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  !

APRIL 2014

APRIL 2014
Check here for GrowNY's Greenmarket Maps for Union Square: http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket

Friday, July 31, 2009

Artichokes!!! Wild Strawberries!! Peaches!!

Cheerful Cherry has great peaches, dark sweet cherries, sour cherries, jalapeno peppers, Shiro plums, and cherry juices. Sycamore has heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, green beans, and cucumbers. Samascott has blueberries, sour cherries, corn, beans, and peaches. Norwich has several varieties of eggplant, peppers, beans, heirloom tomatoes, favas, and baby flower melons (sweet red melon with seeds). Oak Grove has heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, a wide variety of potted herbs, and peaches.

Evolutionary is here with greens, garlic, zucchini flowers, beans, and herbs. Berried Treasures has beans, peas, wild strawberries, wild blueberries, cut herbs, mints, raspberries, and black raspberries. Muddy River has lettuces, radishes, and artichokes, as well as other good looking produce.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lima Beans!!! Raspberries!! Wild Blueberries!!!

Cherry Lane has lima beans and heirloom tomatoes. Locust Grove has delicious raspberries and other berries and fruit. Berried Treasures has wild blueberries, strawberries, squashes, and other tasty produce. Sycamore is here with excellent bicolor corn, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Mountain Sweet Berry has haricots verts and jaunes, sucrine lettuce, baby French leeks, strawberries, and wild arugula. Oak Grove, Cherry Lane, and others have several kinds of eggplant. Keith, Stokes, and others have great fresh garlic.

It's a terribly humid day and is working itself up to some kind of storm this afternoon, so I'd get to the market asap!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Edamame!!! Egyptian favas!!!

Norwich has two kinds of favas, including a small "Egyptian" fava. Yuno has edamame and cranberry beans. Yuno has zucchini blossoms, all sorts of peppers, several kinds of bean (including purple string beans),many varieties of squash, and other produce. Norwich has several types of eggplant, squash, cabbage, lettuce, and cut herbs, as well as beans, and big bunches of cut herbs. Fantasy Fruit has raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and red and black currants.

Newfield Farm has gorgeous flowers, including lycianthus, gladiolas, sunflowers, and beautiful lilies. River Garden has beautiful country flowers. Scarborough has lush herb plants and the farmstand next to them has a wide variety of good looking produce. Red Jacket has cherries, sour cherries, berries, plums, and apricots.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Artichokes!!! Locust Grove Raspberries!!! Heirloom Tomatoes!!!

Cheerful Cherry has sweet and sour cherry juices, Black Tartarian sweet cherries, sour cherries, jalapeno peppers, and greenhouse tomatoes. Cherry Lane has OKRA, heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, fairytale eggplants, and other delicious produce. Gorzynsky has organic greens, sugar snaps, flat beans, burdock, gorgeous salad greens, and herbs. Northshire has chanterelles and other mushrooms, and a wild green mix including mustard flowers, arugula, and watercress, and Italian puntarella.

Mountain Sweet Berry has the last of their fava beans. They also have yellow Romano beans, French green and yellow beans, chamomile, squash blossoms, strawberries, lovage, chives, and French baby leeks. Locust Grove has delicious raspberries, blackberries, red currants, plums, peaches, and other fruit. Eckerton has heirloom tomatoes, small potatoes, peppers, beets, and other produce.

Sycamore has all bi-color corn today, as well as tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, and other vegetables. Norwich has artichokes, beets, kohlrabi, red and white pearl onions, and fava beans, as well as a wide variety of greens. Three Corner Field Farm is here with their excellent sheeps milk yogurt, cheeses, and lamb.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Artichokes!! Great Corn!! Wild Blueberries!! Lycianthus!!!

Yuno has purple string beans, long beans, cranberry and other beans, heirloom tomatoes, and squash blossoms, in addition to their excellent salad and other greens and peppers. Cheerful Cherry has sour cherries, Black Tartarian sweet cherries (one more week), gooseberries, sweet and sour cherry juices, and peaches.

Red Jacket has good looking apricots. Muddy River has fennel, Yukon gold potatoes, ARTICHOKES, and other tasty produce. Sycamore is here with their excellent white and bicolor corn, and Oak Grove has heirloom tomatoes and several varieties of pepper. Samascott has blueberries, yellow and dark sweet cherries, as well as green and yellow string beans, flat beans, strawberries, and plump blueberries. Norwich has eggplants, greens, the beginning of their tomatoes, and other excellent produce.

Berried Treasures has wild blueberries that remind me of my childhood in the Adirondacks, red currants, raspberries, black raspberries, petits pois, herbs, cut mints, and chamomile. Newfield Farm has beautiful lycianthus, a flower that lasts for at least a week and a half, sunflowers, gladiolas, and other flowers.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ARTICHOKES!!!! WILD BLUEBERRIES!!!

I just had delicious sweet corn from Sycamore and luscious fresh raspberries from Locust Grove for breakfast. Very fresh, sweet, and tasty.

Fantasy Fruit has red and black currants, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Eckerton has several kinds of cherry and other small tomatoes, heriloom tomatoes, sungolds, white cucumbers, three kinds of basil, and corn. Berried Treasures has wild blueberries, black raspberries, red currants, cut herbs, beans, and flowers.

Mountain Sweet Berry has squash blossoms, baby French leeks, yellow French beans, and strawberries. Paffenroth has La Ratte, French fingerling and other potatoes, purslane, Red Long of Tropea onions, shallots, cut herbs, epazote, Black Tuscan kale, baby fennel, and other unusual produce.

S&SO has red and golden beets, celery, mini squash, radishes, and several kinds of salad green, as well as ARTICHOKES! Evolutionary has mini squash, many interesting greens, and other produce. Locust Grove has tasty raspberries, currants, peaches, apricots, plums, and other fruit.

Monday, July 20, 2009

ASPARAGUS!! Zucchini flowers!! Currants!!

Yuno has beautiful zucchini blossoms, all sorts of peppers, ASPARAGUS!!, several kinds of bean (including purple string beans and cranberry beans), many varieties of squash, and other produce. Norwich has several types of eggplant, squash, cabbage, lettuce, and cut herbs, as well as fava and other beans, and big bunches of cut herbs. Fantasy Fruit has raspberries, blueberries, and red and black currants. Newfield Farm has gorgeous flowers, including lycianthus, gladiolas, sunflowers, and beautiful lilies. Scarborough has lush herb plants and the farmstand next to them has a wide variety of good looking produce. Race is here with pastries, fruit, and vegetables, as well as potted plants.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

LATE BLIGHT ATTACKS TOMATO CROP!!!!

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.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wild Blueberries!! Cherries!! Peaches!!

Cheerful Cherry has tasty big dark cherries, sour cherries, and Queen Annes, as well as black raspberries. Norwich and Yuno have fava beans, various string beans and flat beans as well as other beautiful produce. Yuno has started their heirloom tomatoes and Norwich has a mix of tiny new potatoes.

Oak Grove has slurpy peaches, bags of cut herbs, and heirloom pepper plants and small heirloom tomatoes. Sycamore has corn, greenhouse tomatoes, broccoli, and a couple of types of cucumber. Berried Treasures has tiny tasty wild blueberries, black raspberries, Tri-Stars, and beans. A couple of farmers have cranberry beans. Muddy River is here with all kinds of delicious produce and Miglorelli has a wide variety of greens and fruit. Samascott has blueberries, cherries, and other great fruit and pastry.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wild Blueberries! Black, White, Red Currants!!

Beth's Jam will be here on Wednesdays as well as Fridays and Saturdays from now on! Petal Plants and Flowers has 14 varieties of basil! Evolutionary has good looking mini squash. Honey Hollow has fava beans, chanterelles, plump black currants, and porcini (out of season, but the weather has produced these). Eckerton has all sorts of tasty heirloom cherry tomatoes, small tomatoes, and Cherokee purples, as well as raspberries, white cucumbers, beets, and other delicious produce. Fantasy Fruit has black currants and raspberries.Locust Grove has white and red currants.

Sycamore has corn, broccoli, string beans, various cucumbers, and greenhouse tomatoes. Mountain Sweet Berry has favas, tiny squashes, chicory salad mix, fino verde basil, sage leaves for frying, and sucrine lettuce, in addition to their excellent tri-star strawberries. Miglorelli has corn, peaches, and other vegetables. Breezy Hill has peaches and raspberries. The trout guy has wild watercress, Windfall has squash blossoms, micro mesclun, mesclun, other greens, and tiny cherry tomatoes.

Keith has rocambole garlic and beautiful lettuces and cut herbs. Eckerton has heirloom cherry tomatoes, small tomatoes, and medium heirloom varieties. Berried Treasure has favas, black raspberries, cut herbs and mints, and sweet wild blueberries. Cayuga has dried organic beans and organic flours (whole cornmeal, spelt, and wheat).

Silva Orchids has many beautiful varieties. Duva has lovely gladiolas and other flowers. Flora Perfecta has gorgeous lilies and River Garden has beautiful country flowers.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Gooseberries!!! Red and Black Currants!!! Peaches!!!

James Durr has four or five colors of lycianthus today! Fantasy Fruit has gooseberries, black currants, and raspberries. Locust Grove has red and black currants, gooseberries, cherries, peaches, and blue plums. Eckerton has HARICOTS VERTS, corn, small heirloom tomatoes, and several kinds of new potato. Cheerful Cherry has Queen Anne, Oxheart, and sour cherries, as well as greenhouse tomatoes and wild cherries. Cherry Lane has their tasty greenhouse heirloom tomatoes, bunches of basil, raspberries, and cucumbers.

Paffenroth has their many varieties of carrot, beet, radish, lattuce, and other produce, including baby fennel and lush greens. Gorzynsky has lovely lettuces, herbs, and other greens, as well as beans and raspberries. Northshire has porcini, chanterelles, and other mushrooms, as well as tasty Italian greens and quail eggs. Sycamore has corn, basil, and greenhouse tomatoes.

Mountain Sweet Berry has beautiful Tri-Star strawberries, sucrine lettuce, lovage, chervil, sugar snaps, baby rainbow chard, spring onions, wild arugula, and fava beans. Norwich has flat beans, fava beans, shelling peas, Middle Eastern cucumbers, and Chinese cabbage. Three Corner Field Farm is here with yogurt, lamb, cheeses, and soaps. D'Attolico has green beans, wax beans, and young onions. Van Houton has beans, corn, and cucumbers. Stokes has shallots, squashes, beans, and Persian cucumbers, as well as many cut herbs. Keith has yellow and white spring onions, garlic and garlic scapes, herbs, and good looking lettuces and other greens.

Friday, July 10, 2009

PEACHES!!! CORN!!! BLACK RASPBERRIES!!!

Samascott has three varieties of cherry, all of which look great, as well as tasty blueberries. Oak Grove has two kinds of PEACHES, as well as several varieties of squash. Berried Treasures has lovely tiny petits pois as well as sugar snaps and shell peas, black raspberries, and Tri-Stars (Franca says there's a lull, but she has strawberries today and will have more later). Cheerful Cherry has delicious sweet and sour cherries. They also have brought containers of PITTED SWEET AND SOUR CHERRIES!!! (Less work for Mother!)

Norwich Farm's fabulous fava season has just started. Yuno has great looking greenhouse tomatoes. Both farms have extensive delicious greens, beans, and other produce. Conuco Farm has tasty looking baby greens. Sycamore has CORN!!, as do Miglorelli and Muddy River.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

CORN!!! CHANTERELLES!!!

Honey Hollow Farm's chanterelles are looking terrific today. Berried Treasures has tasty Tri-Stars, cut herbs, mints, edible flowers, chamomile, and tiny red currants. Eckerton has heirloom tomatoes and black raspberries and Keith has rocambole garlic and lots of mini squash. Fantasy Fruit has gooseberries, black currants, and raspberries. River Garden has fragrant lavender and Flora Perfecta has beautiful lilies. Sycamore has young CORN today and will have much more on Friday and Saturday if the weather holds.

Mountain Sweet Berry has tiny squash, squash blossoms, sucrine lettuce, baby sorrel, petit pois, French baby leeks, and is out of arugula. Oak Grove has the first of their heirloom cherry tomatoes and is selling cucumbers and squashes with a special --buy one pound, get a pound free! Miglorelli has corn, peas, beets, and other greens. Terhune has cherries, raspberries, and strawberries.

Friday, July 3, 2009

QUATTRO'S POULTRY IS HERE TODAY!!

BULLETIN: QUATTRO'S is in the Greenmarket today and will NOT be here tomorrow. The corn wasn't ready in time for Sycamore to bring it in tomorrow, but they will have corn on Wednesday.

Cheerful Cherry has sweet cherries, black raspberries, and red currants today. Samascott has cherries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Other stands also have blueberries and raspberries.

Norwich has all sorts of good-looking beans and both they and Yuno have great favas. They also both have beautiful greens, onions, squashes, and other vegetables. Muddy River is also here with great produce.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Red Currants, Blackberries, Lemon Basil, Greenhouse Heirloom Tomatoes!!!

Locust Farm has blackberries, cherries, red currants, and gooseberries. Andrews Honey is here, as well as Hoeffner (purple and green asparagus). Evolutionary has lush greens and garlic scapes. Kernan has strawberries, peaches, and green and wax beans. Honey Hollow has beautiful chanterelles and porcini. Eckerton has sungold cherry tomatoes, wild cherries, currants, black berries and various lettuces. Keith has green garlic and rocambole scapes, as well as beautiful salad and other greens, herbs, and various young onions.

Sycamore is here today with greenhouse tomatoes, shelling peas, sugar snaps, and seedless cucumbers, and are hoping to have corn on Saturday for the 4th. Breezy Hill has strawberries and raspberries. Mountain Sweet Berry has SQUASH BLOSSOMS, pea shoots, wild arugula, green garlic, chervil, and Lamborn mini-leaf pea shoots for garnish. Cherry Lane has beautiful new red and yukon gold potatoes, candy cane and bulls blood beets, and tasty greenhouse heirloom tomatoes.

Paffenroth has seven kinds of radish, six kinds of carrot, five types of beet, seven kinds of onion, and kales, purslane, collards, leeks, red dandelion, puntarelle, shunkijo, purple and white scallions, and cutting celery. Miglorelli has cherries, big bags of lettuces, sugar snaps, squashes, beets, and carrots. Phillips has blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Terhune has raspberries, strawberries, and cherries. Stokes has cherry tomatoes, squash, kirbys, beautiful tarragon, lemon basil, and other cut herbs.