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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sycamore's Second Delivery Corn at 10:30ish Today!!

Bought a chicken from Quattro for a repeat of last Sunday's sensational roast -- with Ronnybrook garlic butter, Stokes herbs, Paffenroth's red celery, D;Attolico's onion, Keith's Rocambole garlic, with salad of Stoke's basil, Gorzynski's lettuce,  Eckerton's sungold cherry tomatoes,  and Muddy River's parsley (bought yesterday).  Dessert will be Norwich's Cavaillon melon and golden raspberries with Fantasy Fruit blueberries (and the lavender cookies I bought yesterday from Las Delicias).

Many farmers now have heirloom tomatoes, squashes, melons, and peaches.  Locust Grove, Fantasy Fruit, Cherry Lane, and others have berries and currants, and Stokes, S&SO and others have cut herbs.  Oak Grove and Eckerton are starting to have more peppers and Oak Grove and Norwich have tomatillos.

To see these and others and what they've brought: 
Greenmarket Saturday July 28

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bodhitree and Norwich Melons! Hot Bread Kitchen's Raisin Challah! Las Delicias Chocolate "Brownies" are back!

Heirloom tomatoes -- Bodhitree, Norwich, Oak Grove, Lucky Dog, Miglorelli, Berried Treasures
Raspberries --  Norwich (golden and red), Berried Treasures
Peaches -- Oak Grove, Miglorelli, and others
Romanesco beans, both yellow and green -- Norwich, Bodhitree
Beans in general -- Those and others, with Berried Treasures having lovely haricots verts
Las Delicias -- Delicious fruit and savory tarts, madeleines, and other great pastries
Hot Bread Kitchen -- All sorts of ethnic baked goods
Finnish Ruis -- Tasty dark breads
Dutchmill Gardens -- lycianthus, gladiolas, sunflowers, and other beautiful flowers
River Garden -- Lovely country flowers
Tasty Greens -- Queens County Farm Museum, Norwich Farms, Muddy River Farm (ARTICHOKES!!), Lucky Dog, and others.

To see these and others:  Friday, July 27 Greenmarket

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bodhitree has succulent sweet melons! Eckerton has tasty creamy baby potatoes. Corn, zucchini, and beans are bountiful.

I roasted a Quattro's chicken with Stokes fresh herbs and Ronnybrook's wonderful garlic butter on Sunday and am looking forward to a repeat this weekend.  With them I roasted zucchini from Stokes, onions from D'Attolico,  and tiny potatoes from Eckerton.  I had a salad of Gorzynsky's lettuce, Cherry Lane and Oak Grove's heirloom tomatoes, and cucumbers from Sycamore.  That was all from Saturday's haul.  Today, I'm steaming Sycamore corn, making a salad of leftover chicken, Eckerton's heirloom tomatoes, and Paffenroth carrots.  Dessert will include a fruit pie from Breezy Hill and peaches from Locust Grove and Kernan.

Who else is here today?:  Hudson Valley Duck Farm, Valley Shepherd cheeses, Hot Bread Kitchen, Rogowski's produce, Fantasy Fruit's blueberries, Berried Treasures strawberries, haricots verts, baby squashes, wild blueberries, and Oak Grove's peaches, Terhune's peaches and other fruit, and Caradonna's peaches and berries.

For these and others, click here:
Wednesday, July 25



Saturday, July 21, 2012

Red Tailed Hawk!! Mayor of the Greenmarket!

A kind Greenmarket regular pointed out the red-tailed hawk regally observing the market action.  There were many things to check out today -- particularly red and black currants, heirloom tomatoes, corn, squashes, beautiful salad and other greens and stone fruit, including all kinds of plums and peaches.  Golden, red, and black raspberries, Tri-Star and other strawberries, all kinds of kales, and artichokes are available today and the weather is perfect.

Three Corner Field Farm is here with cheeses, yogurts, and lamb. Cato Corner has their tasty cheeses and Valley Shepherd has a variety of interesting cheeses as well.  Quattro's and Violet Hill have wide varieties of poultry and Violet Hill has smoked and fresh pork cuts today.  Quattro's has pheasant and other eggs and VH has duck and chicken eggs.  Norwich also has eggs and chickens.

You'll find beautiful stone fruit at Locust, Caradonna, Terhune, Oak Grove, and others.  Heirloom tomatoes are here at Cherry Lane, Oak Grove, and Eckerton as well as Stokes, where you'll also find heirloom cherry tomatoes, all sorts of cut herbs, squashes, and other produce.  S&SO also has heirloom tomatoes and Paffenroth has many kinds of produce including red celery, puntarella, and many colored beets, carrots, and radishes.  Conuco, Mountain Sweet Berry, and Windfall have beautiful edible zucchini flowers.

To see these and others: Greenmarket Saturday, July 21


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lots of Bees!! Oak Grove, River Garden, Dutchmill -- all have beautiful flowers and bees!

That's what we need to make Andrew's beautiful honey varieties, so buzz away!

Today I bought corn from Sycamore, lycianthus and gladiolas from Dutchmill, heirloom tomatoes from Eckerton, Stokes, and Oak Grove, peppers from Eckerton and Oak Grove, parsley and coriander from S&SO, and slurpy peaches and nectarines from Kernan.  Most of our farmers are here today, including Bodhitree with many kinds of bean, pepper, and greens, Paffenroth with baby fennel, puntarella, and other unique greens, Stokes with fresh cut herbs, tomatoes, squashes, and lettuces, and Berried Treasures and Mountain Sweet Berry with berries, potatoes, and unusual greens.

Tamarack has produce and meats, Madura has only vegetables (no mushrooms today), and Caradonna has all kinds of stone fruits and berries.  Red Jacket has good looking apricots and Rogowski and Keith are here with organic vegetables. Eckerton has his delicious cherry tomatoes and large heirlooms and the first of his peppers.  Oak Grove has a big selection of hot peppers and pepper plants, heirloom tomatoes, and other vegetables as well as pork and beef.

Locust Grove, Fantasy Fruit, Caradonna, Kernan, and others have berries and currants.  For pictures of these and others, click here:

Greenmarket Wednesday July 18

Monday, July 16, 2012

Dutchmill's Lycianthus (Prairie Rose) is here!!

It's already getting steamy, so I'm glad I got to the market early. I bought a beautiful bluefish filet from PE&DD, lycianthus and gladiolas from Dutchmill, and Romanesco beans and golden raspberries from Norwich Meadows. The elk meat at Raghoo looks good and Roaming Acres has Berkshire pork, bison, and ostrich meat today.  Maxwell's Farm, Lani, and Norwich have wide varieties of beautiful produce and Red Jacket has good-looking stone fruit. Madura and Race have great looking vegetables and Lavender By The Bay is here with fragrant lavender gifts, dried lavender, and other products.

Andrew's Honey has all sorts of NY based honeys and Hudson River Duck Farm has various duck products and ducks.  Buon Pana has baguettes and other baked goods.  A new stand in the market, Butterfield, has goat's milk products and cheeses.  Consider Bardwell will take orders for meat in addition to having their delicious cheeses and crisps today.

To see pictures of these and other stands and produce, click here:

Greenmarket Monday, July 16

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Norwich melons! Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Oak Grove, Norwich, and others, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES!!

Today I bought corn from Sycamore, cherry tomatoes from Shushan *it's there last day until the Fall), raspberries from Norwich, milk from Ronnybrook, and wonderful fragrant roses from Rose Meadow.  Paffenroth has their gorgeous radish, beet, and carrot varieties as well as unusual greens and a wide variety of onion family vegetables.  Stokes has tasty cherry tomatoes and Oak Grove has beautiful pepper plants. Cornuso has good looking haricots verts and Locust Grove has gooseberries, currants, raspberries, cherries, and peaches.

Violet Hill has bacon and other pork products and Quattro's has all kinds of smoked poultry and meat as well as duck eggs.  Lani and Windfall have interesting unusual produce including edible flowers, squashes, and peppers, and Eckerton has their excellent sungold tomatoes, other heirloom tomatoes, and other organic greens  Gorzynski has my favorite lettuces, other delicious greens and herbs as well as some raspberries. Bulich has several kinds of mushroom and Caradonna has berries and stone fruit. Tremblay has honeys and Beth's Farm Kitchen has their wild blueberry and other jams and chutneys.

[A message from Beth Linsky of Beth's Farm Kitchen:
HOT VINEGAR, THE NEWEST PRODUCT AT Beth's Farm Kitchen also the DILLY BEANS are back and we have FIG JAM for the first time this season. Happy Bastille Day}


To see these and other stands and produce, click here:
Saturday, July 14, BASTILLE DAY!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

New at Las Delicias -- Delicious fruit tarts! Artichokes at Muddy River and Norwich Meadows!!

I'm having Las Delicias's peach tart for breakfast. So lovely! Bought a few beautiful purple gladiolas from Dutchmill, truffle cheese and sausage from Dancing Ewe, corn from Sycamore, a huge "half" bunch of coriander from Muddy River (they will split a gigantor bunch for you if you ask), red raspberries and fragrant fresh garlic from Norwich, sweet blueberries from Samascot, and a tasty bread from Hot Bread Kitchen.  Cheerful Cherry is back with jams, tomatoes, plants, and other good things.

To see these and others:   Greenmarket Friday, July 13


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Husk tomatoes at Bodhitree! Multicolored sweet carrots at Paffenroth! Slurpy peaches at Kernan! Heirloom field tomatoes at Eckerton, Cherry Lane, and Oak Grove!!

Today I bought roses at Rose Meadow, corn at Sycamore, gladiolas at Dutchmill, and peaches at Kernan. The melons at Bodhitree taste great and the mushrooms at Bulich look fresh and delicious.  Stokes and Keith have different garlic varieties -- both of which are excellent -- and there are plenty of berries and currants around the market, including Caradonna, Locust Grove, Berried Treasures, and Mountain Sweet Berry.

I just ate one of Kernan's peaches. OMG! how perfect! And Mountain Sweet Berry's Tri-Star strawberries! They finally have enough to put out several boxes (for those of you who have been disappointed to find them sold out). Berried Treasures wild blueberries are tiny nuggets of essence of blueberry and Locust Grove's currants are great for baked desserts and jams.

To see these and other stands and produce:

Greenmarket July 11

Monday, July 9, 2012

Artichokes at Norwich!! Bluefish at PE&DD! Bison at Roaming Acres! CSI choices at Central Valley!!

Monday's market is smaller, but very impressive, with Consider Bardwell's delicious cheeses, Hudson Valley Duck Farm's ducks and duck products, Norwich Meadows, Maxwell,'s and Lani's produce, and Healthway's excellent potatoes.  Red Jacket has great looking apricots and other fruit, and Race has blueberries, cherries, and other produce as well.  Madura has several kinds of mushroom in addition to other vegetables, and Truncillo has tasty looking fruit.

Rising Sun Beef, PE&DD, Raghoo (elk meat!), and Roaming Acres have various kinds of delicious protein, and Hudson Valley Duck Farm has several duck products as well as ducks. Andrew's Honey and other stands complete the food options. A new entry on Monday -- Butterfield Farm's goat milk items.

Dutchmill has beautiful gladiolas and River Garden has unusual flower choices. Both have lovely sunflower varieties.

To see these and other items, click here:
Greenmarket, Monday July 9


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Just about every Saturday stand is here!

Best advice -- go early today!

Locust Grove -- currants, gooseberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, etc.
Stokes -- cut herbs, garlic, greens, squashes
Cornuco -- Organic produce
Van Houten -- flowering plants, squashes, tomatoes, corn
Miglorelli -- root vegetables, peas, fruit
Paffenroth -- many kinds of radishes, carrots, baby fennel, puntarella, onions of all sorts
D'Attiloco -- garlic, onions, greens, sprouts
Ryder -- organic produce
Gorzynsky -- organic produce, raspberries, blueberries, gorgeous lettuces
Oak Grove -- tomatoes, flours, sunflowers, popcorn
Windfall -- edible flowers, mesclun, squashes, greens
Mountain Sweet Berry -- wild arugula, chamomile flowers, golden nugget potatoes, greens. Their Tri-stars are probably gone by now
Sycamore -- Corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, cauliflower
Ronnybrook -- ICE CREAM!!!

Cato Corner Farm-- cheese
Three Corner Field Farm-- cheese, yogurt, lamb cuts
 Cayuga-- breads,grains, beans
Tonjes -- goat milk, yogurts, cheeses

Rose Meadow, James Durr, Silva, and others, flowers.

To see these and others, click here:

Greenmarket Saturday July 7

Just about everyone is here today!!

Best advice -- go early today!

 Locust Grove -- currants, gooseberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches,
 etc.

 Stokes -- cut herbs, garlic, greens, squashes

 Cornuco -- Organic produce

 Van Houten -- flowering plants, squashes, tomatoes, corn

 Miglorelli -- root vegetables, peas, fruit

 Paffenroth -- many kinds of radishes, carrots, baby fennel, puntarella,
 onions of all sorts

 D'Attiloco -- garlic, onions, greens, sprouts

 Ryder -- organic produce

 Gorzynsky -- organic produce, raspberries, blueberries, gorgeous lettuces
Oak Grove -- tomatoes, flours, sunflowers, popcorn

 Windfall -- edible flowers, mesclun, squashes, greens

 Mountain Sweet Berry -- wild arugula, chamomile flowers, golden nugget
 potatoes, greens. Their Tri-stars are probably gone by now

 Sycamore -- Corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, cauliflower

 Ronnybrook -- ICE CREAM!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Headlines: Bodhitree has heirloom tomatoes! Norwich has WATERMELON!!

Otherwise, the same stands here last Friday are here today.  Norwich also has white and red wild strawberries, red, yellow, and black raspberries, and a wide variety of beans and peppers.  Divine Brine is not here, but Las Delicias is definitely here with beautiful fruit tarts, madelines, and other lovely pastries and savory tarts. Dutchmill has gladiolas in many colors.  Pura Vida is here with fish and Queens County
Farm Museum is here with greens, flowers, and other items. Madura is here with their usual produce.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Union Square Greenmarket is open today.

A few stands took the day off, but many are here! To see who's here and what they've brought, check this out:
Fourth of July Greenmarket Union Square

Stands have corn, berries, currants, herbs, tomatoes, etc. Check the pictures to see who has what.