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Saturday, September 28, 2013

There are still great heirloom tomatoes if you look carefully. There are many stands with tasty cherry tomatoes as well. Keith, Norwich, Cherry Lane, Stokes, Sycamore and some others have some of the best.

Gorzynski's lettuces
 There are great apples and pears all over the market -- try Locust Grove, Terhune, Caradonna, and Cheerful Cherry. Cheerful, Locust Grove, and Buzzard Crest have delicious grapes, and Buzzard Crest has wonderful juices. (Better freeze some before they disappear!) Breezy Hill also has great apples, including crabapples.
Cherry Lane's Eggplants
Shushan is back with hydroponic tomatoes and herbs.  S&SO, Oak Grove and others have tomatillos and Norwich Meadows has winter squashes, fresh ginger, a wide variety of peppers, and beautiful beans. Berried Treasures is here with beans, tomatoes, and potatoes, and Paffenroth has their unique greens, potatoes, radishes, and many kinds of carrot. Gorzynsky has lovely lettuces and black radishes this week.
Paffenroth's carrots
To see these and other stands and produce: Greenmarket Saturday September 28

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lima beans at Stokes and Van Houten! Turn of the season tomatoes, peaches, nectarines. Shelling beans at Berried Treasures! Great sauce tomatoes at Mountain Sweet Berry , Cherry Lane, Stokes, Keith, and others.

Las Delicias mini fruit tarts
 Pumpkins, pears, new season apples at many stands. Gorgeous kales at Paffenroth, Tamarack, and others. Lovely beets and other produce at Rogowski.  Raspberries at Eckerton and Windfall, along with delicious cherry tomato varieties.
S&SO tomatillos
Tasty sheep's milk cheeses at Three Corner Field Farm. Hudson Valley Duck Farm is having a sale on their excellent rillettes. Stunningly beautiful oyster mushrooms at Madura.
Locust Grove nectarines
To see these and other stands and produce: Wednesday Greenmarket

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fresh locally grown ginger at Norwich Meadow Farms! Agri dolce and Grenadan seasoning peppers at Eckerton! Canadice and other grapes at Cheerful Cherry and Buzzard Crest!

Berried Treasures
 Knockout sungold cherry tomatoes at Van Houten and D'Attolico! Ready to eat heirloom tomatoes at Oak Grove, Stokes, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, and others.  Gorgeous baby red spinach at Lani! Spingarelli broccoli and Lamborn shoots at Mountain Sweet Berry.  Many kinds of delicious hot peppers at Eckerton and Oak Grove, as well as boxes of mixed peppers at S&SO. 19 varieties of heirloom tomato at Cheerful Cherry. Beautiful shelling beans, including cannellini, cranberry beans, and others at Berried Treasures (now at full maturity and easy to shell). 
Crab apples and other tasty varieties at Breezy Hill. Delicious stone fruit at great prices at Caradonna today.  Peaches and other stone fruit along with apples and pears at Caradonna, Oak Grove, Terhune, Locust Grove, Cheerful Cherry, and others. I saw pumpkins along with winter squash AND summer squash varieties today! Norwich Meadows has many kinds of squash, eggplant, beans, peppers, heirloom tomatoes, greens, and melons today.
The Greenmarket had a Parisian visitor today, Gregory Marchand of Frenchie, who was shopping for an event for tomorrow in Brooklyn. I'm so jealous of anyone who is going! I couldn't get into Frenchie when I was in Paris in May. Maybe next time.Well, at least I got to tell Carmen Quaglia of Union Square Cafe (who I met also shopping) how much I loved his ricotta gnocchi this week! So nice to be able to tell the chefs when you have a great meal.
At least I got to have a picture with Chef Marchand!
To see these and other stands and produce:  Saturday Greenmarket

Friday, September 13, 2013

Apples and pears are sharing stands with peaches and nectarines as the season begins to turn. Shelling beans, stringbeans, flatbeans, and squashes both winter and summer are here.

School has also begun, for me as well as for children, so getting to class made me late today. No, the dog didn't eat my homework! In fact, I did get to the market early and bought some delicious peaches and nectarines from Toigo, but I was too late to post until now.  I have classes on Monday and Friday, but I should be able to get the report up anyhow from now on.

To see these and other stands and produce: Friday Greenmarket

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tomatillos! Grapes! Peppers! Shelling beans! Sweet Potato leaf! Nasturtium leaf! Kales! Parsley root!

Eckerton radishes
 Peaches, plums, nectarines at Locust Grove, Terhune, Oak Grove, Sycamore, Kernan, Caradonna! The season is changing, so this is a golden opportunity to enjoy stone fruits before they disappear.

Hot Bread Kitchen
Heirloom tomatoes are available at Stokes, Eckerton, Oak Grove, Bodhitree, Sycamore, Cherry Lane, and others, and will be here a bit longer, but now's the time to make sauce and freeze it and tomatoes for the winter.
Locust Grove
 Berried Treasures, Bodhitree, and others have shelling beans and Madura and Bulich have several kinds of mushroom.

Sycamore, Van Houten, Miglorelli, Paffenroth, and others have corn, and many stands including Windfall and Oak Grove have good-looking squashes.  I did see a couple of winter squashes and pumpkins, so things are moving along!
Kernan nectarines
 Stokes, Paffenroth, and others have big beautiful bunches of cut herbs, and Eckerton and Oak Grove have a huge selection of hot and sweet peppers. Hoeffner also has several peppers, tomatoes, and other produce.

To see these and other stands and produce:  Greenmarket September 11, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Last day for Cheerful Cherry's peaches! They have lots of tomatoes and peppers, and champagne grapes! Buzzard Crest is here with a wide variety of grapes!

Bulich Mushrooms
 Cherry Lane has great tomatoes, lima beans, and other delicious produce. My battery died before I got to them, so no pix of them today, but trust me, Buzzard Crest, Cheerful, and Cherry Lane have beautiful produce, and they're on the West end of the market, near 15th Street.
Norwich Farms has fresh ginger! Eckerton has all kinds of peppers, including West Indian flavoring peppers.  Oak Grove also has a terrific selection of peppers, as do Cheerful Cherry and Lani.  Stokes has good looking tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and generous bunches of herbs, including stevia, lemon verbena, and mints.
Caradonna is here with all kinds of produce, including cherry tomatoes, berries, stone fruit, and apples.  Paffenroth, Norwich, and S&SO have different selections of many types of produce, and Gorzynski has unique choices, including luscious organic lettuces and herbs.
D'Attolico's squash blossoms
Heirloom tomatoes can be found at Sycamore, Stokes, Oak Grove, Eckerton, Cheerful Cherry, Cherry Lane, and other stands. They're all beautiful and the season is going to be over soon, so carpe diem!! Same for peaches! I saw little pumpkins in the market today and they plus grapes equals Autumn!!!
Violet Hill
 To see these and other stands and produce: Saturday Greenmarket

Friday, September 6, 2013

Delicious slurpy peaches at Toigo, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, and Oak Grove. This is Cheerful's last weekend for peaches!

I'm having an amazing white peach as I write. Several stands have great Italian plums -- I bought some to make a tart for the weekend.
Toigo's plums
 Franca of Berried Treasures has excellent shelling beans -- cannellini, flageolets, cranberry beans, and others.
Flageolets, Cannellini, and other shelling beans at Berried Treasures
Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and Cheerful have a wide variety of seasoning and hot peppers, and Miglorelli, Bodhitree, Oak Grove, Norwich Meadows, and others have delicious squashes.
Van Houten's lima beans
Muddy River has excellent smallish artichokes, big bunches of herbs, and other tasty produce. Norwich, Bodhitree, Cheerful, Sycamore, Lucky Dog, and others have good-looking heirloom tomatoes.
Muddy River artichokes
Dancing Ewe is back! They have delicious cheeses and sausages. Hot Bread Kitchen and Our Daily Bread are here and Roaming Acres has pork, bison, and ostrich. Flying Pig has pork products and chickens. Consider Bardwell has veal and their excellent cheeses, including a wonderful fresh goat cheese.
Dancing Ewe's cheeses and sausages
To see these and other stands and produce:  Friday Greenmarket

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Las Delicias is here with pastries for the holiday. Andrew's Honey has a wide selection of honeys for apple dipping!

Las Delicias pastries
Breezy Hill, Caradonna, Terhune, and others have several kinds of apple.  Kernan has nectarines and peaches, and Oak Grove has yellow and white peaches. Sycamore and Locust Grove also have peaches and Locust has other stone fruit, including several varieties of plum.
Rogowski's beets
 There are beautiful eggplants at Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and others, and Berried Treasures, Oak Grove, Stokes, Eckerton, Cherry Lane,and others have many kinds of heirloom tomato.  Cherry Lane and Van Houten have fresh lima beans. Many stands have squashes and Berried Treasures has several types of shelling beans, including cannelini, and beautiful haricots verts and other string beans.
Berried Treasures beans
 Eckerton and Oak Grove have many beautiful hot and sweet peppers, and Bodhitree has delicious flavoring peppers.
Andrew's Honey

To see these and other stands and produce: Wednesday Greenmarket

Monday, September 2, 2013

Lots of beautiful produce at Norwich Farms, Race, Phillips, Maxwell, Red Jacket, Lani, and others. Hudson Valley Duck Farm is here with ducks and duck products.

Las Delicias has pastries and Andrew's Honey is here for the holiday apple dipping! Dutchmill and River Garden have lovely flowers.

PE&DD has gorgeous fish today. I had their scallops last week and they were delicious. Here again today, along with lobster, clams, various kinds of fish.

To see these and other stands and produce:  Labor Day Greenmarket

Attendance list from Greenmarket:

Market Attendance for Mon, Sep 02 2013

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

Who's in today

Andrew's Local Honey
Raw Honey Varieties, NYC Rooftop Honey & Bee Products
Berkshire Berries
Raw Honey, NYC Rooftop Honey, Maple Syrup & Jams
Body & Soul
Vegan Baked Goods. Gluten-free options
Bread Alone
Baked Goods. Cert/Organic Breads
Butterfield Dairy
Goat's Milk & Goat's Milk Products
Central Valley Dairy
Cow's Milk Cheeses & Value Added Products
Composting by LES Ecology Center
Collecting Food Scraps & Selling Soil Mix
Consider Bardwell
Pasture-raised Goat & Cow's Milk Cheeses
Dutchmill Garden
Cut Flowers
Fantasy Fruit Farm
TriStars Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries
Greener Pastures
Wheatgrass Plants & Juice, Micro green Shoots
Healthway Farms
Veggies, Orchard Fruit
Hudson Valley Duck
Whole, Parts & Cured Products
Lani's Farm
Las Delicias
Baked Goods
Lavender by the Bay
Dried Lavender Sachets & Culinary
Martin's Pretzels
Hand-rolled Hard Pretzels
Maxwell's Farm
Norwich Meadows Farm
Vegetables, Eggs & Halal Chicken
PE & DD Seafood
Fresh fish & Shellfish
Phillips Farm
Winter Veggies/Greens, Jams & Preserves, Fruit
Race Farm
Veggies/Orchard Fruit (Cider Vinegar)
Red Jacket Orchards
Fruit & Juices
River Garden
Dried Flower designs
Roxbury Mountain Maple
Maple Syrup & Maple Syrup Products
Textile Recycling by Wearable Collections
8am - 4pm (Mon & Sat only)
Troncillito Farm
Orchard Fruit

Who's out today

Buon Pane Bakery
Baked Goods (foccacia)
Eckerton Hill Farm
Heirloom Tomatoes
Hammond Dairy
Grassfed Cow's Milk Yogurt & Granola
Madura Farm
Vegetables, Eggs & Cultivated Mushrooms
Rising Sun Beef
Grassfed Beef, Pork
Roaming Acres Ostrich
Emu & Ostrich Eggs. Pork, Bison & Ostrich Meat
Tello's Green Farm
Chicken Eggs
Wildcraft Farm
Chicken, Game Birds