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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cardoons, Celeriac, Grape Juices, Crosnes!!!

Eckerton has cardoons, celeriac, and several kinds of seasoning peppers. Sycamore has heirloom tomatoes, field tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and pumpkins. Buzzard Crest is here today with grapes and grape juices. Oak Grove has heirloom tomatoes, large and small sweet and hot peppers, squashes, and pumpkins.

Deer ate Mountain Sweet Berry's greens, so they only have a wide variety of small potatoes, the last of their wild arugula, and CROSNES. S&SO has a great selection of onions and other produce and Paffenroth has colorful carrots, many kinds of greens and potatoes, and several kinds of herbs and radishes.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I was happy to find most farmers in the market despite the weather. Eckerton is here with CARDOONS, Locust Grove has a few RASPBERRIES, Oak Grove and Sycamore have HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, and Paffenroth, S&SO, and Miglorelli are here with a surprisingly wide selection of good looking produce. Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, Terhune, and others have apples and pears and Locust has grapes.

New today in the Greenmarket, Westport Aquaculture, with oysters and clams!! It's a family run business and they bring in their stock directly from their boats.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Things are pretty much the same as last Saturday, except: Eckerton has CARDOONS, BUZZARD CREST is here, and there are still heirloom tomatoes to be had, particularly at Oak Grove.

Order your Thanksgiving capon, turkey, or other poultry today from Quattro's! They also bring in pheasant sausage meat for stuffing and other goodies. They will be here on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cardoons!!! Lemon Grass!! Heirloom Tomatoes!! Sunchokes!!

I bought some delicious blueberry honey from Andrews Honey today. Locust Grove has a wide variety of delicious apples and pears, including Ida Reds, Baldwins, and Macouns. Evolutionary has many kinds of turnips and other root vegetables, lettuces, greens(kales, etc.), and good looking cut salad and other greens. Honey Hollow has dried chanterelles and other mushrooms, and fresh mitakes.

S&SO's greens, cut herbs, and other produce remain diverse and their pumpkins and other squashes and gourds look good. Cayuga is here with many kinds of dried beans and organic flours. Eckerton has CARDOONS as well as small heirloom tomatoes, seasoning peppers, various sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes, brussels sprouts, rainbow kale, and celeriac. Berried Treasures has many kinds of small European style potatoes and SUNCHOKES as well as various dried beans(jacobs cattle, adzuki, blackeyed peas).

Keith has arugula, braising greens, kales, potatoes, and the ever popular Rocambole garlic. Sycamore has tomatoes, brussels sprouts, and pumpkins. Oak Grove has good looking heirloom tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, and corn. Cherry Lane has broccoli, heirloom tomatoes, cauliflower, candy cane and red beets, brussels sprouts, and spinach. Paffenroth has delfino cilantro, cilantro, lambs quarters, rutabagas, broccoli rabe, squashes, several kinds of shallot, and leeks.

Van Houten has huge cabbages and cauliflowers. Stokes has LEMON GRASS, cauliflower, tomatoes, pumpkins, TOMATILLOS, and cheese pumpkins.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Missed some things earlier!

BULLETIN LATER:Saturday, October 17, 2009

Things I missed earlier this morning -- Milk Thistle is still here, Violet Hill is here with mitake mushrooms (beautiful -- and he will have them next Saturday) and Fantasy Fruit is here with what they say (!) is their last day for blueberries and for the season.I still didn't see Buzzard Crest.

Cheerful Cherry is back!!! Buzzard Crest may be late or not coming!! Mountain Sweet Berry has CROSNES!!

Cheerful Cherry is back!!! They have Italian plums, grapes, tomatoes, apples, and jams. Locust Grove is here with honey crisp and macoun apples as well as pears and some tomatoes and raspberries. S&SO, Paffenroth, and Norwich are here with a wide variety of produce and Gorzynski and Keith have greens and root vegetables. Stokes has heirloom tomatoes, cut herbs, lettuces, and other vegetables. (I've been drying their herbs for the winter and find their tarragon, thymes, and other herbs particularly good for that purpose.)

The frost affected Mountain Sweet Berry's beans -- they only had flageolets early today -- but they have an interesting kind of broccoli and CROSNES as well as sucrine lettuce, wild arugula, and delicious European style small potatoes. D'Attolico has flavorful carrots, sprouts, and other vegetables and Oak Grove has heirloom tomatoes, squashes, pumpkins, and hot peppers as well as corn and many kinds of cherry tomato.

I didn't see Buzzard Crest, but they could have been held up somehow. It's worth checking to see if they've arrived late -- their grapes and grape juices are delicious.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Raspberries!! Rainbow Kale!!

Phillips and Berried Treasures have raspberries. Locust Grove has apples, pears, and grapes. Evolutionary has tasty greens. Honey Hollow has several kinds of interesting mushroom. S&SO has greens, chives, and other good looking produce. Eckerton has seasoning peppers and beautiful rainbow chard. Keith has collards, kales, arugula, several kinds of organic potato, and their excellent rocambole garlic. Sycamore has corn, brussels sprouts, sweet peppers, broccoli, and tomatoes.

Oak Grove has heirloom tomatoes, corn, and melons. Cherry Lane has heirloom tomatoes, lima beans, strawberries, raspberries, cauliflower, eggplants, and brussels sprouts.Stokes has cut herbs, lemon grass, lettuces, beans, and sweet peppers. Paffenroth has their usual excellent selection of root vegetables, herbs, and other produce. Windfall has various greens, turnips, and cherry tomatoes.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lemon grass, Vietnamese coriander, Thai Basil!

The recessional continues, with Cheerful Cherry gone until next May. Fantasy Fruit is still here, with blueberries. Buzzard Crest has delicious grape juices and several varieties of seeded and seedless grapes. Locust Grove has apples, pears, tomatoes, tomatillos, and grapes. Eckerton has gorgeous Scotch bonnet and other seasoning peppers, heirloom cherry tomatoes, pepper bunches, pumpkins, squashes, and beautiful rainbow chard. Everyone is talking about the coming frosts, so get to the market asap!

S&SO has cut herbs, boxes of various onions, huge radishes and carrots, lettuces, and other produce. Cherry Lane and Paffenroth have their usual abundance of wonderful vegetables and Gorzynski has lovely lettuces and other greens. Windfall hasMexican sour gherkins, Hakusai (sweet Japanese turnips), various cherry tomatoes, and small and large greens. Vilet Hill has beautiful Mitake mushrooms. Northshire has astonishing cabbages, sucrine lettuce, Tuscan Black Kale and other Italian greens, bok choi, wild watercress, and several kinds of Chinese cabbage.

Sycamore has corn (I had some Wednesday -- delicious), tomatoes, sweet peppers, and other tasty produce. Mountain Sweet Berry has the same beans they had on Wednesday (maybe one more week on those), wild arugula, sucrine lettuce, and strawberries(maybe one more week on those). Oak Grove has delicious ready to eat heirloom tomatoes, melons, corn, hot peppers, and ground husk cherry tomatoes. Norwich has heirloom tomatoes, greens, squashes, and eggplants and say that soon they'll be down to root vegetables and winter squashes.

Cato has delicious cheeses and Ronnybrook has drinkable yogurts, excellent butters, and various milks and ice creams. Binder has great flowering and herb plants. Quattro's has already started taking TURKEY ORDERS for Thanksgiving. Van Houton has several kinds of cauliflower, squashes, and pumpkins. Stokes has heirloom tomatoes, big bunches of cut herbs (including purple and Thai basil, Vietnamese coriander, lemon grass, and several other vegetables.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Grapes, Cippolini, Flageolets, Raspberries!!

I'm late, so just giving you the headlines:

Locust Grove--apples, grapes, cider

Andrew's Honey

Evolutionary -- lettuces, root vegetables, Asian turnips, pumpkins, squashes

S&SO -- boxes of mini potatoes, onions, shallots, ceppolini, huge sauce tomatoes

Berried Treasures -- red and golden raspberries, sauce tomatoes, cut herbs

Eckerton -- heirloom cherry and other tomatoes, squashes, will have CHESTNUTS on Saturday, pumpkins, seasoning peppers

Keith -- Japanese turnips, Rocambole garlic, kales, squashes

Beth -- FIG JAM! (If you have figs in your city garden, she'd love to hear from you!)

Windfall -- zucchini blossoms, raspberries, edible flowers

Sycamore -- corn, heirloom tomatoes, broccoli, sweet peppers, cauliflower

Mountain Sweet Berry -- Sucrine lettuce, Borlotti beans, flageolets, cannelini, strawberries

Oak Grove -- hot peppers, okra, red and yellow watermellons, heirloom tomatoes pepper plants

Cherry Lane -- brussels sprouts, many kinds of eggplant, heirloom tomatoes, corn, San Marzano sauce tomatoes.

Ronnybrook -- Ginger creme brule ice cream, among many others

Fantasy Fruit -- raspberries, blueberries

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Grape Juices!! Pumpkins!! Gorgeous Cabbages!!

Mountain Sweet Berry has Borlotti, flageolet, and cannelini beans, as well as pea shoots, greens, and strawberries. Buzzard Crest has delicious grape juices and several varieties of seedless and seeded grapes. Cheerful Cherry, Sycamore, Stokes, Oak Grove, Norwich, and others have heirloom and field tomatoes, and Eckerton has heirloom cherry and other tomatoes and several kinds of seasoning peppers as well as pumpkins. Sycamore and others still have some corn.

Cherry Lane has their first Brussels sprouts and has brought in tomatoes, lima beans, eggplants, and other tasty vegetables. Oak Grove has melons, squashes, eggplants, and corn. Many farmers have string beans and Paffenroth has a marvelous selection of root vegetables, including several kinds of carrots and potatoes, and other produce, including leeks and many kinds of shallot.

Cheerful Cherry has great looking Italian plums, heirloom tomatoes, and grapes. Violet Hill has excellent pork products and Belle Rouge chickens as well as amazing wild mushrooms. Northshire has outstanding cabbages and other greens.