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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cranberries!!! Table Decorations!!

Just a small addendum -- Several stands are not in their usual spots. Locust Grove is on the 17th Street side for instance, so keep looking if you don't spot your faves right away. Flora Perfecta is between 16th and 17th on the West side of the park. Breezy Hill has FRESH CRANBERRIES again today. River Garden and Durr have beautiful table and door decorations and Durr has brought in alot of vegetables in addition to their flowers. Stokes has their mixed bunches of fresh cut herbs and Hoeffner has giant cauliflowers. The rest of the stands have what I listed on the Saturday report below, with the possible exception of Buzzard Crest. It was pretty crowded, so I may have missed them.

Once again, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Buzzard Crest Grapes! Breezy Hill Cranberries!!

Breezy Hill has fresh CRANBERRIES today and will be here Wednesday, as will most of your favorites, with the possible exception of Eckerton and the definite exception of Westport Aquaculture. James Durr has flower wreaths today. Stokes has squashes, broccoli, cauliflower and potted lettuces. Van Houten has large cauliflowers, sweet potatoes, and broccoli. Keith has bags of Rocambole garlic for gifts, various greens, potatoes, and celeriac. Miglorelli has root vegetables and apples. Shushan has hydroponic tomatoes and herbs. Norwich has organic turkeys today and will be here on Monday with turkeys. (They will not be here on Wednesday.)

Oak Grove has tomatoes, pumpkins, and other vegetables, and pumpkin and apple crumb pies. Windfall has salad greens and edible flowers. Northshire has cabbages and other rustic greens. Paffenroth has their usual wide variety of wonderful produce. Eckerton has the last of the CARDOONS, tomatoes, celeriac, brussels sprouts, rainbow chard, and seasoning peppers, and may not be here Wednesday.Cherry Lane has beautiful cauliflowers, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and brussels sprouts. Hoeffner has greens, pumpkins, and cabbages.

I will not be reporting on Wednesday, unless there is some dramatic Greenmarket news. I *will* be picking up my capon at Quattro's, my cauliflowers here and there, my apples from Locust Grove, my CRANBERRIES at Breezy Hill, my tiny potatoes at Mountain Sweet Berry, and my salad greens at Windfall. I may also buy a celeriac from Keith or Paffenroth and some tiny turnips from whoever has them! I already have Beth's cranberry sauce, Stokes's mixed herbs, Oak Grove's pumpkin, and S&SO's shallots. I may also buy a tasty apple crumb pie from Oak Grove. HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Farmers Here Today Who Will Be Here for the Wednesday Before Thanksgiving

Everyone from the Wednesday market today will be in the Wednesday market next week before Thanksgiving, except Westport Aquaculture (who will be here through the winter). Beth's Jam has all sorts of cranberry sauce, jam, and chutney and Breezy Hill will have fresh cranberries next Saturday!

Stokes has big bunches of mixed herbs for flavoring poultry (sage,rosemary, thyme) and will be here on Wednesday and Saturday next week. Evolutionary will be here with several kinds of turnips and other root vegetables and mini greens. Locust Grove will have apples, pears, and cider. S&SO is here with a wide range of produce, including various onions and shallots, and Keith has his greens and garlic.

You can order a turkey from DiPaola today or Friday, after which you can still call over the weekend: 609-587-9311

Windfall has micro greens and other vegetables and will be here next Wednesday. Mountain Sweet Berry is here with crosnes and tiny potatoes and will have them next Wednesday as well. Hodgeson has orange, white, and Romanesco cauliflowers, brussels sprouts, spagetti squash and other squashes, cheese pumpkins, and sugar pumpkins. Oak Grove has squashes, pumpkins, peppers, and tomatoes, and will be here next Wednesday, but may not have tomatoes then.

Cherry Lane may be here next Wednesday, but aren't sure. Today they are here with cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and brussels sprouts. Shushan will be here next Wednesday with the same produce they have today -- hydroponic tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, lettuces, and herbs. Madura has shiitake, maitake, oyster, crimini, portabello, and button mushrooms and will be here next Wednesday as well. Miglorelli has their usual wide variety of produce and will be here next week. Van Houten is here with cauliflowers, brussels sprouts, cabbages, and sweet potatoes.

WARNING: Next Wednesday's market will include stands from all four Union Square Greenmarkets, so some of your favorites from Monday and Friday may be here as well as the Saturday stands. The Christmas Market is also going to be here, so you may have to search a bit to find the stands you want.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Last Cardoons! Crosnes! Buzzard Crest's Grapes!

Buzzard Crest is here with grapes and grape juices. Paffenroth and S&SO have an excellent variety of produce and Stokes Farm and Oak Grove still have pretty good heirloom tomatoes. Stokes has potted lettuces, various cucumbers, and generous mixed bunches of herbs. This is the last day for Eckerton's cardoons. (They may not be here next Saturday.) They also have delicious seasoning and other peppers. Stokes and others have good looking pumpkins, but there are many fewer, so if you have pie or soup plans for Thanksgiving, you should pick up your pumpkin today!

Order your Thanksgiving turkey from Quattro's or an organic turkey from Norwich Farm (last day to order from Norwich is this Monday). Norwich will be bringing in orders on the Monday before Thanksgiving but will not be here that Wednesday. Beth's Jam has an assortment of cranberry options for the holiday, including sauce, chutney, and mixed fruit jams. Mountain Sweet Berry is here today with their delicious tiny potatoes and crosnes and will be here the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

I bought a bag of Rocambole garlic from Keith today. They would make a good gift for Thanksgiving or Christmas -- plain and delicious.

I'm having one of Oak Grove's pies for breakfast (the small size), and it's delicious. You can order a "Betty's Pumpkin Pie" or a "Susan's Apple Crumb Pie" until November 21 (next Saturday) for Wednesday, November 25's market. Telephone 908-782-9618. The large size is $12.75.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quince, Lettuces, Last of the Heirloom Tomatoes

Locust Grove has beautiful apples, pears, and QUINCE. Oak Grove, Sycamore, Cherry Lane, and Stokes still have tomatoes, but this is the last week for heirlooms. Cherry Lane has good looking freshly dug sweet potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, and brussels sprouts. Their last Wednesday will be the day before Thanksgiving. Speaking of which, Tamarack Hollow Farm is taking Thanksgiving turkey orders today.

Westport Aquaculture is here with Bluepoint oysters, Cherrystone clams, and Little Necks. Paffenroth has several kinds of greens and lettuces as well as many wonderful root vegetables and herbs. Stokes has lettuces, including potted lettuces, celeriac, persian cucumbers, and generous mixed bunches of herbs.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Goodbye to a Greenmarket Star

I'm sorry to tell you the sad news that Donna of Cheerful Cherry passed away last weekend. She was a great character and I will miss her alot. I always looked forward to her cherries (the best in the Greenmarket every year) and her marvelous heirloom tomatoes, as well as her humor and sass.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Order Thanksgiving Birds

Cherry Lane, Sycamore, Oak Grove, and Stokes still have tomatoes, including some heirlooms. Eckerton and Oak Grove have a variety of seasoning peppers, hot peppers, and, in Oak Grove's case, sweet peppers. Eckerton has cardoons and other greens and several farmers have pumpkins and squashes. Mountain Sweet Berry has crosnes, wild arugula, and sucrine lettuce, as well as tiny potatoes and Stokes has a great selection of cut herbs. Buzzard Crest is here with grapes and grape juices and Locust Grove and Breezy Hill have apples, pears, and cider. Cherry Lane has sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts as well as other greens.

Order your holiday birds from Quattros and Violet Hill. While you're at it, Beth's Jam has several cranberry options from jam to chutney.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thanksgiving Turkey Orders, Mixed Herb Bunches, Lobsters

Although things are slowing down, there are still many good reasons for checking out the Greenmarket. Stokes has the first of their MIXED HERB BUNCHES today, a must have for your Thanksgiving bird. They also have cauliflowers, rainbow kale, lettuces, broccoli, cucumbers, and some good looking late season heirloom tomatoes. Phillips has RASPBERRIES! Paffenroth has their usual wide variety of excellent produce and Miglorelli has a great selection of fruit and vegetables.

Westport Aquaculture has LOBSTERS, chowder clams, oysters, and clams. Cherry Lane has corn, beets, cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach, lettuces, and tomatoes. Oak Grove has dried hot pepper bunches, apples, sweet peppers, pumpkins, husk tomatoes, and heirloom tomatoes. Caradonna has apples, pumpkins, and dried corn. Breezy Hill has apples, pears, and pastries. Sycamore has heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins, broccoli, and other produce.

Order your Thanksgiving turkey from DiPaola or Tamarack Hollow today!

Berried Treasures has sunchokes, garlic, small potato varieties, and several kinds of fresh handpicked dried beans (cannelini, adzuki, cranberry, and others). Locust Grove has apples, cider, and grapes, and Andrews Honey is here with tasty honeys and honey products for gifts. S&SO has their usual wide variety of excellent vegetables and Kernan has several kinds of cauliflower, broccoli, string beans, and tomatoes.