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Monday, June 29, 2009

Gooseberries! Calaloo! Favas! Squash Blossoms!

Norwich has purple kohlrabi, fava beans, pole beans(yellow and green), SNOW PEAS, small lita and other summer squash, young garlic and garlic scapes, and beets. They also have Middle Eastern cucumbers, bok choi, Chinese cabbage, cut herbs, fennel, kales, chard, and collards. Maxwell has GOOSEBERRIES, and had blueberries and raspberries this morning. Race has Queen Anne cherries, raspberries, and blueberries.

Scarborough Fields has bee balm, chervil, marjoram, epazote, and lemon grass plants. The wheatgrass stand has pea shoots, buckwheat greens, and sunflower greens. Yuno has SWEET PEPPERS, cut herbs, calaloo, edible flowers, squash blossoms, and various beans, including wax beans, favas, and romano beans.

Newfield Farm has snapdragons, lilies, and other flowers and started their gladiola season today (unfortunately, I bought the last ones today).

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Squash Blossoms!!! CHERRIES!!! Raspberries!!! Last of Cherry Lane's Asparagus!!!

Cheerful Cherry is back with CHERRIES!!! Eckerton has little wild black cherries, black berries, sun gold cherry tomatoes, and beets. In fact, it's a beet festival, with great ones from Cherry Lane, Mountain Sweet Berry, and Paffenroth. Mountain Sweet Berry also has squash blossoms, sucrine lettuce, rainbow chard, pea shoots, and other beautiful produce. Cherry Lane has the last of their asparagus and Hoeffner has purple and green asparagus.

Everything is pretty much the way I reported it was last week but Sycamore, who has squash in addition to their tomatoes and cucumbers this week, says they're hoping for corn for the 4th. There are still several stands with good strawberries and raspberries are showing up at Cherry Lane and other stands.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chantarelles!! Sunglow Cherry Tomatoes!! Petits Pois!! Blueberries!! Raspberries!! Cherries!!!

Evolutionary has rainbow chard, Kernan has blueberries, new potatoes, green beans and wax beans. Locust Grove has cherries. Hoeffner has brought in sugar snaps and tomatoes, in addition to their flowering and herb plants.

HONEY HOLLOW FARM IS BACK!!! with beautiful chanterelles., various dried mushrooms, and lovage. S&SO has mini squash in addition to their salad and other greens and produce. Berried Treasures has several types of mint, Tri-Star strawberries, and beautiful flowers. Eckerton has fava beans, sungold cherry tomatoes, and several kinds of new potatoes and beets.

Keith has rocambole garlic, garlic scapes, kale, lovage, and yellow and white spring onions. Sycamore has shelling peas, strawberries, tomatoes, and sugar snaps. Mountain Sweet Berry has chervil, wild baby arugula, baby rainbow chard, petits pois, and young garlic. Oak Grove has sugar snaps, nasturtium, tomato, and pepper plants, herbs, and salad sets. Cherry Lane has candy cane beets, sunglow cherry tomatoes, strawberries, heirloom tomatoes, and close to their last delicious slim asparagus. (They may have a little on Saturday, but this is the end of their asparagus season.)

Paffenroth has baby fennel, five kinds of beet, 6 varieties of radish, upland cress, puntarella, 2 kinds of kohlrabi (red and green), black tuscan kale, and five kinds of carrot! Phillips has blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Terhune has what looked like three varieties of sweet cherry, and Stokes has herbs, strawberries, and tomatoes.

I tried Valley Shepherd's gnocchi last week -- delicious! They also have ravioli in addition to their cheeses. Flora Perfecta is here with beautiful lilies and River Garden has lovely country flowers.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fava Beans, Asparagus, Greens, Flowers

Newfield Farm has beautiful freesias and lilies. Yuno has fava beans, asparagus, and other greens. Phillips has blueberries. Things are pretty static for the moment, but if you are a lover of kale and other greens, there are plenty to choose from.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


PETITS POIS!!! The first are here and Mountain Sweet Berry has them, along with unusual pea shoots for garnishing, sucrine lettuce, and their other delicious greens. FANTASY FRUIT IS BACK!!! They have Tri-Stars and honey today. Locust Grove has RED CURRANTS, raspberries, and cherries. Eckerton has FAVA BEANS, radish microgreens, and new red potatoes. S&SO has golden beets and gorgeous red and white onions in addition to their usual great reasonable produce.

Cherry Lane has new red potatoes, strawberries, candy cane beets, and their excellent greenhouse heirloom tomatoes and thin tasty asparagus. Paffenroth has purslane, lambs quarters, chards, collards,red dandelion greens, Black Tuscan Kale and cut herbs. Gorzynski has beautiful pea shoots, lovely lettuces and other greens, and shungiku (green edible chrysanthemum). Northshire has sorrel, garlic scapes, Italian chicory, and goose and other eggs.

Mountain Sweet Berry has baby rainbow chard and baby leeks. Sycamore has shelling peas, sugar snaps, seedless cucumbers, and strawberries. Norwich has mini squash, tiny baby beets, garlic and garlic scapes, and turnips, as well as a wide variety of greens.

THREE CORNER FIELD FARM IS BACK!!! with their excellent sheeps milk yogurts, cheeses, and delicious lamb cuts. Cato has several great cheeses, including a mild "Dutch Farmstead", a rich Misty Morning Blue, and a tasty Aged Bloomsday.

BULLETIN FOR DRIVERS: If you are considering parking on 17th Street, be aware that you'll probably be ticketed today!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009


Samascott has delicious strawberries and very good looking rhubarb as well as asparagus and broccoli. Yuno has fava beans, shell peas, peas out of the shell, tasty onions and beets, purselane, and herbs (including a Japanese herb called shiso. Miglorelli has sugar snap peas, thubarb, Lita squash, and beets. Sycamore has beautiful strawberries, tomatoes, sugar snaps, and shelling peas.Berried Treasures has frais de bois, Tri-Star strawberries, several kinds of mint, peonies, and chamomile (perfect today, Franca says).

Norwich has several varieties of mini-squash, all sorts of tasty greens, middle eastern cucumbers, and Chinese cabbage. Oak Grove has sweet sugar snaps, herb sets, mesclun sets, nasturtiums, and heirloom tomato plants. Samascott has picture perfect sweet strawberries,gorgeous rhubarb, sugar snaps, and the last of their asparagus. Muddy River has fennel, garlic scapes, greens, and garlic. Stokes has cherry tomatoes, garlic, salad greens, cut herbs, and strawberries.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Locust Grove has RASPBERRIES and CHERRIES. Kernan has BLUEBERRIES and new red potatoes. S&SO has good-looking greenhouse tomatoes in addition to their extensive variety of salad and other produce.Eckerton has new potatoes, zucchini, beets, and shell and sugar snap peas. Keith has garlic, garlic scapes, many lush lettuces, several cut mints and other herbs, red Russian Kale and Italian dandelion greens.

Sycamore has shell peas, greenhouse tomatoes, basil, seedless cucumbers, and strawberries. Mountain Sweet Berry has wild arugula, French baby leeks, lovage, chervil, sorrel, chicory salad mix, and Tri-Star strawberries. Cherry Lane has several varieties of their remarkably tasty greenhouse heirloom tomatoes, strawberries, shell peas, asparagus, new potatoes, and zucchini.

Paffenroth has red cipollini onions, among other varieties, all sorts of lettuce, shallots, many different carrots and radishes, cut herbs, and baby fennel. Miglorelli has many kinds of beet, carrot, turnips, baby fennel, and greens. Stokes has greenhouse cherry tomatoes, yellow and red greenhouse tomatoes, lettuces, cut herbs, chard, sorrel, and strawberries. Phillips has BLUEBERRIES.

Windfall has nasturtium and pea blossoms, pea shoots with flowers, fava greens, sugar snaps, green eggs, and lots of tasty looking spinach. Berried Treasures has beautiful peonies, many kinds of cut mint, frais de bois and Tri-Star strawberries. Evolutionary has many kinds of salad and other greens and sweet strawberries. Cayuga is here with several types of dried beans. Valley Shepherd has ricotta, ravioli, and gnocchi, in addition to their cheeses. Tello is here with eggs.

River Garden, Flora Perfecta, and others are here with beautiful flowers.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Yuno has three beautiful varieties of young beet, FAVA BEANS, asparagus, strawberries, lettuces, and various onions. Maxwell Has shell peas, snow peas, sugar snaps, summer squash, cut herbs, onions, and salad greens. P.E.& D.D. has flounder, sea scallops, gray sole, squid, little necks, and other seafood. Madura has sugar snaps, portabello mushrooms, criminis, young beets, garlic, and garlic scapes. Several stands have strawberries.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


S&SO has garlic scapes, cut herbs, salad mix, lettuces, and radishes. Eckerton has FRESH FAVA BEANS, new red potatoes, and greens. Cherry Lane has strawberries, asparagus, and tasty greenhouse heirloom tomatoes. Hoeffner has green and purple asparagus. Locust Grove has early tart cherries, strawberries, and rhubarb. Paffenroth has various radishes, onions, colorful carrots, dandelion greens, and a wide variety of other produce. Bulick has several kinds of mushroom, including criminis, portabellos, and shiitake. Gorzynski has rhubarb, burdock, cut herbs, and lettuces. Northshire has burdock, baby romaine, and other greens, and eggs.

Sycamore has Late Glow,Raritan, and Early Glow strawberries in mixed boxes, as well as sugar snap peas, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries, sucrine lettuce, chervil, pea shoots, young scallions, young onions, wild baby arugula, sorrel, and other goodies. Oak Grove has sugar snaps, nasturtiums, salad sets, herb gardens, individual herb sets, heirloom tomato plants, and pepper plants.

Norwich Farm has sugar snaps, mixed miniature squash, kales, beet greens, lambs quarters, collards, and Middle Eastern cucumbers. They should have fresh fava beans in two weeks. Cato's Misty Morning blue cheese is unique and delicious. Binder has beautiful herb and flowering plants. Miglorelli has arugula, mizuna, dandelion greens, and baby fennel.

Ronnybrook has a delicious "Camembert" as well as their milks, yoghurts, flavored and unflavored butters, and ice creams. D'Attolico has young onions, young garlic, and some of the sweetest shell peas I've had so far. Shushan is here with cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, and herbs and will be coming in until the first week in July. Quattro's has pheasant eggs and wild turkey eggs as well as their poultry, sausages, and smoked poultry. Keith has garlic scapes, spring onions, green rocambole garlic, and red mustard, as well as cut herbs and salad greens.

Stokes has lettuces, strawberries, tomatoes, tasty cherry tomatoes, lettuce mix, garlic,and a wide variety of cut herbs.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Stokes has strawberries with stems (for dipping in chocolate?), greenhouse tomatoes, and cut herbs and lettuce. Yuno has sugar snap peas, Calaloo (Jamaican spinach), cut herbs, fresh onions, beets, Tuscana kale, red and green spinach, asparagus, Swiss chard, and greenhouse tomatoes. Muddy River has garlic scapes, lettuces, chervil, cilantro, and spring beets.

Samascott has sweet strawberries, rhubarb, sugar snaps and garlic scapes. Oak Grove has mesclun sets, nasturtiums, and heirloom tomatoes. Berried Treasures has frais de bois, tasty Tri-Star strawberries, last of the watercress, and beautiful peonies and lupins. Sycamore has delicious strawberries, kohlrabi, greenhouse tomatoes, burpless cucumbers, other cucumbers similar to Persian cucumbers, and sugar snap peas (they'll have alot of sugar snaps next week).

Cheerful Cherry has beautiful flowering plants and Madura has several kinds of mushroom, including creminis, shitakis, king oysters, pompoms, and maitakis. Queens County Farm Museum has summer squash, turnips, lettuces, beet greens, and eggs. Dancing Ewe Farm has delicious ricottas, sheep or cow, Caciotta cheese, and a Pecorino Fresca with a wonderful winey flavor.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Strawberries!!! Strawberries!!! Strawberries!!!

S&SO has young carrots, big shallots, garlic scapes, and beautiful beets. Berried Treasures has tasty Tri-Star strawberries, comfry, black mint, peonies, and wintered over ruby red French fingerling potatoes and La Ratte potatoes. Evolutionary has strawberries, garlic scapes, young garlic and herb and flowering plants. Silver Heights has heirloom tomato plants, flowering plants, and vegetable sets (okra, peppers, etc.). Keith has rhubarb, yellow and red spring onions, young garlic, stinging nettles, lovage, various cut mints, spring shallots, and green garlic.

Sycamore has succulent Early Glow strawberries, kohlrabi, sugar snaps, and cucumbers. Hawthorne Valley Farm has beautiful lettuces. Mountain Sweet Berry has chicory salad mix, chervil, baby sorrel, wild Italian arugula, lovage, and Tri-Star strawberries.

Cherry Lane has shelling peas, good-looking thin asparagus, tasty greenhouse heirloom tomatoes, and strawberries. Kernan has strawberries, asparagus, new red potatoes and sugar snap peas. Paffenroth has cut herbs, stinging nettles, many varieties of lettuce (frisee, red romaine, etc.), young carrots, baby fennel. Stokes has greenhouse tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, strawberries, young garlic, salad greens and cut herbs. Oak Grove has nasturtiums, salad sets, potted herb "gardens", and heirloom tomato plants.

River Garden has pretty country flowers, Berried Treasures has fragrant peonies, and Duva is here with amaryllis and calla lilies. Flora Perfecta has tulips and elegant lilies.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Borage, Thai Basil, Live Lobsters, Shitake Mushrooms!

Newfield Farm has beautiful freesias. Red Jacket has rhubarb and strawberries. Scarborough has borage and Thai Basil. Maxwell has strawberries, dried beans, cut herbs, dandelion greens, garlic scapes, radicchio, shell peas, and rhubarb. Wheatgrass has pea shoots and buckwheat sprouts. P.E.&D.D. Seafood has many kinds of fish, including bluefish, and other seafood, such as sea scallops, squid, and live lobster. Yuno has strawberries, greenhouse tomatoes, beets, asparagus, baby greens, Tuscana and Russian Kale, and escarole. Madura has cremini, shitake, oyster, and maitake mushrooms, greens, and herb plants. Race has vinegar, honeys, baked goods, strawberries, basil, and salad greens.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sorrel!, Young Garlic, Baby Fennel, STRAWBERRIES!!

Stokes has their greenhouse cherry tomatoes, cut herbs, (sorrel, dill, chamomile, etc.), and "music" variety garlic.S&SO, at the end of the market, has salad greens, salad mix, young onions and other sensibly priced produce. Eckerton has salad greens, strawberries, rainbow chard, beets, Hakurai turnips, and other interesting greens. Cherry Lane has awesome greenhouse heirloom tomatoes (I had one the other day and it was delicious), strawberries, lambs quarters, salad, and shelling peas. Locust Grove has rhubarb (for those strawberry rhubarb pies you'll be baking). Among Paffenroth's excellent wide variety of produce, you'll find baby fennel, puntenella, and other unique vegetables. Gorzynski has purple goosefoot, a green to use in salads or lightly sauteed, fava bean greens, romaine and crispelle lettuce, and strawberries.

Northshire has sorrel, wild mustard, Shanghai bok choi, baby romaine, Chinese broccoli leaves and flowers, and a few ramps. Sycamore is back with luscious strawberries and cucumbers. Mountain Sweet Berry has lovage, chervil, baby sorrel, sucrine lettuce and young onions.Oak Grove has sugar snaps as well as the other vegetables and plants mentioned in Friday's report (heirloom tomato plants, etc.). Norwich has all sorts of organic produce including kohlrabi, fennel, turnips, Russian Kale, collards, beet greens, bok choi, spinach and MINI SQUASH.

Catskill Merino has merquez and other sausages, lamb cuts, and beautiful wool.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Miglorelli has sugar snap peas, beets, arugula, and rhubarb. Pura Vida has clams, oysters, mussels, sea scallops, and several kinds of fish, including bluefish and skate. Sycamore has sweet strawberries and seedless cucumbers. Oak Grove has lettuce sets, mini herb gardens, heirloom tomato plants, nasturtiums, and pepper plants. Samascott has strawberries, thubarb, sugar snaps, and baked goods. Muddy River has several lettuces and young garlic. Yuno has young lettuces, radishes, beets, young garlic, Tuscan kale, Swiss chard, young spinach, baby greens, strawberries, eggs, and shell peas. Berried Treasures has lamb's quarter, watercress, and lupins, and will have Tri-Star strawberries on Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Chicory Salad, Greenhouse Heirloom Tomatoes!!! Shell Peas!!!

SYCAMORE IS BACK!!!! with delicious strawberries. Cherry Lane and others also have tasty strawberries. Mountain Sweet Berry has delicious new chicory salad, sucrine lettuce, pea shoots, and various young onions. KEITH IS BACK!!! with young onions, rocambole garlic, and shallots as well as other greens. Berried Treasures has flowering sage, chamomile, watercress, and other salad and flowers. Ask her about wild hearts of palm. Cherry Lane has sugar snaps, asparagus, and
shell peas.

Flora Perfecta has gorgeous green lilies and tulips. Other stands have beautiful peonies and other flowers.