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Monday, June 27, 2011

A Smaller But Worthwhile Greenmarket

Lani is here with calaloo, Tuscan and other kales, new onions, asparagus, purple, yellow, and other beans, salad greens, young garlic and onions,squashes and squash blossoms, and other delicious produce. Roaming Acres has pork as well as ostrich meat today. Norwich Meadows has fava beans, baby squash, garlic scapes, salad greens, and other tasty vegetables, as well as chicken and chicken parts. Central Valley has cheeses, soups, and sauces. Consider Bardwell has great cheeses and Hudson Valley Duck Farm has rillettes, duck prosciutto, duck bacon, ducks, and other duck products.

Dutchmill has beautiful zinnias, gladiolas, and other pretty flowers. Maxwell has fennel, herbs, and big good looking cabbages. Madura has a variety of mushrooms and greens. Phillips has blueberries, raspberries, shelled peas and fava beans, as well as a wide variety of produce. Duncan Dairy has whole milk (they're planning to have other milk choices later on). Race has tasty Queen Ann, red sour, and sweet red cherries, as well as pastries and beans.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Lani's Fresh Chickpeas, Eckerton's Small Tomatoes, Stokes New Garlic, Northshire's Greens!

Stokes -- Cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, cut herbs, fresh young garlic, sorrel, squash, beets.
Keith -- Young garlic, scallions, onions, cut herbs, greens, baby squashes.
Miglorelli -- Strawberries, red and yellow cherries, beets, radishes, greens.
Binder and Oak Grove -- Beautiful lush herb plants.
Norwich Meadows -- Wide variety of small squashes, fava beans (their high point this and the next week or so), greens, baby beets.
Oak Grove -- Nasturtium plants, pepper plants, squashes.
Sycamore -- squashes, tomatoes, strawberries.
Northshire -- Big beautiful chard, sucrine, eggs.
Violet Hill -- Mushrooms, Belle Rouge chicken, chicken parts, smoked and fresh pork, eggs.
Gorzynski -- Gorgeous salad greens and herbs, other organic vegetables,black currants.
Paffenroth -- Many kinds of carrots, onions, radishes, potatoes, beets, herbs, and greens, including purslane, lambs lettuce, and other unusual greens.
Locust Grove -- Raspberries, blueberries, red currants, gooseberries, strawberries, apples, cherries.
Eckerton -- Red and yellow cherry tomatoes, small tomatoes, unusual tasty lettuces, beets, carrots, radicchio,and other organic vegetables, squash blossoms, black raspberries.
Lani -- Fresh chickpeas, squash blossoms, asparagus, peppers, greens, squashes, beets, tomatoes.
Cherry Lane -- lemon pickles, gherkins, heirloom tomatoes (greenhouse), kirbys.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Dutchmill has lycianthus!!! Samascott has sour cherries, sweet black cherries, and Queen Annes! Muddy River has fava beans! Norwich has mini squash!!

Bodhitree, Norwich Meadows, and Muddy River have fava beans!
Norwich Meadows, Bodhitree, Stokes, and others have several kinds of squash.
Bodhitree has fresh chickpeas and greenhouse heirloom tomatoes.
Samascott has several kinds of cherries, as well as asparagus, strawberries, and rhubarb. Sycamore has shelling peas, sugar snaps, tomatoes, cucumbers, and strawberries.
Muddy River has big gorgeous heads of lettuce, cabbages, new garlic, and interesting carrots.
John Fazio has ducks, chickens, eggs, and rabbit.
The lavender stand has fragrant fresh lavender bunches and the ostrich stand has soaps in addition to their meats and other products.
Berried Treasures has smoked trout, sugar snaps, strawberries and wild strawberries, and herbs.
Dancing Ewe has fresh ricotta, merquez, and wonderful cheeses.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Last Day For Bodhitree's Asparagus! Honey Hollow Has Chanterelles!

Tweefontein has pesto, hand salve, and other herbal products. Rugowski is here with bok choi, spinach, salad greens, and other excellent produce. Eckerton has squash blossoms, fava beans, beets, sugar snaps, and beautiful lettuces. Mountain Sweet Berry has sucrine lettuce, red sucrine-like lettuce, wild arugula, chamomile flowers,and other unique vegetables in addition to Tri-Star and other strawberries. Locust Grove has red currants, raspberries, red and queen anne cherries, and strawberries. Berried Treasures has wild strawberries, sunchokes, and herbs.

Dutchmill has many colors of gladiola as well as sunflowers, sweet peas, and lilies. River Garden has beautiful bouquets and fragrant lavender. Kernan has blueberries, peaches, squashes, red jacket potatoes, and broccoli. Keith has young garlic, onions, shallots, herbs, lettuces, lovage, stinging nettles,and other tasty produce. Sycamore has shelling peas, squashes, strawberries, and tomatoes. Caradonna has raspberries and queen anne cherries. Bulich Mushrooms and Madura have many kinds of good-looking mushrooms and Madura has lettuces and other vegetables.

Oak Grove has several kinds of good looking pepper plants, lush herb sets, and great pork products. Bodhitree and Cherry Lane have delicious greenhouse heirloom tomatoes and squashes. Cherry Lane has new red jacket and yukon gold potatoes and Bodhitree has a variety of peppers, herbs, and greens.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Catch Asparagus While You Can! The Season is winding down!

Cherry Lane has new red skin and yukon gold potatoes, greenhouse heirloom tomatoes, and squashes. Lani and a couple of other stands have asparagus, but this is more or less the end of the season. Eckerton has zucchini blossoms and D'Attolico has some of the sweetest sugar snap peas in the market. Stokes and Keith have great young garlic and Stokes has tasty greenhouse tomatoes, cut herbs, squashes, and other produce. Keith also has beautiful organic lettuces and herbs, as does Gorzynski. Norwich Meadows is here with lovely greens and mini squashes.

Quattro's has luscious poultry, including delicious small chickens, boneless chicken breasts, ducks and duck parts, sausages, and eggs (creamy pheasant, turkey, and chicken eggs). Violet Hill is here with Belle Rouge chickens, fresh pork, and a variety of interesting mushrooms.

River Garden has fragrant lavender, beautiful bouquets, and grasses. Ryder Farm is back with bouquets and organic vegetables. PE&DD and Seatuck are here with seafood (Seatuck has live blueclaw crabs!).

Friday, June 17, 2011

Well, the Thunder Knocked My Schedule Out, So I'm Late!

Dancing Ewe has truffle cheese and other tasty varieties. John Fazio is here with delicious poultry. Ostrich meat is here as well as other ostrich products. Bodhitree has great looking summer squash, fava and string beans, and all kinds of greens. Miglorelli has many kinds of beets and turnips at reasonable prices and Queens County Farm Museum has picture perfect lettuces, cabbages, and other vegetables. Madura has excellent mushrooms and Sycamore has sugar snaps, tomatoes, and strawberries. Dutchmill, Stokes Farm, and Oak Grove have herb plants and Oak Grove says tomorrow is their last day for heirloom tomato plants.

Muddy River has chervil, greens, and other produce and Stokes has tomatoes, strawberries, cut herbs, and plants. Today is Amantai's first day back in the market with baby spinach, snow peas, garlic scapes, and salad vegetables. Berried Treasures has wild strawberries, Tri-stars, sunchokes, trout, herbs, FAVA LEAVES, and flowers.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chiogga Striped Beets! Fava Beans!! RASPBERRIES! SQUASH BLOSSOMS!

Paffenroth and Miglorelli have Chiogga striped beets and other beets, new carrots, new onions, sugar snap peas and English peas. Eckerton also has beets, French breakfast radishes, lettuces, sugar snaps, SQUASH BLOSSOMS, and English peas. Bodhitree and Eckerton have fava beans. Cherry Lane and Bodhitree have tasty greenhouse tomatoes (raised in soil in the greenhouses). Mountain Sweet Berry has wild arugula, green sucrine lettuce, red sucrine-like lettuce (less sweet, but nice and crunchy), red and white spring onions, and strawberries(!). Berried Treasures has CHERVIL.

Kernan has blueberries and Locust Grove has RASPBERRIES, RED CURRANTS, cherries, and strawberries. Silver Heights and Oak Grove have many kinds of tomato plant. Both also have hot and sweet pepper plants.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Locust Grove CHERRIES!

Stokes, Keith, and others have the new crop of garlic and garlic scapes. Stokes, Lani, and Cherry Lane have various squashes and Lani has SQUASH BLOSSOMS! Mountain Sweet Berry has wild arugula, tiny strawberries, and other unique produce, and a huge long line at 8:30! Quattro's has chicken, turkey, and pheasant eggs as well as all sorts of poultry, sausages, and fresh ducks and duck parts, chickens and chicken parts, and smoked poultry. Paffenroth has BABY FENNEL!

Seatuck and PE&DD are both here with delicious fish and shellfish. Seatuck has scungilli, razor clams, and other unique items and PE&DD has cooked lobsters in addition to their excellent shellfish and other seafood. Three Corner Field Farm has yogurt, cheeses, and succulent lamb cuts. Norwich, Keith,Eckerton, and Gorzynski have beautiful organic produce and Cherry Lane, Stokes, Sycamore, Paffenroth, and S&SO have a wide assortment of delicious produce as well. (Cherry Lane's greenhouse heirloom season is winding down, but their excellent field heirlooms will be coming in soon.)

There are luscious strawberries all over the market, with Stokes, Locust Grove, Cherry Lane, and others bringing in several different kinds. Locust Grove has started their cherry season as well. Gorzynski and Locust Grove have rhubarb. Eckerton has sugar snap peas and shell peas and Cherry Lane, Lani, and others have asparagus.

River Garden is bringing in the first of their beautiful bouquets and Rose Meadow has lovely roses and sweet peas (the ones I bought from them last week were beautiful, fragrant, and longish lasting).

Friday, June 10, 2011

Bodhitree has squashes, fresh chickpeas(garbanzo beans), string beans,fava beans!!!

Bodhitree, Norwich, Miglorelli, and Paffenroth have baby beets. Norwich, Stokes, Muddy River, and others have garlic scapes and Muddy River, Stokes, Norwich, Bodhitree, and others have the new crop of young garlic. Sycamore, Samascott, Stokes, Berried Treasures, and others have strawberries.

Pura Vida is here with fresh fish and Cayuga has breads and many kinds of dried beans, flours, and grains. Others are also here with breads and other baked goods. Dutchmill has beautiful lilies and sunflowers.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

If you're going to the market, get out early!!!

Eckerton has delicious sungold cherry tomatoes!
Kernan has BLUEBERRIES!! and NEW RED SKIN POTATOES!!
Stokes has SORREL!!
Mountain Sweet Berry has STRAWBERRIES, WILD ARUGULA, PEA SHOOTS.
Paffenroth has Big Bunches of Herbs.
Rogowski has GARLIC SCAPES!
Hoeffner, Cherry Lane, and others have ASPARAGUS and Hoeffner has RHUBARB!
Many stands have beautiful lettuces.
Bodhitree and Cherry Lane have greenhouse HEIRLOOM TOMATOES.
Dutchmill, Hodgson, and the local rose stand have beautiful flowers.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Garlic Scapes! Rhubarb! Strawberries! English Shell Peas!

Cherry Lane and Eckerton have English shell peas. Cherry Lane has greenhouse heirloom tomatoes that are very tasty, especially if you give them a day or so, as well as strawberries, asparagus, sugar snap peas, lettuces, and other produce. Lani has garlic scapes, garlic, mini beets, salad and braising greens, sugar snaps, baby bok choi, fairytale eggplants, and zucchini. Hoeffner and Locust Grove have good looking rhubarb.

PE&DD and Seatuck have beautiful fresh fish and shellfish. S&SO has garlic scapes, salad mix, various kinds of greenhouse tomato, lettuces, onions, and 0ther produce. Paffenroth have a wide variety of produce, including BABY FENNEL, all sorts of lettuces and herbs, many kinds of onion, and greens. Sycamore is back with greenhouse tomatoes and strawberries!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bodhitree Has FAVAS!! Muddy River Has STINGING NETTLES!!Norwich Meadows Has GARLIC SCAPES!!

Dancing Ewe's delicious truffle cheese is addictive! I'm having it for breakfast on Our Daily Bread's Italian loaf. John Fazio has rabbit, duck, and chicken parts. Stokes has luscious looking strawberries and asparagus, along with cut and potted herbs. Berried Treasures has watercress, black mint, and other herbs, as well as unripened strawberries (which she and one of the restaurant foragers say is the coming thing!). Norwich has squash blossoms!

Madura has brought in several kinds of mushroom as well as lettuces and other produce. Queens County Farm Museum has lush lettuces and herbs. Oak Grove has beautiful pepper and tomato plants as well as lovely herb plants. Pura Vida is here with many kinds of fresh fish and Cayuga has several kinds of dried beans and grains, along with their excellent breads and flours. Miglorelli has sugar snaps, radishes, arugula, and other produce

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sycamore is Back With Strawberries and Sugar Snaps! Beth is doing a demo today from 11:00 to 1 in Union Square Greenmarket!

I was so happy to see Sycamore here today! It's good to have these long-time farmstands back here, especially since I still give them the credit for making Union Square and its surrounding shops the destination place to shop for food and other items. Sycamore, Cherry Lane, and others have strawberries and Locust Grove and Hoeffner have rhubarb! Stokes, Cherry Lane, Hoeffner, and others have asparagus.

Honey Hollow is here with green garlic, mushrooms, and some exotic vegetables. Madura has several kinds of mushroom as well as other produce. S&SO has salad and other vegetables and Bodhitree has braising greens, salad vegetables, asparagus, and greenhouse heirloom tomatoes. Cherry Lane also has greenhouse heirloom tomatoes as well as lettuces and sugar snaps.Rogowsky has greens, spinach, and other vegetables and herbs as well as herb-flavored SALTS!