Here we are again, waiting for Spring and the first new green things. Everyone who was in the Greenmarket last Saturday is here again, of course, with better weather. There are whisperings of things to come, but no big news.
My one discovery of the winter is Cayuga's ale bread. It is delicious and addictive and goes well with Ronnybrook's butter, Cato's cheeses, and Shushan's hydroponic tomatoes. All of them are here, along with Terhune, Caradonna, Locust Grove, and Breezy Hill for apples and cider, Paffenroth, Mountain Sweet Berry, and Berried Treasures for root vegetables, Norwich Meadows for greens and root vegetables, and Quattro's, Violet Hill, Flying Pig, and Oak Grove for poultry and pork. Several stands including Northshire, Quattro's, and Violet Hill, have eggs.
Cato Corner, Three Corner Field Farm, and Tonjes have cheeses and Catskill Mountain has lamb and sausages. Two Guys From Woodbridge, Windfall, Shushan, and D'Attolico have various types of salad greens. Mountain Sweet Berry has good looking shallots and Berried Treasures has sunchokes.
The lavender people are here and River Garden has pussy willows and dried flower arrangements. The rose stand has beautiful roses.