Just as I suspected, the warmth of yesterday has disappeared, blown out by a strong cold wind. It looks the same -- sunny, relatively cloudless -- but it is pretty cold out. When I was a kid, I would have brought out my "Spring coat" and lived to regret it. However, there is some good news, if only for the future. Oak Grove Plantation will be bringing in their terrific tiny mesclun in around three weeks -- one of the first two early signs of spring, the other being baby field spinach. Actually, D'Attolico had a bit of young garlic this morning! Norwich has some good looking spinach today (greenhouse? I didn't ask), so things are looking up.
Terhune has generous bargain bags of apples today, along with cider, apples, and pastries. Quattro's has good looking duck breasts along with chickens, ducks, pheasant sausages, soups, and their excellent chicken pot pies. Mountain Sweet Berry's stand is on the 17th Street part of the market again today, with tiny potatoes and shallots, and Hudson Valley Duck Farm is in Rick's usual location near the uptown west entrance of the subway. Miglorelli has frozen vegetables, apples, and cider donuts.
Cayuga has their delicious ale bread and Ronnybrook is strategically located next to them with wonderful butters. Tremblay honey is close by as well and Cato Corner Farm cheeses are available right across the way. Shushan's basil, tomatoes, and lettuces are fairly close as well. I think I've got my lunch for today!
Oak Grove is here with sugar pumpkins, squashes, dried hot peppers, terrific pork products, and colorful popping corn. They've brought in some herb plants, too. Hudson Valley Duck Farm has a new product, duck sausage ragu, which looks terrific. Northshire has eggs, honey, and vegetables and Violet Hill has excellent looking lamb cuts, fresh cut pork, Belle Rouge chickens and chicken parts, and eggs, and is having a lamb and pork sale. Paffenroth has many kinds of root vegetable at very reasonable prices. Milk Thistle is here with milks and Tonjes has buttermilk, cheeses, and yogurts. Bulich has several kinds of mushroom and Berried Treasures is here with potatoes and sunchokes.