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Monday, September 29, 2008

Beautiful Flowers! Heirloom Tomatoes!

Flora Perfecta is here with beautiful lilies, stock, roses, and other flowers, at the 14th street end of the market. The orchid people are here at the 17th street end, along with River Garden (gorgeous bouquets today). Newfield Farm is here with wonderful lycianthus, dahlias, gladiolas, and other beautiful options. Scarborough is here with potted herbs.

Yuno, Norwich, and others are here with a wide offering of tasty produce, including peppers, heirloom tomatoes, all sorts of beans, and eggplants. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries and will also be here on Wednesday and Saturday, so they've been able to continue past last Saturday's market, which is fortunate for us!

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Ted Blew of Oak Grove, Sycamore, Stokes, and Cheerful Cherry, among others, have still got good looking heirloom tomatoes. D'Attolico has an excellent variety of French and Italian style plum tomatoes for sauce. Blew and Eckerton have great selections of hot and sweet peppers. Sycamore, Miglorelli, Blew, and others have corn. Stokes and S&SO have big bunches of cut herbs and Silver Heights has a wide selection of potted herbs.

Several farms including Eckerton, Oak Grove, and D'Attolico, have various squashes, and Cherry Lane has many kinds of eggplant, including tiny fairytale eggplants and Cambodian and Italian varieties. Northshire has several Italian greens and CARDOONS!

Locust Grove, Terhune, Breezy Hill, and other stands have the new Fall crop of apples. Several stands have Tri-star strawberries and Fantasy Fruit has blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. This is probably FF's last Saturday of the season, so if you freeze blueberries for the winter, now's the time to stock up.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Last Week for Blueberries?

Eckerton has a wonderful selection of hot and sweet peppers today, as does Oak Grove. Cherry Lane has fairytale, Italian, Cambodian, and other delicious eggplants, and Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasure have a wide variety of shell and string beans. Mountain Sweet Berry has excellent Italian sauce tomatoes, as do Miglorelli, Stokes, and others. Evolutionary has great winter squash, and Oak Grove has squashes, heirloom tomatoes, and corn. Sycamore has corn, heirloom tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and good looking broccoli. Stokes has heirloom tomatoes, lemongrass, and cut herbs.

Locust Grove has plums and Fantasy Fruits has blueberries (catch 'em while you can -- FF's last day in the market may be this coming Monday). Andrew's honeys and honey products are here, as well as Rick's Picks pickles.

Flora Perfecta, River Garden, Duva, and the orchid people are here with lovely flowers.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Grapes, Grape Juice! Tomatoes For the Freezer!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Well, the signs are all here -- grapes, Fall squashes and melons, and there is a chill in the air, so this may be the last weekend for a generous offering of summer vegetables. Many farmers have gorgeous sauce tomatoes, including Mountain Sweet Berry, Cheerful Cherry, Eckerton, and D'Attolico, so I've planned an hour for cooking down these meaty and tasty varieties for the freezer. Oak Grove also has great tomatoes, and Norwich, Oak Grove, and Sycamore, in addition to several of the above, have delicious heirloom tomatoes and tasty peppers. Gorzynski and Paffenroth have wide selections of gorgeous lettuces, other greens, herbs, and other great produce. Northshire has big beautiful vegetables.

Mountain Sweet Berry has haricots both green and yellow, sucrine lettuce, baby leeks, and Tri-Star strawberries. Oak Grove and Sycamore have corn, and Eckerton and Oak Grove have unique and interesting pepper varieties.

Apples are moving in on peaches, although there are still peaches and plums in the market. You can find blueberries, and several farmstands including D'Attolico have raspberries. Buzzard Krest is here with their red and white grape juices and interesting grape varieties.BULLETIN: Next week will be the last for Fantasy Fruit's blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries.

Fall Season Sugar Snaps!!

Oak Grove has a Fall crop of sugar snap peas! Berried Treasure has several shell and string bean varieties as well as wild blueberries, strawberries, gold and red raspberries, and squashes. Norwich, Sycamore, Stokes, Oak Grove, Cheerful Cherry and others have heirloom tomatoes, and Oak Grove and Cheerful Cherry have peaches. Cheerful also has raspberries. Samascott and Sycamore have corn, and Samascott and Miglorelli have a wide selection of good looking produce.

Last night was cool and tonight is expected to be even cooler, so things like heirloom tomatoes and peaches are heading for disappearance soon. If you love them, you don't have much longer to enjoy them. The farmers say that they've had pumpkins for a month, although they haven't brought them in yet, and several farms are bringing in grapes and mums. Just saying ...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Market is Still Beautiful!!!

Missed the early morning market due to a vet visit, but I did walk through afterwards and saw that there are still plenty of great summer vegetables and flowers in the market, even though grapes and apples are starting to appear. There were good looking shell and string beans at Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasure, heirloom tomatoes all through the market, corn at various stands, including Sycamore, and lots of greens and herbs. Norwich, Stokes, Oak Grove, and others have good looking fruit and vegetables and there are still peaches and plums. Fantasy Fruit is there with berries and grapes and Berried Treasure and others have Tri-Star strawberries.

Ronnybrook is here with various milks, butters, ice creams, and drinkable yoghurt. Three Corner Farm has delicious yogurt, cheeses, and lamb.

Monday, September 15, 2008

What I'd Be Looking For In The Monday Market

Well, I'm back in school on Mondays, so I'll be missing Monday markets. Judging by the Friday and Saturday markets, the offerings are still lush and plentiful, so I'd be looking for Yuno's delicious produce, Race's produce and pastry, Fantasy Fruit's berries, and Red Jacket's fruit juices, along with Newfield Farm's beautiful flowers.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Buzzard Krest Grapes and Grape Juices!!!

BUZZARD KREST IS BACK!! with their delicious grapes and grape juices. You'll find them on the Eastern end of the Greenmarket.

Stokes Farm has a wide variety of cut herbs, squashes, and heirloom tomatoes. Norwich also has beautiful heirloom tomatoes, as do Eckerton, Oak Grove, Sycamore, and Cheerful Cherry. Cherry Lane has okra, lima beans, and many kinds and colors of eggplant. Eckerton and Oak Grove have wonderful selections of hot and sweet peppers. D'Attolico has several kinds of sprouts, greens, and other vegetables. Mountain Sweet Berry has delicious beans, arugula, sucrine lettuce, and other unique vegetables.

Paffenroth has an extensive selection of root vegetables, greens, herbs, corn, and unique vegetables. Northshire has unusual Italian produce and Gorzynsky has brought in gorgeous organic salad greens. Keith's Farm stand has great Rocambole garlic, French Crisp and other varieties of salad greens, herbs, and heirloom tomatoes.

Cheerful Cherry, Terhune, Locust Grove, and Oak Grove have white and yellow peaches and Locust Grove has several kinds of plum. Fantasy Fruit is here with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and grapes, and says they will be coming in about three more Saturdays before their season ends. The recessional is almost upon us!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Last of the Lycianthus!

Yuno has long beans, lima beans, several kinds of string beans, beautiful heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, cut herbs, various peppers, and other delicious produce. Berried Treasure also has many kinds of beans, strawberries, heirloom tomatoes, and other vegetables. Oak Grove has corn, heirloom tomatoes, white and yellow peaches, melons, and great peppers. Cheerful Cherry has peaches, raspberries, heirloom tomatoes, and several kinds of seedless and seeded grapes.

Sycamore has the last of their cranberry beans and has brought in corn, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers. Norwich has artichokes, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and other tasty vegetables. Stokes Farm has big bunches of cut herbs, heirloom tomatoes, lemon grass, and garlic. Samascott has delicious corn, beans, berries, and other fruit and vegetables.

The lycianthus season is coming to an end, but Newfield Farm still has some pretty bunches, in addition to her unique cockscomb, gladiolas, and dahlias. River Garden has beautiful bouquets of brightly colored wildflowers and the rose people have lovely rosebuds. Oak Grove has unusual and beautiful sunflower varieties.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Get Your Summer Beans While You Can!!!

It's still a bean-lover's paradise in the Greenmarket today, with Berried Treasure's string and shell beans, Cherry Lane's limas, and Mountain Sweet Berry's haricots verts and jaunes, but time is marching on, so seize the moment!

Cherry Lane still has beautiful, if slightly larger, fairytale eggplants, okra, corn, and tomatoes, and Sycamore is here with cucumbers, peppers, corn, heirloom tomatoes, and cranberry beans. Eckerton has a wide variety of hot peppers, and has brought in their boxes of assorted hot peppers -- very interesting to experiment with. They also have all sorts of heirloom tomatoes and have great boxes of mixed small heirlooms.

Ted Blew of Oak Grove is here with heirloom tomatoes, peaches, melons, peppers, and other tasty produce. Paffenroth has puntarella, dandelion greens, and other unique vegetables. Stokes Farm has generous bunches of cut herbs, delicious squashes, and heirloom tomatoes.

Fantasy Fruit has blueberries and strawberries and Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasure have delicious strawberries as well.

River Garden and Flora Perfecta are here with beautiful flowers and the orchid people have brought in lovely and unique flowering plants.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Good Day to Freeze Tomatoes!

Almost all of the farmers are here today, despite the sticky and soon to be stormy weather. Since I'll be stuck inside, I'm going to prepare tomatoes for the freezer, so I bought beauties from Cheerful Cherry, Oak Grove, Eckerton, Stokes, and Norwich. There are plenty of good looking tomatoes at other stands as well.

If you are planning to buy corn, there are several stands with various types. Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Paffenroth, Miglorelli, and several other stands have alot, but Sycamore will not have their second load today, due to the weather.

Northshire has interesting squash, as do Norwich, Stokes, and Oak Grove. There are several stands with peaches, both white and yellow, including Oak Grove, Terhune, and Locust Grove, who also has various plums. Fantasy Fruit is here with blueberries and strawberries. Beth has tasty jams, jellies, chutneys, and pickled vegetables, some in gift packages.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Showtime at the Greenmarket

I passed by Mario Batali, who was evidently getting made up for a filming at Samascott"s stand. They have great produce, so it isn't surprising. Beth's Jam's dilly beans are made from Samascott's beans and many of her jams are made from their fruit.

Another chef showed me D&J's fragrant Italian arugula, which looks delicious. Their organic produce is fresh and tasty. Berried Treasure has several string bean varieties and will have more shell beans next weekend. They still have wild blueberries, Tri-Star strawberries, and beautiful flowers. (They won't be in the market this Saturday.)

Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, Berried Treasure, Norwich, and others have good looking heirloom tomatoes. Ted Blew of Oak Grove has tasty heirlooms, peppers, and white and yellow peaches. Cheerful Cherry has white and yellow peaches, apples and grapes, and delicious cherry juice.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Signs of Autumn, But Summer Vegetables are Still Here!

Signs of Autumn are appearing in the market in the forms of purple Italian plums, new apples, and grapes, but there are still plenty of beautiful tomatoes, beans, melons, squashes, corn, peaches, and greens. It is time to start picking up shelling beans from Berried Treasure, Cherry Lane, and Sycamore, to freeze for the winter. I also sometimes scrape corn into containers to keep for a midwinter Brunswick Stew. I'm also putting up heirloom tomatoes. If I were my grandmother, I'd be canning peaches as well.

Berried Treasures has flageolets, pink butter beans, and other shelling beans, as well as haricots verts, purple string beans, and heirloom tomatoes. Cherry Lane has good-looking lima beans, and Sycamore has cranberry beans and heirloom tomatoes. Oak Grove has peaches, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and melons. Eckerton, Evolutionary, and others have heirloom tomatoes and Eckerton has unique hot peppers as well.

Windfall has beautiful zucchini blossoms, edible flowers, and a wide range of special greens and squashes. Paffenroth has their great array of delicious produce, with some interesting onion varieties, varicolored carrots, and many herbs, greens, and root vegetables.They also have bicolor corn, while Cherry Lane has white corn.

Fantasy Fruit is here with strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, and Berried Treasure has strawberries, wild blueberries, and blackberries.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Purselane, Yellow Watermelon, Cranberry Beans!

Race is here with Italian plums, cranberry beans, and other produce. Norwich has delicious yellow watermelon as well as peppers, eggplants, beans, and other vegetables. Wooli Farm, a newcomer to the Monday market, has purselane, interesting squashes and peppers. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries, and is selling them at three boxes for $10. Red Jacket is here with fruit and juices. Newfield has lycianthus, dalias, gladiolas, and other beautiful flowers.