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December 2014

December  2014
Check here for GrowNY's Greenmarket Maps for Union Square: http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Northshire Farm Has the Last of Their QUAIL!!

Quattro's, Flying Pig, and Violet Hill are here with poultry, sausages, game birds, and other poultry and pork products.  Hudson Valley Duck Farm is having a sale on their wonderful rillettes and are here with ducks, duck parts, and duck products.

Monks Hood and Windfall have various greens and Shushan has hydroponic tomatoes and herbs, Two Guys has hydroponic greens and oyster mushrooms.

Paffenroth has a wide variety of root vegetables, including leeks, carrots, many potato varieties, and other good things. Norwich Meadows and Northshire have various kinds of cabbage.

Tremblay has delicious honey and beth's Farm Kitchen has brought in their seasonal marmalades as well as many tasty hot sauces, mustards, jams, and chutneys.

Miglorelli has their excellent frozen summer vegetables, tomato sauce and juice, apples, and root vegetables. Cayuga has wonderful dried beans and pasta.

To see these and other stands, click here!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Some stands are understandably not here today, but many are here.

Flying Pig, Roaming Acres(ostrich, sausages, pork cuts and sausage), and Sun Fed Beef are here. Muddy River, Rogowski, Miglorelli, Norwich Meadows, and Samascott are here with root vegetables, and Two Guys From Woodbridge has hydroponic lettuces, herbs, and mushrooms. Madura is here with several kinds of mushroom, garlic, and shallots.

Las Delicias has delicious pastries, Beth's Farm Kitchen has seasonal marmalades, and Finnish Ruis has tasty breads.  Pura Vida has many kinds of fresh fish.

Samascott and Miglorelli have apples, pears, and ciders.

To see these and other stands here in Union Square today:
Greenmarket January 25

Saturday, January 19, 2013

It's Really Winter, Folks!

You'll find root vegetables, kales, cabbages, and hydroponic greens and tomatoes today.  Also apples, pears, and ciders. River Garden is here with dried flowers and Rose Meadow has fresh roses and anemones. Valley Shepherd, Cato, and Three Corner Field Farm have cheeses, Tonjes has yogurts and cheeses, and Ronnybrook is here with milks, yogurts, and ice creams (!).  Roaming Acres has ostrich meat, Violet Hill and Quattro's have poultry, and Flying Pig and Violet Hill have pork items. PE&DD has fish and shellfish.  Norwich Meadows, S&SO, Paffenroth, Miglorelli, and Hoeffner have root vegetables, and Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, Caradona, and others have pears and apples as well as cider.

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

Union Square January 19

Friday, January 18, 2013

It's Pretty Darned Cold!

A few Friday stands aren't here today, but most Winter people are here, with delicious chocolate croissants (Las Delicias), red and white potatoes (Samascott), kale and cabbages (Norwich Meadows), and delicious cream cheese (Central Valley).  Roaming Acres has bison and pork in addition to ostrich eggs and meat, Flying Pig has chickens and pork cuts as well as sausages, and Pura Vida has good-looking fish and shellfish.
Two Guys and Madura have mushrooms and Muddy River has root vegetables, herbs, and garlic. Rogowsky has squashes, root vegetables, and vegetable stock.

To see who's here and what they've brought, click here:
Union Square Greenmarket January 18

Monday, January 14, 2013

A surprise

I didn't get to do the report this morning, but I did go to the market to get some mushrooms from Madura, rillettes from Hudson Valley Duck Farm, and take a look around in the afternoon. I was surprised and happy to find that Las Delicias is now in the Union Square market on Mondays as well as Fridays, with their wonderful pastries!  The usual Monday stands were there, including Roaming Acres(ostrich meat) and Healthway (potatoes). Central Valley was there with a wide selection of cheeses, including ricotta, cheddars, and others, and butter. (By the way, Central Valley is now also in the Friday market!!)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Greens in the Greenmarket Today!!

Monkshood is back with several greens and Windfall Farm has their excellent selection as well.  Other stands like Northshire, Norwich Meadows, and Hoeffner have some greens as well.  Oak Grove has cheese pumpkins and other squashes and S&SO, Paffenroth, Miglorelli, and others have root vegetables and a few onion family items.  Shushan and Two Guys have hydroponic vegetables. Bulich has several types of mushroom and Two Guys has oyster mushrooms.

Oak Grove Brussels Sprouts

Say hello to Ted Blew today! He's here for a visit!

Keith's Book, "IT'S A LONG ROAD TO A TOMATO

Catskill Merino Sheep Farm's Wool


Hudson Valley Duck Farm is back in the Saturday market with delicious duck, smoked duck breast, succulent rillettes, and other duck products. Quattro's has wonderful capons, ducks, geese, and other poultry and poultry products, and Violet Hill has Belle Rouge chickens and parts as well as rabbit and really great bacon and other pork products. Flying Pig also has tasty pork cuts and sausages.
Cato Corner Cheeses


Cayuga has mysteriously given up bringing in their stellar whole wheat and ale breads, but is here with beans, pasta, flours, and other products.
Quattro's Goose and Duck Fats

Locust Grove, Caradonna, and others have apples and pears as well as ciders, and Breezy Hill has other apple products and pastries, in addition.
Beth's Farm Kitchen is not here today.

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

Greenmarket Saturday January 12

Friday, January 11, 2013

A handy web site to check out which stands are in the Greenmarket!!

Check here for grownyc's Greenmarket map for today

Scroll down  on that page for the Friday map for Union Square Greenmarket.

To see which stands are here and what they've brought, click here:
Greenmarket Friday January 11

It's a surprisingly rich offering for  midwinter, with farms like Norwich, Rogowski, Miglorelli, and others here with *green* vegetables! Muddy River has great root vegetables and super garlic, and  Miglorelli has excellent frozen corn, flat green beans, and other summer produce frozen for winter enjoyment.
Queens County Farm Museum Salad Greens

Roaming Acres has bison, beef, and ostrich, and Flying Pig has pork and chickens. Central Valley has many good-looking cheeses as well as their yogurt, fresh butter, cream cheese, and tomato soup.  Las Delicias is here with gorgeous baked goods and Rogowski and  Queens County Farm have greens in addition to other produce.
 Las Delicias Sweet and Savory Baked Goods

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Keith is here! S&SO is here! It's a root vegetable festival!

Keith is here later than their usual season with lots of gorgeous Rocambole garlic, rosemary, potatoes, and squashes.  S&SO has a few greens as well as many root vegetables and winter squashes. Rick's Picks has pickled vegetables, as has S&SO.  Mountain Sweet Berry has several kinds of small European style potatoes, including La Ratte, and Norwich has black radishes, purple topped turnips, Jerusalem artichokes, and other interesting root vegetables.  Several stands have celeriac and Madura has mushrooms and other winter produce.

Pura Vida has delicious fresh fish. Roaming Acres has ostrich meat and other ostrich items.  Feather Ridge Farms, new last Wednesday, has chickens, eggs, and other chicken products.  Stony Mountain has various beef products and Hudson River Duck Farm has ducks, duck parts, rillettes, smoked duck breast, and other tasty duck products. Cato Corner has outstanding cheeses and Ronnybrook is here with milks, butters, yogurts, and cheeses. Three Corner Field Farm has succulent lamb cuts, luscious yogurt, and cheeses.

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

Greenmarket Wednesday, January 9


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Thanks to Mark Bittman for his article on potato recipes in the NY Times Magazine!

I checked out the recipes and they all look good -- so I'm going to make one a week for ten weeks, by which time we'll see the first Spring vegetable, I hope. Maybe ramps!!


You'll find all kinds of great potatoes today at Paffenroth, S&SO, Mountain Sweet Berry, and Norwich Meadows. (S&SO may be gone after next weekend, by the way.) Cayuga has excellent dried beans -- check to see how long you should soak them as they are pretty fresh and will probably not need overnight soaking.  Modesto recommends the yellow eye beans, in case you want to experiment.


Grazin' has soup stock in addition to their meat and milk offerings and Roaming Acres is here with meats as well. Violet Hill has pork, chicken, and eggs, and Oak Grove has pork and beef.  Flying Pig has pork cuts and chickens and Quattro's has a wide range of poultry and game, sausages, soups, and poultry parts. Three Corner Field Farm has lamb, cheeses, and yogurt, and Tonjes has cheeses, buttermilk, yogurt, and other milk products. 

Two Guys has hydroponic greens and oyster mushrooms and Windfall has root vegetables and greens. Shushan has hydroponic tomatoes and herbs.  There are several orchards including Locust Grove, Caradonna, and Terhune here with apples, pears, and cider.

To see these and other stands and products:
Saturday, January 5 Greenmarket




Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year's Break

Hope you all had a great holiday! I'll be back on the job this weekend.