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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chestnuts!! Celeriac!! Pumpkins!! Grapes!! Sunchokes!!

Locust has raspberries, grapes, heirloom tomatoes, new crop apples, and cider. Evolutionary has dragon tongue beans(cook like a romano), cherry tomatoes, squashes, and greens. Honey Hollow has porcini, hunters hearts, chanterelles, saffron cups, sweet clubs, and wild mitakes. Cayuga has dried beans, wheat berries, spelt berries, farro, freekeh(frik), and flours. Eckerton has pumpkins, squashes, potatoes, wonderful hot peppers, and heirloom tomatoes. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries. Berried Treasures has red and golden raspberries, romano beans, sunchokes, romanesco zucchini, cherry tomatoes, cabbages, haricots verts, flageolets, and cabbages.

Keith has Rocambole garlic, greens, and herbs.Sycamore has corn, beautiful eggplants, heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, and cucumbers. Windfall Farm has good looking zucchini blossoms, baby zucchini, and greens. Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Stars, Lamborn pea shoots, wild arugula, and other greens, and tiny European style potatoes. Eckerton has delicious seasoning hot peppers, chestnuts, big leafy rainbow chard, celeriac, pumpkins, and squashes.

Cherry Lane has okra, lima beans, heirloom tomatoes, tiny fairy tale eggplants, green and wax beans. Miglorelli has a wide variety of produce, including Clapp pears and seckel pears. (A greenmarket fan advised me to buy the $2 a pound pears at the back as she thinks them especially good.) Try Paffenroth's red potatoes, along with their usual wonderful array of vegetables. Madura has several types of mushroom.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Golden Raspberries!! Edemame!! Cranberry Beans!!

Yuno, Norwich, and Maxwell are all here with tasty looking produce. There are a couple of other stands with good looking vegetables as well. (Norwich has delicious golden raspberries, Yuno has excellent greens, including tatsoi and baby bok choi, and Maxwell has several kinds of tomatoes.) Red Jacket is here with apples and other fruit and juices and Fantasy Fruit has blueberries and raspberries. River Garden has beautiful flowers and Newfield has lovely dahlias and sunflowers. Several stands have (sob!) pumpkins (a sign of the recessional). Gather ye heirloom tomatoes while ye may!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Headlines!!


Headlines:

Buzzard Crest is back with grapes and grape juices!! Last of Fantasy Fruit's blueberries today! No second corn delivery at Sycamore's stand, but they do have corn now. Gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at Cheerful Cherry, Stokes, Sycamore, Oak Grove, and Cherry Lane -- grab them now while there's still time!!! Beautiful young pheasants at Quattro's!! Raspberries at Locust Grove!! Cheese pumpkins and small heirloom tomatoes and hot peppers at Eckerton!! Okra and lima beans at Cherry Lane!! Didn't see Mountain Sweet Berry today! Turns out (I found out later) that they were so surrounded by shoppers and people after their Tri-Stars that I didn't see them!!! Belle Rouge chickens at Violet Hill! Ailsa Craig Scottish onions at Northshire! Oak Grove has all kinds of hot peppers!!

Headlines!!

Headlines: Buzzard Crest is back with grapes and grape juices!! Last of Fantasy Fruit's blueberries today! No second corn delivery at Sycamore's stand, but they do have corn now. Gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at Cheerful Cherry, Stokes, Sycamore, Oak Grove, and Cherry Lane -- grab them now while there's still time!!! Beautiful young pheasants at Quattro's!! Raspberries at Locust Grove!! Cheese pumpkins and small heirloom tomatoes and hot peppers at Eckerton!! Okra and lima beans at Cherry Lane!! Didn't see Mountain Sweet Berry today! Belle Rouge chickens at Violet Hill! Ailsa Craig Scottish onions at Northshire! Oak Grove has all kinds of hot peppers!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tomatillos, Mushrooms, Farro, Bortolli Beans!

Locust Grove has corn, grapes, plums, and new apples. Evolutionary has beans, tomatillos, heirloom tomatoes, and greens. Honey Hollow has porcini, hunters hearts, chanterelles, saffron cups, sweet clubs, and wild mitakes. Cayuga has dried beans, wheat berries, spelt berries, farro, freekeh(frik), and flours. Eckerton has pumpkins, squashes, potatoes, wonderful hot peppers, and heirloom tomatoes.

Berried Treasures has golden raspberries, heirloom tomatoes, strawberries, La Ratte potatoes, blackeyed peas, shelling peas, and squash blossoms. Keith has rocambole garlic, beautiful radishes, mesclun, arugula, chards, kales, celeriac, and cut herbs. Sycamore has heirloom tomatoes, corn, eggplants, field tomatoes, and cucumbers. Windfall has tiny greens, edible flowers, and other specialized produce. S&SO has artichokes, delicious looking string beans, and their usual wide variety of vegetables. Oak Grove has heirloom tomatoes, corn, cherry tomatoes, hot peppers, eggplants, squash, and sweet potatoes.

Cherry Lane has okra, lima beans, and eggplants. Paffenroth has corn, all kinds of beautiful potatoes, purslane, leeks, radicchio, Red Long of Tropea shallots, celeriac, several kinds of carrots and beets, Black Tuscan kale, collards, five kinds of radishes, and mini celery. Van Houton has orange cauliflower, broccoli, and corn. Stokes has great lettuces, heirloom tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplant, sweet peppers, cut herbs, beans, and lemon grass. Migliorelli has melons, corn, tomatoes, apples, and pears. Mountain Sweet Berry has gorgeous flageolets and Borlotti beans.

Monday, September 21, 2009

We Still Have Berries!

Norwich is here with delicious watermelon, tomatoes, and eggplants. Yuno is here with heirloom tomatoes, greens, herbs, squashes, and other produce. River Garden and Newfield Farm have beautiful flowers. Fantasy Fruit is here with raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Signs of the recessional are here, including pumpkins at the stand next to Newfield Farm's flower stand.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wild Mushrooms, Barlotti Beans, Pumpkins!!! No Second Delivery Corn at Sycamore!!

Locust Grove has apples, plums, and nectarines today. Cheerful Cherry has lovely heirloom tomatoes and has brought in sour cherry,raspberry, and grape jams this week. Eckerton has a fine selection of hot peppers, including Trinidad seasoning, scotch bonnets, and grenada seasoning peppers. They also have pumpkins, squashes, and other tasty produce. S&SO also has pumpkins, squashes, and gourds, a sure sign of the recessional. Cherry Lane has their excellent beefsteak tomatoes, lima beans, okra, and eggplants. Paffenroth has all kinds of great potatoes, carrots, and other root vegetables, as well as herbs, radicchio, and Treviso radicchio. Violet Hill has Hen of the Woods and Chicken of the Woods mushrooms.

Sycamore has corn, but will not have a second delivery this week. They expect to have a second next Saturday, though. They also have heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, and big bunches of basil. Mountain Sweet Berry has their excellent sauce tomatoes, wild arugula, Tri-Star strawberries, Barlotti beans, string beans, baby French leeks, and tasty tiny potatoes. The Binders are here with great potted herbs and flowering plants.

Oak Grove has alot of delicious heirloom tomatoes and large and small hot and sweet peppers. Norwich has a wide selection of heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, greens, and other produce. Stokes has their excellent heirloom tomatoes, big bunches of cut herbs, and other produce. Cato is here with wonderful cheeses and Three Corner Field Farm has lamb, cheeses, and yogurts.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Recessional has begun, but there's still plenty of good stuff in the Gmarket!

Although the recessional continues and there are fewer heirloom tomatoes and other summer produce, there are still many great vegetables available. Mountain Sweet Berry has delicious Canistorio heirloom tomatoes, pea shoots, sucrine lettuce, and fennel pollen. Eckerton has boxes of mixed small heirloom tomatoes and flavorful hot peppers, and Paffenroth has their usual wide variety of produce, but less.

Sycamore has a new crop of corn as well as sweet peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and broccoli. Cherry Lane has lima beans, fairytale eggplants, string beans, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Oak Grove has heirloom tomatoes, many kinds of large and small hot peppers, sweet peppers, and herbs. Miglorelli has alot of beets, greens, and other produce. Evolutionary has greens, turnips, and heirloom tomatoes.

Locust Grove has raspberries and apples. I also got a lovely hit of fresh apple smell from the Oak Grove area and Breezy Hill has apples and pears that look scrumptious. Honey Hollow has porcinis, chanterelles, sweet clubs, saffron caps, and birch boletes.

It's time to start thinking about picking up some Rocambole garlic for the winter from Keith and various tomatoes from all around the market for the freezer! And if you're looking for something sweet to have with cheese, try Beth's Jam's fig jam!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Autumn's in the air!!!

The French call it the "rentre", the return, but I call it the recessional, when fruits and vegetables begin to disappear with the change of season. We still have heirloom tomatoes (Norwich and Yuno) today, along with squashes, eggplants, beans, sweet and hot peppers, edamame, husk cherry tomatoes, beautiful salad greens and herbs, but carpe diem, folks! Seize the day! There's an Autumn feeling in the air despite the sun and warmth.

Newfield has the last of their lycianthus this week and there are fewer bouquet options at River Garden's stand. Red Jacket has lots of plums, including delicious purple Italian plums for pies and cakes, but their summer fruits are definitely disappearing. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and honey, but say they'll soon be vanishing into memory. Norwich has raspberries as well, but it's time to grab the moment!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

No Second Corn Shipment from Sycamore! Golden Raspberries! Artichokes!

Fantasy Fruit has blueberries and honey. Locust Grove has raspberries, blackberries, grapes tomatoes, peaches, and nectarines. Eckerton has many sizes of heirloom tomatoes and a full variety of small hot peppers. S&SO has baby eggplants, boxes of hot peppers and shallots as well as their usual herbs, greens, and other produce. Cheerful Cherry has delicious Polish plum tomatoes and a number of other tasty heirloom varieties. This is the last Saturday for their peaches, although they will have them on Friday. Cherry Lane has their usual great vegetables and Gorzynsky has beautiful lettuces.

Paffenroth has many kinds of carrot, potato, and beet, in addition to their greens onions, and herbs. Violet Hill has Belle Rouge chickens and many sorts of bacon. Northshire has lots of porcini mushrooms, 2 kinds of Chinese broccoli, bok choi, callaloo, and endive. Sycamore has corn, heirloom tomatoes, and cucumbers and will not have a second corn delivery today. They should have one next Saturday.

Cato has aged Dairyere, Bloomsday, Aged Bloomsday, and other tasty cheeses. Norwich has delicious golden raspberries, melons, heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, artichokes, and greens. Keith has baby red onions, big purple radishes, many kinds of kale, salad greens, and herbs. Stokes has big bunches of cut herbs and heirloom tomatoes. Oak Grove has hot peppers, heirloom tomatoes, Silver Queen and bicolor corn, and melons.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Last of Samascott's Blueberries!!

This will be my last Friday report for a while, since I'm starting back to school next week. I missed Wednesday due to a computer problem and today's weather is particularly ugly, so the stars are just not aligned in my favor!

Anyway, ugly weather or not, the farmers are all here and a visit to the Greenmarket this morning brought me the last of Samascott's blueberries, so I'm glad I went. Norwich is also here, with their great vegetables and lovely golden raspberries (which I'm having for breakfast). Yuno has long beans, string beans, lettuces and other greens, heirloom tomatoes, squashes, and other tasty produce. Cheerful Cherry has their excellent heirloom tomatoes and grapes.Berried Treasures has several kinds of bean, including a couple of varieties of shelling bean, and their Tri-Star strawberries.

Newfield Farm is here with lovely lycianthus and gladiolas and River Garden has gorgeous bouquets of assorted wildflowers. The weather is only going to get worse, so get out there early and pick up some excellent produce from Muddy River, Sycamore, and other farmers before the tornedo winds chase them home!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

computer trouble

Hi! got stalled at home by computer problems, so no report today.
If you love heirloom tomatoes, you should get to the market while they are
still coming in. It won't be long now!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Everyone is Here!!

I'm not doing an elaborate report today, but since farmers don't take the day off I will tell you that everyone is here (Norwich, Yuno, Race, Scarborough, Phillips, Newfield, River Garden, Tello, etc.). Red Jacket has several kinds of plum as well as their other fruit.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sucrine Lettuce, Romano Beans, Lemon Grass, Spagetti Squash

Locust Grove has raspberries, peaches, nectarines, blackberries, and grapes. Bulich Mushrooms has oysters, shiitaki, portabello, and criminis. Flying Pig has bacon, sausages, and chickens. Eckerton has a full assortment of their excellent hot peppers as well as heirloom tomatoes and onions. S&SO has several kinds of onion and shallot, sweet and hot peppers, tomatillos, and tomatoes. Cheerful Cherry has about 11 kinds of heirloom tomatoes today, including their great Polish sauce tomato, black zebras, brandywines, black crims, and pink pompoms. Cherry Lane has corn, okra, kirbys, yellow wax beans, string beans, and heirloom tomatoes.

Northshire has heirloom squash, watercress, baby eggplants, chinese cabbage, yellow romano beans, green and red romaine, sucrine lettuce, quail eggs, and cherry tomatoes. Sycamore has corn (note: no second load today), sweet peppers, tomatoes, and heirloom tomatoes. Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-star strawberries, golden and green romano beans, zucchini blossoms, baby sucrine lettuce, tiny Italian basil, and wild arugula. Oak Grove has yellow and white peaches, heirloom tomatoes, melons, corn, and a wide variety of hot and sweet peppers.

Three Corner Field Farm has delicious yogurt, cheeses, and lamb. Norwich has tomatillos, heirloom tomatoes, pearl onions, aztec runner beans, baby turnips, winter squash, spagetti squash, and yellow and green flat beans. They will have golden raspberries next Friday, but ran out of them yesterday. (I ate two boxes of those succulent berries yesterday!) D'Attolico has their terrific salad and other greens this week as well as onions, many kinds of sprout, garlic, and their beautiful zucchini blossoms. Keith has chards, collards, mustard greens, sorrel, purslane, and rocambole garlic. Stokes has the first of this year's lemongrass, large tomatillos, cut herbs, including fragrant Vietnamese cilantro, cuban oregano, good looking broccoli, white and red onions, baby yukon gold and red potatoes, and sweet peppers.

Check out this interesting blog from Wayne of Eckerton:

http://thickmoonroughgoat.blogspot.com/


Friday, September 4, 2009

Golden Raspberries, Basil, Husk Cherry Tomatoes

I'm sitting here nibbling on Norwich's delicious golden raspberries and anticipating a great breakfast of those with their excellent Charentais melon. They also have heirloom tomatoes, all sorts of eggplants, peppers, greens, and other tasty vegetables. Yuno has good looking heirloom tomatoes, mini eggplants, fairytale eggplants, various other eggplants, squashes, cut herbs, lettuces, and other greens and squash blossoms.Sycamore has corn today and will have it tomorrow, but no second load. This is a gap week and they won't have corn at all next weekend. They do have heirloom tomatoes, some cukumbers, and gorgeous basil today. Cheerful Cherry has heirloom tomatoes, serrano and jalapeno peppers, grapes, peaches, and peach juice.

Newfield Farm has gorgeous purple, bicolor, pink, and white lyciantus (prairie rose), sunflowers, gladiolas, and other flowers. River Garden has beautiful bouquets of country flowers. Berried Treasures has flowers in addition to their excellent beans, mini squashes, Tri-Star strawberries, and tiny potatoes. Oak Grove has white and yellow peaches, many kinds of hot and sweet peppers, ready to eat heirloom tomatoes, husk cherry tomatoes, tomatillos, and melons. Treelicious has many kinds of fruit, including Italian purple plums. Samascott has strawberries and other fruit. Red Jacket has greengage plums.

Muddy River has potatoes, shallots, watermelons, and other vegetables and Miglorelli has a vast selection of produce, including fruit, corn, salad greens, and beets. Vermont Maple Syrup is here with various grades of syrup as well as flavored maple syrups (blueberry, raspberry, ginger). Beth's Jam is here with wonderful raspberry, strawberry, and mixed fruit jams and chutneys.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

No Mountain Sweet Berry Today

Stokes Farm has eliminated Friday from their schedule and will only be here in the Greenmarket on Wednesdays and Saturdays. They have heirloom tomatoes, herbs, and other delicious produce. Paffenroth has their usual extensive variety of vegetables and herbs and Cherry Lane has okra, corn, and small heirloom tomatoes, fairytale and other eggplant, and potatoes. Evolutionary has good looking heirloom tomatoes and greens. Eckerton has all sizes of heirloom tomatoes. Locust Grove has blackberries, grapes, heirloom tomatoes, peaches, nectarines, and plums. Fantasy Fruit has Tri-Star strawberries and blueberries. Red Jacket has greengage plums (the apricots are over! sigh). Honey Hollow has chanterelles, sweet club mushrooms, and chicken of the woods. Mountain Sweet Berry isn't here today.

Berried Treasures has Tr-stars, heirloom tomatoes, haricots verts, golden Romano beans, eggplants, cannellini beans, and potatoes. Eckerton has excellent yellow watermelons.Sycamore has their usual great vegetables but say they will not have a second delivery of corn this Saturday, as there will be a brief slowdown in the corn crop. Keith has rocambole garlic, salad onions, and other delicious organic produce. Oak Grove has heirloom tomatoes, canteloupes, watermelons, many kinds of hot and sweet peppers, peaches, and corn. Windfall has raspberries, edible flowers, cherry tomatoes, and husk tomatoes.