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Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's cold and grim, but the market is starting to show signs of Spring!

Lani has young garlic and other new season greens in addition to the winter kales and new edible flowers. Mountain Sweet Berry has ramps and a few stands have spinach. Shushan has tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and herbs, and Stokes has cut herbs as well as herb and flowering plant flats. Oak Grove has a huge collection of potted herbs and Locust Grove, River Garden, Phillips, and others have flowering branches.

Bulich and D'Attolico are not here today, but Cayuga is here with their delicious breads, grains, and beans. Quattro's has goodlooking pheasants, rabbits, and other delicious poultry and game, and Flying Pig has pork sausages, bacon, and pork cuts. Oak Grove has beef and pork products as well as popping corn and pastries.

Hudson Valley Duck Farm has duck cuts, ducks, rillettes, and duck fat today. Cato Corners Farm has wonderful cheeses and Ronnybrook has many kinds of butter, milk, cream, yogurt, and ice cream.

Several plant nurseries are here with flowering and other plants and Beth's Farm Kitchen has a delicious new ginger apricot sauce. There's plenty to see once you adjust to the drizzle!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Queens County Farm Museum and Bodhitree have edible flowers!

Stokes has beautiful flowering plant and herb sets, as well as cut thyme and other herbs. Mountain Sweet Berry has something called toothwort that you might want to ask them about. Bodhitree has all sorts of greens, salad greens, and edible tatsoi and other flowers.

Beth's Farm Kitchen has a new ginger apricot item, very tasty and useable in many ways. Dutchmill has some unusual and beautiful tulips today, as well as daffodils. D&J has organic flowering Tuscan Kale. Dancing Ewe is here with delicious cheeses, back for the Spring!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Time Out

It's time for the World's Ice Skating Competition in Nice. Watching on a Mac isn't totally satisfying, but Time Warner doesn't have Universal Sports. Anyway, I'll be back in the Greenmarket on Saturday, but for now, it's all skating, all the time!

There were ramps in the market on Monday, so it might be worth looking for today. Happy hunting!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Race has plants AND ramps!!

Now that the season seems to be changing, I'm going to limit the report to talking about what I see that is new, which stands have returned, and which stands have finished their season, as I posted on Friday. Check Monday, March 19, for the regulars who are all here today.

Note: Roaming Acres has Berkshire pork and bison in addition to emu eggs and ostrich meat and eggs.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Seatuck is here with several clam varieties, crabs, scallops, and many other kinds of fish and seafood!!

D'Attolico has young garlic, young onions, and several mini-greens. Cayuga is here with many beans, grains, flours, and their excellent breads. Lani has young shallots and edible tatsoi and garlic flowers. Paffenroth has beautiful young watercress, chamomile, and dandelion. Bulich has several kinds of mushroom and Two Guys has shitake and other mushrooms as well as hydroponic salad greens, mesclun mix, and mini-greens. Oak Grove has lush herb plants.

Locust Grove has cherry, plum, and peach flowering branches. River Garden also has beautiful flowering branches. Stokes has lovely flowering and herb plant sets and Van Houten has pretty flowering plant sets as well.

Quattro's has pheasant, wild turkey, and chicken eggs, and Violet Hill has interesting chicken egg varieties and duck eggs. Northshire has quail eggs and chicken eggs.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Dancing Ewe is back with great cheeses!!

Now that the season seems to be changing, I'm going to limit the report to talking about what I see that is new, which stands have returned, and which stands have finished their season.

I'm happy to see Dancing Ewe back , in a new space at the East end of the market. Queens County Museum's stand has two kinds of spinach, baby kale, and good looking salad mix. Bodhitree says that their strawberry plants are flowering, so we should see their appearance some time towards the end of April. With such a warm day, I almost asked about the time frame for asparagus, but stopped myself! Don't want to rush things.

Other than the above, the offerings today are pretty much as they have been.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stokes, Bodhitree, Shushan, Two Guys! Beth's Farm Kitchen!

Stokes has a wide variety of flowering plant and herb sets and the first of their cut herbs -- rosemary! Bodhitree has wintered over broccoli rabe and many other greens, edible flowers, herbs, and potatoes. Shushan and Two Guys have hydroponic greens and herbs and Shushan has tomatoes. Madura has vegetables and mushrooms and Miglorelli has root vegetables, apples, pears, frozen summer vegetables, ciders, and tomato juices. Caradonna and Breezy Hill have fruit and ciders, and Breezy Hill has hard cider as well.

Beth's Farm Kitchen will have a new and very tasty and useful product on Friday, a spiced apricot sauce that can be used on pork and chicken, or with cream cheese, or a number of other ways

Tamarack and others are here with meats and poultry. To see who's here and what they've brought, check this URL:http://tinyurl.com/7f6ay2y

Monday, March 19, 2012

Gorgeous day in Union Square Greenmarket!

Central Valley has their tomato parmesan soups, cheeses, eggs, and other items (and is having a sale on eggs today). Lani has all sorts of greens, lettuces, and edible flowers. Roaming Acres has bison, Berkshire pork, and emju and ostrich eggs, dog treats, and other ostrich items. Andrew's Honey is here along with Consider Bardwell's cheeses and meats and Hudson Valley Duck Farm's ducks and duck products (like duck bacon, smoked duck breast, rillettes, and duck pastrami).

Dutchmill flower farm has unique and beautiful tulips and River Garden has flowering branches. Phillips also has flowering branches and Buon Pane is here with interesting baked goods. Healthway has a wide variety of potatoes and Madura has several kinds of mushroom. D&J has vegetables and kimchee and Raghoo has elk meat.

To see who's here and what they've brought, click on this URL:
http://tinyurl.com/7q3ohzj

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Stokes is back!! Cayuga is here!! Lani is here!!

Quattro's has wild turkey eggs!! Northshire has quail eggs and Violet Hill has their mixture of egg varieties. Roaming Acres has emu and ostrich eggs! Hudson Valley Duck Farm has duck bacon! Breakfast!!

Cayuga is here with their delicious breads, unique bean and grain selections, and flours. Stokes has beautiful flowering plant and herb sets and James Durr is here with flowering branches, daffodils, and tulips.

Beth's Farm Kitchen has jams and chutneys wrapped for St. Patrick's Day gifts and Phillips has flowering branches, tulips, and jams. Rick's Picks is here with pickled vegetables. River Garden has flowering branches and dried flower arrangements and Lavender by the Bay has dried lavender and various gift items.

Two Guys, Shushan, Windfall, and Lani have various greens and herbs. Violet Hill has chickens and sausages and Grazin' has Angus beef and other items. Quattro's has chickens, ducks, pheasants, and other wild and cultivated poultry. Cato Corners, Patches of Stars, Valley Shepherd, and Three Corner Field Farm have all kinds of cheeses, and Three Corner Field Farm, Catskill, Oak Grove, and others have meats.

To see who's here and what they've brought, check this URL:
http://tinyurl.com/7vzg59s

Monday, March 12, 2012

Signs of Spring

Madura has potted flowering plants and Lani has edible flowers! Madura also has root vegetables, salad, and mushrooms. Lani has greens and lettuces. Otherwise we're still in Winter, no matter what the weather seems to be, and despite the blossoming magnolia trees.

Roaming Acres has bison, Berkshire pork, and ostrich meat, along with emu and ostrich eggs. Raghoo has elk meat, Hudson Valley has ducks and duck products, and PE&DD has fresh fish and seafood. Rising Sun has beef cuts. Consider Bardwell has veal and goat.

River Garden has flowering branches and pretty dried flower arrangements and a few stands have pussy willows, but Dutchmill isn't here today, so no tulips!

For who else is here and what they've brought, check out this URL:
http://tinyurl.com/7cubu8g

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lani's Back On Saturdays! Cayuga's Back ONLY On Saturdays!

I had some sweet and tasty hydroponic cherry tomatoes from Shushan, who are here with herbs, lettuces, vine tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes today. Phillips is here with flowers and jams and Lani has many kinds of greens and eggs. Cayuga is here with their addictive ale bread, whole wheat bread, and beans, but were late this morning. Violet Hill has pork, chickens, and sausages. Monkshood has greens and Miglorelli has root vegetables, frozen summer vegetables, and juices.

To see who else is here and what they've brought, check out this URL:
http://tinyurl.com/7ovyq4l

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oak Grove's Potted Herbs Are Back!! Mushrooms Galore at Madura and Two Guys!!!

Miglorelli has big purple kohlrabi and many other root vegetables, frozen summer vegetables, tomato juice, and ciders, in addition to pears and apples. Locust Grove has apples, pears, ciders, and cut flowering branches. Caradonna has apples and other fruit as well as ciders. Breezy Hill has ciders (hard and sweet), apples, and pastries.

Bodhitree has beautiful greens and Two Guys has hydroponic greens, herbs, and lettuces, as well as shitake and oyster mushrooms. Madura has root vegetables and many kinds of mushroom.

Tamarack has several types of meat and Pura Vida has good looking fish and shellfish. Beth's Farm Kitchen is here with jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables, and Rick's Picks has many kinds of pickles as well.

Check this URL for more stands and produce:
http://tinyurl.com/86jn9bm

Monday, March 5, 2012

Lani's Back!! Greens, edible flowers, lettuces!

I'm celebrating my successful eye surgery with Consider Bardwell's delicious cheese chips and Hudson Valley Duck Farm's luscious rillettes. I'm knocked out by the beautiful colors of Dutchmill's tulips and River Garden's lovely dried flower arrangements (as well as their pussy willows and flowering branches). In fact, I'm enjoying the deep and light greens of Lani's lettuces, edible flowers, and other goodies, and Healthway's tempting apples and potatoes. Madura's mushrooms and vegetables looked particularly attractive today, and Andrew's honeys with their various distinctive golden colors were tempting.

Central Valley's tomato sauce, soups, cheeses, and other products looked great, too, and Lavender By The Bay's gifts are pretty and appealing. All in all, this is a beautiful day in Union Square's Greenmarket. To see who else is here and what they've brought, check this URL:
http://tinyurl.com/85jjrkx