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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Berried Treasures is on the East end of the market today. Cheerful Cherry isn't here.

Berried Treasures has tasty Tri-Stars today. Red Jacket has sweet cherries and apricots, in addition to various ciders and juices. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries. Stokes has green and yellow string beans, squashes, and many types of tasty herbs, beets, and eggplants. Quattro's has their excellent eggs and poultry. Keith has heirloom tomatoes, herbs, and French Crisp lettuce. Seatuck Fish is here with fish and seafood and PE&DD has fish, shellfish, and cooked lobsters.

Binder is here with great herb and flowering plants. River Garden has beautiful bouquets. Norwich Meadows has delicious watermelons and other melons in addition to FAVA BEANS, other beans, squashes, eggplants, tomatillos, greens, and heirloom tomatoes. Ronnybrook is having a sale today on various milks. Oak Grove has melons, peaches, sunflowers, many kinds of hot and sweet peppers, tomatillos, and tomatoes. Sycamore has their first load of corn (There will be another around 11!), heirloom tomatoes, and cucumbers. Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries, wild arugula, pea shoots, and other unique produce.

Windfall Farm has several kinds of mesclun and other greens, beautifully cared for squash blossoms, and many sizes of squash. Northshire has interesting looking eggplants, quail and chicken eggs, andsucrine lettuce. Violet Hill has Belle Rouge chickens, chicken parts, wild mushrooms,duck eggs, and many colored chicken eggs. Gorzynski has fresh coriander seeds, beautiful lettuces, and other organic produce. Paffenroth has red and green celery, purslane, lambs quarters, many colors of carrot, all kinds of onion family items, and other unique vegetables.

Locust Grove has red currants, peaches, and plums, as well as blackberries. Eckerton has all sizes of heirloom tomato, including cherry tomatoes. Lani has fresh chickpeas, heirloom tomatoes, and eggplants, as well as a number of other unique vegetables. Cherry Lane has heirloom tomatoes, field tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn. Cornuco has delicious looking organic produce.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Strawberries!! Wild blueberries! New varieties of stringbeans and limas!

Rogowski has all sorts of lush produce, including purslane, herbs, greens, and other vegetables. Fantasy Fruit has black and red currants and says this week is the last for them, but blueberries will continue for a while. Red Jacket has sweet dark cherries and beautiful apricots. Kernan has fragrant peaches, as well as eggplants, potatoes, squashes, and nectarines. Locust Grove also has good-looking red currants.

Keith, Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Bodhitree, and others have heirloom tomatoes. The season is definitely here. Stokes, Keith, Paffenroth, and others have cut herbs. Keith has beautiful French Crisp lettuce and many stands, including Cherry Lane, Windfall Farm, and Stokes, have various sizes and types of squashes and eggplants. Ask Andrew's Honey about their new products. Stokes has great purple French stringbeans and many kinds of basil and other herbs.

Windfall and other farms have zucchini blossoms. Windfall also has every size and type imaginable of squashes, including tiny to huge sizes. Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures have sweet strawberries and Berried Treasures has raspberries, wild blueberries, and many types of bean. Mountain Sweet Berry, Paffenroth, Eckerton, and others have several delicious types of beet. Mountain Sweet Berry and Paffenroth have lambs quarters, and Paffenroth is one of several stands with purslane.

Sycamore, Oak Grove, Locust Grove, and others have peaches. Bulich and Madura have several varieties of mushroom. Oak Grove and Bodhitree have tomatillos. You can find a variety of hot and sweet peppers at Oak Grove and Eckerton and others.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Small But Interesting Monday Market

You would think that a Greenmarket much smaller than on other Union Square Greenmarket days would be less interesting, but that isn't the case at all. Coming in from the West end of the stands, you get to two of the farms with the most unique and varied offerings, Norwich Meadow Farm and Lani. Both have a wide range of beans, eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, herbs, okra, and other great produce. Norwich has artichokes today, as well as some interesting heirloom melons and sweet golden raspberries. Lani has purple and green long beans.

Ask Central Valley Farm about their CSI. I saw their sample offering last week and it looked like a good deal. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries and good looking black and red currants. It's Roaming Acres Berkshire pork day, with many cuts of pork in addition to their usual ostrich offerings. Hudson Valley Duck Farm has tasty rillettes in addition to ducks, smoked duck breast, and other duck products. Madura has brought in several kinds of mushroom.

PE&DD has fresh fish and shellfish and Red Jacket has excellent sweet cherries, their wonderful apricots, and blueberries. Maxwell's Farm has
cranberry beans, huge cabbages, squashes, sweet and hot peppers, herbs, tomatillos, and other excellent produce.

Race has white corn (picked yesterday afternoon), and other produce and pastries. Consider Bardwell has tasty cheeses, the lavender people have fragrant lavender both edible and decorative, and Troncillito Farm is here with peaches. River Garden and Dutchmill both have beautiful flowers.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sycamore's Fresh Second Delivery Corn!! Stokes Farm's Generous Bunches of many Kinds of Basil!! Fantasy Fruit is on the East End of the Market!!

Just about every Saturday regular stand is here, despite the crazy heat. Violet Hill has some interesting mushrooms as well as pork cuts both fresh and smoked and Belle Rouge chicken, whole and parts. Northshire has good looking wild cress and Gorzynski has luscious looking lettuces, herbs, and root vegetables. S&SO has salad vegetables, specialty onions and peppers, herbs, and tomatoes. Eckerton has heirloom tomatoes, Grenada seasoning peppers, squashes, and other delicious vegetables. Oak Grove has white and yellow peaches. squashes, and small heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and herb plants. STOKES IS SELLING ALL SQUASHES AT $1 A POUND.

Quattro's has excellent eggs, poultry, and poultry products, as well as venison sausage. Flying Pig has pork cuts and products as well as eggs.
Sycamore has cauliflowers, corn, tomatoes, and peaches. Cayuga is here with their delicious breads and beans and Cherry Lane has fragrant basil, fairytale eggplants, and other great produce. Lani has squashes, eggplants, beans, onions, squash blossoms, and other vegetables. Windfall is selling squash blossoms, mini-squashes, and other sizes

Keith has tasty tomatoes, herbs, lettuces, garlic, squashes, and sungold cherry tomatoes. Norwich Meadows has several kinds of melon as well as greens, heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, many kinds of beans, including favas, and peppers. Tweefontein herbs moved to the East side of the market.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Too Darned Hot!! But the farmers are here and so is their wonderful produce!

Dancing Ewe of the delicious cheeses has a small cheesecake today!
John Fazio has poultry, rabbit, and eggs.
Divine has tasty pickles!
Cayuga has ale bread, beans, flours, and grains. Hot Bread Kitchen has breads and other baked goods.
Two Guys has greens and lettuces.
Bodhitree has lima, fava, romano, cranberry, and other fresh beans, eggplants, squashes, peppers, heirloom tomatoes.
Bobolink Dairy has cheeses and breads.
Queens County Farm Museum has greens, herbs, flowers, and eggplants.
Madura has many kinds of good-looking mushrooms, and other produce.
Sycamore has ripe peaches, corn, squashes, cauliflower, broccoli, and tomatoes.
Dutchmill Farm has beautiful lycianthus, gladiolas, and zinneas.
Beth's Farm Kitchen has delicious wild blueberry and many other excellent jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables.
Berried Treasures has sweet raspberries, wild blueberries, currants, and strawberries, squash blossoms, and beans.
Tremblay has honeys and Deep Mountain has maple syrups and other maple products.
Oak Grove has white and yellow peaches, several varieties of hot and sweet peppers, boxes of heirloom tomatoes, and corn.
Muddy River has artichokes, greens, herbs, onions, and lettuces.
Samascott has sour cherries, gooseberries, blueberries, peaches, and other produce.
Norwich has several kinds of MELON, including watermelon, fava and other beans, ready to eat heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, sweet golden and red raspberries, and other great produce.
Michisk has beans, tomatoes, and other good-looking produce.
Stokes has many kinds of cut basil, generous bunches of other herbs, tomatoes, squashes, and beans.
Van Houten has started bringing in corn and other produce.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Heirloom Tomatoes! Baby Artichokes! Zucchini Blossoms!

Honey Hollow has mixed and separated boxes of porcini, chanterelles, and trompettes de morts today. Eckerton has baby artichokes and heirloom tomatoes. Locust, Kernan, Phillips, and others have blueberries and Locust has currants. Berried Treasures has black and red raspberries. Eckerton, Windfall, Berried Treasures, and Bodhitree have squash blossoms. Oak Grove, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, Eckerton, and Bodhitree have heirloom tomatoes. Kernan has nectarines and peaches.

Bodhitree and Kernan have okra and Sycamore, Oak Grove, Locust Grove, and others have peaches. Stokes and S&SO have generous bunches of cut herbs. Sycamore, Eckerton, Miglorelli, Cherry Lane, and others have corn. Bulich and Madura have wide varieties of mushrooms. Berried Treasures, Eckerton, and Sycamore have fava beans, and Bodhitree has a huge variety of beans, including flat beans, several kinds of string beans, and others.

Two Guys, Keith, and others have greens and lettuces. Paffenroth has many kinds of braising greens, and red and green celery. As Puck says, "I know a place where the wild thyme grows", which is apparently Honey Hollow! They have pretty large bunches.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Second Load Corn From Sycamore Around Noon Today!!

Sycamore's second load will be fresh picked this morning! Cherry Lane, Eckerton, and Oak Grove have their first field grown HEIRLOOM TOMATOES!! Red Jacket has SWEET BLACK CHERRIES!! Stokes has low acid yellow tomatoes! Cheese purveyors are allowed to give samples again!!
Quattro's has Italian turkey sausage and ground turkey! One more week for Norwich Meadows fava beans!

Also here today:
Cayuga with ale bread, beans, grains, flours.
Cherry Lane with Turkish orange eggplants, corn, field tomatoes, kirbys, okra.
Lani with flat beans, LONG BEANS, squash blossoms, peppers, onions, CRANBERRY BEANS, ROMANO BEANS, fresh CHICKPEAS.
Eckerton with Walla Walla onions, peppers, unripe green tomatoes, corn, bush basil.
Flying Pig with pork products, including Chardonnay sausage, bangers, and other sausages, bacon, liverwurst, and pork cuts.
Locust Grove with red and black raspberries, currants, peaches, plums, and other fruit, as well as good looking squash blossoms.
Paffenroth with many unusual vegetables, incuding baby fennel, lambs quarters, purslane, puntarelle, chiogga beets, many types of carrot, and other tasty vegetables and herbs.
Northshire with eggs and wild watercress, squashes, and other vegetables.
Gorzynski with delicious organic vegetables and berries.
Mountain Sweet Berry with green and red sucrine, wild baby arugula, baby beets, and other unique vegetables. (They'll have Tri-stars next week, we hope.)

AND MANY MORE!!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Second Load Corn From Sycamore Tomorrow!!!

Sycamore will be bringing in a second load of corn tomorrow, picked in the morning. This makes a significant difference in sweetness and freshness. They usually come in around 11 AM.

Muddy River has started their artichoke season. Unfortunately, I was late this morning and missed them, but they'll be here next Friday.

I must admit to being a bit late today, so I might have missed other goodies as well. As it is, I did buy delicious chicken from John Fazio, Oak Grove's first heirloom tomato, Sycamore's outstanding peaches and corn, and Samascott's excellent blueberries. I also bought fava beans from Norwich (one more week for those) and a box of their golden raspberries.

Both Muddy River and Queens County Farm Museum have good looking basil and other herbs. Stokes has stevia, sorrell, and many other generous bunches of herbs. Cayuga is here with their great breads and beans and Hot Bread Kitchen has unusual crackers, breads, and rolls.

Dutchmill, River Garden, and Rose Meadow are all here with lovely flowers.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mushroom Heaven!! Peaches! Squash Blossoms! Heirloom Tomatoes!! Corn!!

Honey Hollow has chanterelles, trompettes de mort, and other mushrooms. Bulich has Shitake and other mushrooms. Madura has many kinds of unique mushrooms. Eckerton, Cherry Lane, and Bodhitree have heirloom tomatoes.

Locust Grove, Berried Treasures, and others have raspberries, and Locust has red currants as well. Sycamore has ready to eat slurpy peaches and Kernan and Oak Grove have tasty peaches as well. Sycamore has corn, as do Eckerton and Miglorelli. Several stands have blueberries. Honey Hollow has black currants. Eckerton has wineberries.

Stokes, Bodhitree, and others have great looking squashes. Bodhitree has many kinds of eggplant, peppers, herbs, and tomatoes.

Bodhitree, Eckerton, Berried Treasures, and Mountain Sweet Berry have squash blossoms.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Gooseberries! Currants!! Blueberries!! Sour Cherries!!

Sycamore has delicious ripe peaches, corn, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Cheerful Cherry has sour cherries. Locust Grove has raspberries, blueberries, red and white currants, and strawberries, as well as peaches and plums. Eckerton had wineberries and will have them again next week. Fantasy Fruit is back with goosebrrries, blueberries, and honey.

Stokes has cherry tomatoes, fresh garlic, and many kinds of herbs and greens as well as squashes and squash blossoms, eggplants, beets, and tomatoes. Cato Corner Farm is here with many delicious cheeses and Quattro's has several kinds of poultry (ducks, pheasants, chickens, etc.) and pheasant, turkey, and chicken eggs. Keith has delicious organic lettuces, many sizes of garlic scape and Rocambole garlic, herbs, and other produce. Ryder Organic has good looking purslane and other vegetables and flowers.

Seatuck has great looking fresh fish and shellfish, as does PE&DD. D'Attolico's excellent carrots are back! Paffenroth has a huge selection of onions, carrots, radishes, beets, greens, and herbs, including lambs lettuce, purslane, baby fennel, kales, and chard. Eckerton has their first heirloom tomatoes, corn, and beets, along with squash blossoms.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Sycamore's Luscious Peaches! Oak Grove's First Field Heirloom Tomatoes!! Norwich's Green and Red Okra!

Dancing Ewe's Truffle cheese and ricotta!
Fazio's Rabbit Sausage!
Sycamore's ripe and ready peaches and sweet and tasty corn!!
Oak Grove's lush herb plants, colorful pepper and nasturtium plants, peaches, and the first field heirloom tomatoes.
Bodhitree's many bean, pepper, and eggplant varieties.
Cheerful Cherry's sour cherries and black raspberries.
Samascott's gooseberries, sweet and sour cherries, blueberries, and strawberries.
Norwich Meadows Farm's squashes, peppers, greens, onions, and okra.
Muddy River's fennel, sorrel, arugula, onions, many colored carrots, and leeks. Two Guys' lettuces and herbs.
Stokes Farm's many kinds of mint, savory herbs, salad greens, and tomatoes.
Michick's okra, cauliflower, and onions.
Hammond Dairy yogurts. Bobolink's cheeses.
Cayuga's bread and many varieties of dried beans, grains, and flours.
Berried Treasures' flowers, peas, and sugar snaps.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

corn! blueberries!! gooseberries!! peaches!! field heirlooms!!

Bodhitree has field heirloom tomatoes, peppers, several kinds of bean, salad greens, braising greens, herbs, and field sungold cherry tomatoes. Sycamore, Eckerton, Kernan, and Miglorelli have corn. Paffenroth, Bodhitree, Eckerton, Miglorelli, and Mountain Sweet Berry have great looking beets, radishes, and other root vegetables. Mountain Sweet Berry and Eckerton have squash blossoms (check out Windfall and Bodhitree also). Several stands have blueberries, including Rogowski, Locust Grove, and Kernan. Kernan has tasty peaches and Oak Grove has gooseberries, raspberries, sour cherries, and other fruit.

Sycamore has cauliflower, greenhouse tomatoes, and kirby cucumbers. Mountain Sweet Berry has wild arugula, pea shoots, chives, chervil, and other interesting greens. Cayuga has dried beans in bulk, packaged flours and grains, and excellent bread. Ronnybrook is here with milks, ice creams, butters, and other dairy products and Bulich has several kinds of mushroom. Honey Hollow is here with trompettes de mort and chanterelle mushrooms.

Monday, July 4, 2011

There's Plenty of Beautiful Produce in the Greenmarket Today!!

Race has donuts and other pastry as well as squashes and other produce. Philips has all kinds of vegetables and fruit, including shelled peas, shelling peas, several greens, onions, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, and sour cherries. Maxwell's has berries, squashes, peas, carrots, and beets. Duncan's Dairy Farm is here with whole milk. P.E.&D.D. has lovely fresh fish and shellfish. Lani has asparagus, squashes, carrots, many kinds of pepper, beets, radishes, fairytale squashes, fresh garlic, herbs, greens, and other produce. Norwich Meadows Farm has mini-squashes, all kinds of beans, greens, fennel, beets, turnips, lettuces, and cucumbers, as well as Aracuna (green)eggs, chickens, and chicken parts.

Central Valley Farm is inviting people to join their CSA. Looks like a good deal. They have fresh butter, vegetable soups, eggs, cheeses, and beef, as well as vegetables. They're having a mozzarella sale today!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

HAPPY JULY 4TH WEEKEND!!

All of the farmers are here, so come ahead! Oak Grove has their first peaches, Hodgson has blueberries, Breezy Hill and Cheerful Cherry have sour cherries, Locust Grove has gooseberries, white and red currants, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, and other fruit, so you're covered if you want to make a cobbler for the holiday picnic!

You can still get asparagus from Lani, in addition to their many onions, greens, squash, squash blossoms, fresh chickpeas, and other produce. Stokes and Keith have gorgeous garlic and Stokes has tomatoes. Miglorelli has CORN today, as well as many kinds of carrot, onion, herb, peas, and juice. Bulich is here with mushrooms and Sycamore has tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, and kohlrabi. Mountain Sweet Berry has wild arugula, CHERVIL, sucrine and red "sucrine", tiny beets, and other unique produce, but NO STRAWBERRIES THIS WEEK.

Violet Hill has beautiful unique mushrooms, pork products, and Belle Rouge chickens, as well as DUCK EGGS and chicken eggs. Northshire has good-looking chanterelles, greens, chicken eggs and QUAIL EGGS. Quattro's has many kinds of poultry, sausages, DUCK EGGS, PHEASANT EGGS, and chicken eggs. Flying Pig has excellent pork products, as does Oak Grove.