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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lavender!! Jams! Capons!

Quattro's is here with pheasants, capons, chickens, and other poultry. Flying Pig and Tamarack are here with pork products and there is a new(to me) meat purveyor next to Beth's Jams on the West side of the market with pork and lamb. Three Corner Field Farm is here with lamb, yogurt, and cheeses.

I haven't been to the Friday market for a few weeks, so I've missed LAVENDER BY THE BAY, a fairly new stand with lavender in various items. They are normally only here on Fridays with fragrant sachets, lavender branches and other scented items, and will have lavender honey and other edible lavender items next summer.

Mountain Sweet Berry has crosnes and potatoes. Paffenroth is here with root vegetables and Shushan has various greens and tomatoes. Locust Grove has apples and cider and other orchards have apples and pastries. Cayuga is here with beans, grains, and flours. Oak Grove has pork products, squashes, peppers, popcorn, and pies.


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Beat the Rain!!! Apples, cider, cranberries, fennel!!!

It was actually worth going over to the Greenmarket, so you might want to get out soon. It's going to rain steadily later according to a couple of "authorities" I met there. There are several stands with apples and Breezy Hill has CRANBERRIES from Maine today, as well as cider and pastries. S&SO has carrots and other produce and Windfall has some greens as well as various turnips. D'Attolico is here with sprouts and other items and Miglorelli has fennel in addition to apples and pears. Our Daily Bread has several kinds of bread and Knoll Krest has pasta and eggs. Milk Thistle is here with whole, low fat, and other milk, but doesn't have heavy cream (that's a shame, because I used their cream in my dessert yesterday and it was delicious).

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cranberries!!! Gifts!!! Delicious Poultry and Meats!!!

Quattro's has geese, ducks, chickens, capons, and venison. DiPaola has bone-in turkey breast, whole turkeys, ground turkey, and other items. Flying Pig has pork roasts, hams, pork chops, ribs, other pork items and their tasty liverwurst. Tamarack has turkeys, chickens, hams, and leg of lamb. Three Corner Field Farm has various cuts of lamb.

Stokes has herb wreaths, mixed herb bunches, broccoli, and fresh bay leaves. Mountain Sweet Berry has beautiful wreaths, crosnes, and tiny potatoes. Breezy Hill has CRANBERRIES!, apples, cider, and pastries. Keith is here (LAST DAY) with rosemary, Christmas greenery, and greens. Locust Grove has apples, pears, and apple cider. Cayuga has beans, flours, and grains.

Windfall has microgreens, tasty baby arugula, turnips, and mesclun. S&SO has lettuces, broccoli, carrots, cabbages, and other produce. Miglorelli has apples, fennel, acorn squash,and parsnips. Greener Pastures has cat grass and wheat grass, as well as pea shoots and sunflower sprouts. Terhune has apples and pies. Paffenroth has celeriac, leeks, and lots of root vegetables.

Cato has several delicious cheeses. Ronnybrook has many great ice creams, including pumpkin, eggnog, and chocolate raspberry truffle. They also have eggnog, heavy cream, and other dairy products. Madura has five or six good looking mushroom varieties. Shushan has tomatoes, herbs, salad greens, and cucumbers. Beth's Jams has beautifully wrapped jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables for gifts. River Garden has lovely dried flower bunches, wreaths, and arrangements. Andrew's Honey has delicious honeys, honey in the comb, and other honey items.Van Houten has Christmas greenery, cabbages, and brussels sprouts.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Meyerworld's New Hit -- Maialino

I'm not a restaurant reviewer, but I have to post about Danny Meyer's new restaurant. It hasn't had a NY Times review yet, which I'm glad about. It gave me a chance to think about the place without anyone else's input. Here it is:

I had my second dinner at Maialino today and it was, if anything, better
>than the first, which was wonderful. My friend said that her braised lamb
>dish was the best she'd ever had and my lamb chop dish was certainly
>excellent, with a tasty preparation of sunchokes and greens. The wine was
>fine and we had the fried artichoke hearts to start (also great). It is not
>inexpensive but it is a great splurge and the service is Meyeresque, which
>is to say terrific.

My justification is that this restaurant, like all the others in Meyerworld, uses Greenmarket produce. Oh, hell! Let's just admit that it was a wonderful meal and let it go at that!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Reserve your bird!!! Get there early!!!

Most farmers are here today, although several are planning to leave when it starts snowing. This is Gorzynski's last day until next Spring, and many stands are relocated today for easier departures if the predicted heavy snow begins. I didn't see Mountain Sweet Berry, but I was in the market at 7:30 and some farmers were slowed down by traffic. Violet Hill is probably there by now.

Reserve your lamb at Three Corner Field Farm's stand today and your poultry at Quattro's or Flying Pig. Pick up your poultry and pork today at Violet Hill.

Northshire has an interesting new variety of radish today as well as their terrific cabbages and other tasty greens. D'Attolico is here with sprouts, greens, and other items and Paffenroth has their excellent variety of potatoes and other root vegetables, including celeriac and leeks.

Stokes is here with mixed bunches of herbs and other produce and Locust Grove and Breezy Hill have apples, pears, and cider. Most farmers here today will also be here on Wednesday. D'Attolico will not. I didn't see Mountain Sweet Berry today, but I was very early.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

There's a surprisingly wide variety of potatoes!!

I'm so glad to have gotten back to the Greenmarket after a week of back problems that I don't even mind that it was below freezing while I was there. It's warming up a bit now, so Stokes has gotten out of their truck and is setting up their delicious cut herbs and herb bunches and Mountain Sweet Berry, is bringing out their beautiful Christmas greens and tasty potatoes. I'm warming up now with some delicious New England clam chowder I got from Westport Aquaculture.

Blue Moon is here with fish and DiPaola has turkey. Order your turkey for Christmas or New Year's or reserve lamb from Three Corner Field Farm for Saturday or next Wednesday. Paffenroth has potatoes and other root vegetables, Windfall has rutabagas and other turnips, and Keith is here with potatoes, Rocambole garlic, and Christmas decorations. (Saturday may be Keith's last day until next Spring.) S&SO has various produce and Locust Grove has apples. Tamarack is here with bacon and sausages, Beth has delicious jams and chutneys, and Ronnybrook is here with milk, butters, ice creams, cheese, and yoghurt.

River Garden has beautiful dried flower wreaths for gifts and Andrew's Honey has honeys, honeycombs, and soaps.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Reserve Your Bird!!!

I'm going to be out of town this weekend but did want to remind you to reserve your holiday bird at Quattro's, Violet Hill, or Flying Pig. It's amazing how fast the days are going by! Check Wednesday and last Saturday to find out what else is available in the Greenmarket. It won't change much until Christmas Day.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rainy Day Absence

Sorry to miss the market today, but I've been out of school for a couple of days with a bad back and the weather this morning isn't helping much. I'll check it out later, but I think I can safely say that there will be apples, pears, potatoes, and jam, as well as some Christmas decorations and gifts. If you are planning a Christmas bird, you might want to put your order in today or Saturday.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Gift Ideas, Quinces, Cheese Pumpkin Sections

Stokes has beautiful herb wreaths for gifts. Van Houten, Keith, Mountain Sweet Berry and others have Christmas decorations (Mountain Sweet Berry's wreaths are especially lovely.). Stokes will be here for two more weeks.

Miglorelli has a wide variety of root vegetables as well as greens, apples, and fennel. Shushan has hydroponic tomatoes and greens and Ronnybrook is here with delicious ice creams, including the seasonal eggnog and pumpkin flavors. Windfall has greens and several kinds of turnip and edible flowers. Northshire has great Italian vegetables and Savoy and other cabbages. Paffenroth has many kinds of carrots, potatoes, herbs, and greens, as well as celeriac and leeks. S&SO also has several kinds of onions, potatoes, and other vegetables. Hoeffner has gorgeous cabbages, pumpkins, squashes, and cauliflower and has cut sections of cheese pumpkins for soup or pie.

Locust Grove has apples, devoe pears, apple cake, and quinces. There are stands with honey, maple syrup, and breads, and Beth's Jam has many kinds of jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables, including some beautifully wrapped for gifts.

The recessional continues, with Eckerton having left for the season.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Polenta, Fresh Herbs, Fennel

Stokes is here with their excellent small red and yukon gold potatoes (a hit at my house on Thanksgiving), cut herbs (which added wonderful flavor to my capon), lemon grass, broccoli, and cauliflower. Van Houten has Christmas greens. Paffenroth has delicious potatoes, jerusalem artichokes, parsnips, cut herbs, all sorts of onions, salsify, celeriac, kohlrabi, and various unusual carrots. Miglorelli's large and small fennel looks tasty. Westport Aquaculture is here with clams and oysters. Ronnybrook has several ice creams, including the pumpkin that was a big success on apple pie last week.

Shushan is here with tomatoes, herbs, and greens. Three Corner Field Farm has lamb, yogurt, and cheeses, as well as gift items. Mountain Sweet Berry has their beautiful wreaths and Christmas greens. Stokes has herb wreaths and River Garden has dried flower and pepper wreaths. Red Jacket has juices and other fruit products. Windfall has greens and edible flowers. Keith has bags of Rocambole garlic for gifts as well as their organic greens and potatoes. Beth's Jam has all sorts of delicious jams, jellies, chutneys, and pickled vegetables, including some beautifully wrapped gifts. Locust Grove has grapes, apples, pears, and quince.

Silva Orchids has lovely orchids today. Flora Perfecta's lilies are also beautiful. Cayuga has several unusual grains, flours, and beans. I'm going to try their polenta this week.