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Saturday, July 18, 2009


Cheerful Cherry's Black Tartorian cherries are luscious today, as are their Queen Annes (which are only available this week). Eckerton has heirloom tomatoes, haricots verts, and all sorts of greens and cherry tomatoes. Bulich Mushrooms is here with oyster, shitake, portabello and crimini mushrooms. Cherry Lane has their tasty greenhouse heirloom tomatoes, green and wax beans, new potatoes, and cucumbers. Sycamore has corn, greenhouse tomatoes, and cucumbers. Mountain Sweet Berry has favas, hellow and white spring onions, tri-star strawberries, feno verde basil, squash blossoms, and wild baby arugula.

Fantasy Fruit has blueberries, red and black currants, and strawberries. Locust Grove has plums, peaches, berries, currants, and gooseberries.Oak Grove has at least 12 varieties of potted heirloom peppers. Norwich has favas, middle eastern cucumbers, all sorts of greens, and purple and white spring onions. Binder has their excellent potted herb plants. D'Attolico has onions, young garlic, green and wax beans, and some of the sweetest carrots in the Greenmarket.

Stokes Farm has garlic, shallots, squashes, cut herbs, and persian cukes as well as greenhouse tomatoes. Miglorelli has cherries, peaches, plums, corn, greens, beets, herbs, and other produce. Keith has lettuces, Rocambole garlic, wscapes, red russian kale and beautiful lettuces. Terhune has raspberries. Durr has gorgeous country flowers and Duva is here with beautiful gladiolas and lilies.

BULLETIN: Wondering when the field tomatoes will finally show up? Apparently I have been missing the stories in the NY Times and elsewhere about the Late Blight which has resulted from June's extensive rain. It is the same disease which caused the Irish potato famine and is very serious. It is spread by standing water and any attempts to wash it off just spread it. There is no known cure, but it can be managed. Conventional farmers can use sprays to contain it, but organic farmers have few solutions available. One possibility is to spray it with a copper solution, but that is difficult and time consuming.

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