First of all, I want to thank the farmers and other Greenmarket people who showed up at Union Square the week after September 11, 2001. It was the first sign of normalcy for me and others and was so comforting!!
If you like to put up pesto for the freezer, now's the time to do it, before it goes to seed. Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Northshire, and Stokes have great basil right now. If you want
to have tomatoes for the winter, try using San Marzanos and other plum and heirloom Italian tomatoes from Mountain Sweet Berry, Cheerful Cherry, D'Attolico, Norwich Meadows, Stokes, Eckerton, and others.
Buzzard Crest -- tasty grapes and grape juices.
Red Jacket -- Yellow egg plums
Locust Grove -- grapes, nectarines, devoe and other pears, apples, plums
Cheerful Cherry, Stokes, Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Northshire, Oak Grove, Norwich Meadows -- Heirloom tomatoes
Eckerton and Oak Grove -- beautiful hot and sweet peppers -- okra
Cheerful Cherry -- grapes, apples, jams, hot pepper spread
Paffenroth -- all sorts of root vegetables, greens, carrots, corn, fresh celery and celeriac, and unique vegetables and potatoes
Mountain Sweet Berry -- Tri-Star strawberries, wild arugula, tiny potatoes, Italian heirloom tomatoes
Norwich Meadows -- many kinds of eggplants, squashes, beans, cucumbers, melons, cherry tomatoes, and raspberries
Fantasy Fruit -- blueberries, blackberries, Tri-star strawberries (One More Week)