes has fresh lemongrass, lemon verbena and other generous bunches of cut herbs, tomatoes, and other produce. Norwich and Muddy River have baby artichokes and Norwich has Charentais melons in addition to many other varieties. By the way, there were no lima beans in the market today, but check Cherry Lane on Saturday or Yuno on Monday.

I just tried 2% milk from Milk Thistle Farm --it tastes fine and is organic. They're in Union Square on Fridays and at Grand Army Plaza on Saturdays, as well as other Greenmarkets.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wildflowers, Heirloom Tomatoes, Squashes! Melons!

River Garden and Newfield Farm both have gorgeous flowers today. Yuno and Norwich have beautiful squashes and heirloom tomatoes, as well as melons and all sorts of hot and sweet peppers. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries.

Martin's Pretzels, one of the favorites in the Greenmarket, has small bags of breakup as well as various sizes of pretzels with and without salt.

Red Jacket has stone fruit and blueberries as well as various flavored apple juices and cherry stomp.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Heirloom Tomatoes! Tomatillos!

It's all heirloom tomatoes all the time now! You can find delicious ones at Sycamore, Eckerton, Cheerful Cherry, Norwich Farm, and Cherry Lane. Cherry Lane also has tomatillos. Mountain Sweet Berry has green and yellow haricots and flat beans as well as sucrine lettuce. Paffenroth has a full display of all sorts of produce, including baby fennel, celeriac, celery, all sorts of carrots, onions, and radishes. Gorzynsky has beautiful organic greens, as does D'Attolico. Mountain Sweet Berry has excellent cranberry beans.


D'Attolico also has lovely golden cherry tomatoes.Berried Treasures is here with all kinds of beans and Tri-Star strawberries. Stokes has great looking eggplants, squashes, tomatoes, and big bunches of herbs, including several varieties of basil, parsley, and tasty lemon verbena. Ask Eckerton about their interesting new cucumber variety. They also have hot peppers, as does Oak Grove (along with their watermelon, peaches, tomatillos, and heirloom tomatoes).

Sycamore will definately have a second shipment of corn today.

Quattro's has 4 pound chickens, all kinds of other poultry, chicken cutlets and other chicken parts, sausages, and soup meat.

Locust Grove has several varieties of plum, peaches, and berries. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Artichokes! Peaches! Sour Cherries!

Muddy River has good looking baby artichokes. Norwich, Sycamore, Yuno, Stokes and Oak Grove all have delicious heirloom tomatoes.Esopus, Yuno, Muddy River, and others have salad and other greens and Stokes has great bunches of herbs.Yuno has delicious beans and peppers. Oak Grove has watermelon, hot and sweet peppers,and peaches.

Cheerful Cherry has a new variety of peach, tasty heirloom tomatoes, and sour cherries. They'll have their luscious cherry juice next week. Sycamore has delicious corn and will have an early and a second load of corn tomorrow.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Sheep's Milk Ricotta, Cherry Juice!

I'm having Dancing Ewe's sheep's milk ricotta with one of Sycamore's delicious heirloom tomatoes as I write, and am going to finish my brunch with Sycamore's bicolor corn and Yuno's long green beans. Dessert will be a peach from Cheerful Cherry. Ted Blew of Oak Grove Farm has watermelon today as well as peaches, hot and sweet peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and other produce. Yuno also has watermelons and hot and sweet pepprs as well as herbs and squashes. Muddy River has gorgeous produce as usual. Cheerful Cherry has their delicious sour cherry juice.

I bought more lycianthus (Prairie Rose) from Newfield Farm and was glad to see that River Garden has beautiful wildflowers.