Even the Largest Farm Stands Are Small Businesses . Let's Support Our Local Farmers !

Even the Largest Farm Stands Are Small Businesses . Let's Support Our Local Farmers  !

SEPTEMBER 2014

SEPTEMBER  2014
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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Broken Faucet, Flooded Kitchen!

Had a kitchen disaster -- a flood -- and am stuck in the house, waiting for someone to change the faucet, so no report today.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Stone Soup!!!

We have a full compliment of meat choices in the Greenmarket today. Violet Hill has pork and Belle Rouge chickens. Quattro's has all sorts of poultry, soups, and sausages. Lynhaven has goat meat and Three Corner Field Farm has lamb. The buffalo meat stand is here and Flying Pig has pork and poultry. Three Corner Field Farm and Lynhaven have cheeses as well. and Three Corner Field Farm has delicious sheeps milk yogurt.

All the winter stalwarts are here this week, including Ronnybrook Dairy, D'Attolico greens and sprouts, Cato cheeses, Paffenroth produce, Locust Grove and others with apples and cider, and Beth's Jam. Our Daily Bread is here and Shushan has good looking hydroponic tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and cut herbs. If you're into wheat grass, you'll find that here as well.

Last week I bought a smoked ham hock from one of the farmers and made "stone soup" -- that is, without a recipe. I used mixed beans from the summer greenmarket that I froze (bought from Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures last September), stock from last week's batch, onion, carrots, celery, and frozen heirloom tomatoes from last summer. I used dried herbs from Stokes Farm. It was so delicious that I ate it all week.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tulips, Mushrooms, Squashes!!

The Friday market is smallish, but there are plenty of good things there. Muddy River has squashes and other winter vegetables, Madura has beautiful mushrooms, and Beth's Jam is here with all sorts of jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables. (It may be time to have Spring in Winter with pickled ramps and asparagus.) You'll find maple syrups, apples, and cider, as well as Flora Perfecta's gorgeous roses and tulips.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bacon, Potatoes, and Flowers!!!

Tamarack is here with their pork products. Beef is available as well and Windfall has salad and other greens and root vegetables. Paffenroth has their usual great potatoes, herbs, greens, onion variety, and other produce. Ronnybrook has milks, butters, ice creams, and yogurts. Three Corner Field Farm has yogurt and lamb. Flora Perfecta has beautiful tulips, roses, and other flowers. There are several stands with apples and cider.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Once Again The Farmers Brave The Cold!!!

All of the meat and poultry farmers are in the Greenmarket today. You can buy your chickens, ducks, lamb, and pork today from Violet Hill, Quattro's, Flying Pig, and Three Corner Field Farm. Paffenroth has come in with their usual delicious potatoes, onions, carrots, and other produce. Ronnybrook is here with milk, butter, and yogurt.

Shushan is here with tomatoes and cut herbs and Oak Grove has delicious pies and their great pancake mixes and popping corn. Cato is here with tasty cheeses and Tonjes has buttermilk and cheese.Violet Hill has eggs and Northshire has eggs and cabbages. Beth's Jam is here with pickled vegetables, jams, and chutneys. I was glad that I suited up with fleece and silk turtlenecks and got out to the market. It was worth the trip!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Stalwarts Are Here!!

The Greenmarket has moved back to the southern end of Union Square, and you'll find most stands where they were during the summer. All of the winter stalwarts are here -- Ronnybrook Dairy, Miglorelli produce, Paffenroth, D'Attolico, Flying Pig(with their delicious liverwurst today), Violet Hill (guinea hen, pork products, delicious eggs), Northshire Farm (great eggs and cabbages), Quattro's (poultry, sausages), Tonjes(buttermilk, yogurt), Cato (cheeses), Three Corner Field Farm(yogurt, cheeses, lamb), and Beth's Jam.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Look For The Market On The 14th St. End of Union Square

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.

Quattro's is back, with chickens, ducks, sausages, and other poultry. Three Corner Field Farm has lamb. S&SO has various root vegetables and Paffenroth has brought in all sorts of interesting onions and onion relatives (shallots, cipolini, leeks, and others), and potatoes, carrots, etc. Windfall has tasty greenhouse greens and D'Attolico has jerusalem artichokes, sprouts, and greens. Northshire has eggs and cabbages.

River Garden is here with dried flowers. Absent at 9AM were Flying Pig, Violet Hill, and Ronnybrook. They may be here later, but I wouldn't count on it.