Many farmers had problems with tomatoes due to Irene and to the extensive rainstorms, but careful searching will produce rewards. Sycamore will be bringing in second delivery corn at around 11AM(picked today). Fantasy Fruit says that they'll have blueberries for about two more weeks. D'Attolico was hit with flooding and lost their wonderful carrots and tomatoes, but they're here with great onions, garlic, and sprouts. Hoeffner, Lani, S&SO, Paffenroth, Eckerton, Oak Grove, Sycamore, Gorzynski, and many others are here with great selections of produce. Flying Pig has pork products, chickens, and eggs, and Violet Hill has beautiful and unusual mushrooms in addition to their Belle Rouge chickens and chicken parts and many kinds of egg. Northshire has their own special eggs and unique produce.
The survivors of the rain include a wide range of hot and sweet peppers from Eckerton, Norwich, Oak Grove, and others. Stokes has all sorts of cut herbs, heirloom tomatoes, and other produce.
If you have a chance, call the Federal and State Agriculture departments to support relief for our farmers. They stood up for us; we should do the same for them!!! www.agmkt.state.ny.us/contact.html