Even the Largest Farm Stands Are Small Businesses . Let's Support Our Local Farmers !

Even the Largest Farm Stands Are Small Businesses . Let's Support Our Local Farmers  !

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Black Walnuts, Jelly Melon Cucumbers, Fresh Edamame

Keith -- Heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, new season onions, cut herbs, black walnuts, rocambole garlic.
Eckerton -- The pepper season is IN, with many varieties! Heirloom tomatoes, tiny cucumbers, herbs.
Cayuga, Hot Bread Kitchen -- Breads, crackers, beans, flours.
Locust Grove -- Peaches, plums, raspberries, grapes, blackberries.
Tamarack and Rogowsky -- A variety of produce. Tamarack also has pork and kielbasa.
Beth's Farm Kitchen -- Ask about elderberry jam!
Garden of Spices Poultry Farm -- Chicken liver pate, whole fresh chicken, whole fresh duck, chicken and duck parts, eggs.
Andrew's Honey -- The new crop from New York City is here, by borough!! When they say local honey, they mean local!!
Mountain Sweet Berry -- Tri-Star strawberries, sucrine lettuce, and other unique greens, Italian sauce tomatoes.
For a look at what's available today: http://tinyurl.com/4xu4g6n

Monday, August 29, 2011

Most Monday Farmers Are Here

Norwich Meadows, Lani, Fantasy Fruit, Madura, Maxwell, Consider Bardwell, Race, Red Jacket, Phillips, Central Valley, Dutchmill Flowers, and PE&DD are all here! Copy and paste this URL to see what they've brought!!!

http://tinyurl.com/3nj4ya7

Saturday, August 27, 2011

See the URL at the top of the page for pictures of who's here and what they brought!

Flying Pig (pork products), Violet Hill(chickens), Stokes Farm (cut herbs, tomatoes, greens), Beth's Farm Kitchen (jams, pickled vegetables), Bobolink Dairy (cheeses), Caradonna (fruit and vegetables), Paffenroth(a huge variety of vegetables), Catskill Merino (lamb, lamb sausage, knitting wool, garlic), Keith's Farm(heirloom tomatoes, greens, Rocambole garlic), Van Houten (melons, vegetables), Mountain Sweet Berry(Tri-star strawberries, wild baby arugula, other unique greens), Windfall Farm(greens, squashes--ask about eggs), and more. See this URL for pictures of what's available: http://tinyurl.com/424swxt

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Preparations? Buy vegetables and fruit and plan cold meals with cheese!

I have peaches from Cheerful Cherry and Sycamore, tomatoes from Norwich, Sycamore, Keith, and Stokes, bread from Cayuga, jam from Beth, beans from Bodhitree, charontaise melon from Norwich (last weekend for them), and corn from Sycamore. I have herbs from Stokes, blueberries from Samascott, and yogurt from Hammond. I have feta cheese from Kalustyan (not in the Greenmarket, but it will be great with the tomatoes) and Molly's Folly cheese from Cato. I have duck livers from John Fazio that I'll make Bittman's Indian chicken liver dish with.

Tomorrow I will fill a couple of pots with water and set up the steamer with water for corn. With the Greenmarket so close, I don't think I'll be having an unhappy hurricane experience! Like the Boy Scouts, I am Prepared!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sweet Raspberries from Locust, Blueberries from Fantasy Fruit, Tri-Stars from Berried Treasures and Mountain Sweet Berry!

Slurpy peaches -- Sycamore, Oak Grove, Locust Grove and others
Purple haricots verts -- Paffenroth, Bodhitree
Delicious Heirloom Tomatoes -- Stokes, Eckerton, Sycamore, Bodhitree, Keith, and others
Big generous bunches of cut herbs -- Keith, Stokes, Paffenroth
Tasty potatoes -- Paffenroth, Berried Treasures
Apricots -- Red Jacket
Eggplants and other produce -- Rogowsky, S&SO, Kernan, Sycamore, Paffenroth, and others
Dried beans, grains, flours, ale bread, whole wheat bread -- Cayuga
Unique and tasty mushrooms -- Honey Hollow, Madura, Bulich
Elderberries -- Honey Hollow, Berried Treasures
Melons -- Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and others

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Stop By Oak Grove and say hello if you know Ted Blew!!!

Oak Grove -- many kinds of peppers, both sweet and hot, heirloom tomatoes, melons, corn, peaches -- and TED!
Miglorelli -- Apricots!
Locust Grove -- Several kinds of plum
Cheerful Cherry -- Peaches, heirloom tomatoes, green grapes!
Eckerton -- The pepper season has started! Many heirloom tomatoes, too!
Stokes, Cherry Lane, Lani, Norwich, and others -- Beautiful heirloom tomatoes!
Many stands have squashes, both small and large, and Windfall has great ones as well as squash blossoms and other edible flowers
Seatuck -- Fish and shellfish
Violet Hill -- Belle Rouge Chickens and many kinds of egg
Quattro's -- Heirloom chickens, ducks, soup meat, sausages, chicken eggs.
Northshire -- Eggs, cardoons, squashes, and other produce.
Lani and Norwich -- all sorts of eggplants, squashes, beans, melons, greens. Try Norwich's Charontais melons!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Stokes Farm is here on the East side of the market. Berried Treasures on the West 17th St Corner

Cheerful Cherry -- First grapes of the season, peaches, heirloom tomatoes
Two Guys From Woodbridge -- lettuces, herbs
John Fazio -- Rabbit, chicken, duck, chicken and duck eggs
Roaming Acres -- Ostrich meat and other products
Bodhitree -- eggplants, squashes, heirloom ,herbs, melons, salad and other grwwns, edamame
Divine Brine -- pickled vegetables
Cayuga -- beans, fours, grains, NO BREAD TODAY
Hot Bread Kitchen -- breads and crackers
Bobolink Dairy -- cheeses and breads
Queens County Farm -- peppers, greens, heirloom tomatoes, flowers
Madura -- a variety of mushrooms
Sycamore -- Corn, heirloom tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, peaches, eggplants
Muddy River -- artichokes, beets, fennel
Tellos -- aracuna eggs
Beth's Farm Kitchen -- pickled vegetables, chutneys, jams, jellies
Berried Treasures -- Tomatoes, shelling beans, herbs, strawberries, elderberries



Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Apricots, Elderberries, Jacob's Cattle Beans, Shishito Peppers

Eckerton, Bodhitree, Stokes, Oak Grove, Sycamore and others -- Heirloom Tomatoes
Red Jacket -- Apricots
Honey Hollow, Berried Treasures -- Elderberries
Fantasy Fruit, Phillips -- Blueberries
Sycamore, Locust Grove, Oak Grove, and others -- Peaches, nectarines, plums
Honey Hollow, Bulich -- Mushrooms

Rogowski, Sycamore -- Broccoli
Bodhitree, Windfall, Berried Treasures -- all sizes of squash
Windfall, Bodhitree -- Squash blossoms
Bodhitree, Eckerton, Oak Grove -- all kinds of peppers

Melons -- Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and others
Breads -- Hot Bread Kitchen, Cayuga, Our Daily Bread
Eggs -- Tello, Windfall
Milk, ice cream, butters, cheeses, yogurts -- Ronnybrook

Monday, August 15, 2011

Avocado Squash, Purple and Green Long Beans, Maiitake Mushrooms, Heirloom Tomatoes and Eggplants

I ran into one of the Top Chef Masters at Lani's stand this morning, and he recommended the avocado squashes. I picked up a couple of those and some purple and green long beans. They have beautiful produce, including many varieties of squash, bean, pepper, lettuce, and other greens, as well as tasty heirloom tomatoes and eggplants. Next door, at Norwich Meadow's stand, I found gorgeous melons, peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and herbs. Last Saturday, I bought one of their Charontais melons and it was perfect -- sweet, juicy, and delicious.

Check out Roaming Acres for all sorts of bison, Berkshire pork, and ostrich meat.

Eckerton is here with a very wide selection of heirloom tomatoes in many sizes and varieties, from tiny cherry to very large. You can buy single mixtures or a mixed box. Madura is here with many kinds of mushroom, including criminis, maiitakes, and oyster. PE&DD has succulent fish and seafood and Duncan Dairy Farm has whole milk in various sizes. Red Jacket has many different kinds of plums and their always excellent apricots. Check out a new entry in the Monday market, Raghoo, a stand with chickens, whole and part rabbits, ground chicken, and duck eggs. Hudson Valley Duck Farm is here with ducks, rillettes, smoked duck, and other duck products.



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tri-Star Strawberries! (Berried Treasures and Mountain Sweet Berry!) Peaches! (Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry!)

Charontais Melons! -- Norwich Meadows, Mountain Sweet Berry
Heirloom Tomatoes -- Eckerton, Stokes, Keith, Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Oak Grove, and others
(Sycamore says no second delivery corn! The birds got'em!)
Sauce Tomatoes -- Cherry Lane, D'Attolico, Sycamore
Gorgeous Carrots -- D'Attolico, Paffenroth, Miglorelli, S&SO
Generous Bunches of Herbs -- Stokes, Paffenroth, S&SO, Miglorelli
Hot and Sweet Peppers -- Oak Grove (a huge selection)
Lemon Grass, Lemon Verbena -- Stokes
Paffenroth -- Beautiful beets, purslane, lambs quarters, and other unique produce
Gorzynski and Keith -- many kinds of organic salad greens
Northshire -- CARDOONS, interesting eggplants and squashes
Binder -- Excellent wide variety of potted herbs and flowers

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Great day for melons, heirloom tomatoes, squashes, peppers.

Stokes has lemon verbena and lemongrass, as well as other unique herbs. Keith has a great display of fresh cut herbs and Oak Grove has lush herb plants. Bodhitree has interesting herbs and greens, as well as delicious sweet melons. Sycamore has white and yellow peaches, and Locust Grove, Kernan, and others have good looking peaches as well. Sycamore also has their fresh corn and heirloom tomatoes. Eckerton has a wide selection of heirloom tomatoes and Cherry Lane's and Stokes Farm's heirlooms are looking tasty, along with Keith's.

Paffenroth has their usual wide variety of great produce, including many kinds of carrots, baby fennel, big bunches of herbs, all kinds of onion family items, corn, and beets. S&SO, on the other end of the market, has all kinds of salad vegetables, herbs, peppers, and heirloom tomatoes.

Cayuga has several kinds of beans, grains, and flours, in addition to their wonderful ale bread and whole wheat loaves. Hot Bread Kitchen also has good looking breads, crackers, and other baked goods. Roaming Acres has all sorts of ostrich and emu products and says that one of our well-known restaurants has been making pasta with ostrich eggs! (They are also here on Monday and bring in bison meat along with ostrich only on that day.)

Beth's Farm Kitchen is here with excellent jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables, and Andrew's Honey has honeys and honey products. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries, new crop apples, and honey. Ronnybrook has creme fraiche, milks, creams, butters, and ice creams, along with their drinkable yogurts.



Saturday, August 6, 2011

Aunt Ruby's Back in Town!! Heirloom Tomatoes Galore!

Stokes Farm has their first Aunt Ruby tomatoes today! There are many stands with good looking heirloom tomatoes, squashes, eggplants, and melons. Just a few stands have lettuces, including Gorzynski and D'Attolico, but many have greens, like Norwich Meadows, Paffenroth, S&SO, and Miglorelli. You'll also find beets, radishes, fennel, and other great produce around the market. Several stands have peaches, including Locust Grove, Oak Grove, and Caradonna. Oak Grove has a fantastic assortment of hot and sweet peppers, and they and Norwich have a wide variety of melons. Fantasy Fruit is here with cultivated blueberries, and Violet Hill has good looking wild ones.

Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries and Red Jacket should have tasty apricots (I was too early to see if they were in, but they told me yesterday that they'd have them today.). Stokes, Paffenroth, Miglorelli, and Keith have all kinds of cut herbs and Binder and Oak Grove have herb plants.
(Stokes has stevia, among others.) Violet Hill has unique mushrooms and Bulich has several kinds of mushrooms as well.

Cato Corner has delicious cheeses and you can once again taste before you buy. Cayuga has great ale bread to go with them. Ronnybrook has ice creams, milks, yogurts, butters, and cheeses.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Golden Raspberries, Peaches *White and Yellow), Wild and Cultivated Blueberries, Heirloom Tomatoes!!

John Fazio has whole and cut up chickens, rabbits, ducks, and other poultry products. Dancing Ewe was Not Here at 8:30 AM. Cayuga has great breads, beans, grains, and flours. Roaming Acres Ostrich Farm is here with ostrich meat and other products. Bodhitree has all sorts of eggplants, beans, peppers, and heirloom tomatoes. Miglorelli has donut peaches along with a wide variety of other produce. Floying Pig has bacon and other pork cuts.

Pura Vida has fresh fish and shellfish. Queens County Farm Museum is here with great looking produce. Sycamore has delicious slurpy peaches, heirloom tomatoes, corn, cauliflower, and broccoli. Madura has a variety of tasty mushrooms, including Shiitake, Maitake, and others. Muddy River has artichokes, fennel, herbs, greens, beets, and carrots.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Red Celery! Haricots Verts! Heirloom Tomatoes! Squashes!! Peaches!!

Fantasy Fruit -- Blueberries
Red Jacket -- Plums
Kernan -- Peaches, squashes, tomatoes, corn, eggplants, okra
Honey Hollow -- Lobster mushrooms, chanterelles, and other mushrooms.
Eckerton -- Heirloom tomatoes, peppers, herbs, potatoes
Locust Grove -- Peaches, nectarines, plums.
Keith -- Heirloom tomatoes, herbs, garlic, lettuces.
Blue Moon -- Fresh fish and shellfish.
Windfall Farms - Squashes, squash blossoms, other edible flowers and greens
Sycamore -- Corn, heirloom tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, basil, white and yellow peaches.
Oak Grove -- Heirloom tomatoes, peaches, sunflowers, squashes, peppers.
Cherry Lane -- Heirloom tomatoes, squashes, eggplants, kirbys, Jersey beefsteak tomatoes.
Berried Treasures -- Red currants, raspberries, strawberries, haricots verts, Romano beans, wild blueberries.
Madura and Bulich -- many kinds of mushroom
Bodhitree -- Shishito and other sweet and hot peppers, squashes, heirloom tomatoes, beans, melons, greens, herbs.
Paffenroth -- many varieties of carrot, radish, beet, greens, lettuces, red and green celeries, herbs, good looking kohl rahbi, and other produce.
Stokes -- Many varieties of basil, generous bunches of herbs, heirloom tomatoes, lettuces, and garlic.