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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lilacs! Purple Asparagus! Ramps!

Cherry Lane has beautiful young asparagus today. Stokes has a few bunches of their delicious purple and green asparagus, and Hoeffner and Kernan have asparagus as well. Windfall has all sorts of greenhouse greens and Mountain Sweet Berry has big bunches of tasty ramps and LOVAGE. Oak Grove has heirloom tomato plants, herb sets, and potted herb gardens. Berried Treasures has ramps and small potatoes.

Flora Perfecta has lovely red and yellow parrot tulips and Cherry Lane has LILACS, as does Locust Grove.

Monday, April 27, 2009


Yuno has ASPARAGUS today, along with beautiful salad greens, cut herbs, and Tuscan kale both tiny and large, Asian cucumbers, and eggs. Maxwell has asparagus also, as well as other greens, potatoes, and dried cannellini and other beans. Madura was just pulling in when I left, so I didn't see what they have today, but other farmers have asparagus, cut herbs, and greens.

There are potted herb plants next to Maxwell's stand and Newfield Farm has herb plants as well as their gorgeous tulips today. It's really worth getting to the market early now!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

ASPARAGUS!!!! Wild Turkey Eggs!

ASPARAGUS!!! At last, Cherry Lane is back with their first asparagus of the Spring and Stokes is already sold out of their purple and green varieties. Mountain Sweet Berry has gorgeous ramps and D'Attolico has baby leeks and young onions. All of these will go well in the wild turkey egg omelette I'm planning to make from Quattro's wild turkey eggs. (They also have duck eggs, goose eggs, chicken eggs, and pheasant eggs!!)

Norwich has a wide variety of excellent greens today, including a new mild member of the mustard family, Tokyo Bekana, red and green mizuna, lots of delicious arugula, and cilantro. I'll have the mizuna and arugula with their mixed salad greens and a Ronnybrook camembert for dinner later. (I served the cheese at a party a week ago and it was a big hit.)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Berried Treasures!!!!

Franca of Berried Treasures is back with fresh dug Jerusalem artichokes, ramps, tiny potatoes, and her fabulous dried beans. (I've been using her beans and Mountain Sweet Berry's all winter in salads and soups and have found them delicious!)

Flora Perfecta has lovely yellow and red tulips and lilies and Duva is here with beautiful tulips as well.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Tulips and Cider Donuts!

On a grim day, it was good to see Newfield Farm's gorgeous tulips. I just had a delicious omelette made with Yuno's eggs. It's been too cold for their asparagus, but they think they may have some next week. So much for global warming! Race is here with their cider donuts and other pastry.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tomato Plants!

Silver Heights herb and vegetable farm is back with good looking plants. Binder has vegetable and herb plants as well and Cheerful Cherry has tomato plants as well as herb plants, flowering plants, and succulents. Oak Grove Farm has heirloom tomato plants and herbs and delicious cut mesclun as well as mesclun sets for gardeners.Mountain Sweet Berry has ramps and say that the next thing will be fiddleheads, sometime soon.

Milk Thistle organic dairy farm is here with various milks and will be here on Saturdays from now on. The orchid farm will be alternating with the honey farm on Saturdays as well.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Norwich Organic Farm is Back!!

NORWICH FARM is back with greens and root vegetables!! Mountain Sweet Berry has RAMPS today and D'Attolico has young onions and baby leeks. Most farm stands are back in their normal spots on 17th Street and down the West side of the park. Norwich is in the middle of the 17th Street stretch today.

Stokes, Oak Grove, and Binder have beautiful herb and vegetable plants. Check out Stokes's pansies and other flowering plants.

Quattro's, Violet Hill, and Flying Pig are all here with delicious poultry and meats. Quattro's and Northshire have DUCK EGGS and Quattro's has pheasant eggs. Quattro's also has various cuts of venison, soups, and sausages.

Cato's has the last of their wonderful Jeremy's cheddar (until next year), so if you're a fan, it's worth braving the nasty weather to get some.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Tomatoes in Our Future!!!

The weather has been too cold for Yuno's asparagus, but they're hoping to have some next Friday. They have lovely salad greens, spinach, and broccoli rabe today. Miglorelli has tiny baby salad greens. Stokes has a few cut herbs. Ted Blew of Oak Grove has wonderful little apartment herb gardens, potted herbs, nasturtium plants, and tomato plants. If you buy one with flowers you should start getting tomatoes in about six weeks, Ted says.

Muddy River is here with some greens and root vegetables. Madura has good-looking mushrooms and Tello has excellent eggs. Our Daily Bread is here with several tasty offerings.

Tremblay is here with various honeys and Beth's Jams has beautifully wrapped jams and chutneys for gifts. Newfield Farm has beautiful tulips and the rose people are here with several bouquets of pretty flowers.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tulips! Tomato Plants! Herbs!

Flora Perfecta has brought in some stunningly beautiful tulips today. Cato has outstanding "Vivace" cheese and Madura has good-looking mushrooms. There are gorgeous flowering plants all over the Greenmarket, including Stokes', Hoeffner's, and others. Stokes and Oak Grove have lush herb plants and Oak Grove has a variety of tomato plants. Duva is back with hyacinths.

Most of the market is back where it belongs, but there are a few outposts on the West side of the park towards 14th Street.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


RAMPS!!!!! MOUNTAIN SWEET BERRY is here with Rick's first ramps of the season and with their lovely tiny potatoes. TOMATO PLANTS!!! Ted Blew of Oak Grove has brought in several varities for city gardeners. Windfall Farm has gorgeous edible flowers either in mixes or separate, including arugula flowers (which they should have for at least another week).

Almost all the stands are back in their usual places on 17th Street and down the West side of the square. CHEERFUL CHERRY is back, located near the Gandhi statue, with a generous display of beautiful potted plants. The BINDERS are back, too, near Sixteenth Street on the West side of the market, with beautiful lettuce and other lush potted plants. Hoeffner is back with potted plants.

James Durr is located near the lower crosswalk with gorgeous flowering branches and tulips. Violet Hill has all sorts of tasty bacon in addition to their delicious egg varieties and is located near 16th next to Northshire. They also have many different sausages, including kishka!

Cato is here with their great cheeses and Valley Shepherd is back with their cheeses and an opportunity to learn how to make your own in a cheesemaking class at the Creamery.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Worth a Walk in the Rain!!!

Cheerful Cherry is back with beautiful flowering and other potted plants. Yuno is here with lovely young salad greens and broccoli rabe, as well as other delicious greens, and Oak Grove's Ted Blew is here in the first of his midweek markets (Wednesdays and Fridays as well as Saturdays).

Newfield Farm has gorgeous tulips and Madura is here with a wide variety of mushrooms. Beth's Jam is also here.

NOTE: The Greenmarket is slowly extending back to their usual spots during the week and will be back on 17th Street on Saturdays. The stands will also stretch down the West Side of the square. Your favorites may be a little hard to find, but they'll be there.