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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Multicolored Cauliflower! Pumpkins! Grapes! Quinces! ORDER YOUR THANKSGIVING TURKEY FROM QUATTRO'S, VIOLET HILL, OR OTHER FARMSTANDS.

We're definitely rolling into winter vegetable time, with squashes, broccoli, peppers, winter greens like kale, root vegetables including all kinds of turnips, brussels sprouts, and onion family selections like leeks and shallots. S&SO and Stokes still have a great variety of cut herbs and Binder and Oak Grove are here with potted herbs. Remember, however, that some of these folks disappear after Thanksgiving, so get some herbs to keep on your windowsill or dry the essential ones (like thyme, rosemary, sage) for your Christmas birds.

Norwich, Stokes, Paffenroth, S&SO, Cherry Lane, Hodgeson, Sycamore,Northshire, and Cherry Lane are still here with all sorts of vegetables, and Gorzynsky and others are bringing in organic produce as well. The choices are getting limited and heirloom tomatoes are definitely on their way out, especially after this weekend's chill, but you should be able to find what you want today.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Raspberries! Cardoons!! Still Some Heirloom Tomatoes, Tomatillos, and Husk Tomatoes!!

Locust Grove and Berried Treasures have raspberries today!! Berried Treasures, Sycamore, Eckerton, and Cherry Lane still have heirloom tomatoes. Cherry Lane also has broccoli rabe, beautiful broccoli, corn, and other goodies. Paffenroth has a wide variety of carrots, potatoes, onion family vegetables, greens, and herbs. S&SO has lettuces, radishes, other salad vegetables, and herbs, as well as small potatoes and many kinds of squash and pumpkin. Bodhitree has greens, flavoring peppers, eggplants, squashes, various kinds of cauliflower, and other produce.

Keith has delicious organic produce, including herbs, salad greens, and braising greens. Eckerton has cardoons, and they and Oak Grove have an amazing array of hot and flavoring peppers. Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, Terhune, Caradonna, and others have many varieties of apples (check the article above for who's got which varieties) and pears. Locust Grove has quinces and grapes. Mountain Sweet Berry has CROSNES.

Cayuga is here with new beans, flours, grains, and their excellent whole wheat bread. Beth's Jams has tasty jams, jellies, chutneys, and pickled vegetables and has some beautifully gift wrapped. Andrew's Honey is also here.

Honey Hollow is not here today.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkins!! Grapes!! Quinces!! Multicolored Cauliflower!! Cardoons!!

Violet Hill has gorgeous mushrooms this week. Sycamore, Stokes, Oak Grove, and others have great looking pumpkins. Locust Grove has quinces that look ready for use today! Several stands including Norwich Meadows, Hodgeson, and others have several varieties of cauliflower and broccoli. Many stands have brussels sprouts either off the stem (like Cherry Lane) or on the branch. Buzzard Crest has delicious white and red grape juice and terrific local grapes and will be here at least through the second weekend in November. Stokes still has good looking heirloom tomatoes and herbs, but it does look like this may be the last hurrah for other stands.

Keith is here with organic pumpkins, greens, root vegetables, rocambole garlic, and cut herbs. Shushan is back for the winter with hydroponic herbs, lettuces and tomatoes. Miglorelli has fennel, apples, pears, and other produce. Sycamore and Cherry Lane have corn. Cherry Lane has good looking heirloom tomatoes. Eckerton has cardoons! Berried Treasures and Paffenroth have an excellent selection of large and small potato varieties and Paffenroth has a big selection of onion family vegetables.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

CARDOONS!! CHANTERELLES!! PURPLE KOHLRABI!! BRUSSELS SPROUTS!!

Well, I'm sad to say that the recessional continues -- this is Cheerful Cherry's last day. They're here with grapes, jams, hot pepper spread, and interesting plants. Eckerton has tomatoes, peppers, CARDOONS, and BRUSSELS SPROUTS, as well as various winter squashes. Buzzard Crest has grapes and grape juices. Berried Treasures has tomatoes and good looking Jerusalem artichokes, and Locust Grove and Nemeth have apples. Hoeffner has a variety of produce including pumpkins, peppers, and slices of Calabaza squash. Cherry Lane has a new crop of heirloom tomatoes, broccoli rabe, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, broccoli, and eggplants.

Beth's Jam has a couple of new crab apple preserves -- jelly and butter. Violet Hill has CHANTERELLES and other mushrooms (order your turkey from them now for Thanksgiving). Gorzynsky and S&SO have good looking lettuce heads and D'Attolico has a tasty looking salad mix. Northshire has gorgeous produce, including amazing (and huge) cabbages.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Recessional Continues

Berried Treasures, Eckerton, Sycamore, Locust Grove, Stokes, Oak Grove, Caradonna,and others have tomatoes. Mountain Sweet Berry had the last of their excellent sauce tomatoes and Cherry Lane had stellar heirloom tomatoes and San Marzano sauce tomatoes today. Norwich Meadows also has tomatoes but says there will be a frost in their area tonight, so their summer squashes are having their last market day today.

Most stands have what they had last week; looking carefully, you will see that things are quietly disappearing. Cheerful Cherry says next weekend will be their last for the season, and that today is the last day for their apples. They have tasty fruit jams and hot pepper spread and will have those and grapes next weekend. I tried the raspberry jam and it was very good.

Berried Treasures has their stand at the West end of the market near 14th Street near Buzzard Crest and Nemeth. They have moved from the middle of 17th Street and are here with all sorts of cherry and other heirloom tomatoes.

Dutch Mill has ended their lycianthus season but has beautiful gladiolas, sunflowers, and other flowers.

Mountain Sweet Berry has the last of their great sauce tomatoes today and has a variety of small potatoes, wild arugula, and sucrine lettuce. Stokes, Paffenroth, Miglorelli, Keith, Norwich, Gorzynsky, and others have delicious looking lettuces and other greens. Stokes has a wide selection of cut herbs and delicious produce and there are several stands with apples and pears, including Terhune, Breezy Hill, Locust Grove, and Caradonna. D'Attolico has sweet carrots, sprouts, lettuce mix, and other tasty vegetables and S&SO has good and reasonably priced produce as well.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

There are still tomatoes, but it won't be for long. Corn is also here, but disappearing.

Heirloom tomatoes: Sycamore, Berried Treasures, Eckerton, Oak Grove, Stokes.
Large and small hot and sweet peppers: Oak Grove, Eckerton, S&SO.
Eggplants: Bodhitree, Stokes, Oak Grove.
Many kinds of greens:Keith, Paffenroth, Windfall, Bodhitree, Stokes.
Cut herbs: Stokes, Paffenroth, S&SO, Keith.
Corn: Sycamore, Oak Grove, Caradona,and others.
Apples and pears: Locust Grove, Terhune, Breezy Hill, Caradona.
Interesting potato varieties: Berried Treasures, Mountain Sweet Berry, Paffenroth. (Berried Treasures has the first of their Red Crescents)
Winter squashes AND summer squashes: Oak Grove, Paffenroth, Stokes.
Wide choice of mushrooms: Bulich, Honey Hollow, Madura.
Andrews Honey, Beth's Jams, Hot Kitchen and Cayuga's beans, flours, and breads are here.
You can still find many summer seasonal items, but it won't be long before the frost. It was 40 degrees in some areas this morning.

I just had a bowl of delicious angel hair pasta with heirloom tomato sauce made with Keith's rocambole garlic, Paffenroth's onions, and Stokes Farm's oregano!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pumpkins!! Winter Squash! Grapes!! And the fading soon of tomatoes, corn, summer squash, and other summer goodies.

Buzzard Crest. Cheerful Cherry, and Locust Grove have beautiful grapes and Buzzard Crest has excellent grape juices and a selection of wines. Bulich is here with several good-looking mushrooms and Locust Grove has a wide variety of apples and pears, as do Terhune, Breezy Hill, Caradonna, Miglorelli and other stands. Stokes, Cheerful Cherry, Cherry Lane, Locust, Eckerton, Oak Grove, Norwich Meadows, Sycamore, Keith, and others still have heirloom and other tomatoes. Oak Grove has tomatillos.

S&SO, Eckerton, and Oak Grove have wide selections of hot and flavoring peppers and they and other stands also have sweet peppers. Several still have corn. Eckerton has unique and delicious heirloom varieties of sweet potato and Paffenroth, Mountain Sweet Berry, and others have tasty and unusual savory potatoes. Cherry Lane and Eckerton have okra, Norwich Meadows has artichokes, and Cherry Lane has lima beans. Hoeffner also has several kinds of hot peppers and they and Oak Grove have many kinds of winter squash. Hoeffner has huge cabbages and Norwich Meadows has brussels sprouts.

Gorzynski, Keith, and D'Attolico have a big selection of organic lettuces and other produce and Windfall Farm has an excellent range of edible flowrs as well as baby and other summer squash. Hoeffner has cranberry beans. Norwich Meadows has several kinds of bean, husk tomatoes, and tomatillos.