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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cranberry Sauce! Ronnybrook Eggnog!

Windfall is here with beautiful greenhouse greens and turnips. S&SO has leeks, potatoes, shallots, and other root vegetables. New York Beef has good looking cuts of beef and Three Corner Field Farm has their excellent lamb and yogurt. Ronnybrook has various butters, milks, drinkable and edible yogurts, and ice creams. Flora Perfecta has beautiful tulips and roses. You can find apples, squashes, and other produce as well as cider and bread today. I bought Beth's wonderful cranberry sauce today for tonight's capon.

BULLETIN!!! The Greenmarket will be moving South for the winter, to 14th Street, while construction (and re-construction to fix things that were missed) goes on on the North end. The first market day down on 14th will be January 5, Monday, according to the word I got from one of the farmers.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Smaller Market But Rich in Choices!!

D'Attiloco is back! He has several salad and other greens and various sprouts. Windfall Farm is also here with root vegetables and greenhouse greens. Paffenroth has a big selection of root vegetables and some greens and S&SO has root vegetables. Paffenroth has some herbs and spinach.

Quattro's is here with poultry, sausages, soups, and chicken eggs. Ronnybrook has their usual great assortment of milks, drinkable yogurts, butters, eggnog, and cream. Cato has their delicious cheeses and Three Corner Field Farm is here with lamb, cheese, and yogurt.

It's a smallish market for a Saturday, but there are many orchards and other stands and it is well worth the visit.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

As damp and unpleasant as it is out there, you can still get your Christmas meats from Tamarack, DiPaolo, and Three Corner Field Farm, your eggnog and other dairy products from Ronnybrook, your vegetables from Stokes, S&SO, and others, and your roses and TULIPS from Flora Perfecta. If you're still looking for gifts, before you go to the Christmas market check out Beth's beautifully wrapped jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Chance to Say Goodbye for a While!

Say goodbye to Stokes Farm (cut herbs, herb wreaths, broccoli), Mountain Sweet Berry (wreaths, garland, tiny potatoes), and Norwich Farm (produce, eggs, pickled vegetables and sauces). Stokes and Mountain Sweet Berry will be gone for the winter and Norwich won't be back after today until late February. Today is the last full market Saturday for quite a while. Check here to find out who's still coming after the holidays.

Pick up your holiday orders at Quattro's, Flying Pig, and Violet Hill today. All of them are here with their usual delicious assortment of meats and poultry. Flying Pig has their excellent liverwurst today. Three Corner Field Farm has tasty lamb (and great natural soaps for gifts). All of these stands will be here through the winter, although Violet Hill is taking next Saturday off and others may do the same.

Cato has a wide variety of cheeses and will NOT be here on Wednesday. Ronnybrook WILL be here, but just until 1PM. Several stands normally here on Saturday and Wednesdays will only be here on Saturdays until the Spring.

River Garden is here with beautiful dried flower arrangements and wreaths and Oak Grove has boxes of their excellent dried peppers for cooking (looked like the hotter tiny varieties).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Recessional Continues

Stokes Farm will be here this Friday and Saturday and next Monday and Wednesday, weather permitting, and then will be gone until March or April. They are here today with broccoli, cut herbs, herb wreaths and herb vinegar. Saturday will be Mountain Sweet Berry's last market of the season, with beautiful wreaths and garland and some potatoes and crosnes. James Durr and others are here with trees, wreaths, and other Christmas greenery. S&SO is here with root vegetables and Paffenroth has great squashes, potatoes, and other tasty vegetables. Shushan is here with hydroponic tomatoes and cut herbs.

Talk to Tamarack about their Christmas geese and pork products and to Three Corner Field Farm about delicious lamb, yogurt, and cheeses. Beth's Jam is here with beautifully wrapped jams and chutneys for gifts.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Spring in a Jar! Savoy Cabbage!

Deep Mountain Maple Syrup has their full assortment of grades of syrup, sizes of containers, flavored syrups (blackberry, ginger, raspberry, hot pepper), and decorated tins of maple candy for gifts. They will be here next Wednesday and Saturday and then will be gone until the middle of January. Beth's Jam has beautifully wrapped jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables for gifts as well. (They have Spring in a jar, with pickled ramps and fiddlehead ferns!)

Mountain Sweet Berry is still bringing in their delicious tiny potatoes and crosnes. They have beautiful decorated wreaths and garland as well. Gorzynsky has good looking root vegetables and Paffenroth has their amazingly wide variety of potatoes, onions and their relatives, carrots in many colors, and other produce. Northshire has gorgeous Savoy cabbages. S&SO has mostly root vegetables and Oak Grove has squashes and delicious pies.

Quattro's is here with poultry, soups, and sausages and is taking orders for holiday birds (you'll need to pick them up in the market on the Saturday before Christmas and New Years). Violet Hill has fresh pork, smoked pork (bacon, etc.) sausages, and poultry. Flying Pig also has pork roasts, sausages, pork chops, and poultry.

Cato's has delicious cow's milk cheeses. (I'm not sure I saw Three Corner Field Farm's stand today, but look for their sheep's milk yogurt and cheeses and their lamb and lamb sausage.) Ronnybrook is here with tasty butters, milks, creams, and a new "Camembert".

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Norwich is here today with some interesting vegetables, including fennel, various greens, and root vegetables. In addition, they have some unusual pickles and preserves, among them husk tomato jam! They will be here until December 22 and then will be back in February.

If you love winter squash and brussels sprouts, this is your lucky day! Ted Blew (Oak Grove Farm) has several kinds of squash and the stand across from his has plenty of sprouts. Paffenroth has great potatoes and other root vegetables and S&SO has squash and other produce. Gorzynski is here with organic vegetables and Stokes is on the Park Ave end with herb wreaths, cut fresh herbs, and tasty herb vinegar. Mountain Sweet Berry has crosnes and several delicious tiny potato varieties, as well as gorgeous Christmas wreaths and garland. If you want a taste of Spring in this cold day, try Beth's pickled ramps and fiddleheads!

There are several orchards with cider and apples. Oak Grove has many good looking pies and pastries and Breezy Hill has their delicious apple pastries as well.

Quattro's is here with ducks, BIG chickens, Cornish game hens, and sausage. Flying Pig has many pork products and Violet Hill has sausage, bacon, and other meats.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Greens, Crosnes, and Tulips!

Flora Perfecta has TULIPS!!! and beautiful roses. River Garden is here with dried flower arrangements and Silver Orchid has lovely orchids. There are many stands with Christmas greenery and Mountain Sweet Berry has decorated wreaths and gorgeous garland.

Mountain Sweet Berry has tiny potatoes and crosnes. Paffenroth is here with an array of tasty root vegetables and both they and S&SO have some greens. Stokes has greenhouse ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS as well as various cut herbs and herb wreaths. Windfall Farm has several unusual kinds of turnip as well as various greenhouse greens. Keith is here with rocambole garlic, shallots, and winter greens.

I saw at least three chefs shopping for and finding interesting winter vegetables, so there still are some, although several farms will stop coming after the Christmas holiday