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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Chestnuts! Grapes from Buzzard Crest, Cheerful Cherry, and others! Cranberry Beans!

Eckerton has chestnuts and many kinds of peppers.  There are heirloom tomatoes in the market, but there are fewer varieties and some stands have only small and cherry types.  Gorzynski has beautiful organic lettuces and other vegetables, and Paffenroth has great looking leeks, carrots, potatoes, and other delicious produce.  Northshire has excellent Tuscan and other kale and peppers, and Stokes, Cherry Lane, and Cheerful Cherry have great sauce and other tomatoes.

Buzzard Crest had a deservedly long line when I passed them about half an hour ago, with eager grape and grape juice fans and wine lovers patiently waiting.  Cheerful Cherry has good looking concord grapes and tasty grape and other jellies.  Oak Grove has many kinds of sweet and hot peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and all kinds of winter squashes.  Oak Grove and Cayuga have interesting flours and Cayuga has great breads made from their flours.

Seatuck and PE&DD are here with fresh fish and seafood and Flying Pig and Violet Hill have pork products.  Violet Hill also has their tasty chickens and Quattro's has all sorts of poultry and poultry products as well as soups, venison, and sausages.

Nemeth has spray-free apples as well as baked goods. Caradonna, Terhune, Breezy Hill, and others have apples and pears, and you should check Locust Grove for quinces as well as apples, pears, and grapes.

To see these and other stands and produce:
Greenmarket Saturday, September 29


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gourds! Pumpkins! Grapes! Chestnuts! Shelling Beans!! Broccoli!

It's definitely tipping over into Fall, but there are still some heirloom tomatoes, haricots verts, and salad greens as well as summer squash and blossoms.  There are even some peaches and plums!

Locust Grove has QUINCES!! Eckerton has CHESTNUTS!! Tamarack has PURPLE BROCCOLI/CAULIFLOWER!  Berried Treasures has beautiful SORREL and Eckerton and Oak Grove have many kinds of sweet and hot peppers! Paffenroth has EDAMAME and Bodhitree has their delicious SWEET POTATOES.  Several stands have gorgeous EGGPLANTS, including Tamarack and Bodhitree.

APPLES AND PEARS have taken over, although there are peaches and plums to be found at Caradonna and Locust Grove.

To see these and other produce and stands, check out:
Greenmarket September 26

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pumpkins and gourds are taking over! Grapes at Cheerful Cherry! Heirloom tomato supply shrinking at a few stands, still generous at Norwich, Oak Grove, Bodhitree, and others!

I ate my way through a jar of Cheerful Cherry's Canadice grape jelly, so had to buy another today! Picked up a delicious raisin challah from Hot Bread Kitchen, scented violet roses from Rose Meadow, beautiful purple and white gladiolas from Dutchmill, Indigo Rose tomatoes from Norwich Meadows, and a couple of beautiful heirloom tomatoes from Oak Grove.  For dessert, I'm going to have a selection of Las Delicias pastry and cookies.

To see these and other stands and produce, check out the following:
Greenmarket Friday September 21

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bulletin! Eckerton has chestnuts!!

New crop apples at Terhune, Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, Miglorelli, Caradonna, and others.  Heirloom tomatoes are available at Sycamore, Stokes, Bodhitree, Berried Treasures, Oak Grove, Eckerton, Cherry Lane, and others.  Pumpkins and winter squashes are here at Rogowski, Oak Grove, S&SO, and many other stands. Stokes has good looking lettuces and cut herbs and S&SO and Paffenroth have many kinds of interesting potato varieties. Paffenroth has many varieties of carrots, beets, and other root vegetables and greens and Oak Grove and Eckerton have several types of hot peppers. Sycamore and others have sweet peppers and S&SO, Bodhitree, and Paffenroth have tasty greens.

We're definitely moving towards the end of summer vegetables, but Berried Treasures and Bodhitree still have great beans and Stokes and others have summer squashes. Windfall has beautiful squashes in all sizes.

To see these and others: Greenmarket September 19


Saturday, September 15, 2012

PUMPKINS!!!at Stokes, Oak Grove, and many other stands. GRAPES!!! at Buzzard Crest, Cheerful Cherry, and others.

The season is definitely changing, but there are still many summer vegetables here, including many stands with heirloom tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and corn. Eckerton, Cheerful Cherry, Cherry Lane, Norwich Meadows, Stokes, Oak Grove, Sycamore, and others have wide varieties of heirlooms, field tomatoes, and peppers.

Cato Corner has wonderful cheeses, including the last of the tasty Abondance, and the unusual Vivace Bambino and Dairyaire.  Buzzard Crest has many delicious grape varieties, juices, and wines, and Cheerful Cherry has tasty grape and other preserves.

Eckerton and Oak Grove both have many hot pepper varieties, with almost no duplications!  Hoeffner and others have good looking sweet peppers.

Cayuga has a new product, artisanal pastas, as well as beans, flours, and breads made from their flours by Orwashers.

To see these and other stands and produce:
Greenmarket Sept 15


Friday, September 14, 2012

La Delicias challah, three new kinds of "roses" (rose shaped muffins)! Gorgeous heirloom tomatoes everywhere! BUT -- Van Houten has PUMPKINS --big ones! and Treelicious and Cheerful Cherry have many kinds of GRAPES! So, say hello to Fall.

Dutchmill has good-looking cockscombs, as do River Garden, Rose Meadow, and Oak Grove.  Lots of fall flowers here today. Tremblay has delicious honey!!!

Peaches are more or less out of the picture, but Samascott has new crop apples, as do other stands, and there are pears and other autumn fruits to be had.

Dancing Ewe has the last of their pecorino tartuffo and pecorino alle Vinace today. They are expecting to be here with other cheese and sausages until the end of October. Beth's Farm Kitchen is here with fig and other unusual jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables.

Las Delicias has many kinds of delicious pastry as well as savory tarts today.  Finnish Ruis breads are here as well, with dark breads great with cheese. Consider Bardwell has luscious cheeses today.

Bodhitree, Norwich Meadows, Oak Grove, and Berried Treasures are here with delicious produce, and Madura has several good looking mushrooms.  Roaming Acres has beef, pork, and ostrich cuts, and ostrich and emu eggs.

To see these and other stands and produce, click here:
Friday September 14 Greenmarket

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Paffenroth has pumpkins! You know what THAT means!! Berried Treasures has shelling beans!!

Grapes and pumpkins, fewer stands with peaches, several stands with winter squash! You know the season is changing. There are plenty of heirloom and other tomatoes in the market, but it's really time to think about (and proceed to) canning or freezing for the winter. Corn also is nearing an end  point, although there are still several stands with good ears.  Another sign of change is the number of stands with hot and sweet peppers -- you can freeze some varieties for the winter. I also scrape a few ears of corn for freezing.

I know what I'm going to be doing!  San Marzano tomatoes from Cherry Lane, Polish and other large plum tomatoes from Stokes, Bodhitree, and Cheerful Cherry(on Friday and Saturday), orange Thai hot peppers and Trinidadian flavoring peppers from Eckerton for the freezer, shelling beans from Berried Treasures for the freezer, and cut herbs from Stokes and SandSO to dry.

To see these and other stands and produce:
Greenmarket Wednesday September 12


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Pawpaws at Eckerton! Second delivery corn coming in at 11 AM! at Sycamore!! Buzzard Crest and Cheerful Cherry have delicious grapes!!

Eckerton has an extensive selection of peppers as well as a unique item, pawpaws! (I thought those were only in children's books or songs!) Oak Grove has an equally wide variety of peppers, and both have many delicious heirloom tomato varieties.  This is the year to freeze heirlooms for the winter, as there are so many good ones! In addition to these two stands, some others with great ones are Stokes, Keith, Cherry Lane, Lani, and Cheerful Cherry.

There are still several stands with peaches, including Oak Grove, Locust Grove, and Caradonna.  Excellent beans can be found at Norwich Meadows, Mountain Sweet Berry, S&SO, Lani, and others. Both Norwich Meadows and Lani have interesting Asian pepper varieties, and okra.

Flying Pig, Violet Hill, and Oak Grove have various pork cuts and sausages, and Oak Grove has beef as well.  Violet Hill has some gorgeous wild mushrooms and Bulich has several kinds of cultivated mushrooms. Cut herbs can be found at Stokes, Keith, S&SO, Lani, and others and potted herbs are available at Oak Grove.

D'Attolico and Gorzynski have delicious greens and Paffenroth has beautiful carrots, radishes, onion family vegetables, and unusual greens.
Cayuga is back with dried beans, flours, and breads.

To see these and other products and stands, click here:

Greenmarket Saturday September 8

Friday, September 7, 2012

Dancing Ewe is back!!! Berried Treasures has delicious sweet heirloom tomatoes!! Dutchmill has still got a couple of bunches of lycianthus!!

I took the week off to sleep late and eat out for lunches, but I walked back through the Greenmarket and saw lovely heirlooms at many stands, including Berried Treasures, tasty tartufo cheese at Dancing Ewe, and wonderful pastries at Las Delicias.  There are still peaches around the market, but pick carefully -- once grapes show up, you know that stone fruit is going to be finished soon. Berried Treasures excellent haricots verts and other beans are delicious at the moment and Norwich Meadows will be here tomorrow as well as today with great produce.

I'll be back in the market early tomorrow, when I expect to see Buzzard Crest and Cheerful Cherry grapes and many delicious vegetables and melons.