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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Many stands are gone for the winter, but many are here, too!

Stokes and others are gone for the winter, and some stands like Quattro's are taking the day off, but many are here as well. You'll find Violet Hill, Flying Pig, Miglorelli, Ronnybrook, Cato Corner cheeses, Ardith Mae cheeses, Paffenroth produce, Windfall specialty greens, Mountain Sweet Berry potatoes, Caradonna, Locust Grove, and Breezy Hill apples and pears, Ronnybrook and Grazin' Acres milks and creams, and other stands.  You can buy beautiful roses at Rose Meadow and sweet cherry tomatoes at Shushan, as well as herbs and greens.

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Greenmarket December 29

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Last Day Until Spring For Lani, Stokes, Cherry Lane, Gorzynski!!

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Union Square Greenmarket December 22, 2012

Chateau Renaissance vinegars are excellent -- not too acidy and with good flavor.  Stokes uses their vinegar for their herb flavored variety. Both are great gift items. Beth's Farm Kitchen, Lavender By the Bay, Rick's Picks, Oak Grove's dried pepper branches, and others have good gift options as well.

Stokes Carrots

Seatuck's Crabs
Chateau Renaissance Vinegars

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cauliflower! Winter Squashes! Braising Greens! Mushrooms! Celeriac!

There are plenty of gift options in the market today, including pickles, jams, chutneys, and lavender items.  Here with interesting produce: Stokes, Paffenroth, S&SO, Madura, Bodhitree, Tamarack, Rogowski, Windfall, and others.  Locust Grove, Caradonna, Breezy Hill, and others have apples, pears, ciders, and pastries.  Tamarack, Blue Moon, Garden of Spices, Hudson Valley Duck Farm, Roaming Acres, and others have various protein items, and Mountain Sweet Berry, Bodhitree, S&SO,and others have many sizes and kinds of potato.  Madura and Bulich have several kinds of mushroom and S&SO, Rogowsky, Caradonna, and others have good looking winter squashes, including butternut, hubbard, and some unique new varieties.

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Greenmarket Wednesday, December 19

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Root vegetables, cranberries, cider, apples, Christmas greenery

Gorzynski, Lani, Paffenroth, Norwich, S&SO, Miglorelli, Oak Grove, Keith, Cherry Lane, and Windfall all have all kinds of winter vegetables and greens.  Northshire has various vegetables and eggs and Quattro's, Violet Hill, Flying Pig, and others have delicious meats and/or poultry.  Caradonna, Breezy Hill, Locust Grove, and others have apples, pears, and cider.  Breezy Hill also has fresh cranberries.  Shushan has sweet hydroponic cherry tomatoes, herbs, and other hydroponic vegetables. Mountain Sweet Berry has crosnes, tiny potatoes, and beautiful Christmas decorations.  Stokes has a wide variety of good looking produce, including their excellent red skinned potatoes, beets, greens, and herb wreaths for gifts.

S&SO has pickled vegetables and flavored salts, Beth's Farm Kitchen has pickles, chutneys, jams, sauces, and mustards wrapped and unwrapped for gifts, and Stokes has delicious herb flavored vinegars.

For these and other stands and what they've brought:

Greenmarket Saturday, December 15

Friday, December 14, 2012

Greenmarket Gifts! Jams, Dried Flower Arrangements, Pickles, Lavender Items

In the lead up to winter holidays, one of the major kinds of item available in the Greenmarket is gifts, and they're unique, often tasty, decorative, or all of the above.  Mountain Sweet Berry and others have beautiful wreaths, Rick's Picks is here with all kinds of pickled vegetables, and Beth's Farm Kitchen has jams, chutneys, sauces, mustards, and other goodies beautifully wrapped for gifts.Samascott and others have jams as well, and River Garden has unusual dried flower arrangements and wreaths.

Las Delicias has lovely tarts, muffins, cookies, and other pastries, and Hammond has several kinds of yogurt.  Bobolink is here with breads and cheeses and Consider Bardwell has veal and goat meat as well as several cheeses and cheese chips.  Roaming Acres has beef, pork, bison, and ostrich meat.  Norwich, Oak Grove, Samascott, Miglorelli, Rogowski, and Bodhitree are here with root vegetables, squashes, pumpkins, and greens.

To see these and other stands and products:  Greenmarket Friday, December 14

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Decorations! Gifts! Cranberries!!

It's a potato-lover's paradise today, with Stokes's fabulous red-skinned potatoes, garlic, and rosemary for a great dish, Cherry Lane's lovely sweet potatoes, Paffenroth's extensive selection of many varieties and uses, and Mountain Sweet Berry's small European styles.  You'll be equally happy with the many types of gourds and squashes at S&SO, as well as pumpkins like the cheese pumpkins at Oak Grove or the unusual squashes at Hoeffner's stand.

There are excellent gift ideas at Beth's Farm Kitchen, S&SO, and River Garden, as well as Stokes's tasty herb-flavored vinegar. Oak Grove and Eckerton both have bunches of hot peppers for gifts, and other stands have good ideas as well.

Cayuga is here with interesting pastas, but doesn't have their excellent breads today. Locust Grove, Caradonna, Breezy Hill, and others have apples. Breezy Hil has brought in hard cider and cherry liqueur (another gift idea) as well as apples, pears, and pastries.

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Greenmarket Saturday, December 8

Friday, December 7, 2012

Mountain Sweet Berry is here today!!

It's a grim drizzly day, but the Greenmarket is colorful and welcoming, with flowers, jams, Christmas decorations and gifts, and tasty pastries. Try Las Delicias's big and small fruit galettes, Flying Pig's sausages, chickens, and pork products, Beth's Farm Kitchen's ketchup, sauces, mustards, and jams, and Mountain Sweet Berry's beautiful wreaths.  River Garden is here with pretty dried flowers and Rose Meadow has the first big selection of anemones, as well as lovely roses. Roaming Acres has bison, pork, and beef in addition to ostrich meat, and Norwich Meadows and Rogowsky have great root vegetables and greens.  Samascott and Oak Grove also have great root vegetables and pumpkins and Samascott and others have cider.  Oak Grove also has colorful hot peppers.  Mountain Sweet Berry has small potatoes and crosnes, and Treelicious has apples and vegetables.  Queens County Farm Museum and Muddy River also have greens and root vegetables, and Madura has several kinds of mushroom.

To see these and other stands:  Friday Greenmarket

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Decorations, Crosnes, Cranberries!

Potatoes of all shapes and sizes and kinds are available all over the Greenmarket, with some interesting varieties to be found at Mountain Sweet Berry, Bodhitree, and Paffenroth.  Turnips and all sorts of radishes, including watermelon radishes and black radishes, are to be found at Windfall, along with many sizes and kinds of greens.  Breezy Hill has fresh cranberries and Bulich has several delicious mushroom varieties.

New at Beth's Farm Kitchen -- mustards, salad and other dressings, as well as their wide choice of jams, jellies, and chutneys.  Locust Grove has quinces as well as apples and pears, and Caradonna, Breezy Hill, Locust, and others have apple cider.  Rogowsky, Keith, and S&SO have all sorts of produce, and Hudson Valley Duck Farm is here with duck parts, rillettes, and other duck products.  Roaming Acres has beef, Berkshire pork, and ostrich meat.  Two Guys and Shushan have hydroponic greens and herbs and Shushan has their addictive cherry tomatoes and herbs.

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Wednesday Greenmarket

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Potatoes, Christmas Decorations and Gifts, Cranberries!!

We're at that time of the year when I have to look hard to find news. Other than Mountain Sweet Berries' crosnes, Breezy Hill's cranberries, and gift ideas from Beth's Farm Kitchen, S&SO, Deep Mountain Maple, and such, it's hard to discover much.  Still, I have to say that Quattro's poultry, Violet Hill's Belle Rouge chickens and pork, Flying Pig's sausage and pork cuts, and Northshire's greens are great and worth the visit.  S&SO and Paffenroth have a wide variety of produce, as does Miglorelli, and Quattro's, Violet Hill, Northshire, and others have tasty fresh eggs.

Keith has root vegetables and greens, as well as Christmas trees, and Van Houten, Mountain Sweet Berry, and others have trees and other decorations as well. To see these and other stands:
Greenmarket Saturday, December 1, 2012