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December 2016

December 2016
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Caradonna, Locust Grove, and Fantasy Fruit have gooseberries! Keith has flowering onions, garlic, and thyme. Windfall has several new kinds of edible flower.

Lani, Eckerton, and Norwich have fava beans and Lani and Northshire have already shelled peas.  Lani has the last of their asparagus.  Cherry season is here and Cheerful Cherry is back with their excellent tasty cherries. Locust Grove has all sorts of berries and Caradonna and Locust have currants.  Fantasy Fruit is here with strawberries and Mountain Sweet Berry has tri-stars as well. Cherry Lane, Locust, and Caradonna have raspberries and Phillips has raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries.

Cherry Lane has heirloom tomatoes and Shushan is here with hydroponic cherry and other tomatoes. Stokes also has heirloom cherry tomatoes and other tomatoes as well as generous bunches of cut herbs and D'Attolico has beautiful flowering vegetables. If you're looking for lovely lettuces,  try Gorzynski, D'Attolico, Eckerton, S&SO, and Paffenroth. For good-looking eggplants and various peppers, check out Norwich Meadows. Mountain Sweet Berry has maroon and yellow sugar snap peas.

To see these and other stands and produce: Union Square Greenmarket Saturday

Friday, June 28, 2013

Last day for Berried Treasures peonies, Samascott asparagus, Sycamore's strawberries. First day for Cheerful Cherry's cherries!

Fava beans, squashes, garlic scapes, young onions and garlic, are available at several stands, including Lucky Dog, Bodhitree, Norwich Meadows, and Muddy River.
Norwich andBodhtree have fairytale eggplants and other eggplant varieties. Stokes has cherry tomatoes and other greenhouse tomatoes. In addition to their sweet cherries, Samascott has two kinds of sour cherries.  Treelicious also has cherries and several stands have strawberries.

Dutchmill has beautiful gladiolas and other flowers, and Rose Meadow is here with lovely flowers as well.
Las Delicias has delicious pastries and Hot Bread Kitchen is here with breads and other baked goods.  Francesca's Bakery has breads and desserts.

To see these and other stands and produce: Greenmarket Friday Union Square

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rogowski has mulberries! Locust Grove has red currants and sweet cherries! Last day for Hodgson's peonies!

Kernan Peaches!!
Rogowski mulberries

Tamarack mushrooms
Young onions and garlic, garlic scapes, stinging nettles, shelling peas and sugar snaps, young carrots, all can be found in the market today. I saw one lonely baby fennel at Paffenroth's, so I suppose that there is a restaurant somewhere planning something delicious.

 Madura had some wild asparagus in addition to their various mushrooms and other produce. Phillips has a two raspberry/one blueberry box deal for $10, and Kernan has PEACHES!
To see these and other stands and produce: Wednesday Greenmarket

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Keith has MULBERRIES! Eckerton has FAVA BEANS! Windfall has many kinds of EDIBLE FLOWERS! Northshire has already shelled shelling peas!

This and Wednesday will be the last for Hodgson's peonies.  River Garden and Ryder have beautiful country flowers and Rose Meadow has sweet peas, snapdragons, and roses.

Last week for Hoeffner's asparagus. Lani has some, too, but the season is going. Many stands have several delicious types of squash, including Lani, Norwich, and others.

Locust Grove has cherries and Miglorelli has some, too. Sycamore, Phillips,  Caradonna  and others have strawberries. Stokes has tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. Unfortunately, I missed the sungold cherry tomatoes at Eckerton! I did pick up raspberries at Locust, blueberries at Phillips, and strawberries at Sycamore.

To see these and other stands and produce:
Saturday Greenmarket

Friday, June 21, 2013

Beautiful young fennel at Muddy River! All kinds of string beans at Bodhitree! Raspberries and blueberries at Phillips!

You'll find great strawberries at Sycamore, Samascott, and others.
Several stands have garlic scapes and young garlic, and there is good-looking sorrel at Stokes, Muddy, and Bodhitree.  Dancing Ewe is here with their delicious tartufo cheese and Madura has several kinds of mushroom.  Queens County Farm has tasty greens, multicolored radishes, and beautiful country flower bouquets.

 Samascott has asparagus as well as scapes and many stands have sugar snaps and shelling peas. Sycamore, Bodhitree, and Stokes have beautiful basil and Oak Grove, Binder, and others have excellent herb sets.  Oak Grove has lush pepper plant and tomato plant varieties. Bodhitree has shishito peppers, agretti, and other unique produce.

Berried Treasures has small potatoes, scapes, cress, and other interesting produce as well as beautiful peonies.  Dutchmill has lovely country flowers and lilies.

To see these and other stands and produce:
Union Square Greenmarket June 21

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Rain has affected some crops, like Cherry Lane's asparagus and strawberries (they don't have them today).

There are many choices today, like strawberries from Sycamore, Stokes, Locust Grove, Phillips, and others, and sugar snaps and shelling peas from Eckerton, Miglorelli, and others, or baby carrots from Paffenroth, gorgeous lettuces from D'Attolico and Gorzynski, and fava beans from Lani.  Locust Grove has the first cherries of the season and Hoeffner and others have rhubarb.

Stokes has big generous bunches of cut herbs and they, Binder, Silver Heights, and Oak Grove have beautiful lush potted herbs and other plants. Hoeffner and Van Houten have all kinds of interesting flowering plants and Van Houten has flowering and other trees.

To see these and other stands and produce:
Saturday Greenmarket June 15

Friday, June 14, 2013

Well, I was very late today (for me), so I thought I'd give you an idea of what it's like at 1PM on a Friday!

Since the season has hit a more productive time, there are still plenty of options at mid day, with the only almost-sold-out stand being Bodhitree. Other stands still have many strawberries, lettuces and other greens, and asparagus.  Muddy River is running out of their big generous bunches of chervil, but they have a lot of other choices.

 Berried Treasures had plenty of potatoes and peonies, but had run out of Tri-star strawberries, and Miglorelli had plenty of arugula, shelling peas, and sugar snaps.  Sycamore had a good supply of tomatoes and their excellent strawberries, and Samascott had plenty of asparagus and great strawberries as well.  Dutchmill has many lilies and other interesting flowers.

Stokes has plenty of greens and cut herbs as well as potted plants and Oak Grove has beautiful edible nasturtiums and their mixed herb window sets.

Norwich Meadows has delicious produce, including beets, carrots, and greens, and Two Guys still has some mushrooms as well as hydroponic lettuces and other greens.

To see these and other stands and produce:
Friday Greenmarket

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dandelion greens! Stinging Nettles! Fava Beans! Shelling peas and sugar snaps! Asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries! Shishito peppers!

Gorgeous baby carrots in many colors at Paffenroth. They also have beautiful baby beats, all kinds of interesting and unusual greens, and herbs.  Kernan is here with fava beans, Bodhitree with shishito peppers, and Mountain Sweet Berry with wild baby arugula and other unique greens.  Cherry Lane has tasty heirloom and other greenhouse tomatoes and Hoeffner has tomatoes, rhubarb, and asparagus.  Others with asparagus: Kernan, Cherry Lane, Stokes. Rogowski has dandelion greens as well as nettles and other greens, and Windfall has many kinds of greens and edible flowers.

The range of strawberry types and prices around the market is wide, with pints going for as little as $3.50 and as much as $5, and quarts going for $6 to $10.   Tri-Star prices are also variable.You'll find great strawberries at Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Phillips, Kernan, and other stands, and Tri-
Stars at Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures.

River Garden has amazing country flowers, with their yellow columbine bouquets being among the most lovely.  Hodgson is here with beautiful peonies and Berried Treasures has gorgeous peony buds as well.  Rose Meadow has fragrant roses and other flowers.

To see these and other stands and produce:
Wednesday Greenmarket

Monday, June 10, 2013

Maxwell's! Race! Lani! Norwich! These and others have strawberries and other Spring produce!

It's peak season for local strawberries, with many stands having beautiful and tasty varieties. Prices vary, but most are worth the extra dollar, considering the loving care given by our farmers. Several stands also have rhubarb, so pies and shortcake are in order. Or just strawberries cut up over ice cream.

There are also garlic scapes, spring garlic, young leeks, cut herbs, salad greens, and squashes available at Lani's stand and others. Madura is here with mushrooms and other produce and Healthway has interesting potatoes and herb plants.

While I was away, a new poultry farmer arrived in the Monday market, Wildcraft Farms.  Check out his list for the chickens and other birds he's brought today. Roaming Acres has bison, pork, and ostrich. Consider Bardwell has veal. Hudson Valley Duck Farm has ducks, duck parts, and duck products, including rillettes.

To see these and other stands and produce here today: Monday Greenmarket

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Strawberries! Scapes! Sugar snaps! Shelling peas!! Spring garlic! Lovely lettuces!

So glad to have Sycamore back with their excellent strawberries! Rick Bishop of Mountain Sweet Berry has beautiful Tri-stars, and many stands have luscious new varieties, including Locust Grove, Norwich, Stokes, and others.
Cherry Lane has tasty strawberries, greenhouse tomatoes, and asparagus, and Stokes has cut herbs, sweet cherry tomatoes, greens, and asparagus. Hawthorne Valley has a new spot for their stand -- temporarily -- on the East end of the Greenmarket.

I was afraid that the peonies were over, but Hodgson is here with beautiful pink, deep pink, white, and variegated blossoms.

Seatuck had a line waiting for their excellent shellfish, and I was happy to see Ryder next stand down with lovely flowers, greens, and spring garlic. D'Attolico is across the way with delicious salad greens and sprouts, and Bulich is down the road apiece with several good-looking mushroom varieties.

Lani has a wide variety of unique vegetables and S&SO and Paffenroth have gorgeous produce today.  Eckerton has sweet shelling peas and Cherry Lane has sweet and crunchy sugar snap peas. Saute some of Eckerton's scapes with peas and snap peas and serve 'em over angel hair pasta -- that's my plan!

For  pictures of these and other stands and produce:
Saturday Greenmarket June 11

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Stokes Farm's first cherry tomatoes! Eckerton's sugar snaps and English peas! Cherry Lane's sugar snaps, greenhouse heirloom tomatoes! Violet Hill & Northshire's morels!

Things are really popping in the market now. Stokes, Cherry Lane, Lani, and others have asparagus. Eckerton has beautiful French radishes and Mountain Sweet Berry has wild baby arugula and watercress. Gorzynski has great salad greens and unique root vegetables and Windfall and Lani have edible flowers.  Violet Hill has various mushrooms along with their pork, poultry,  and unusual eggs.  Quattro's has tasty poultry, smoked poultry, and chicken, turkey, and other eggs.

Hodgson's is back with gorgeous peonies, and Durr has the (they say) last of their peonies and old fashioned irises.  Caradonna and other stands also have peonies and other flowers.  Locust Grove has lilacs.

To see these and other stands and produce:Saturday Greenmarket