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Even the Largest Farm Stands Are Small Businesses . Let's Support Our Local Farmers  !

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

It's almost the Winter market, with many of our stands off for the season, but there are plenty of good things here!

Who's in today (To see: Stands and Produce)

3-Corner Field
Grassfed Sheep's Milk Cheeses, Knitting Wool & Grassfed Lamb
5th Floor Farm Kitchen
Baked Goods
Andrew's Local Honey
Raw Honey Varieties, NYC Rooftop Honey & Bee Products
Anthony Road Wine Co.
Berkshire Berries
Raw Honey, NYC Rooftop Honey, Maple Syrup & Jams
Beth's Farm Kitchen
Pickled Goods, Jams & Chutneys
Body & Soul
Vegan Baked Goods. Gluten-free options
Breezy Hill Orchard
Orchard Fruit, Hard Cider & Baked Goods
Bulich Mushroom Co.
Cultivated Mushrooms
Caradonna Farms
Vegetables & Orchard Fruits
Cato Corner Farm
Cow's Milk Cheeses
Catskill Merino
Wool & Livestock (lamb)
Cayuga Pure Organics
Beans, Grains & Flours, Baked Goods, Cooking/Salad Oil (sunflower)
Chateau Renaissance
Wine & Sparkling Wine from the Finger Lakes
D'Attolico's Organic
Veggies, Fruit
Fantastic Gardens
Potted Plants & Herbs
Flying Pigs Farm
Pasture-raised Pork products, Chickens & Eggs
Grazin' Angus Acres
Grassfed beef, chicken & eggs, milk, yogurt
Greener Pastures
Wheatgrass Plants & Juice, Micro green Shoots
Hawthorne Valley
Cow Dairy Products, Livestock Meats, Ferments, & Baked Goods
Hoeffner Farms
Potted Plants & Vegetables
Hudson Valley Duck
Whole, Parts & Cured Products
Hudson Valley Organic Gardens
Sprouts, Micro Greens
Knoll Krest Farm
Eggs & Fresh Pasta
Locust Grove Farms
Orchard Fruit & Vegetables
Lynnhaven Goat Farm
Meat, Cheese & Yogurt
Martin's Pretzels
Hand-rolled Hard Pretzels
Migliorelli Farm
Vegetables, Orchard Fruit & Value Added Products
Mountain Sweet Berry
Nemeth Orchards
Baked Goods, Orchard Fruit
Nordic Breads
Finnish Ruis Bread
Northshire Farm
Veggies, Eggs (Chicken & Quail)
Quattro's Game Farm
Eggs, Livestock/Poultry (duck, chicken, venison)
River Garden
Dried Flower Wreaths & Arrangements
Rock Hill Bakehouse
Baked Goods
Ronnybrook Farms
Cow's Milk & Cow Dairy Products
Rose Meadow Farm
Cut Flowers
S & SO Produce Farms
Vegetables & Black Dirt Pickles and Sauces
Shushan Hydroponic
Tomatoes, Herbs & Vegetables
Terhune Orchards
Orchard Fruit & Baked Goods
Tonjes Family Dairy
Dairy (cow)
Valley Shepherd
Pasture-raised Cow & Sheep's Milk Cheese Products
Violet Hill Farm
Pork, lamb & eggs
Windfall Farms
Micro Greens & Vegetables
Wood Homestead
Maple Syrup, Eggs

Who's out today

Ardith Mae
Goat Cheese
Berried Treasures
Vegetables, Berries & Herbs
Borghese Vineyard
Deep Mountain Maple
Vermont Maple Syrup and Maple Syrup Products
Eckerton Hill Farm
Heirloom Tomatoes
Elk Trails Bison Farm
Grassfed bison & beef
Eve's Cidery
Sparkling Ciders and Wines
Fiori Di Fenice
Fresh Flowers, Plants
James Durr Flowers
Plants, Flowers, Berries
Kingferry Vineyards
Treleaven Wines from the Finger Lakes
Lani's Farm
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
PE & DD Seafood
Fresh fish & Shellfish
Paffenroth Gardens
Phillips Farm
Winter Veggies/Greens, Jams & Preserves, Fruit
Rick's Picks
Pickled goods
Salento Farm
Preserves & Pickles
Seatuck Fish Co.
Tremblay Apiaries
Raw Honey Varieties, Beeswax Candles & Bee Products
VanHouten Farms
Potted Plants & Herbs

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays!!

Jingle, Jingle!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Bulletin for Monday!

Monday is the last day for Lani for the season!! They will have beautiful greens and sweet potatoes along with other goodies for your Christmas celebrations, and then will be gone until Spring!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Last day for Stokes! Get your cut herbs today! They'll be back next summer!

Stokes has beautiful small potatoes, herb bunches for poultry, herb wreaths, pumpkins, and lovely hydroponic salads.  Oak Grove has fresh brussels sprouts, dried hot pepper bunches, pork cuts, beef cuts, and herb plants, as well as baked goods.
Stokes Beets
Several stands have Christmas greenery, including Mountain Sweet Berry, Truman, and Van Houten.  Rose Meadow has fresh flowers and River Garden has dried flower arrangements.
Seatuck Fish
Breezy Hill has hard ciders, apples, pastries.  Beth's Farm Kitchen has beautifully wrapped jams and chutneys for gifts.  Deep Mountain has several kinds of flavored maple syrups and other stands have good gift options as well.
Bulich Mushrooms
Quattro's has venison, capons, turkeys, pheasants, smoked poultry and other goodies. Flying Pig has house-made salamis, sausages, and bacon as well as pork cuts.  Violet Hill has chickens, pork and lamb.
Andrew's Honey

To see these and other stands and produce:
Saturday, December 21

Who's NOT here today:

Who's out today

Berried Treasures
Vegetables, Berries & Herbs
Borghese Vineyard
Cherry Lane Farms
Vegetables & Berries
Eckerton Hill Farm
Heirloom Tomatoes
Phillips Farm
Winter Veggies/Greens, Jams & Preserves, Fruit
Red Jacket Orchards
Fruit & Juices
Tweefontein Herb Farm
Herbal Tinctures, Salves (etc), and Pesto

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday December 25 and January 1, there will be no market. However, Beth, Tamarack, and Windfall will be here on Monday, December 23rd along with the Monday regulars.

S&SO is here with root vegetables. Paffenroth, Rogowsky, Madura, Keith,and Tamarack have some green vegetables, including kales, and Two Guys and Shushan have hydroponic greens. Shushan also has hydroponic cherry and other tomatoes and herbs.

Paffenroth and Mountain Sweet Berry have great potatoes, and Mountain Sweet Berry, Van Houten, Truman, and others have Christmas greenery.  River Garden is here with dried flower arrangements. 

Breezy Hill, Terhune, Caradonna, and Locust Grove have apples and ciders, and Breezy Hill has hard cider and cranberries.  Rogowsky also has cranberries.

Beth has ketchup, hot sauces, and other goodies in addition to jams and chutneys and Three Corner Field Farm is hear with sheeps milk yogurts and cheeses as well as lamb cuts, soaps, and wools.

To see these and other stands and produce: Wednesday Greenmarket

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Whether the ruling came from the Fire Department or the Parks Department, it makes no sense to tell the farmers the day before a snowstorm that they can't have heaters at their stands.  It's not clear whose idea this was, but the result is that you won't be able to buy your leafy vegetables from many of your favorite farmers because they won't be here!  Many stands come from places it's difficult to travel from, so it isn't surprising that they aren't here today,  but others are not here simply because this ruling results in the destruction of their produce.

Considering the humane roots of the farmers' markets and the intention to support local production, it is amazing to me that this has happened. Perhaps the people in charge are unaware of the history of the market and the fact that the Union Square Greenmarket essentially *made* the area the thriving business area it is today by attracting so many people.

Anyhow, it seems crazy to me that after 25 or so years of fire-free heating during the winter markets a ruling should be handed down with no time for planning.
Meanwhile, several stands *are* here and you can find poultry, pork, eggs, apples, cranberries, leeks, and other great produce. No flowers, of course, and very few greens, but you should be able to satisfy your evergreen cravings.  I didn't see any pointsettia plants (they need warmth, too).

To see which stands are here today:Union Square Greenmarket

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Where's Lucy???

Just in case you were wondering what happened to the Report, the "bug" that's been going around decided to stop off at my house and I've been having a bout of the "flu", or whatever it is. I expect to be back in business soon, maybe Friday.

Meanwhile, enjoy the Greenmarket and have a glass of Ronnybrook's superb eggnog!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013


Deck the Halls

Get your locally grown Christmas trees, wreaths, and boughs from a local farmer. A list of markets where you can stock up on holiday greens follows:

Caradonna Farms: Trees (Union Square Wednesday, Saturday)
Fiori Di Fenice: Wreaths (Union Square, Saturday)
Floral Beauty Greenhouse: Douglass fir trees (Columbia, Sunday)
Keith's Farm: Organic trees and wreaths (Union Square Wednesday, Saturday)
Lebak Farms: Wreaths (Grand Army Plaza, Saturday)
Mountain Sweet Berry Farm: Wreaths and princess pines (Union Square, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
Rexcroft Farm: Trees, wreaths, garlands (Dag Hammarskjold, Wednesday; Fort Greene, Saturday)
River Garden: Dried flower wreaths (Union Square, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
Stokes Farm: Herb wreaths (Tucker, Thursday, Saturday; Union Square, Saturday)
Trumansburg Tree Farms: Trees and wreaths (Union Square Wednesday (12/18), Friday (12/20), Saturday; Grand Army Plaza, Saturday (12/7)
Van Houten Farms: Trees and wreaths (Union Square, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)