The Saturday Greenmarket is moving back to their 17th Street venue!!! There will still be stands on the West Side of Union Square as well, as there are some spaces still taken up by construction.
There really is such a thing as getting to the Greenmarket too early, but most farmers were there and at least partially set up when I got there at 8A.M. Durr has flowering magnolia and other cut branches and tulips. Cato has succulent Jeremy's Cheddar, Gorzynsky and Hawthorne have mache and other greens, D'Attolico has green onions, salad greens, and sprouts. There are several stands with beautiful potted plants, including Stokes Farm which also has potted herbs. Ted Blew of Oak Grove has potted herbs as well as their delightful tiny mesclun.
Quattro's has all sorts of beautiful chickens and other poultry as well as pheasant and chicken eggs. Northshire has duck eggs. Shushan was just setting up their excellent hydroponic tomatoes and cut herbs and lettuces.
BULLETIN!!! YUNO IS BACK with fresh spinach and other greens! She'll be here Mondays and Fridays and possibly another day!
Several stands are here with beautiful flowering plants and Newfield Farm has gorgeous tulips.
Madura has great looking mushrooms and Flying Pig is here with pork cuts and sausage.
People looked pretty happy in the Greenmarket today, probably because the weather is wonderful. There are alot of gorgeous potted flowering plants all over the market and Van Houton is back with lovely pansies and other flower sets for city gardeners.
Cayuga is here with great fresh dried beans, Windfall Farm has delicious greenhouse greens, and Andrew's Honey is here with several kinds of honey, soaps, and other honey related items.
On a cold morning, it's great to find Newfield Farm's beautiful tulips in the market. Queens County Farm Museum is here with heritage pork (although they've run out of bacon and sausage already!), honey,eggs, and mesclun. Race is here with their pastries, root vegetables, and some greens.
It's still a tiny market, but you'll find great apples, cider, potatoes, and other goodies. One farmer told me that the market will be moving back up towards 17th Street in a couple of weeks. We can only hope!
STOKES FARM is back! They have beautiful potted flowering plants and potted herbs. Hoeffner visited today, but isn't back yet.
They've hidden Gorzynsky's organic farmstand on the west side of the market sort of near the statue of Gandhi. Their mache, broccoli rabe, and other greens and root vegetables look good.
Oak Grove and Windfall have delicious mesclun and Windfall has mache, miners lettuce, and other tasty greens.(They have a web site: http:/windfallfarms.com)
LAST DAY FOR THREE CORNER FIELD FARM until June 6! They have excellent lamb, yogurt, and cheeses today. Violet Hill also has fresh lamb this week, as well as their tasty multivarieties of chicken's eggs. Quattro's has PHEASANT EGGS! They also have wonderful smoked chickens, ducks, pheasants, and turkey, as well as their other excellent produce. Flying Pig is here as well with various pork cuts.
There are several stands with beautiful flowering Spring plants and Durr is back with various flowering branches, including magnolia.
Saturday will be the last day for Three Corner Field Farm's delicious lamb, cheese, and yogurt until Saturday, June 6. It's lambing season!
Glad to see that the New York Times recognised Cayuga's great fresh dried beans today. They're here on Wednesdays.
Windfall Farm has delicious greens, including miner's lettuce, fava sprouts, and mesclun.
Quattro's has PHEASANT EGGS, chicken eggs, heirloom varieties of chicken, delicious small chickens, ducks, turkeys, and SMOKED TURKEY. GORZYNSKY is back with root vegetables and some greens and will have a wider variety of organic greenhouse greens next week. D'Attolico has tasty arugula and othr greens. Paffenroth has great potatoes and other root vegetables and Windfall Farm has pea shoots and other delicious greens.
Several greenhouses have returned with beautiful potted flowering and other plants.
Tamarack has great bacon and other pork products, including jowl meat. Flying Pig has beautiful smoked ham slices, canadian bacon, and liverwurst, as well as pigs trottrs and other pork cuts.
It's Ana of Newfield Farm's second Friday here and she has a wider selection of lovely tulips. If you are a wheat grass fan, the stand on the West side of the market has healthy looking grasses. Tello is here with excellent eggs.
Ted Blew of Oak Grove has great looking FRESH POTTED HERBS -- a wide variety. The flower vendor next to Violet Hill has beautiful bunches of roses and other flowers and Windfall has a great selection of greenhouse greens. D'Attolico has excellent greens and sprouts. Northshire Farm has duck and quail eggs and Violet Hill and Flying Pig have tasty pork products. Violet Hill has Belle Rouge chickens as well.
Newfield Farm is back! Anna has gorgeous fragrant tulips and will be here on Fridays and Mondays, starting today!!!
Queens County Farm Museum is here with pork, eggs, and great looking arugula. They're having a benefit dinner at the farm on Saturday, March 14, serving an elegant dinner at 7PM after an afternoon of a farm tour and field workshop on raising rabbits (not a vegetarian event, folks). For information about the farm and tickets, check out: www.queensfarm.org or www.slowfoodnyc.org.