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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Still Nasty, Still Rainy, But the Greenmarket is Here and the Produce is Beautiful!

Just about all of the farmers are here today, despite the lousy weather. Everyone has brought in pretty much the same produce, with some new entries. Eckerton has red okra, in addition to their heirloom tomatoes and peppers. Northshire has foraged callaloo (amaranth), in addition to their heirloom squashes and other greens.

Mountain Sweet Berry has their haricots verts, yellow beans, Romano beans, etc., and says they are taking next Wednesday off. Locust Grove has peaches, raspberries, plums, and other fruit. Red Jacket has apricots and plums. Norwich has beans, eggplants, heirloom tomatoes, and great greens. Oak Grove is here with peaches, heirloom tomatoes, and hot and sweet peppers. D'Attolico has onions and sprouts and some greens today.

Friday, August 28, 2009

It's Rainy and Nasty, But All of Our Farmers Are Here!!

Yuno has their usual excellent variety of produce, including heirloom tomatoes, beans, greens, Asian and other peppers, and herbs. Cheerful Cherry has white and yellow peaches, raspberries, heirloom large and cherry tomatoes, and their delicious fresh peach juice. Berried Treasures has shelling beans (cannellini, perignon, and cranberry), Tri-Star strawberries, and potatoes. Sycamore has corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, and other tasty produce. Norwich has their extraordinary golden raspberries, red raspberries, cannellini, flageolets, favas, squashes, heirloom tomatoes, lovely lettuces, and other greens. Oak Grove has heirloom tomatoes (ready to eat), melons, hot and sweet peppers, and white and yellow peaches.

Newfield Farm has dahlias, lycianthus, gladiolas, cosmos, and other beautiful flowers. Milk Thistle is here with various milks and yogurt.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

White Peaches, Artichokes, Epazote, Elderberries

Locust Grove has tasty raspberries, heirloom tomatoes, seedless and seeded grapes, tomatillos, blackberries, white and yellow peaches, and plums. Red Jacket has good looking apricots and juices. Evolutionary has their usual great produce, including heirloom tomatoes and mini greens. Honey Hollow has chanterelles, trompettes de morts, chicken of the woods, and other mushrooms, elderberries, watercress, and dried mushrooms. S&SO has small artichokes as well as their usual reasonably priced greens, herbs, and other produce. Berried Treasures has cannellini beans, jacobs cattle, and perignon beans, wild blueberries, cherry tomatoes, three kinds of mini squash, and Tri-Star strawberries.

Eckerton has all sizes of heirloom tomato, hot peppers, and gerkin cukes. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries and strawberries. Keith has rocambole garlic, tomatoes, beautiful salad greens, and cut herbs. Windfall has borage flowers, squash blossoms, other edible flowers, raspberries, husk cherries, and cherry tomatoes. Sycamore has bicolor and white corn, tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, and cherry tomatoes. Oak Grove has their prize winning white peaches, yellow peaches, sweet and hot peppers, and ready to eat heirloom tomatoes and corn.

Paffenroth has thai basil as well as other basils, many varieties of carrot, beet, epazote, puntarelle, potatoes of many sizes and types, salad and other greens, generous bunches of cut herbs, and corn. Cherry Lane has corn, heirloom tomatoes, okra, san marzano plum tomatoes, fairytale and other eggplants, and melons. Terhune has white and yellow peaches.Miglorelli has their usual variety of produce including peaches, beets, celeriac, and corn. Stokes has lettuces, garlic, basil, eggplants, beets, and heirloom tomatoes.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Golden Raspberries??? Lycianthus???

I'm taking the morning off from the Greenmarket for a dental emergency, but thought I'd say that IF Norwich is here today and they have golden raspberries, it's worth trying them. They were succulent and sweet on Friday. Yuno and Norwich both had good looking heirloom tomatoes in addition to their wide choices of other produce. (See the Friday report for some idea of their offerings.) I bought some beautiful lycianthus from Newfield Farm on Friday and they should have them again today, along with beautiful sunflowers and gladiolas.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Artichokes!! Raspberries (golden and red)!! Okra!!

It's pretty sticky and unpredictable out there today and the Park Avenue side of Union Square is closed to traffic, so it's not the best morning to be in the Greenmarket -- except that there's a raspberry festival going on there! Locust Grove has three kinds, with the darkest the sweetest, D'Attolico has tiny tart and flavorful ones, and Norwich has an intensely sweet and raspberry flavored golden variety. Fruit is definately the star this week, with Oak Grove's white and yellow peaches, Locust Grove's delicious yellow varieties, and Cheerful Cherry's outstanding yellow peaches. There are also nectarines in the market and Red Jacket has apricots. Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries.

Eckerton, Cheerful Cherry, Sycamore, Norwich, Stokes,and Oak Grove all have tasty heirloom tomatoes. S&SO has large artichokes as well as their reasonably priced and tasty salad greens, cut herbs, and other excellent produce. Paffenroth has their usual unique and well priced multiple varieties of beet, potato, carrot, salad and other greens. Gorzynsky has beautiful lettuces, herbs, and other organic produce, including beets and cabbages.

Cherry Lane has several kinds of sweet pepper, eggplant, and bean, as well as okra. Northshire has beautiful bok choi, heirloom Italian squashes, romano beans, and broccoli. Sycamore has corn, cukes, field tomatoes, basil, and peppers. Mountain Sweet Berry has green romano beans, lovage, sucrine lettuce, haricots verts and jaunes(yellow), and wild arugula. (They say they'll have their tasty flageolets in a week or two.) Norwich has various eggplants, squashes, melons, husk cherry tomatoes, cabbages, favas, and sweet peppers.

Oak Grove has about 20 kinds of hot peppers as well as sweet peppers, musk melons, corn, and okra. Keith has string beans, various potatoes, rocambole garlic, cut herbs, salad greens, Hakurei turnips,and other organic produce. Stokes has beans, big red and white onions, small red and white potatoes, cut herbs, eggplants, and salad greens.

We're lucky to have two excellent dairies in the market today -- Ronnybrook and Milk Thistle. Cato is here with luscious cheeses and Three Corner Field Farm has outstanding yogurt, cheeses, and lamb.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Artichokes, Jacobs Cattle, Long Beans, White Peaches!!

I'm drinking my coffee with Milk Thistle's two percent milk and finding it making my decaf richer and tastier. Yuno has beautiful greens, heirloom tomatoes, Asian peppers, sweet peppers, eggplants, and squashes. Dancing Ewe has their tasty cheeses and Cheerful Cherry has two varieties of peach, Redheart plums, heirloom tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and cherry tomatoes. Sycamore has their excellent corn, heirloom tomatoes, and cauliflower. Newfield Farm has lovely sunflowers, gladiolas, and lycianthus.

Berried Treasures has blackberries, mini squashes, red okra, three kinds of shelling beans (jacobs cattle, china gold, and others), squash blossoms, and strawberries. Norwich has heirloom tomatoes, fava beans, purple and green long beans, purple string beans, various eggplants, and golden and red raspberries.

(The golden raspberries are especially intensely raspberryish today!)

Samascott has blueberries, strawberries, plums, white and yellow peaches, corn, and potatoes. Oak Grove has heirloom tomatoes, tomatillos, husk tomatoes, corn, sweet and hot peppers, melons, yellow peaches, and (prize winning, by the way)white peaches! Red Jacket has apricots and juices. Muddy River has sweet peppers, watermelons, artichokes, garlic, various carrots, and two kinds of beet.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hyssop Flowers, Mexican Mini Cukes, Artichokes!

Honey Hollow has fresh chanterelles and hen of the woods mushrooms, and mixed dried mushrooms. S&SO has artichokes, salad greens, cut herbs, and other produce. Berried Treasures has blackberries, wild blueberries, flat beans, several varieties of shelling bean, Tri-star strawberries, and potatoes.

Eckerton has a huge selection of gorgeous heirloom tomatoes in all sizes, as well as some watermelons and Mexican mini-cucumbers. Sycamore has eggplants, sweet peppers, bicolor and white corn, and basil. Breezy Hill has red and golden raspberries, peaches, pears, and apples. Mountain Sweet Berry has green Romano beans, lovage, Tri-Star strawberries, tiny potatoes, german butterball potatoes, hyssop, sucrine lettuce, chamomile flowers, and chives.

Oak Grove has white and yellow peaches, heirloom tomatoes ready to eat, hot peppers, corn, and canteloups. Cherry Lane has red, yellow, and orange sweet peppers, several kinds of eggplant, including fairytale, mini sweet red peppers, okra, and beefsteak tomatoes. Paffenroth has their usual wide variety of delicious produce, including sweet corn, Colorado rose potatoes, cut herbs, Black Tuscan kale, purslane, several kinds of beets, radishes, and carrots. Stokes has tomatillos, lettuces, zucchinis, cut herbs, sweet peppers, and heirloom tomatoes.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ronnybrook Ice Cream!!!!! On a Monday, yet!!

Well, I got up too late to do a report, but for anyone still checking at noon, the only thing different from last Monday's report is that Ronnybrook has made a one time only on Monday appearance! Great ice cream, so get there if you can.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fennel Pollen, Artichokes, Dirty Cow Cheese

Fantasy Fruit has blueberries, strawberries, and red currants. Locust Grove has peaches, plums, red currants,and other fruit. Eckerton has mixed boxes of heirloom cherry tomatoes, small heirloom tomatoes, and hot peppers, as well as large heirloom tomatoes and basil. S&SO has their large variety of reasonable produce as well as artichokes. Cheerful Cherry has peaches, Shiro plums, tomatoes, and cherry juices. Cherry Lane has heirloom tomatoes, field tomatoes, sweet peppers, beefsteak tomatoes, and fairytale eggplant. Paffenroth has their amazing variety of unique produce.

Gorzynski has their usual tasty organic produce, including lush lettuces and herbs. Northshire has unique cucumber varieties and squashes. Mountain Sweet Berry has fennel fronds with pollen, golden and green Romano beans, sucrine lettuce, baby French leeks, and tasty Tri-Star strawberries. Sycamore has corn, tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, cauliflower, and other produce.

Oak Grove has ready to eat heirloom tomatoes, squash, eggplants, sweet and hot peppers, husk tomatoes, herb and pepper plants, and peaches. Three Corner Field Farm has fragrant soaps, tasty cheeses and yogurts, lamb cuts, and natural knitting wool. Norwich has heirloom tomatoes, many kinds of sweet pepper, eggplants, squashes, and other delicious vegetables.

Cato has delicious cheeses, among them Hooligan, Misty Morning blue, Vivace, and tasty Dirty Cow(!). D'Attolico has onions, garlic, and sprouts, and expect to have their luscious raspberries next week. Keith has sorrel, Italian dandelion, Rocambole garlic, and interesting potato varieties. Stokes has their excellent heirloom tomatoes, large tomatillos, squashes, kirbies, and sweet yellow peppers, as well as generous bunches of cut herbs.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hot Peppers, Wild Strawberries, Red and Golden Raspberries, Donut Peaches

Most of the regular Friday Greenmarket farmers are here, with similar produce to their offerings last week. Yuno has several kinds of heirloom tomato, Shishito sweet peppers, Pimiento de padrone sweet/hot peppers, other sweet and hot peppers, long beans, cranberry beans, and purple, green, and yellow string beans. Queens County Farm Museum is here with heirloom tomatoes, various cut basils, and greens. Dancing Ewe has their tasty pecorino fresco, ricottas, and other cheese, as well as merguez sausage.

Tamarack is here with tasty bacon and other pork cuts. Miglorelli has a wide selection of produce. Cheerful Cherry has peaches, donut peaches, field tomatoes, black berries, plums, and the start of their excellent heirloom tomatoes, including sweet black cherry cherry tomatoes. Berried Treasures has wild blueberries, Jacob's Cattle, Parignon, and Cannelini beans, LaRatte, Red Norland, and purple Peruvian potatoes, squash blossoms, and Tri-Star strawberries.

Sycamore has heirloom tomatoes, field tomatoes, corn, basil, and cauliflower. Oak Grove has yellow and white peaches, heirloom tomatoes ready to eat, hot pepper plants, and several kinds of hot peppers, in addition to canteloupe. Norwich has red and golden raspberries, heirloom tomatoes, small favas, squash, okra, eggplant, sweet peppers, and pearl onions. Red Jacket has beautiful apricots. Samascott has blueberries, strawberries, corn, plums, string beans, and other produce. Miglorelli has corn, greens, peaches, and other vegetables and fruit.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Korean Melons, Raspberries, Peaches, Jacob's Cattle

Locust Grove's raspberries have intense raspberry flavor and sweetness. They also have excellent peaches, nectarines, plums, and other fruit. Kernan also has great nectarines and peaches. Evolutionary is here with interesting squashes and squash blossoms. Berried Treasures has Jacob's Cattle shelling beans, beautiful baby zucchini and yellow squash, La Ratte, Peruvian fingerling and other tasty potatoes, haricots verts and jaunes, and berries.

Eckerton has a wide variety of sizes and types of heirloom tomato, hot peppers, and basils. Fantasy Fruit has red currants, blueberries, and strawberries, at 3 boxes for $10. Cato has Dutch Farmstead and Bridgid's Abbey cheeses. Keith has luscious Rocambole garlic, green tomatoes, and Kentucky Colonel mint, in addtion to salad and other greens and cut herbs.

Sycamore's corn was delicious on Saturday, stayed fresh over the weekend, and was still tasty on Tuesday. They have their excellent bicolor corn today as well as field tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, good looking cauliflower, and cucumbers. Mountain Sweet Berry has fragrant sweet Tri-Star strawberries today, in addition to German chamomile, Romano beans, sucrine lettuce, and wild arugula.

Ronnybrook has coconut and ginger creme brule ice creams today. Cherry Lane has corn, Korean Melons, cantaloupe, okra, large sweet peppers, and lima beans. Paffenroth has their excellent wide variety of produce, including potatoes (La Ratte, fingerling, etc.), many types of carrots, beets, onions, herbs, greens, and other vegetables.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Tomatillos!! Melons!! Husk Tomatoes!! Currants!!

There's a comparitively small but excellent greenmarket today.Yuno has all of the wonderful and unusual peppers, heirloom tomatoes, beans, squashes, zucchini blossoms, and salad greens that they usually bring in, including long beans and edamame. Norwich has shelled fava beans, raspberries, strawberries, baby bell peppers, husk tomatoes, tomatillos, artichokes, white kerbies, and a big selection of heirloom tomatoes. Madura has several varieties of mushroom.

Maxwell has sweet peppers, eggplants, beans, edamame, tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, and serrano and jalapeno peppers. Red Jacket has peaches, plums, apricots, and blueberries. Eckerton has large, medium, and small heirloom tomatoes, including sungolds, tiny Mexican cherry tomatoes, mixed heirloom cherry tomatoes, three kinds of basil, and onions. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries, red and black currants, and strawberries.

Newfield has lovely licianthus, gladiolas, and other flowers. River Garden has beautiful bouquets of country flowers.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Colossal Garlic! Tomatillos!! Puntarella!! Melons!!

Stokes Farm has beautiful tomatillos today. Keith has several varieties of potato, four sizes of Rocambole garlic (including the new Colossal!), cut herbs, and some heirloom tomatoes (not many). Quattro's has several kinds of interesting sausage, including chicken/apple/pistachio, turkey/tomato/basil, and today's experiment, duck/cranberry, all this in addition to their usual stellar poultry and eggs.

Mountain Sweet Berry has potatoes, sucrine lettuce, baby French leeks, various delicious beans, and Tri-Star strawberries. Cherry Lane has heirloom tomatoes, corn, and berries. Cheerful Cherry has black cherries, sour cherries, and their excellent peaches. Breezy Hill has blackberries, red currants, plums, and nectarines. Norwich has beautiful heirloom tomatoes and D'Attolico has sprouts, garlic, cucumbers, and one crate of their tasty carrots (deer ate most of their current carrot crop!!!). Northshire has heirloom zucchini, baby asian greens, quail eggs, wild watercress, puntarella, and baby zucchini with blossoms. Windfall has four varieties of cherry tomato. Eckerton has boxes of mixed heirloom cherry tomatoes, small and large heirloom tomatoes, and several kinds of hot pepper including poblanos.

Fantasy Fruit has boxes of berries (3 for $10), blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and red and black currants. Red Jacket has apricots and juices.Norwich has lovely little watermelons.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Heirloom Tomatoes, Strawberries, Squashes, Melons!

Queens County Farm Museum has heirloom tomatoes, various cut basils, and greens. Dancing Ewe is here with their tasty sheeps milk ricotta, pecorino fresco, caciotta, and merguez sausage. Yuno has heirloom tomatoes, edamame, long beans, cranberry beans, squashes, and salad greens. Cheerful Cherry has (probably) the last of their sweet black cherries and the first of their slurpy delicious peaches. Try Cheerful Cherry's "black cherry" cherry tomatoes, sweet and tomatoey!Berried Treasures has wild blueberries and strawberries, Tri-Star strawberries, red currants, baby squashes, small potatoes, cut herbs, haricots verts, squash blossoms, and dragon's tongue beans. Sycamore has great bicolor corn, kirbys, tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, and other delicious produce.

Norwich has heirloom tomatoes (cherokee purples, copra, ananas noirs, etc.), eggplants, peppers, beans, squashes, raspberries, baby artichokes, okra, and melons. Oak Grove has cherry and large varieties of heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, corn, squashes, sunflowers, and potted herbs and peppers. Samascott has donut peaches, plums, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, corn, and green and yellow beans. Red Jacket has apricots and juices. Muddy River has artichokes, fennel, and other produce.

Newfield Farm has beautiful lycianthus, gladiolas, and sunflowers. Beth's Farm Kitchen has delicious raspberry, apricot, and many other jams, jellies, and chutneys.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

San Marzano Tomatoes, Artichokes, Apricots!!!

Cherry Lane has terrific "San Marzano" sauce tomatoes today, as well as their excellent greenhouse heirloom tomatoes. Oak Grove has more heirloom tomatoes today, several kinds of hot peppers and eggplants. Paffenroth has more of their tasty varieties of potato, as well as their extensive array of unusual greens, many colors of carrot, many kinds of beet, and other great produce. Mountain Sweet Berry has sucrine lettuce, wild arugula, haricots verts and yellow beans, tiny potatoes, baby French leeks, and Tri-Star strawberries.

Eckerton has several sizes and varities of heirloom tomatoes, including sungolds, mixed boxes of small tomatoes (3 boxes for $9 today), mixed boxes of mediums, and several kinds of large tomatoes. Sycamore has sweet white and bicolor corn and has started to bring in their heirloom tomatoes as well. Keith has tomatoes, greens, rocambole garlic, and cut herbs. Stokes has greenhouse tomatoes, cut herbs, and squashes. Evolutionary has many small greens, heirloom tomatoes, beans, and zucchini blossoms. Berried Treasures has strawberries, black raspberries, wild blueberries, blackberries, baby zucchini, zucchini blossoms, and cut mints.

S&SO has artichokes as well as salad greens, radishes, carrots, and herbs. Locust Grove has black and red currants, plums, peaches, and other fruit. Red Jacket has juices and fresh apricots. Honey Hollow has chanterelles and trompettes du Mortes. Fantasy Fruit is here with blueberries, raspberries, and currants. (I may have seen strawberries on their table as well.)

Monday, August 3, 2009

EXTRA: My Sunday Adventure

EXTRA: Just have to say that I have had wonderful experiences recently at The Modern, The Modern Bar Room, Union Square Cafe, and other restaurants who get alot of their produce and other ingredients in the Greenmarket. Sunday afternoon I had a meal to remember forever at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, where I had tomatoes from Tim Stark and Cherry Lane, apricots from Red Jacket, beans, chervil and tiny potatoes from Mountain Sweet Berry, corn fritata and corn ice cream(!) made from Sycamore's corn, Ronnybrook's butter, beans from Miglorelli and Samascott, Mountain Sweet Berry's baby zucchini, Locust Grove's sweet and sour cherries, and Phillips' red currants. All of these ingredients were used in a parade of delicious and original taste treats. I'm so impressed with New York's bounty, especially in a season when late blight is affecting so many of our farms so adversely. Thank goodness for the Greenmarket farmers!!!

Strawberries!!!Edamame, Long Beans, Zucchini Blossoms, Eggplants

Yuno has edamame, purple and green long beans, several kinds of string bean, heirloom tomatoes, young lettuces, green and purple peppers, and zucchini blossoms. Eckerton is back on Mondays!!! with various sizes of heirloom tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and fresh basil. Norwich has all sorts of peppers, eggplants, beans, greens, cut herbs, and other produce.

Fantasy Fruit has red and black currants, strawberries, and blueberries. Red Jacket has currants, delicious apricots, plums, and other fruits and juices. Newfield Farm has lycianthus, gladiolas, dahlias, white lilies, and sunflowers. River Garden has beautiful bouquets of country flowers

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Squash Fest!! Wild Asian Greens!!

It's "Squash Fest" at Stokes today, with zucchini, 8 Ball zucchini, Cousa squash, and other squashes going for 99 cents a pound! Stokes also has kirbies, red and yellow onions, generous bunches of cut herbs, shallots, and delicious small red potatoes. Oak Grove has heirloom tomatoes and peppers, peaches, eggplants, and beautiful herb plants. Keith has lovely salad greens, Rocambole garlic, blue and red potatoes, Kennebec potatoes, squashes, herbs, and mints. River Garden has their usual stunning country flowers. Gorzynski has beautiful organic salad greens. D'Attolico has several kinds of sprouts as well as onions, garlic, and carrots.

Mountain Sweet Berry has baby French leeks, sucrine lettuce, Italian leaf broccoli, haricots verts and jaunes, baby beets, sorrel, favas, and strawberries. Norwich has heirloom tomatoes, peppers, many varieties of eggplant, beans, greens, and other produce. Three Corner Field Farm has lamb, lamb sausages, yogurt, and cheeses. Cherry Lane has heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, okra, fairy tale and other eggplants. Northshire has puntarella, wild watercress, baby Asian greens mix, zucchini, French sorrel, and chanterelles. Windfall has green eggs, edible flowers, and many greens from micro to macro. Paffenroth has large and small potatoes, including French fingerlings, and baby fennel, wild arugula, and many unusual greens.

Locust Grove has peaches, several kinds of plum, donut peaches, red currants, and blueberries. Their excellent raspberries have unfortunately ended, but they should have late season raspberries in a few weeks.