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Monday, April 30, 2012

Last of Dutchmill's Parrot Tulips Today!!

I had to buy more of Dutchmill's wonderful tulips, since today is the last time we'll see those this year! I picked up some donuts from Race and the first bluefish of the season from PE&DD.  I checked out the elk meat at Raghoo and think I might try their elk burger next Monday, although Roaming Acres bison also looks interesting.  Central Valley has good-looking mozzarella and Rising Sun beef has several kinds of steak and other cuts.  Lani has young shallots and garlic -- I bought some shallots to have with my bluefish tonight.  Phillips was apparently the only stand with asparagus today, but Madura has a variety of produce as well as many kinds of mushroom. 

To see who is here and what they've brought, check out this URL:
Greenmarket 4/30/12

Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Greenmarket 4/28/12

Peonies!! Old Fashioned Irises!! Lilies of the Valley!!

James Durr has beautiful flowers this week, including many colors and kinds of peonies, irises, lilies of the valley, flowering branches, and more. Stokes, Hoeffner, Miglorelli, and others have asparagus, and Lani, Mountain Sweet Berry, and others have ramps.  S&SO has asparagus, new season spinach, and other vegetables, and Eckerton is back with gorgeous radishes and greens.  Gorzynski has interesting organic vegetables and Silver Heights, Binder, Van Houten, Oak Grove, and others have vegetable and flowering plant flats for gardens. 

Seatuck has wonderful shellfish, including soft-shelled crabs, several kinds of clam, and lovely scallops, as well as other seafood. PE&DD also has great fish and seafood, as well as prepared fish salads and other items.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Delicious pastries, elegant Italian cheeses, tasty pickles, gorgeous old fashioned irises!

Friday's market is getting pretty wonderful, with Bodhitree's mixed purple and green asparagus, Samascott's rhubarb, Dutchmill's old fashioned irises, Divine Brine's many pickle varieties, and Las Delicias's excellent pastries.  There are Binder's vegetable and flowering plant flats, Beth's wide variety of jams, Queens County Farm Museum's salad mix, Berried Treasures sunchokes, Lucky Dog's fiddleheads, and Mountain Sweet Berry's unique potato chips.  There are plenty of ramps and asparagus offerings from many stands and Rose Meadow has beautiful unusual anemones today.

To see who's here today, click here:  Greenmarket 4/27/12

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Purple asparagus -- Hoeffner, Stokes.
Strawberries -- Bodhitree
Young spring spinach -- S&S0, Bodhitree, Rogowski
Mini kale, mustard greens, other mini-vegetables -- Rogowski, Two Guys,    Windfall
Green Asparagus -- Stokes, Hoeffner, Miglorelli, Bodhitree, and many others
Ramps -- Berried Treasures, Mountain Sweet Berry, and others
See pictures for who's here:Greenmarket 4/25/12


First sighting of fiddleheads today!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Rain has kept a few stands home, but many are here.

I bought flounder filet from PE&DD, young shallots and garlic from Lani, cheese from Consider Bardwell, and yogurt from Hammond Dairy (who has started to bring in drinkable yogurt as well).  Race is here with many flowering and other plants as well as honey and baked goods. Madura has many vegetables, mushrooms, and flowering plants. Lani has edible flowers, greens, scapes, cut herbs, and salad greens, along with various kinds of onion family items.  Hudson Valley Duck Farm has smoked duck breast this week along with ducks and other duck products.

Check this URL for these and other stands who've braved the rain to get to Union Square Greenmarket: Greenmarket Monday, 4/23/12

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

To see who was here in the Greenmarket today, check this out:
Greenmarket 4/21/12

Eckerton's Back!!!

Asparagus! Ramps! Young garlic and onions!

Friday, April 20, 2012


Berried Treasures has ramps, jerusalem artichokes, and lovely small European and other potato varieties. Samascott has RHUBARB!!!

New in the Greenmarket -- Las Delicias has brought in delicious pastries and cookies. I'm having a couple of mini croissants for breakfast -- delicious indeed!

See this URL for pictures of most of the stands here today:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

BULLETIN!! Cherry Lane is back with ASPARAGUS!!!

Cherry Lane and Bodhitree have asparagus, as do several other stands. I missed Bodhitree's STRAWBERRIES because I was late, but they should have them again on Friday. Cherry Lane also has spinach and sweet potatoes and Bodhitree has salad and other greens and herbs. Hoeffner and Kernan also have asparagus as well as other produce.
To see who else is here today and what they've brought, check out:


Monday, April 16, 2012

Greens and young garlic are in!!

The market is looking up, with many good-looking herb and flowering plant sets available at Race, Phillips, Madura, Dutchmill, and others. Lani has tatsoi and other edible flowers and new lettuces, kales, mustard greens, and other Spring vegetables. Check out Andrew's bees at his honey stand. Otherwise, things are more or less as usual, with Raghoo's elk meat, Roaming Acres bison, pork, and beef, and PE&DD's delicious fish. Central Valley has a new product -- cream cheese -- and Dutchmill says they'll be having Dutch irises next week.

Click on this URL to see who's here and what they've brought in today:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

S&SO Asparagus!! James Durr Lilacs!!

Silver Heights (herb and vegetable plant sets) and Binder (flowering plant and herb sets) are back!! Stokes has cut herbs, as do Paffenroth, Lani, and Monkshood. Shushan and Two Guys have hydroponic greens and herbs. Shushan has sweet cherry tomatoes and Two Guys has shitake mushrooms. Bulich is here with several mushroom varieties. D'Attolico, Lani, S&SO, Norwich, and others have young garlic, young shallots, and other green onion varieties. Stokes had some sorrel.

Seatuck is here with softshelled crabs, various clams, other shellfish, and fish. PE&DD has many kinds of fish and shellfish as well as salads and other prepared seafood dishes. Quattro's has smallish capons, turkey sausage, young chickens, rabbits, and other poultry and game items, as well as wild turkey, pheasant, and chicken eggs. Violet Hill has Belle Rouge chickens, sausages, and duck and various kinds of chicken eggs. Hudson Valley Duck Farm has ducks, rillettes, and various other duck products.

See this URL for pictures of stands here today:

Friday, April 13, 2012

Consider Bardwell Goat Meat! Raghoo Elk Meat!

Rumors of strawberries and asparagus coming next week! Queens County Farm has two kinds of spinach -- one for salads and another for sauteeing or steaming. Stokes, Van Houten, Binder, Oak Grove, and others have flowering plant and herb sets. Dutchmill has gorgeous tulips. Bodhitree has beautiful new season greens, including Tuscan Kale and baby bok choi, young garlic, and crisp salad. Two Guys has hydroponic greens and Madura has several varieties of mushroom. Divine Brine has pickled vegetables and Hot Bread Kitchen has all kinds of interesting breads, including raisin challah and various flatbreads.
Mountain Sweet Berry, Lucky Dog, and others have ramps. Dancing Ewe is here with delicious cheeses. Check this URL for pix of stands and offerings in the Greenmarket: http://tinyurl.com/6wbsjpy

Wednesday, April 11, 2012



(Back with more after breakfast!)

for pix of who's here.

Back at 11:30 AM -- S&SO no longer has asparagus!! They were cleared out!
Get there early on Saturday, I guess!

Tamarack is here with poultry and meats. Shushan has sweet cherry tomatoes today.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mozzarella at Central Valley! Bison and Pork at Roaming Acres!! New Spinach at Lani's!!

Today I bought flounder from PE&DD, salad greens and baby spinach from Lani (and arugula and tatsoi flowers!), smoked duck breast from Hudson Valley Duck Farm, potatoes from Healthway, and beautiful tulips from Dutchmill. Spring flowers are everywhere in the market in pots and cut. Roaming Acres is now bringing in bison, pork, and beef in addition to ostrich eggs and meat. Madura has flowering plant and herb sets, as do Phillips and Race Farm. Race also has ramps.

To see who's in the market and what they've brought, check this URL:

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Flowers and flowering branches! Beautiful potted flowers and herbs! Many types and colors of egg!

Violet Hill has many kinds of chicken eggs in many colors. Northshire has quail eggs and chicken eggs. Quattro's has wild turkey, pheasant, and chicken eggs. Plenty of choices for Easter!

There are beautiful flowering branches and tulips, daffodils, and Dutch irises in the market, as well as roses, anemones, and other flowers. Check out James Durr, Locust Grove, Binder, and River Garden. Stokes, Hoeffner, and many others have potted flowering plants, and Stokes, Binder, Hoeffner, Oak Grove, and others have herb sets. Van Houten also has trees!

S&SO is back with SPRING BABY SPINACH!!! Ramps are rampant -- Mountain Sweet Berry and many others have them. D'Attolico has young onion family varieties as do S&SO, Paffenroth, Lani and others. Lani has a wide variety of greens.

Beth of Beth's Farm Kitchen will be doing demonstrations with her products today. Check out the ginger apricot sauce and the Blazing Tomato chutney!

Check this URL for who's here in Union Square today:

Happy Easter and Passover, y'all!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Dancing Ewe's new cheese! Bodhitree's baby spinach! Mountain Sweet Berry's Ramps!

Dutchmill has gorgeous parrot tulips, lily tulips, and other unusual tulips today. Dancing Ewe has yet another spot on the 17th Street side of the market. Bodhitree has sorrel, herbs, and greens. Binder is back with beautiful flowering plant and herb sets. Stokes has more cut herbs as well as flowering and herb sets and Queens County Farm Museum has their delicious salad mix and spinach. Consider Bardwell has their cheeses and chips and will have their meats this afternoon.

To see who else is here, check: http://tinyurl.com/cpsggg9

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bodhitree's Mint! Mountain Sweet Berry's Ramps!! Hudson Valley Duck Farm's Pet Food!!

There isn't much news today, aside from Oak Grove's TOMATO PLANTS and rumors of asparagus for next week -- maybe!!!! Today there are some new greens, but the main item around the market is flowers -- flowering branches, tulips, roses, anemones, daffodils. It bodes well for Friday and Saturday, when there will be plenty for Spring celebrations.

Hudson Valley's duck pet food patties look good -- treat your dog or cat!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Beautiful if chilly! Ramps, ducks, elk meat, bison, ostrich!!

It's a smallish but exotic Greenmarket today, with all sorts of special items. In addition to Race's ramps, Hudson Valley Duck Farm's ducks and duck products, Roaming Acres ostrich and emu eggs and bison, pork, and ostrich meat, there are delicious fresh fish (PE&DD), young garlic and shallots (Lani), and all sorts of honey (Andrew's).

I bought flounder, spinach, and baking potatoes (Healthway), as well as gorgeous tulips (Dutchmill). Dutchmill also has herb flats and Phillips and Race have flowering plant flats and produce. Consider Bardwell has their chips and cheese, but didn't bring meat in today. (They'll be here with meats on Friday.)