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Friday, August 31, 2012

GRAPES!! AUTUMN SQUASH!! FALL IS HERE!!

Today's breakfast will be a blueberry/almond muffin from Las Delicias, cheeses from Consider Bardwell, and melon from BodhItree and Norwich Meadows with yellow and red raspberries.  Later, I'll have summer squash and beans from Bodhitree and Berried Treasures and corn from Sycamore, with a salad of heirloom tomatoes  from Lucy Dog and Sycamore. For dessert -- Candace grapes from Cheerful Cherry!

Today is the last day for lycianthus from Dutchmill. I've been enjoying them with gladiolas all summer -- sorry to see them go! Dutchmill also has other beautiful flowers, and River Garden has many kinds of country flowers and bouquets.  Lavender By the Bay is also here.

Samascott, Norwich Meadows, Bodhitree, and others have wide selections of produce, including sweet and hot peppers, beans, corn, melons, etc.  Oak Grove has a big selection of hot peppers as well as husk tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes. They also have pork and beef. Madura is here with several kinds of mushroom.  Muddy River has taken the holiday.

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Have A Great Labor Day Weekend! The Greenmarket is OPEN!!!!



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Signs of Change

Two clues that indicate that it is time to start making sauce for the freezer  -- tomato, pesto, pepper -- are the arrival of Buzzard Crest grapes and grape juices and the start of autumn squashes.  I've already done a batch of San Marzano tomatoes (from Cherry Lane) and am planning another of those and a batch of heirloom tomatoes. I'll be making pesto base in ice cube trays as well.  I'll get heirlooms from Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Stokes, Keith, and other stands with tasty varieties.

Several stands are into their pepper season. Today Oak Grove has a terrific selection and other stands like Tamarack, Rogowski, S&SO, and Bodhitree have interesting varieties as well.

Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures have Tri-Star strawberries and Fantasy Fruit has blueberries and strawberries. Terhune has good-looking peaches, although the peach season is just about over. I'd take the opportunity to can them while they are still sweet.

Windfall has their excellent fresh zucchini blossoms as well as many sizes of summer squash. I am planning to fill some with fresh goat cheese and saute them to go with roast chicken. I'll be serving Hudson Valley Duck Rillettes on crackers before that. 

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Wednesday, August 29

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Buzzard Crest is Back!!!

It's the beginning of grape season and Buzzard Crest is here with many varieties and juices, as well as wines.  You can check out their web site at barringtoncellars.com, where you can order in advance to pick up on Saturdays!  Cheerful Cherry also has two excellent grape varieties -- champagne and Canadice. 

Great heirloom tomatoes are all over the Greenmarket, including Eckerton, Stokes, Norwich Meadow, Oak Grove, Sycamore, and Cherry Lane.  Sycamore has been bringing in a second load of very fresh picked corn around 11:00 on Saturdays. Norwich has a huge variety of beans and squashes and many stands have peaches, including Locust Grove (also many kinds of plum), Oak Grove, Terhune, and others.

Eckerton's pepper crop is coming in and they and Oak Grove have many varieties. Cheerful Cherry and Lani also have peppers.  Stokes and S&SO have big bunches of cut herbs and Stokes, Lani, and D'Attolico have onions and garlic, as well as greens. Gorzynski has beautiful lettuces and cut herbs and Norwich, Oak Grove,  and Cherry Lane have okra. Norwich and Cherry Lane also have raspberries and Fantasy Fruit has strawberries and blueberries.  Mountain Sweet Berry has strawberries, great tiny potatoes, and interesting greens.

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Greenmarket Saturday August 25

Friday, August 24, 2012

Another lovely day in the Greenmarket!

Las Delicias is here with delicious sweet treats, including madeleines, muffins, chocolate mini-croissants, savory tarts and fruit tarts. Bobolink Dairy is NOT here this week or next week -- they're taking a well-deserved vacation!  Queens County Farm Museum is here with heirloom tomatoes, greens, and flowers.  Lavender by the Bay is here with gifts and new crop lavender.  Dutchmill has beautiful gladiolas and lycianthus today and Berried Treasures has Tri-Star Strawberries, new crop small potatoes, and other delicious produce.  Hot Bread Kitchen has many kinds of regional breads and Consider Bardwell has luscious cheeses, including a great fresh goat cheese and several cow's milk cheeses.

Bodhitree is here with unique greens, peppers, squashes, and heirloom tomatoes and melons.  Norwich Meadows also has a wide variety of wonderful produce, including eggplant and pepper varieties, heirloom tomatoes, and many kinds of beans.  Cheerful Cherry has heirloom tomatoes, various jellies and pepper spreads, and champagne and other grapes.

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Friday Greenmarket

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Just Plain Gorgeous!!

The Greenmarket is beautiful today and all your favorite Wednesday stands are here.  Windfall has a pungent delicious unique basil, Bodhitree has padron peppers, and Locust Grove has slurpy plums! Hot Bread Kitchen has all kinds of delicious baked goods, and Dutchmill has beautiful gladiolas.  I bought some of Stokes Farm's wonderful Aunt Ruby tomatoes, Dutchmill's purple gladiolas and lycianthus, Kernan's peaches, and Windfall's tiny sweet red cherry tomatoes and basil.  I'm looking forward to a sauce day this weekend with Cherry Lane's San Marzano plum tomatoes, Paffenroth's onions, and Eckerton's tomatoes and peppers.  I'm considering using Bodhitree's padron peppers in a sauce as well.  To see these and other products and stands, click here:

Greenmarket Wednesday August 22

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Nasty morning with lots of puddles in the market, but almost every stand is here!

Rose Meadow is here with beautiful roses and other flowers. Everyone else is here, including River Garden and Duva. D'Attolico is here with greens, sprouts, garlic, and onions. (They were a little late -- accidents on the rainy road.)

There are plenty of stands with heirloom tomatoes, including Norwich Meadows, Stokes, Eckerton, Sycamore, Lani, and Cherry Lane. Several stands have beans, including Mountain Sweet Berry, Stokes, Paffenroth, Norwich Meadows, S&SO and Miglorelli.  Stokes, Windfall, and others have plenty of squashes, and Lani and Cherry Lane have okra.  Eckerton is here with the first of their seasoning and other peppers, Oak Grove has plenty of varieties of hot and sweet peppers, and Cheerful Cherry has peppers and pepper spread as well.  Sycamore will have their second delivery of corn at around 11 AM.

Cheerful also has luscious champagne and other grapes and grape jellies as well as succulents for window gardens. Binder and Oak Grove have lush herb plants and S&SO, Paffenroth, and Sycamore have generous bunches of cut herbs.

Locust Grove and Caradonna have several kinds of plum and Oak Grove, Terhune, Caradonna, and others have slurpy peaches. Fantasy Fruit has blueberries and strawberries, and Phillips has berries as well.

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Saturday, August 18

Friday, August 17, 2012

Champagne Grapes at Cheerful Cherry!! Artichokes at Muddy River!! Baby artichokes at Norwich Meadows! Heirloom tomatoes and Peaches all over the market!!

Cheerful Cherry has champagne grapes and Canadice grapes today, as well as Canadice grape jelly! They also have tasty heirloom tomatoes and peppers.  Bodhitree, Sycamore, Oak Grove, Norwich Meadows, and others have slurpy heirloom tomatoes, and Sycamore and others have corn.  Oak Grove has their fabulous yellow and white peaches and melons. Others with great melons -- Norwich, Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and more.  Bodhitree and Norwich have wide varieties of beans and greens and Muddy River has beautiful small artichokes, herbs, garlic, and other produce.  Berried Treasures has lovely small potatoes, Tri-Star strawberries, and baby squashes. 

Consider Bardwell has some delicious cheeses today.  I had a great goat cheese from them on Monday and am trying Pawlet today (cow's milk cheese).  I'll have a wonderful breakfast -- Sycamore corn, Pawlet, and tomatoes from Sycamore and Oak Grove. I may finish it with some Champagne grapes from Cheerful and a peach from Sycamore or Oak Grove. Or maybe a lavender cookie from Las Delicias!

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Friday, August 17

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

It's High Summer and Tomatoes and Melons are King!

Peaches, too! and Plums!! Kernan, Locust, Oak Grove, Terhune, and others have peaches today. Caradonna and Locust also have a wide variety of plums and berries.  Oak Grove, Bodhitree, and others have all kinds of melon, and heirloom tomatoes are everywhere, including at Stokes, Bodhitree, Oak Grove, Keith, Eckerton, S and SO, Sycamore and others. Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures have delicious Tri-Star strawberries and Fantasy Fruit and Phillips have blueberries and strawberries. Several farmstands have corn, including Sycamore, Paffenroth, and Cherry Lane.

There are plenty of greens in the market, especially at Paffenroth, S&SO, Miglorelli, and Two Guys. Madura and Bulich have several kinds of mushroom and there are squashes and squash blossoms everywhere, particularly at Windfall and Bodhitree.

Mountain Sweet Berry has tasty strawberry sorbet and Ronnybrook has many of their great ice cream flavors. Hot Bread Kitchen and Our Daily Bread are here and Andrew's Honey is as well.I went a little gaga at the flower stands and ended up with fragrant roses from Rose Meadow and beautiful lycianthus and gladiolas from Dutchmill.

To see these and other stands and products:                          Greenmarket Wednesday, August 15

Monday, August 13, 2012

Peaches! Melons! Beans! Plums! Blueberries! Blackberries!

I'm having Consider Bardwell Dorset cheese on Buon Pana mini-baguette for breakfast, along with a peach from Healthway.  PE&DD has cooked lobsters today, so I bought one to make lobster salad for lunch.  My dessert will be a Cavaillon melon from Norwich Meadows Farm (which you should try to buy today -- they all came in due to the heat and will be over any minute) with blueberries from Fantasy Fruit and yogurt from a newish stand, Butterfield Farm.

Tonight I will have a salad of heirloom tomatoes from Eckerton and Norwich, Romano beans from Norwich, and cucumber from Maxwell's Farm.  Hudson Valley Duck Farm has delicious duck products and Roaming Acres has pork, bison, and ostrich. 

Dutchmill is here with lovely gladiolas, lycianthus, and other flowers. River Garden has beautiful country flower bouquets and the lavender stand has gifts and other lavender items.

To see these and others, click here:  Greenmarket Monday, August 13

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Peaches! Heirloom Tomatoes! Plums! Squashes! Beans! Greens! Beets!

Kernan, Oak Grove, Locust Grove, Caradonna, Terhune, and others have luscious peaches!  Locust Grove and Caradonna have beautiful plums -- many varieties -- and Locust still has red currants!

Eckerton, Oak Grove, Sycamore, Keith, Stokes, Bodhitree, and others have slurpy heirloom tomatoes, and Sycamore and others have kirbys.

Oak Grove has a wide selection of hot and seasoning peppers and they and others have sweet peppers as well.  Many stands, including Miglorelli, Sycamore, Van Houten, and others have corn and Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and others have all sorts of melons.  Berried Treasures and Mountain Sweet Berry have Tri-Star Strawberries, and Fantasy Fruit has blueberries and strawberries.  Phillips also has blueberries.

It's high summer at last and there are plenty of salad greens, cut herbs, edible flowers, and squashes, especially at Stokes, S&SO, Windfall, and Paffenroth.

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Wednesday Greenmarket August 8


Monday, August 6, 2012

Eckerton's First Monday Market!! Roaming Acres has beef, bison, pork and ostrich - it's every meat Monday!

I was glad to see Eckerton here -- and bought three of their great variety of tomatoes. They also have bush basil. Can't wait for the Thai peppers!!

Hudson Valley Duck Farm has duck parts, rillettes, and other duck items. PE&DD is here with delicious fish and prepared fish items.  Central Valley has the first of their heirloom tomatoes as well as vegetarian soup and eggs.  Norwich is here with delicious melons, heirloom tomatoes, all kinds of peppers and beans, squashes, and other fine produce.  Lani has greens, squashes, heirloom tomatoes, and cut herbs.  Healthway has potatoes and herbs and Madura has several kinds of mushroom as well as other produce.  Race, Troncillito, and Red Jacket have peaches, nectarines, and other delicious fruit.  Maxwell's Farm has great cut herbs, corn, beans, tomatoes, and several varieties of hot and sweet peppers.

Dutchmill and River Garden are here with beautiful flowers and Andrew's honey is here, as well as their bees!  Fantasy Fruit has blueberries, blackberries, and the last of their strawberries.

 To see these and others:   Monday Union Square Greenmarket

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Second delivery corn at Sycamore around 11 AM!

Stokes, Eckerton, Sycamore, Oak Grove, Norwich Meadows, Lani and others have great looking heirloom tomatoes today.  You can also find gorgeous squashes and melons at most of those.  S&SO has good looking produce and Paffenroth has the first CELERIAC of the season.  Keith and Stokes have great cut herbs as do S&SO, and Gorzynski.  Norwich Meadows has a wide choice of excellent beans and eggplants and Paffenroth has many kinds of radish and carrot.  Mountain Sweet Berry has some unique greens, including sucrine lettuce and wild arugula and Northshire Farm has excellent produce and eggs.

Quattro's has lovely little chickens as well as larger roasters and pheasants. They also have duck parts but no whole ducks today.
Their excellent eggs are also here.  Flying Pig has sausages and pork cuts and Violet Hill has great chickens and pork as well as colorful chicken eggs.  Windfall Farm has many kinds of greens and mesclun as well as tiny to large squashes and various kinds of cherry tomato.

Locust Grove, Oak Grove, Terhune, and Miglorelli have peaches and Caradonna and Locust have several kinds of plum in addition to berries. Fantasy Fruit and Phillips are here with blueberries and you can find strawberries at several stands as well. Mountain Sweet Berry didn't have their usual line for their Tri-Stars, probably due to the hot and sticky weather.

Seatuck is here with fish and shellfish and PE&DD has a huge selection of prepared fish dishes in addition to lobsters and fish.

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Saturday Greenmarket August 4

Friday, August 3, 2012

LAST DAY UNTIL FALL FOR DANCING EWE'S DELICIOUS CHEESES AND SAUSAGES!!!

I bought Bodhitree's "froggy" melon -- the last, unfortunately--and Norwich's Cavaillon melon for a sweet treat.  This is the last day for Berried Treasures red currants and they have very few boxes of tiny wild blueberries, but plenty of Tri-Star strawberries.  Sycamore, Oak Grove, Bodhitree and others have plenty of good looking heirloom tomatoes and Oak Grove has a wide selection of hot and sweet peppers and pepper plants.  Norwich has many kinds of eggplant and Oak Grove, Samascott, Treelicious, and others have lots of peaches.  Binder and Oak Grove have lush herb plants as well as other plants, and Bodhitree and Lucky Dog have cut herbs.

Queens County Farm has greens and flowers and Flying Pig has pork cuts and sausages. Roaming Acres has bison, beef, pork, and ostrich meat today.  Pura Vida is here with many kinds of fish and Hot Bread Kitchen and others have many kinds of bread. Las Delicias has their outstanding pastries, including madeleines, tiny chocolate brownies, muffins, and small savory tarts.

Two Guys has lettuces and mushrooms and Madura has several kinds of mushrooms and shallots.  Muddy River has excellent produce, including artichokes, fennel, and fresh garlic.

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 Greenmarket Friday, August 3

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Melons! Berries! Beans! Heirloom Tomatoes! Corn! Peaches!

Oak Grove,  Sycamore, Eckerton, Keith, Stokes, Tamarack, Bodhitree, and others have great heirloom tomatoes. Bodhitree and others have luscious melons, and Oak Grove is the place for sweet and hot peppers today.  Caradonna, Kernan, Sycamore, Oak Grove, and others have peaches, and Berried Treasures and Mountain Sweet Berry have Tri-star strawberries and tiny wild blueberries. Berried Treasures also has knockout beans and Bodhitree has some interesting bean and pepper varieties.  Miglorelli and Paffenroth have several kinds of beets.

Stokes and S&SO have cut herbs. I used Stokes's in my roast chicken last Sunday and the flavors were bright and full.  Keith also has good-looking herbs and Rogowski has some interesting looking greens today.  Bulich and Madura are here with several kinds of mushroom and Bulich has produce as well. Tamarack and Keith both have tasty looking produce and Tamarack has meats as well. Roaming Acres is here with ostrich meat and other ostrich items and Stony Mountain has beef.

Hot Bread Kitchen and Our Daily Bread are here with all kinds of breads and other baked goods.  To see these and other stands and produce,
check out:    Wednesday August 1

A propos of nohing to do with Greenmarket -- YAY FOR BRADLEY WIGGINS!!!!!!! WINNER OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE AND GOLD MEDAL WINNER OF THE TIME TRIAL TODAY!!!