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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cranberries! Cardoons! Grapes! Hot Peppers! Burdock! Salsify!

It's a great day for the Greenmarket, but you need to search a bit for most of your favorite stands, since the Christmas market has pushed things uptown somewhat. Buzzard Crest is up towards 16th Street on the West side of the market and Cherry Lane is in their usual Wednesday spot in the middle of 17th Street. Flying Pig is at the very end of the West side of the market.

I bought beautiful purple cauliflower and squash from Stokes, as well as their excellent mixed herb bunches. I have Quattro's chicken parts for my stock and Violet Hill's bacon for the Quattro's pheasant I'll be braising on Thanksgiving. Cherry Lane has delicious sweet potatoes and broccoli and I bought garlic butter and egg nog from Ronnybrook. Seatuck has great looking scallops and other shellfish and fish (and probably won't be here Wednesday, unlike most of the Saturday stands.

Eckerton has beautiful little French radishes and cardoons as well as their extensive selection of peppers, and Oak Grove has cheese pumpkins and sugar pumpkins, tomatillos, cabbages, and other produce. They also have beef and pork cuts and other meat items, and pumpkin and apple crumb pies.

D'Attiloco has greens and sprouts, Cato Corners has luscious cheeses, and Three Corner Field Farm is here with lamb cuts. Bulich has many kinds of mushroom.

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