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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Buzzard Krest is here with new and familiar varieties! Cheerful Cherry has champagne grapes! It's Labor Day weekend, so you better start putting up tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits if you haven't already!

Buzzard Crest's new variety
 There are plenty of heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, squashes, beans, greens, and other delicious vegetables here today, as well as peaches, nectarines, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, but those grapes are a sign of the season change, and things will start to lessen after this. Some herbs have gone to seed or sprouted flowers. If you scrape corn off, put it in plastic bags, and freeze it, this is probably the day to do it. My freezer is already full of heirloom and other tomatoes.
Cherry Lane's San Marzanos
Chery Lane Lima Beans
Cheerful Cherry peaches
Buzzard Krest is in the end spot this week, so Fantasy Fruit has moved down towards 16th Street or so.  Windfall, Locust Grove, and D'Attolico have beautiful zucchini flowers today. I used them last week stuffed with Consider Bardwell's fresh goat cheese (here on Monday) and D'Attolico's candy-sweet cherry tomatoes, sauteed. Delicious.
D'Attolico's sweet cherry tomatoes

To see these and other stands and produce: Saturday Greenmarket

Friday, August 30, 2013

Elderberries, strawberries, raspberries at Berried Treasures! White and yellow peaches and nectarines at Toigo! Beautiful heirloom tomatoes at Norwich Meadows, Bodhitree, Sycamore,Cheerful Cherry, Oak Grove, and others.Champagne grapes at Cheerful Cherry!

Miglorelli also has heirloom tomatoes, waternellons, beets, baby spinach, and a wide variety of other produce.  Bodhitree has many unique items, including sweet potato leaves (saute them!), bok choy, and flavoring peppers.  Norwich Meadows has gorgeous eggplants, melons, and squashes.  Samascott has beautiful strawberries, string beans, and other vegetables and fruits, and Toigo and Samascott have new apples.
Toigo's white peaches

Roaing Acres has bison, Berkshire pork, and ostrich meat, and Flying Pig has pork products, chickens, and chicken livers.  Las Delicias has tasty baked goods, and Hot Bread Kitchen has a large variety of ethnic breads.
Samascott strawberries

River Garden and Dutchmill are here with beautiful flowers, and Queens County Farm has lovely mixed bunches of country flowers in addition to their good-looking heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and greens.  Oak Grove has many kinds of hot and sweet peppers, eggplants, squashes, herb plants, and husk tomatoes. Cheerful Cherry has slurpy peaches, as well as various preserved pepper and other items.

To see these and other stands and produce:   Greenmarket Friday August 30

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Elderberries at Berried Treasures! Fresh coriander seeds at Stokes! Lima Beans at Cherry Lane!

Oak Grove Tomatillos and Peppers
S&SO peppers
Heirloom tomatoes at Eckerton, Stokes, Sycamore, Berried Treasures, Bodhitree, Rogowski, Oak Grove, and others.  Peaches both white and yellow  and nectarines at Caradonna, Oak Grove, Terhune, Locust Grove, and Kernan. Raspberries and blackberries at Phillips, strawberries at Mountain Sweet Berry, Berried Treasures, Fantasy Fruit, and others.
Eckerton peppers 

Shelling beans at Berried Treasures and others, and all kinds of beans at Bodhitree, Berried Treasures, and others.  Many kinds of mushroom at Bulich.  Tomatillos at Eckerton and Oak Grove. A huge selection of hot and sweet peppers at Eckerton, Oak Grove, and S&SO.
Windfall's edible flowers

All sorts of edible flowers including roses, sunflowers, borage flowers, nasturtiums, and zucchini blossoms are available at Windfall.
Berried Treasures elderberries

To see these and many other stands and produce: Wednesday, August 28 Greenmarket

Monday, August 26, 2013

Peaches, plums, apricots, berries, at Phillips, Red Jacket, Race, Truncillito. Gorgeous sauce tomatoes at Norwich, Race, Lani, and others.

River Garden dahlias
Fantasy Fruit is here with blueberries and strawberries. Norwich has raspberries and Phillips has blackberries.  Madura has good-looking corn and Phillips, Lani, Madura, and Maxwell have eggplants, heirloom tomatoes, all kinds of peppers both flavoring and hot, greens, salad greens, and other produce.  Eckerton has heirloom tomatoes and a wide variety of hot and sweet peppers.
Race's dried beans

Las Delicias is here with delicious pastries and Buon Pane has tasty breads and other baked goods.  Roaming Acres has Berkshire pork, ostrich meat, and beef, and Rising Sun has chicken, beef, and other meats. Hudson Valley Duck Farm has ground duck, duck rillettes, smoked duck, ducks, and other duck products. PE&DD has great looking scallops, fish, and clams, along with fish salads.
Norwich okras

Dutchmill and River Garden have beautiful flowers.
Dutchmill gladiolas

To see these and other stands and produce:  Monday Greenmarket

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Gorzynski's shelling beans! Eckerton's hot and sweet peppers! Heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane, Eckerton, Stokes, Sycamore, Oak Grove, Norwich Meadows, Northshire!

 More heirloom tomatoes at Cheerful Cherry and Lani! Seasoning peppers at Lani, Eckerton, Oak Grove.  Many kinds of beans, including purple, green, yellow string beans, Romano beans, at Norwich, and two kinds of long beans at Lani.  Unique greens at Paffenroth, Lani, Gorzynski, Windfall, Mountain Sweet Berry, D'Attolico.New at Hudson Valley Duck Farm, ground duck!

Great sauce tomatoes at Cheerful Cherry, Cherry Lane, Norwich, Stokes, and Oak Grove.  All kinds of squashes at Oak Grove, Lani, Norwich, and others.  Delicious salad greens at Stokes, Gorzynski, Paffenroth. Beautiful eggplants at Lani, Norwich, Oak Grove, and others.

Stone fruit and berries at many stands, including Oak Grove, Terhune, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, and Caradonna. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, at Phillips, Caradonna, Hodgson's, and Fantasy Fruit. More grapes are sneaking in at Locust Grove and Cheerful Cherry (and you know what THAT means!).

To see these and other stands and produce: Saturday Greenmarket

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Berried Treasures shelling beans! Windfall baby amaranth! Bodhitree's sweet melons! Mountain Sweet Berry's oxheart sauce tomatoes! Cherry Lane's San Marzanos!

River Garden
Stokes's many kinds of basil and heirloom tomatoes! Keith's French crisp lettuce and rocambole garlic! Eckerton's flavoring peppers! Peaches at Caradonna, Sycamore, Terhune, and Oak Grove! Berries at Phillips, Fantasy Fruit, and Caradonna! Corn at Paffenroth, Cherry Lane, and Sycamore. Mushrooms at Bulich, Madura, and Two Guys.
S&SO artichokes

It is indeed high summer, but I did spot grapes the other day at Locust Grove and notice that the flowers coming in at River Garden and Dutchmill are fully richly red and gold, indicating the season is about to change soon.  If you put aside fruit and vegetables in your freezer or can them, now's the time to start.

To see these and other stands and produce: Wednesday Greenmarket

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Peaches! Corn! Tomatoes! Eggplants! Squashes! Beans! It's high summer and the pickings are rich!

Mountain Sweet Berry has ramp "seeds".  Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, Oak Grove, Stokes, and Norwich have lots of heirloom tomatoes, and eggplants are abundant at Lani, Oak Grove, Norwich, and others.
S&SO Tomatillos
Sycamore, Paffenroth, Miglorelli, and others have corn, and there are several stands, including Cheerful Cherry, Oak Grove, Terhune, Caradonna, and Locust Grove, with peak season peaches. (Locust Grove also has grapes -- first sign of a season change.) Many stands have a variety of melons, including Norwich Meadow, Oak Grove, and others.
Cherry Lane San Marzano tomatoes
Mountain Sweet Berry, Phillips, Caradonna, and Fantasy fruit have berries, and currants are also available at a couple of stands, including Phillips.
Phillips currants
Gorgeous beans can be found at Lani, Norwich, and others, and Paffenroth has a wide variety of carrots and onion family vegetables.

Violet Hill has lamb, pork, and chickens, as well as whole rabbits and rabbit parts.  Quattro's and Hudson Valley Duck Farm have poultry, and Hudson Valley has a new item, ground duck!

To see these and other stands and produce:  Saturday Greenmarket

Friday, August 16, 2013

Today's the day for peaches at Toigo, Cheerful Cherry, and others. There are both white and yellow peaches in the market today!

Norwich Meadows kohlrabi
 Charontais melons at Norwich Meadows, corn at Sycamore, heirloom tomatoes at Cheerful Cherry, Sycamore, Norwich, Bodhitree,and others, cut herbs and artichokes at Muddy River, watermelons at several stands, berries and currants at Phillips, wild blueberries and Tri-Stars at Berried Treasures, Romano beans at Berried, Norwich.  Haricots verts and other beans at Berried, Norwich, Miglorelli, Sycamore, and others.  Madura has several kinds of mushroom.
Berried Treasures zucchini blossoms
Dutchmill, River Garden, and Rose Meadow have beautiful flowers. Tremblay is here with honey and honey products.  Las Delicias has delicious pastries and Hot Bread Kitchen is here with many regional breads.
Toigo White Peaches
To see these and other stands and produce:  Friday Greenmarket

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Peaches! Heirloom tomatoes! Melons! Plums! Eggplants! Romano beans! Haricots verts! Tiny potatoes! Kales! Corn!

It's high summer and there are all kinds of delicious vegetables and fruits available in the Greenmarket.  Stokes has gone-to-seed coriander (great flavorful fresh coriander seeds), heirloom tomatoes, several kinds of basil, lemon verbena, and other generous bunches of cut herbs, as well as delicious salad options.  Cherry Lane has San Marzano tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, corn, kirbys, and other tasty produce.  Paffenroth has many kinds of cale, carrots, celeries (including red celery), herbs, potatoes, various kinds of beets, and many onion family vegetables.

Miglorelli has several kinds of beets, radishes, and other vegetables, as well as peaches and blueberries.  Oak Grove has their full compliment of unique hot and sweet peppers as well as heirloom tomatoes, three kinds of popcorn, slurpy peaches, eggplants, and other delicious produce.  Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries, interesting greens, and lovely tiny potatoes.  Eckerton has many sizes and types of heirloom tomatoes.

River Garden, Dutchmill, Rose Meadow, and others have beautiful flowers.  Cato is here with their prizewinning cheeses and Phillips has raspberries, strawberries, currants, and blueberries.  Fantasy Fruit has strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Roaming Acres has pork, beef, and ostrich meats, and Blue Moon fish is here with fresh seafood.

Beth's Farm Kitchen is here with all kinds of preserves, mustards, chutneys, and ketchups and other sauces.  Windfall has unique greens, edible flowers, and squashes. Berried Treasures has delicious haricots verts and other tasty beans, wild blueberries, Tri-Stars, and potatoes.

To see these and other stands:  Wednesday Greenmarket 

Saturday, August 10, 2013


In addition to several unique flavoring peppers, unusual greens, beautiful heirloom tomatoes and many kinds of eggplant, Lani has brought in figs. Eckerton and Oak Grove have many types of hot and sweet peppers as well as tasty heirloom tomatoes, and Norwich Meadows has a wide variety of melons, heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and greens.  Stokes has a wide variety of basils and other cut herbs as well as excellent heirloom tomatoes, and Paffenroth has many types of kales, carrots, radishes, greens, and potatoes, in addition to many onions, cut herbs, and unique greens.

S&SO has artichokes, great deals in peppers, herbs, lettuces, and other produce.  Gorzynski has lovely lettuces, herbs, and unusual organic produce.  Windfall has beautiful greens, edible flowers, squashes, and squash blossoms.  D'Attolico has excellent carrots, shallots, garlic, greens, and sprouts.  Northshire has good-looking heirloom tomatoes and sucrine lettuce.  Mountain Sweet berry has sucrine lettuce, wild arugula, and other interesting offerings, in addition to their Tri-Star strawberries.

Seatuck and PE&DD are here with excellent seafood.  Flying Pig has all sorts of pork items, Roaming Acres has ostrich, and Violet Hill has poussins, lamb cuts, pork, chickens, and eggs.  

 Oak Grove, Cheerful Cherry, Sycamore, and others have delicious peaches and Caradonna, Locust, and others have many varieties of plum. Red Jacket is here with great looking apricots. Phillips and Fantasy Fruit have all kinds of berries, and Hodgson's has excellent blueberries.

To see these and other stands and produce: Saturday Greenmarket

Friday, August 9, 2013

I'm not able to do the report today, but here's the Greenmarket's list of the stands that are here today.

Market Attendance for Fri, Aug 09 2013

Union Square Greenmarket, New York
Open year-round, 8 am - 6 pm, Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat

Who's in today

Berried Treasures
Vegetables, Berries & Herbs
Beth's Farm Kitchen
Pickled Goods, Jams & Chutneys
Bobolink Dairy Bakehouse
Dairy (cow), Baked Goods
Bodhitree Farm
Leafy Greens & Vegetables
Body & Soul
Vegan Baked Goods. Gluten-free options
Bread Alone
Baked Goods. Cert/Organic Breads
Butterfield Dairy
Goat's Milk & Goat's Milk Products
Castello di Borghese
Central Valley Dairy
Cow's Milk Cheeses & Value Added Products
Cheerful Cherry
Plants, Cherries, Heirloom Tomatoes
Consider Bardwell
Pasture-raised Goat & Cow's Milk Cheeses
Deep Mountain Maple
Vermont Maple Syrup and Maple Syrup Products
DiPaola Turkeys
Whole, Parts, Ground & Smoked Breasts
Dutchmill Garden
Cut Flowers
Fantastic Gardens
Potted Plants & Herbs
Flying Pigs Farm
Pasture-raised Pork products, Chickens & Eggs
Francesca's Bakery
Rugelach, bread, sweet & savory pastries
Hammond Dairy
Grassfed Cow's Milk Yogurt & Granola
Hot Bread Kitchen
Non-Profit. Breads & Baked Goods
Kingferry Vineyards
Treleaven Wines from the Finger Lakes
Las Delicias
Baked Goods
Lavender by the Bay
Dried Lavender Sachets & Culinary
Lucky Dog Organic
Cert/Organic Vegetables
Madura Farm
Vegetables, Eggs & Cultivated Mushrooms
Martin's Pretzels
Hand-rolled Hard Pretzels
Michisk Farm
Vegetables & Eggs
Migliorelli Farm
Vegetables, Orchard Fruit & Value Added Products
Millport Dairy
Cow's Milk Cheeses, Eggs & Meat Products
Muddy River Farm
Vegetables & Herbs
Nordic Rye Bread
Finnish Ruis Bread
Norwich Meadows Farm
Vegetables, Eggs & Halal Chicken
Oak Grove Plantation
Vegetables, Orchard Fruits, Livestock Meats, & Flours
Our Daily Bread
Breads & Baked Goods. Gluten-free Options
Pet-Al Flowers
Potted Plants
Phillips Farm
Winter Veggies/Greens, Jams & Preserves, Fruit
Pura Vida
Shellfish & Fresh/Smoked Saltwater Fish
Queens County Farm
Greenhouse Greens, Wool & Raw Honey
Red Jacket Orchards
Fruit & Juices
River Garden
Dried Flower designs
Roaming Acres Ostrich
Emu & Ostrich Eggs. Ostrich Products & Meat
Samascott Orchards
Fruit, Vegetables, Eggs & Baked Goods
Sunfed Beef
Dry Aged 100% Grassfed or Grassfed/Grain-Finished
Sycamore Farms
Vegetables & Greenhouse Tomatoes
Toigo Orchards
Peaches & Orchard Fruit
Tree-licious Orchards & Bakery
Orchard Fruit, Berries & Baked Goods
Tremblay Apiaries
Raw Honey Varieties, Beeswax Candles & Bee Products
Two Guys From Woodbridge
Hydroponic Greens & Herbs, Cultivated Mushrooms
VanHouten Farms
Potted Plants & Herbs

Who's out today

Binder Farm
Potted Plants, Vegetable starters & Herbs
Dancing Ewe
Raw/Aged Tuscan-style Cow & Sheep's Milk Cheeses, Merguez
Eve's Cidery
Sparkling Ciders and Wines
Greener Pastures
Wheatgrass Plants & Juice, Micro green Shoots
Rose Meadow Farm
Cut Flowers
Stone & Thistle
Chicken, Duck, Sausages & Value Added Products
Tello's Green Farm
Chicken Eggs

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

San Marzano sauce tomatoes at Cherry Lane, beautiful heirloom tomatoes at Eckerton, Stokes, Bodhitree, Oak Grove, Sycamore, Cherry Lane. Currants (red, white) at Phillips Locust Grove, Caradonna.

Beautiful tasty melons at Bodhitree, Caradonna, and other stands.
Peaches at Sycamore, Oak Grove, Caradonna, and Kernan.
Sweet and hot peppers at Oak Grove, S&SO, and other stands.
Mountain Sweet Berry has their first oxheart sauce tomatoes as well as Tri-Star strawberries, Romano beans, sucrine lettuce.
Windfall has beautiful edible flowers, including nasturtium leaf and flower, zucchini flowers, and others.
Madura has mushrooms and other produce.  Bodhitree has a wide range of flavoring peppers and eggplants.  Keith, Stokes, S&SO and Paffenroth have cut herbs and many stands have fresh garlic.

Wednesday Greenmarket

Monday, August 5, 2013

High Season for melons, heirloom and other tomatoes, eggplants, squashes, stone fruit, berries!

Gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at Norwich, Eckerton, Lani, Maxwell, and other stands. Equally beautiful eggplants and squashes are at Norwich, Lani, Phillips, and other stands along with beans, peppers, and husk tomatoes at Lani, Norwich, and Maxwell.

Peaches and other stone fruit at Phillips, Race, Truncillito, Red Jacket, and others. Blueberries, raspberries, currants (red, white, black) at Fantasy Fruit, and Phillips, and red and yellow raspberries at Norwich.


A wide variety of melons at Norwich Meadows, Lani, Phillips.

To see these stands and produce:  Monday Greenmarket Union Square

Saturday, August 3, 2013

White currants, heirloom tomatoes, gooseberries, peaches, corn. Lima Beans at Lani's! MOUNTAIN SWEET BERRY RAN OUT OF STRAWBERRIES BY 8:30AM!!!

Beautiful heirloom tomatoes at Stokes, Sycamore, Eckerton, Lani,and others. Corn at Sycamore, Miglorelli, Cherry Lane, and others.
Delicious poultry and poultry products at Quattro, mushrooms, poultry and eggs at Violet Hill.  Pork products at Flying Pig, Ostrich at Roaming Acres. Fresh fish at PE&DD and Seatuck.
Succulent peaches at Oak Grove, Sycamore, Terhune, and others.
Berries of all sorts at Caradonna, Fantasy Fruit, and Philips. Hodgson is here with blueberries.
Hudson Valley Duck Farm and Quattro's have ducks and duck products.

To see these and other stands and produce:  Saturday Greenmarket

Watch out on Park Avenue this morning. The bikers, runners, and skaters have taken over for a few hours. Hazardous crossings!