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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Good news -- Berried Treasures and Mountain Sweet Berry Have Tri-Star Strawberries!! Bad News - Little or no sweet or tart local cherries this year!!

Locust Grove has a few boxes of tart cherries today, but says there will be few if any local cherries this year, due to freezes in April.  There will probably be smallish peaches as well as plums and nectarines.  Sycamore is usually first in with gorgeous strawberries, but they lost the first crop this year. They will have strawberries later, though.  Many stands including Phillips, Caradonna, Stokes, Cherry Lane, Bodhitree, and others have strawberries, and the Tri-Stars are here and sweet.

Stokes has delicious cherry tomatoes and the beginning of their heirlooms, and Cherry Lane has tasty greenhouse heirlooms as well. Eckerton has the first of their sungold cherry tomatoes today.  KEITH is here as well, with cut herbs, greens, young garlic, and lettuces.  Madura has good-looking greens and other produce and Rogowski has a beautiful new Japanese turnip variety as well as other produce.  Berried Treasures has small potatoes and sunchokes and Mountain Sweet Berry has Lamborne pea shoots, baby arugula, and other small greens, including beautiful sucrine lettuce. S&SO and Migloreill have plentiful produce as well.

To see who's here and what they've brought, click on this:
Greenmarket Wednesday, May 30

Monday, May 28, 2012

Consider Bardwell's Fresh Goat Cheese! Hudson Valley Duck Farm's Ducks!! Roaming Acres Berkshire Pork, Bison, Ostrich!

Raghoo's elk! PE&DD's fish and seafood!  There's plenty of protein in the market today. Several stands have beautiful greens, including Norwich Meadows, Maxwell's, Madura, and others, and Healthway has many kinds of tasty potatoes.  Red Jacket has rhubarb and Lani has lots of gorgeous fresh new crop garlic.  The lavender people are here with edible lavender as well as gift options, and Madura has mushrooms.  PE&DD has beautiful fish and other seafood, but has run out of skate already!

Check this to see who's here today: Greenmarket Union Square Monday May 28

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cherry Lane's snow peas! Edible flowers from Lani and Windfall! Strawberries from Cherry Lane, Phillips, Stokes, and others.

Sugar snaps -- Miglorelli, Cherry Lane, Eckerton.
Lettuces -- S&SO, Eckerton, Stokes, Cherry Lane, Windfall
Young garlic, onions -- D'Attolico, Eckerton, Lani
Greenhouse heirloom tomatoes -- Cherry Lane
Hydroponic cherry tomatoes -- Shushan
Mache -- D'Attolico
 Asparagus -- Stokes, Durr, Miglorelli, Hoeffner
Purple Asparagus -- Hoeffner
Rhubarb -- Hoeffner
Lambs quarters -- Windfall, Paffenroth, Lani 
Last week for Durr's peonies. 
Sucrine lettuce -- Northshire
Rabbit, pheasant eggs, turkey eggs -- Quattro's
Chicken parts for the grill -- Violet Hill

To see these and more stands and produce, check this URL:
Greenmarket Saturday May 26

Friday, May 25, 2012

A rainy day, but everyone's here!

Las Delicias -- delicious challahs -- three kinds -- chocolate "brownies" -- canneles, madelines, etc.
Divine Brine -- many kinds of savory pickles
Samascott -- rhubarb, asparagus
Stokes -- herbs, asparagus, greens -- and their beautiful potted flowering and edible plants, for which the season is almost over. There are several plant nurseries in the market right now. Binder, Oak Grove, Van Houten, and others are here today and will be here tomorrow, as will Heffner and Hodgeson.
Ronnybrook Dairy, Hammond (yogurt), and Red Jacket are here, and Muddy River has sorrel, dill, cress, and breakfast radish, in addition to their other tasty produce. Miglorelli has sugar snaps, shelling peas, and tomato juice.
Rose Meadow has roses, anemones, and snapdragons.
Roaming Acres has all sorts of meat today, including ostrich, beef, and pork.  Raghoo has many kinds of meat and poultry as well.  For great Italian cheeses, check out Dancing Ewe.

To see what other stands and produce are here, check this:
Greenmarket Friday May 25

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sugar Snap Peas!Green Garlic! Greenhouse Heirloom Tomatoes! Purple and Green Asparagus!!

Sugar snap peas -- Cherry Lane, Eckerton, Miglorelli
Purple asparagus -- a little at Bodhitree and Hoeffner
Green asparagus -- Bodhitree, S&SO, Miglorelli, Hoeffner, Cherry Lane
Unique small potatoes -- Mountain Sweet Berry, Berried Treasures
Young scallions, green onions, mushrooms -- Madura
Hydroponic lettuces and mushrooms -- Two Guys
Greenhouse heirloom tomatoes -- Cherry Lane
Hydroponic tomatoes, herbs, cherry tomatoes, lettuces -- Shushan
Peonies -- Dutchmill and others
Rose sale -- Rose Meadow
Radishes, carrots, lettuces, greens -- Rogowski, Bodhitree, Eckerton, Madura, Migloreilli
Many sizes and types of salad greens and edible flowers -- Windfall

To see these and other stands, click here:  Greenmarket Wednesday, May 23

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Keith's Farm will be back in the Saturday Greenmarket on May 26th!!!
Look for his excellent garlic and other tasty vegetables this weekend!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Next to last chance for Durr's Exquisite peonies!

Durr has beautiful dark peonies this week as well as fragrant white and pink varieties, and mixed bunches of old fashioned irises.  Duva has Dutch irises and pretty old fashioned irises and Rose Meadow has snapdragons, sweet peas, anemones, and lovely roses.  River Garden has grasses and wildflowers.

Cherry Lane has tasty greenhouse heirloom tomatoes and Shushan has their succulent red cherry tomatoes.  Stokes has had the last of their asparagus and Hoeffner, Cherry Lane, Lani, S&SO and others have green asparagus today.  The market is getting greener in general, with many sources for lettuces, such as Two Guys, Lani, Eckerton, S&SO, Gorzynski, Stokes, and others.  Paffenroth, Lani, Windfall, Mountain Sweet Berry, Norwich Meadows, and others have unique greens and cut herbs. 

Northshire has sucrine, eggs, honey, and MORELS today and Bulich has several kinds of mushroom.  Cayuga is here today with many kinds of grains and beans, including "bumblebee beans" (Ask what to do with those!), and delicious beer and wholewheat breads. Violet Hill has interesting mushrooms along with many varieties of chicken egg and a large supply of chicken parts and whole chickens.

For pictures of these and other stands in the market, click on this:
Greenmarket May 19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Too late to post for today

However, here's a message from Northshire Farm for tomorrow:

Ramps, sucrine, rocket, and rabbit! Also honey and chicken eggs. See you all tomorrow!
 Here's who's here at 1PM today: Greenmarket at 1PM Today
 News! Michisk Farm is back! looked like some nice tomatoes.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Miglorelli has sugar snap peas!

Hoeffner, Bodhitree, Cherry Lane, and others have delicious asparagus. Cherry Lane has their tasty greenhouse HEIRLOOM TOMATOES!  Berried Treasures has good-looking ramps, ramp bulbs,fiddleheads, sunchokes, and small potatoes.  Bodhitree, Cherry Lane, and others have STRAWBERRIES.  Rogowski has all kinds of greens, including stinging nettles, and Bodhitree, Miglorelli, and others have baby beets.  Stokes has several kinds of cut herb, as do Bodhitree, Shushan, and others.

Beth's Farm Kitchen has a new product -- ramp pesto!

See this for pictures of who's here and what they've brought:
Greenmarket Wednesday, May 16

Monday, May 14, 2012

Strawberries! Bags of Root Vegetables! Fresh duck, elk, bison, bluefish!

PE&DD has good looking fish and seafood, including excellent fresh bluefish.  Raghoo has elk, but no lamb today, and Hudson Valley Duck Farm has fresh ducks, duck parts, rillettes, smoked duck breast, and other goodies.  Roaming Acres has beef, pork, and bison, in addition to ostrich meat and eggs.

Lani, Phillips, and Maxwell have tasty looking strawberries and Lani has many kinds of Italian and Asian greens, edible flowers, and herbs.  Race, Phillips, and Madura have flowering and other plant sets, and Andrew's honeys, D&J organic vegetables and kimchees, and the lavender stand are here.  Dutchmill is taking a well-deserved after-Mother's Day Weekend day off, and will be back on Wednesday.

See these pictures for stands in the market today:
Greenmarket Monday, May 14

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Eckerton has gorgeous lettuces and other greens. Miglorelli has several kinds of baby beets, turnips, and greens.  Stokes has many cut herbs as well as potted herbs, vegetables, and flowers.  Silver Heights has flats of vegetables and herbs.  Binder and Oak Grove have herb flats and flowering potted plants and Hoeffner, Stokes, and Hodgson have great flowering plant and herb sets as well.  Paffenroth has unique greens as well as many kinds of onion and potato. D'Attolico has greens, sprouts, and young garlic.

Cherry Lane, Lani, and Phillips have STRAWBERRIES, and all of those and Hoeffner have asparagus. 

James Durr has several varieties of peony and iris as well as other flowers. Rose Meadow has pretty anemones, roses, sweet peas,and snapdragons.
There are plenty of Mother's Day options, if that's your pleasure, including honeys from various stands and wrapped jams from Beth's Farm Kitchen.

For pictures of these and other stands, check out:Greenmarket May 12

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sorry to have been out of touch for the week -- had a cold!

I'm back now, though, and did manage to get to the Greenmarket a bit late, but not too late to see Queens County Farm's pea shoots, Consider Bardwell's first fresh goat cheese of the year, and to score the last purple asparagus of the day from Stokes.  I also managed to get some of Las Delicias's wonderful canneles, chocolate "brownies", and madeleines, and Dutchmill's gorgeous peonies.  I also snagged a raisin challah from Hot Bread Kitchen! I'll be much earlier and more helpful tomorrow morning!

Check out these pictures for many of the stands here today:
Greenmarket May 11, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Asparagus Article in the New York Times Today

How there oould be an article about the wonderfulness of local asparagus that doesn't talk about the many farmstands in the various New York City greenmarkets which have delicious offerings escapes me!  Check out Hoeffner, Bodhitree, Lani, Samascott, Stokes, Cherry Lane, and many others in various markets around the city. Some of those stands are from New Jersey farms as well as New York State, and their asparagus is fresh and delicious.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Peach colored peonies!! Lilacs! Lilies of the Valley! Old-Fashioned bearded irises!

James Durr has many peony varieties as well as irises, tulips, and other flowers.  River Garden has lilacs and lilies of the valley.  It's a flower-lover's paradise in the Greenmarket today!  If you like sweet purple asparagus, Hoeffner still had some when I left a few minutes ago.  Many stands have green asparagus and broccoli rabe.  D'Attolico and many others have young onions and garlic and several have ramps.  Eckerton has beautiful radishes and greens. Norwich Meadows has greens and root vegetables.

Three Corner Field Farm has sheep yogurt as well as lamb cuts and cheeses and Tonjes has goat's milk, yogurt, cheeses, and other goat milk items.  Violet Hill has chicken and duck eggs and Quattro's has pheasant, wild turkey, and chicken eggs.  Northshire also has chicken eggs as well as honey and various greens.  Mountain Sweet Berry has potatoes, potato chips, and ramps.

Stokes has a huge selection of herb, vegetable, and flowering plant flats, as do Van Houten, Oak Grove, Binder, Hodgson, Hoeffner, and others. Rose Meadow is having a sale on roses today and has anemones and other flowers.  Nemeth and Breezy Hill have pastries.

See this for pictures:  Greenmarket Saturday

Friday, May 4, 2012

Asparagus, Salad Mix, Ramps, Fiddleheads, Beautiful Baby Beets!

Muddy River has gorgeous baby beets, arugula, young garlic, and other delicious produce.  Bodhitree has excellent asparagus, greens, edible flowers, herbs, strawberries,and fresh eggs.  Miglorelli has lots of broccoli rabe for those who want to try New York Magazine's recipe, and Queens County Farm Museum has excellent salad mix, spinach, and other produce.  Berried Treasures has sunchokes, ramps, and elegant small potatoes.

Las Delicias has lovely pastries and Dancing Ewe has succulent cheeses.  Rose Meadow Farm has beautiful anemones and roses and Dutchmill has many colors of Dutch iris and Sweet William.

Raghoo has all kinds of meats, including lamb, and Roaming Acres has ostrich, pork, and beef, along with emu and ostrich eggs.  Flying Pig has sausages and pork cuts and Pura Vida has very fresh fish and seafood.

Check this link for who's here and what they've brought:
Greenmarket May 4, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Bodhitree has sugar snap peas!!!