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Saturday, May 30, 2009


I was happy to see that Stokes Farm and Cherry Lane both have strawberries today. Another bulletin --KEITH IS BACK!!! He's brought young rocambole garlic and young scallions, as well as cut herbs and other goodies. Stokes also has cut herbs and TOMATOES! Mountain Sweet Berry has beautiful baby wild arugula and other choice greens. Quattro's has various smoked poultry, sausages, and various eggs. Violet Hill has Belle Rougechickens and delicious bacon.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Irises! Peonies! RHUBARB!

Gorzynsky has RHUBARB. Paffenroth's variety of greens and herbs is growing, as are those of Norwich. Durr was already sold out of the unique orange peonies, but has brought in beautiful bearded irises and many lovely peonies in pinks and reds. Northshire has French sorrel and Mountain Sweet Berry has lovage and wild arugula as well as (probably) the last of their ramps. Duva has exquisite irises.

I'm going away for a couple of weeks but will be back on May 29, so I'm planning to check out the new arrivals on May 30, which I'm hoping will include strawberries and sugar snaps, although with this weather, who knows!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Samascott has RHUBARB today! Can strawberries be far behind?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Evolutionary Organics is Back! So are Duva's irises!

Evolutionary Organics is back with a wide variety of greens. Duva has gorgeous irises today and will have them on Saturday as well. Flora Perfecta has lovely tulips. Cherry Lane says they should have their excellent asparagus through June.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mushrooms! Tulips (Maybe the last)!! Herb sets!! Asparagus!!

Yuno has a wide variety of young greens, young onions, and their delicious asparagus. They also have excellent eggs. Newfield Farm has lovely tulips and irises and there are several stands with herb plants. River Garden has beautiful lilacs and lilies of the valley. Race Farm has baked goods and flowering potted plants. Madura has interesting mushrooms.Several farmstands have asparagus.

Saturday, May 9, 2009


ECKERTON'S BACK! They have beautiful greens and radishes today. Durr has fabulous PEONIES and many stands have lilacs. Norwich has BABY TURNIPS, radishes, and many varieties of greens. Mountain Sweet Berry has wild arugula, fiddleheads, and what may be their final ramps of the season. Northshire has ramps and other vegetables and Paffenroth has a wide range of produce, including stinging nettles and dandelion greens. Cherry Lane has good looking asparagus, broccoli rabe, and bags of baby lettuces.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


FIDDLEHEADS!!It's really Spring and Mountain Sweet Berry has fiddleheads, ramps, lovage, and wild arugula! Norwich has purple asparagus, RADISHES, young onions and garlic, tuscan kale and other delicious greens. Cherry Lane has spinach, arugula, and their excellent slim and gorgeous asparagus. There are many stands with beautiful LILACS, including Locust Grove and Terhune. Oak Grove has bags of tasty fresh mints and great potted heirloom tomato plants, potted herbs, and mesclun in sets and pots for apartment gardening. Paffenroth has stinging nettles, dandelion greens, and other greens. Gorzynsky has the beginnings of their great organic salad and other greens.Northshire has French sorrel (great with salmon).

Friday, May 1, 2009

Lilacs, purple parrot tulips, watercress!!

Berried Treasures has WATERCRESS, DANDELION GREENS, Chives, Jerusalem artichokes, potatoes, and RAMPS. Ask Franca about the different kinds of dandelion greens and her trout!

DANCING EWE is back with their delicious ricotta and other cheeses. Newfield Farm has gorgeous parrot tulips, some purple and some red and yellow.River Garden has beautiful lilacs.

The asparagus is especially good this year and I've been enjoying the purple and green varieties from Stokes, the slim green ones from Yuno and Cherry Lane, and others. Yuno has many delicious greens, including Toscana Kale, and cut herbs.