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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sycamore's CORN!! Eckerton's BLACK RASPBERRIES! Berried Treasures' TRI-STAR STRAWBERRIES! Kernan's SLURPY PEACHES!

I am enjoying one of Kernan's delicious peaches as I write. Sycamore's corn is here and their shelling peas are sweet and tasty and the price of shelling peas there and in the market in general is good.  Locust Grove has sweet black cherries, queen anne cherries, GOOSEBERRIES, RED CURRANTS, red raspberries and blueberries. Caradonna also has a variety of stone fruit and berries. Cherry Lane has raspberries and Terhune and Phillips are here with berries as well.

Stokes has sorrel and many other cut herbs, garlic, tomatoes, and squashes.  Keith has organic cut herbs, spring onions, Rocambole garlic, and many kinds of green.  Paffenroth is here with an excellent variety of beets, carrots, and other produce as well as corn.

Dutchmill, River Garden, and Silva are here with various kinds of flower, and Tamarack, Hudson Valley, Roaming Acres, and others are here with meats and poultry.  Hot Bread Kitchen has an assortment of ethnic breads and Andrew's honey is here as well.  Blue Moon has fish and shellfish.

For these and other stands and what they've brought:
Greenmarket Wednesday, June 27

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sycamore says CORN next Saturday! Stokes has sorrel!! Shushan's sweet cherry tomatoes!

Mountain Sweet Berry has no strawberries today, but they do have several interesting greens, including "Dan's Chicory", wild arugula, and two kinds of pea shoots.  D'Attolico has great young onions and garlic and delicious greens and sprouts.  Cherry Lane has heirloom tomatoes, and Eckerton has carrots, new potatoes, and greens.  Lani, Mountain Sweet Berry, Norwich, and others have fava beans, and Lani has all kinds of other beans, greens, and various onions and fresh garlic.  Stokes and Keith also have new crop garlic, greens, herbs, and other vegetables, and Stokes has tasty cherry tomatoes, other greenhouse tomatoes, blueberries, and squashes.  Gorzynsky, Conuca, and Hudson Valley are here with various greens and Hawthorne Valley has all kinds of produce, breads, and dairy products.  Catskill Merino has various sheep products and wool, and Three Corner Field Farm has yogurts, cheeses, and lamb cuts.  Cato Corner is here with delicious cheeses.

Hodgeson and Locust Grove have strawberries and blueberries, and Locust has RED CURRANTS, raspberries, and GOOSEBERRIES.  Caradonna has many kinds of berries and cherries. Eckerton had black raspberries when I was there.

Seatuck has several kinds of seafood, including bags of mussels.  PE&DD has cooked lobsters, seafood salads, crabcakes, fish, and shellfish.  Flying  pig is here with pork products and Violet Hill has sausages, chicken and chicken parts, and mushrooms.  Quattro's has pheasant and wild turkey eggs, poultry, venison chili, smoked poultry and other delicious meats. 

Rose Meadow has beautiful roses, snapdragons, and sweet peas. River Garden has fresh cut lavender and grasses.  Duva has lilies.

To see these and other stands and produce:
Saturday, June 23 Union Square

Friday, June 22, 2012

Too Darn Hot! But our farmers are all here!

Samascott, Norwich, and others have strawberries, and Berried Treasures and Norwich have wild strawberries. Norwich has both red and yellow wild ones.  Samascott has rhubarb, too, and various vegetables.  Norwich has favas, various string beans, squashes, greens, and other tasty organic produce.  Berried Treasures has small La Ratte and other unique potatoes, as well as cut herbs. Stokes has greenhouse cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, cut herbs, fresh garlic, and other produce.  Miglorelli has huge piles of peas and beets, as well as CORN! Queens County Farm Museum has beautiful produce and Bobolink is next stand over with great cheeses.  Hot Bread Kitchen has all sorts of interesting breads and Ruis is here with their dark Finnish style. 

Raghoo has elk and other meats, Roving Acres has ostrich and ostrich eggs, Rising Sun has beef, and Pura Vida is here with fish.  Divine Brine has all sorts of pickled vegetables and Dancing Ewe has ricotta and other delicious Italian cheeses.  Las Delicias has wonderful pastries, including addictive gluten free brownies(!).  Beth's Farm Kitchen is here with all sorts of jams, jellies, chutneys, and pickled vegetables.  Tremblay has lovely honey and Deep Mountain has tasty maple syrups and candies.

For pictures of these and others:  Union Square, Friday, June 22

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Snow Peas! Eckerton's Tomatoes!l Stokes's Sorrel! Berried Treasures La Ratte Potatoes! Paffenroth's Unique Greens!

It's pretty warm already, and uncomfortably humid, but all of our farmers are here.  Locust Grove has blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and several kinds of cherry.  Mountain Sweet Berry has pea shoots, Tri-Stars, and interesting greens, and Eckerton has cherry tomatoes, some heirlooms, and great French breakfast radishes.  Bodhitree, Keith, Stokes, and others have cut herbs, and Berried Treasures has La Ratte potatoes, and several other potato varieties.  Bulich and Madura both have great looking mushrooms, and Rogowski, S&SO, Tamarack, and others have excellent produce.

Dutchmill is here with lilies, gladiolas, sweet peas, and other beautiful flowers, and Ronnybrook is here with milks, drinkable yogurts, butters, cheeses, and ice creams.  Tweefontein has herb teas and other herbal products.  Cherry Lane and Rogowski have snow peas.  Kernan has peaches, string beans, and squashes, and Hoeffner has rhubarb, tomatoes, and other produce.  Caradonna has cider, flowering and other plants, and cherries.

Hudson Valley Duck Farm, Roaming Acres (ostrich meat), Blue Moon fish and seafood, and others are here with various meats, poultries, and eggs.
Oak Grove has beef and pork and Stony Mountain has beef cuts.

Two Guys and Shushan have hydroponic produce and Sycamore has broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes, and basil.

For pictures of these and others:  Greenmarket Wednesday June 20

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, rhubarb, cherries!

Check out Locust Grove, Phillips, Lani, Hodgson,and Cherry Lane for berries.  Hoeffner and others have rhubarb.  Cherry Lane and others have gorgeous new crop onions and Norwich Meadows, Stokes, and others have young garlic, onions, and shallots.  Paffenroth has baby fennel, upland cress, and other unique vegetables, and Mountain Sweet Berry and Northshire have sucrine and other interesting greens.  Stokes has beautiful sorrel and they and S&SO have beautiful cut herbs.  Binder and Oak Grove have great herb plants, and Silver Heights has many kinds of vegetable plants.  Gorzynsky and Eckerton have great organix produce and D'Attolico and Monkshood have many kinds of interesting sprouts.  Ryder Farm is back with beautiful produce!

Seacliff has softshell crabs,many other kinds of shellfish, and fish, and PE&DD have cooked lobsters as well as seafood salads, shellfish, fish, and crab cakes.  Violet Hill has fresh pork cuts, chickens, and sausages, as well as interesting eggs and mushrooms,and Quattro's has wild turkey eggs, pheasant eggs, and chicken eggs. Bulich is here with many kinds of mushroom as well.

River Garden has fragrant lavender and other flowers, Rose Meadow has beautiful roses, sweetpeas, and snapdragons, and James Durr is here with beautiful country flowers. Duva has several kinds of lily.

Click here for pictures of these and other stands and produce:
Greenmarket Saturday, June 16

Friday, June 15, 2012

Blueberries! Strawberries! Sorrel! Multicolored broccoli! Fava Beans! Shishito peppers!

Bodhitree and Norwich have several kinds of beans, including favas, as well as greens, lettuces, and other fresh produce.  Several stands have cucumbers and kirbys, and there are beautiful greenhouse tomatoes at many stands as well.  Oak Grove has pepper and tomato plants and windowsill herb gardens with various mixes.  Binder, Dutchmill, Oak Grove, Stokes, and others have herb plants of all kinds and Muddy River, Stokes, Norwich, and others have gorgeous garlic.  Mischick and Muddy have beautiful onions and Muddy has carrots (if you get there early enough). Miglorelli has a huge supply of beets, radishes, and other root vegetables as well as broccoli rabe, sugar snaps, and shelling peas. Bodhitree has shishito pappers and Stokes has BLUEBERRIES.

Queens County Farm Museum is here with lovely flowers and produce and Dutchmill has beautiful gladiolas, lilies, sweet peas, and other country flowers. Divine Brine is here with succulent pickles, Beth has tasty jams and chutneys, and Las Delicias has amazing pastries, including fruit tarts, addictive lavender cookies and chocolate brownies, and wonderful vegetable tarts.

For pictures of these and other stands:  Greenmarket June 15

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chervil! Snow Peas! Greenhouse heirloom tomatoes! Elephant Garlic! Romano Beans! Edible Flowers!

Mountain Sweet Berry has chervil, wild arugula, and other tiny unusual greens.  Bodhitree has elephant garlic, Romano and other beans, and many kinds of greens and salad greens.  Windfall has several kinds of edible flowers, mini mesclun and other unique greens and salad.  Cherry Lane has tasty greenhouse heirloom tomatoes and what may be the last of their strawberries, as well as snow peas, snap peas, and asparagus.

Dutchmill has the first of their gladiolas as well as several beautiful field flowers, lilies, and a wild looking variety of sweet pea,  and Rose Meadow has unique country roses, snapdragons, and sweet peas.

To see these and other stands:  Greenmarket Wednesday June 13

Monday, June 11, 2012

Beans! Favas, flat beans, sugar snap peas, shelling peas,.

Norwich has favas and other beans as well as sveral kinds of summer squash, cucumbers, salad greens, and young garlic.  Maxwell, Lani, and others also have favas and other beans and peas.  Madura has many kinds of mushroom as well as other produce and Healthway has several good looking varieties of potato, as well as apples and herb plants. 

Dutchmill has gorgeous lilies and other country flowers and the lavender stand has lavender plants as well as dried flowers and gift items.

Raghoo is here with poultry and other meats and Roaming Acres has Berkshire pork, bison, ostrich and other meats.  Hudson Valley Duck Farm has ducks and duck items including smoked duck breast and PE&DD is here with great fresh fish and shellfish, including cooked lobsters.  Several farms including Race, Red Jacket, Lani, and others have strawberries. Race also has donuts and other pastries.  Central Valley has yogurt, vegetarian soup, eggs, and other products, and Tello has several sizes of egg.

For these and other stands, click here:  Monday, June 11

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sweet and sour cherries! Onion scapes at D'Attolico!

D'Attolico has mache, young onions, onion scapes, greens, and sprouts. Locust Grove has sweet and sour cherries.  Lani, Windfall, and others have edible flowers, and Norwich Meadows, Lani, and others have fava beans, sugar snaps, and shelling peas.  Cherry Lane has greenhouse heirloom tomatoes, and Stokes and Shushan have sweet cherry tomatoes.  Cayuga is here with delicious breads, beans, and grains, and Beth's Farm Kitchen has jams, chutneys, and a tasty apricot ginger salad dressing.

Flying Pig has sausages and pork cuts, Quattro's has poultry, rabbits, soups, and smoked meat and poultry as well as pheasant eggs, wild turkey eggs,and chicken eggs, and Violet Hill has chickens, chicken parts, various chicken eggs, and mushrooms.  Northshire has honey, greens, and eggs.

Stokes and Keith have different garlic varieties and all sorts of greens and cut herbs.  Oak Grove has pepper plants and heirloom tomato plants as well as popping corn, lettuces, edible nasturtiums, and sunflowers.  Cherry Lane, Lani, and others have asparagus and other greens.  Tweefontein is here with various herbal products.

For pictures of these and other stands:  Saturday, June 9

Friday, June 8, 2012

FYI FOR SATURDAY:

Northshire Farm says:
New this week - beets and scapes! We'll also have wild watercress, honey and chicken eggs.

Red and Yellow Cherries at Treelicious!! Mischick has moved from the 17th Street end of the market to the 15th! Las Delicias has Gluten Free pastries!

Sycamore has strawberries, tomatoes, and basil. Bodhitree and Norwich have favas and D&J has unique Asian vegetables.  Stokes has sweet and tasty cherry tomatoes and more and more cut herbs.  If you've never seen a flowering garlic stalk, check them out at Bodhitree!

Treelicious does have cherries, and you will probably find other stands with cherries this season, but many orchards from the North lost their crops and the season will probably be shorter than usual.  There are plenty of strawberries and rhubarb today, so check out Samascott, Miglorelli, and others.  Berried Treasures has their wild strawberries a bit early this year.

Several stands have asparagus, including Samascott, Miglorelli, and Bodhitree.  Bodhitree and Norwich Meadows have various kales and other greens, and Queens Farm Museum, Stokes, and others have good looking lettuce and cut herbs.  Binder is here with herb and other flats of plants for gardens and Van Houten is here as well with flowering plants, trees, and other potted plants. Oak Grove has gorgeous lush herb plants and tomato plants.

To see these and other stands, click here:  Greenmarket Friday, June 8, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

It's Rainy, But Everyone's Here!

Race has knockout strawberries, pastries, and plants.  Maxwell's, Lani, Phillips, and others have good-looking strawberries as well.  Norwich Meadows, Lani, and Phillips all have great looking FAVA BEANS, and Norwich has young summer squashes with blossoms, small squashes, greens, and other tasty produce.  Lani has tomatoes, squashes, herbs, salad greens, and asparagus.  Central Valley has eggs, tomato sauce, cheeses, and yogurt.  Maxwelll's has herbs, sugar snaps, beets, greens, shell peas, and asparagus. 

Dutchmill has beautiful peonies, lilies, and other lovely flowers.  Hudson Valley Duck is here with ducks and duck products and Raghoo has all sorts of meats and poultry as well as eggs.  Consider Bardwell has cheeses and crisps, and Healthway is here with potatoes, apples, and small plants.

To see what these and other stands have, click on this link:
Monday Greenmarket June 4, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sugar snaps, English peas, lettuces, herbs, heirloom tomatoes, strawberies, tart cherries, sucrine, pea shoots!

Stokes -- salad and other greens, delicious cherry tomatoes, herbs.
Keith -- Salad greens, young rocambole garlic, herbs.
D'Attolico -- Young garlic, broccoli rabe, sprouts, salad and other greens.
Miglorelli -- sugar snaps and other greens, tomato juice, apple sauce, strawberries.
Norwich Meadows -- Kirbys, salad, kales, mustard greens.
Oak Grove -- Tomato, herb, nasturtium, and sunflower plants.
Tremblay -- Honey
Caradonna -- cider, plants.
Binder -- herb and flowering plants and flats.
Rose Meadows -- Beautiful country roses.
Violet Hill -- Mushrooms, chickens, eggs.
Northshire -- Eggs, sucrine lettuce, honey.
Bulich -- Mushrooms.
Eckerton -- Salad greens, carrots, radishes, sugar snaps, English peas.
Paffenroth -- a wide variety of interesting greens.
Lani -- asparagus, greens, strawberries.

For these and other stands, click on this link:
Greenmarket Saturday, June 2





Friday, June 1, 2012

Sycamore does have strawberries -- and will have some tomorrow.

Sycamore, Samascott, Stokes, Bodhitree, and others have strawberries, and Berried Treasures has Tri-Star strawberries today.  Lucky Dog and Berried Treasures have pea shoots and wild watercress, and Bodhitree, Samascott, and Miglorelli have asparagus.  Norwich Meadows has baby summer squashes with blossoms, and middle eastern cucumbers as well as other late spring vegetables.

Las Delicias has new fruit tarts and scones, in addition to their addictive lavender cookies, tiny rich chocolate brownies, madeleines, and other treats.  Hot Bread Kitchen has a wide variety of interesting and tasty baked goods.

Pura Vida is here with their delicious seafood, Roaming Acres with beef, pork, and ostrich meat, Sun Fed with beef, and Flying Pig with pork.

Queens County Farm Museum is bringing in more and more great produce, and Bobolink is here with excellent cheeses.

For pictures of these and other stands, click here:
Greenmarket June 1