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Monday, August 30, 2010

Fine Hudson Valley Duck Rillettes! Grapes!!! Beautiful Herb Plants!!

Get your peaches while you can -- the season is going to be over in a week or two. It's a shame to see them go -- they've been so delicious.

Lani has beautiful fresh zucchini blossoms as well as many kinds of squash, peppers, beans, herbs, eggplants, melons, and other unique produce. Norwich Meadows Farm has beautiful heirloom tomates, melons, hot and sweet peppers, several kinds of bean, root and leafy green vegetables, and red and golden raspberries. Maxwell has fresh corn, beans, eggplants, squashes, cherry tomatoes, herbs, and other tasty produce. Phillips has plums, peaches, melons, squashes, and berries. Fantasy Fruit has Tri-Star strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Race has peaches, beans, peppers, tomatoes, corn, plums, and peaches, as well as baked goods. Eckerton is here with a wide variety of hot and seasoning peppers.

Hudson Valley Duck Farm has smoked duck breast, fresh duck, duck prosciutto, duck rillettes, and other duck products. You can also find fish and seafood, beef, and edible lavender today. River Garden has lovely wildflower bouquets. Scarborough Herb Farm has many varieties of sage and other lush herb plants.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Berried Treasure's Beans are here today!! BUZZARD CREST is back with grapes and grape juices!!!

Berried Treasures will be here on Saturday from now on, with unique items like their wonderful black cranberry beans, pink butter beans, flageolets, and other terrific shelling beans, in addition to their haricots verts, Tri-Star strawberries, and other delicious produce. Buzzard Crest is here with their wonderful grape juices and grapes -- the earliest season they've ever had!!

This is your last chance to get Dutch Mill's beautiful lycianthus, but they've got wonderful gladiolas and other beautiful flowers which will continue for quite a while. River Garden is also here with lovely wildflower bouquets.

The peach season is almost over, according to several farmers I spoke to this morning. Cheerful Cherry, Locust Grove, and Oak Grove still have them and Terhune should have them today as well. Keith, Stokes, Eckerton, Oak Grove, Sycamore, and others have succulent heirloom tomatoes and D'Attolico's tomatoes are just starting to come in. Norwich Meadows also has heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, squashes, and beans. Northshire has Romano beans, eggplants, and wild cress and Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries, basil, wild arugula, spiglorelli broccoli, and some unique potato varieties.

Violet Hill has delicious eggs, "Almost Wild Guinea Hens", and several interesting mushroom varieties. Quattro's has chickens, pheasants, chicken eggs and turkey eggs.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Shelling Bean Season Has Arrived!!!

Berried Treasures has many kinds of shelling beans, including cannelini, pink butter, cranberry, flageolet, perignon, and Jacob's Cattle beans. They also have haricots verts and jaunes, Romano green, and Romano yellow beans. Bodhitree has purple long beans. Samascott has green and yellow string beans. Norwich Meadows Farm has green and yellow Romano beans, cranberry beans, and green and yellow string beans.

It's also a fine day for eggplants from Bodhitree, Norwich Meadows, Oak Grove, and other stands. Oak Grove, Bodhitree, Norwich Meadows, and others have gorgeous heirloom tomatoes.
Many kinds of squash are available from Bodhitree, Norwich Meadows, Oak Grove, Berried Treasures, Muddy River, and others. Muddy River, Two Guys, and others have salad and other greens.

Cheerful Cherry has peaches, tomatoes, and grapes. Samascott has peaches and blueberries. Berried Treasures has tiny wild blueberries, red and yellow raspberries, and Tri-Star strawberries. Norwich has red and yellow raspberries.

The Ostrich people are here with various cuts of ostrich meat and other products. Norwich is bringing in chicken, goat, and lamb.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Rained Out???On the Contrary!! Everyone is Here With Beautiful Produce!!

Well, I got good and soaked, but I also got gorgeous tomatoes and peaches, fresh delicious beans, raspberries, potatoes, salad greens, garlic, and corn!! Stokes is here with herbs, heirloom tomatoes, squash, peppers, and potatoes. Berried Treasures has cranberry, pink butter, and other unique shelling beans, as well as tasty raspberries, Tri-Star strawberries, haricots verts, yellow Romano beans, husk tomatoes, and flowers. Windfall has gorgeous edible flowers, including bean blossoms, and zucchini flowers, as well as various sizes of squash and many micro greens and salad greens. Two Guys has salad greens and sprouts.

Mountain Sweet Berry has lambs quarters, wild arugula, and Spiguello broccoli. Stokes, Oak Grove, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, Eckerton, and others have succulent heirloom tomatoes and hot and sweet peppers, and Keith has excellent organic heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, herbs, sorrel, and Rocambole garlic.

Locust Grove, Oak Grove, Terhune, and others have yellow and white peaches, and Madura and Bulich have several varieties of mushroom. Caradonna has peaches, plums, and corn. Many other farmers, including Oak Grove, Sycamore, and others also have corn. You'll also find great breads, including Cayuga's whole wheat bread. Cayuga also has dried beans, grains, and flours.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Gorzynski's Elderberries! Locust Grove's Damson Plums! S&SO's Hot Pepper Boxes!

Things are pretty much the same as last week, with summer's glorious produce all available now. Many farmers have tasty heirloom tomatoes, including Cherry Lane, Keith, Stokes, Eckerton, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, Oak Grove, Norwich Meadows Farm, and others. Eckerton, S&SO, Stokes, Oak Grove, Norwich, and others have hot and sweet peppers and many have beautiful eggplants. Peaches and plums are all around the market, including Caradonna, Terhune, Locust Grove, Cheerful Cherry, Oak Grove, and others. Norwich has good-looking small artichokes as well. Terhune and Fantasy Fruit have blackberries, Mountain Sweet Berry and Fantasy have Tri-Star strawberries, and Fantasy and others have blueberries. Bulich has several kinds of mushroom. Ryder Farm has eggplants, peppers, and other produce and flowers.

Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Paffenroth, Miglorelli, and others have corn. Stokes, Gorzynski, and Keith have generous bunches of herbs, including several kinds of basil, and Gorzynski and S&SO have big beautiful lettuces. Seatuck Fish has seafood and fish and Cato has delicious cheeses. Three Corner Field Farm is here with various sheep products, including lamb cuts, yogurt, and cheeses. Dutch Mill and River Garden have lovely flowers. Hawthorne Valley Farm has breads, cheeses, vegetables, and quark.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Peaches!! Heirloom Tomatoes!! Peppers Both Sweet And Hot!! The First Shelling Beans!!

Berried Treasures has the first trickle of their excellent shelling beans as well as their tasty haricots verts, Romano beans, cut herbs, wild blueberries, Tri-Star strawberries, and flowers. Bodhitree has long beans, zucchini flowers, delicious melons, squashes, heirloom tomatoes, herbs, and unique greens. Norwich Meadows Farm has a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes, squashes, peppers, succulent melons, herbs, and beans. Cheerful Cherry has their outstanding plums, peaches, heirloom tomatoes, and champagne grapes.

Sycamore and Michisk have corn, eggplants, tomatoes, and squashes and Sycamore has heirloom tomatoes, peaches, and broccoli. Muddy River has Delfino arugula, generous bunches of herbs, garlic, and big beautiful heads of lettuce. John Fazio has duck, rabbit, and eggs. The Ostrich farm is here with various cuts of ostrich meat. Lavender By The Bay is here with lavender honey, lavender, and lavender gifts.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New York Magazine Rates Heirloom Tomatoes!!

To see the article, click on the tomato image at the top of this report. Aunt Rubys and Cherokee Purples are stars, among many others. Oak Grove, Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Eckerton, Bodhitree, Keith, and others have a wide variety of delicious heirloom tomatoes.

I'm a bit late this morning, but actually there's nothing new to report! Everything that was great last Wednesday is still great! This is a super year for peaches, nectarines, and plums, and you can find them today at Locust Grove, Oak Grove, Terhune, Breezy Hill, and other stands. Red Jacket is here with excellent apricots. Honey Hollow and Berried Treasures have elderberries. Fantasy Fruit, Berried Treasures, and Mountain Sweet Berry have Tri-Star strawberries.

S&SO has their bargain boxes of mixed hot peppers as well as many kinds of lettuce and other salad vegetables. Eckerton and Oak Grove also have excellent selections of hot and sweet peppers. Bodhitree has shishito, fushimi, and other peppers, long beans, red and green okra, and several kinds of eggplants. Honey Hollow has chanterelles and other mushrooms and Madura has several kinds of mushroom as well.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Peaches!Heirloom Tomatoes! Eggplants! Melons! Peppers!

That really says it all, or at least most of it. You'll find beautiful beans, peppers, heirloom tomatoes, melons, and eggplants at Lani, Norwich Meadows, Maxwell, and other farm stands today. Race, Troncillito, and Red Jacket have beautiful stone fruit and Fantasy Fruit is here with strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. This is a great year for peaches and nectarines! Madura has several kinds of fresh mushroom.

Hudson Valley Duck Farm has fresh and other duck products, including delicious duck breast preparations and rillettes. Consider Bardwell is here with delicious cheeses and Dutch Mill and River Garden have beautiful flowers

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Peaches! Eggplants! Nectarines! Squashes!

Just had a slurpy sweet and delicious peach from Cheerful Cherry! Locust Grove, Terhune, Breezy Hill, and Oak Grove also have great peaches. In fact, it is a great peach and nectarine year! Heirloom tomatoes are also having a great season, with Eckerton, Stokes, Norwich Meadow, Oak Grove, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, and others bringing in a wide variety of tasty beauties. Eggplants and squashes are also having an excellent season, especially those from Norwich, Stokes, Oak Grove, Sycamore, and Cherry Lane. You can find terrific sweet and hot peppers at Eckerton, Oak Grove, and S&SO. Stokes has the widest variety of cut herbs, including Thai basil and other basils, lemongrass, chives, lemon thyme and other thymes, and many others. Caradonna has blackberries.

Mountain Sweet Berry has beautiful sucrine lettuce and Northshire has wild cress, allegretti, and other greens. Windfall has all sorts of unusual greens, edible flowers, zucchini blossoms, and tiny fresh gherkins. Gorzynsky and Keith(both organic) have beautiful lettuces and other greens and Keith also has cut herbs, Rocambole garlic, and excellent heirloom tomatoes.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Peaches!! Heirloom Tomatoes! Baby Squashes! New Melons!

Cheerful Cherry has the first of their luscious peaches. Samascott, Oak Grove, and others also have tasty peaches. This year's heirloom tomato crop is amazing, with Oak Grove, Sycamore, Norwich Meadows, Cheerful Cherry, Bodhitree, and others bringing in a wide variety of delicious large and small tomatoes. We also have some interesting new melon varieties, brought in by Oak Grove, Bodhitree, Norwich Meadows, and others.

Oak Grove, Norwich, Bodhitree, and others have a wide variety of sweet and hot peppers and many kinds of eggplant. Several stands have husk tomatoes and Berried Treasures and Norwich have Romano beans as well as many other varities. Bodhitree has the only cranberry beans I saw today as well as red okra. John Fazio has their mixed egg pack (duck, egg, and guinea hen), as well as rabbit and duck. Lavender By The Bay is here with good gift choices and fragrant bunches of lavender. Two Guys is here with salad greens, herbs, and microgreens. Dancing Ewe has delicious Italian cheeses and merquez. The ostrich meat stand has various cuts of ostrich meat and Cayuga is here with beans, flours, and grains.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Berried Treasures Has Elderberries! Many Stands Have Melons!

Many stands including Eckerton, Sycamore, Keith, Oak Grove, Cherry Lane, and Stokes have beautiful heirloom tomatoes. A couple of stands have HUGE cucumbers and okra, probably due to the weather, and Oak Grove has beautiful sweet and hot peppers. Fantasy Fruit has blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries and Berried Treasures and Mountain Sweet Berry have Tri-Star strawberries as well. Many stands have plums and white and yellow peaches, including Caradonna, Locust Grove, and Terhune. Madura has several kinds of mushroom and Honey Hollow has good-looking chanterelles. Andrews Honey is here and Cato has several delicious cheeses. Keith
has salad greens and various onions and Paffenroth has a wide variety of carrots, beets, onions, potatoes, cut herbs, and other produce, including puntarella and delfino cilantro.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Beth Linsky of Beth's Farm Kitchen Demonstrates Peach Chutney and Potato Salad Today At 11 AM!!!

Cayuga joins the Saturday Greenmarket, with great grains, flours, and beans. Ask about their top notch whole wheat bread!!

We're at peak season for heirloom tomatoes, corn, eggplants, and salad greens. Stokes, Eckerton, Keith, Cherry Lane, Norwich Meadows, Sycamore, and others have excellent heirloom tomatoes. Many have great eggplants and cucumbers and Stokes has generous bunches of cut herbs. Paffenroth has a wide variety of tasty produce, including many kinds of radishes, onions, greens, herbs, and potatoes. Red Jacket has excellent apricots and Terhune, Oak Grove, Locust Grove and others have delicious peaches. Fantasy Fruit has blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries. Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries, sucrine lettuce, wild arugula, and golden nugget potatoes. Northshire has agretti, wild watercress, and other greens. Norwich, Stokes, and others have purslane. D'Attolico has beautiful tiny beets.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Late Report -- Friday NOON -- BOBOLINK cheeses are back!!

Well, sorry to be so late, but I was enjoying a delicious breakfast at Maialino, one of the restaurants which use a lot of Greenmarket produce in their menu. I strolled down afterwards to see what was happening in the market and found lots of eggplant, heirloom tomato, melon, peach, and hot and sweet pepper varieties all around the square. Norwich Farm, Bodhitree, Muddy River, Sycamore, Miglorelli, and others have their usual fresh and delicious produce. Cheerful Cherry has peaches, plums, and heirloom tomatoes, and Oak Grove has a wide variety of hot peppers, sweet peppers, squashes, peaches, and other delicious items.

This is the time of year when you really can't miss. And Bobolink is back with their tasty cheeses and will have bread in a few weeks. Cayuga has several kinds of beans and their excellent whole wheat bread and will have more kinds of bean in a couple of months. Lavender By The Bay is here with delicious honey and John Fazio has their mixed egg package and Hawaiian Rabbit ready to cook.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tiny Fairytale Eggplants, Terrific Beans, Tasty Melons, and Peachespeachespeaches!!

Locust Grove, Terhune, Oak Grove, and others have white and yellow peaches. Terhune, Caraconna and Locust Grove have plums and/or nectarines. Stokes, Oak Grove, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, Eckerton, and Keith have gorgeous heirloom tomatoes. Bodhitree and Cherry Lane have some new melon varieties. Bodhitree has avocado squash and other interesting squash varieties.

Bodhitree, Mountain Sweet Berry, Windfall Farm, and Berried Treasures have tasty baby zucchini. Several farms including Bodhitree, S&SO, and Cherry Lane have many lovely types of eggplant. Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures have amazing haricots verts and jaunes and both have wild blueberries and Tri-Star strawberries. Fantasy Fruit, Berried Treasures, Locust Grove, and Berried Treasures have blackberries. Locust and Fantasy Fruit have red currants and Locust has blueberries. Red Jacket has good looking apricots.

Bulich and Madura have many kinds of mushrooms and Honey Hollow has chanterelles.