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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Many stands are here in Union Square today.

To see GrowNYC's list of who's here and who's not:
Union Square Greenmarket stands

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas greenery, gift options, porky goodness and pheasants, fresh fish and shellfish, game sausage and cheese! There are plenty of tasty items here today.

Stokes has delicious cut herbs, baby potatoes, squashes, and other produce. Ardith Mae has tasty cheeses and Quattro's Game Farm has pheasants, ducks, chickens and chicken parts, soups, sausages, and other good things. Violet Hill has rabbits, chickens, pork cuts, and fresh pig's feet.  Hudson Valley Duck Farm has beautiful ducks, rillettes, sausage, and other duck products.

 Paffenroth, D'Attolico, S&SO, and others have root vegetables.  Gorzynsky, Keith, and Tamarack are here with organic produce and Miglorelli and D'Attolico have brought in frozen summer vegetables.

Great gifts can be found at Beth's Farm Kitchen, Deep Mountain Maple, Andrew's Honey, and other stands. Mountain Sweet Berry has unique potato chips, tiny potatoes, and beautiful Christmas decorations.

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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hi! I'm back in time for Christmas! A good thing, as there are many beautiful trees and wreaths as well as great gift possibilities available!

Stokes has beautiful herbal wreaths, Beth's Farm Kitchen has delicious jams, sauces, and other preserved goodies, Andrew has tasty honeys, and Deep Woods has excellent maple syrups and other maple items. Mountain Sweet Berry has various potato chips.

Blue Moon is here today with fresh fish and Roaming Acres has various ostrich cuts and other meats. Paffenroth, Miglorelli, S&SO and others are here with kale, root vegetables, and other produce, and Stokes, Tamarack, Keith, Windfall, Rogowski, and others have unique produce as well.

Locust Grove, Terhune, and others have apples, pears, and cider.

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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Happy Holiday Season, Folks!

Looks as if I misjudged my return date.  I'm hoping to be back in the New Year, so enjoy the Christmas season and the beautiful trees to be found in the Greenmarket, the lovely packaged gifts from Beth's Farm Kitchen, the beautiful herb wreaths from Stokes Farm, the cranberries from Breezy Hill, and all the other tasty treats from Union Square Greenmarket!

See you soon!


Friday, October 31, 2014

Last Day for Dutchmill's flowers until Spring! Last day for Berried Treasures tomatoes!

To see who's here today and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/lsmj3hc

I'm taking November off, so see you in December!  Make sure you check Breezy Hill for fresh cranberries for Thanksgiving and Stokes Farm for fresh herb wreaths for gifts!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Divine Brine has many delicious kinds of pickles. There are tasty San Marzano tomatoes at Cherry Lane and other heirloom tomatoes there and at several other stands.

Stokes cauliflower
It's still a pepper paradise at Eckerton, Stokes, S&SO, Oak Grove, and other stands.  Stokes has gorgeous hydroponic lettuces and they, Sycamore, Oak Grove, and many other stands have gorgeous pumpkins and winter squashes.

Van Houten has decorative gourds, as does S&SO, and many stands have brussels sprouts and various colors of cauliflower.  Locust Grove has grapes, quinces, and several varieties of apple and pear. Caradonna and others also have interesting apple varieties.
To see the beautiful produce in  Union Square Greenmarket today, click here:


Saturday, October 25, 2014

The recessional begins, with heirloom tomatoes and others being one of the first to end their season. Peppers are hanging on at many stands and grapes will still be here next week at Buzzard Crest.

Mountain Sweet Berry
Blueberries will be finished.  Sycamore still had corn today!  It was a bit crowded in the Greenmarket with tourists, marchers about something, and late waking shoppers, so some stands were two deep and hard to get through to.  It's a beautiful day and there are a lot of delicious vegetables and proteins all around the market.  Paradise for squash and pumpkin fans and lovers of Brussels sprouts!

To see which stands are here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/q359627


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A little vacation in New Hampshire

I was planning to get to the market today, but spent 8 hours on the Vermonter yesterday and am simply knocked out! I'll be back posting this weekend, but have decided to enjoy the rainy day at home. See you later!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

There are still some beautiful summer vegetables and fruits in the market today, including heirloom tomatoes, lima beans, fava beans, strawberries, and raspberries.

Stokes lettuces
Heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane, Oak Grove, Keith, Eckerton, Stokes, Berried Treasures, Sycamore, and others. Fava beans and limas at Kernan. Raspberries at Phillips, Cherry Lane, and others.  Stokes has beautiful hydroponic lettuces as well as fresh cut herbs.
Cherry Lane
Plenty of gorgeous hot and sweet peppers at Oak Grove, Eckerton, S&SO and others. Fresh garlic at Keith. Mushrooms at Garden of Spices, Bulich, and Madura. Apples, pears, and grapes at Caradonna, Locust Grove, and Breezy Hill.  Breezy hill also has FRESH CRANBERRIES!!
Bulich mushrooms
Sycamore still has corn and they, Oak Grove, and others have beautiful sugar pumpkins, cheese pumpkins, winter and summer squashes. Oak Grove and S&SO have tomatillos.
Berried Treasures mini pickling tomatoes
Unfortunately something happened to my pictures of Rogowski and a few other stands, but you can still see most of the stands and produce here today if you
click here: http://tinyurl.com/oq4jbqc

Friday, October 10, 2014

Many varieties of cauliflower in many colors at Van Houten, Norwich, Bodhitree! Pumpkins all over and beautiful winter squashes at many stands. Gorgeous grape varieties at Cheerful Cherry!

Van Houten
Berried Treasures, Bodhitree, Norwich, and others have shelling beans, several kinds of flat beans, tomatoes, and squashes.  Oak Grove has a wide variety of hot and sweet peppers, heirloom tomatoes, herbs, and pepper plants. They also have winter squashes and pumpkins. Sycamore also has heirloom tomatoes and pumpkins.
Toigo's chestnuts!
Bobolink is here with cheeses and breads. Consider Bardwell has veal and cheeses and B&Y has lamb cuts, lamb sausages, chickens and chicken livers, and beautiful knitting wool.  Hot Bread Kitchen has all sorts of regional and ethnic baked goods and Francesca has many kinds of baked breads and dessert options as well.
Norwich Meadows fresh ginger
To see these and other stands and produce here today: http://tinyurl.com/pa5f5hd

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Berried Treasures has rosehips! Stark has a delicious new juice -- "Go Greens". Hydroponic tomatoes are back. Good looking quinces are available at Locust Grove!Winter squashes are here.

Bulich mushrooms
 I bought a lot of heirloom tomatoes today -- some for salad and some to make sauce for the freezer -- at Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Berried Treasures, Bodhitree, and Oak Grove. The season is ending soon, but there are still some beauties available. I got to the market too early to see Stokes Farm's stand, but I wouldn't be surprised to find them there, and at other stands as well.
Berried Treasures rosehips
Locust Grove has beautiful grapes, new crop apples and pears, and raspberries. S&SO and Keith have lovely lettuces and other greens, as well as heirloom tomatoes. Paffenroth has many unique greens, root vegetables, baby fennel, interesting carrots and beets, and other special produce. Windfall has unique greens and beautiful edible flowers,  and Mountain Sweet Berry has unique greens, cut herbs, and strawberries. Phillips has raspberries and Berried Treasures has raspberries, strawberries, and shelling beans. Mountain Sweet Berry also has shelling beans and cut herbs.

To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/o4xgqg4

Bodhitree's cabbages



Cherry Lane

Oak Grove


From GrowNY:

Fall Night Markets!
Union Square Mercato Notturno: Tasting Italian History 
Union Square Greenmarket - 17th Street btw Park & Broadway (north plaza)
Friday, October 10th
Participating Mercato Notturno Restaurants:
Pizza Moto
The Pavilion
Ends Meat

Union Square Cider Week Night Market
Union Square Greenmarket - 17th Street btw Park & Broadway (north plaza)
Friday, October 24th

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Paradise for pepper lovers at Eckerton, Oak Grove, S and SO, Hoeffner and others. Heirloom tomatoes are looking fine this week, but you'll find slightly fewer. Berried Treasures, Norwich Meadows, Stokes, Lani, Eckerton, Cheerful Cherry, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, and others have beauties.

Stokes Farm's delicious small potatoes
New crop apples are to be found at Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, Terhune, Caradonna, and others, along with new pears.  Mountain Sweet Berry has strawberries, along with Fantasy Fruit.  Cheerful Cherry has Canadice and Concord grapes and Buzzard Crest has several seeded and seedless varieties. Try their "Jupiter" if there are any left.
Seatuck scallops in the shell
Gorzynsky and S&SO have beautiful lettuces and Berried Treasures has shelling beans, haricots verts and other beans, and heirloom tomatoes. Norwich has many kinds of shelling and other beans as well as eggplants and squashes, and Stokes and Oak Grove have good looking sweet peppers. Stokes, Oak Grove, and Hoeffner have cheese pumpkins, sugar pumpkins, and winter squashes.
Norwich Meadows eggplants
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/pgxkltb
S&SO shellfish

Friday, September 26, 2014

First Friday for Campo Rosso Farm's beautiful greens. B&Y has lovely lavender and other knitting wool colors. Toigo has new season apples.

S&SO has some interesting squashes and pumpkins. Norwich Meadows has beautiful sweet and hot peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and shelling beans.  Berried Treasures has shelled flageolets, black eyed peas, and cannellini beans. Oak Grove, Bodhitree, Berried Treasures, Sycamore and others have delicious looking heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, winter and summer squashes, and other produce.

Lucky Dog, Queens County, Miglorelli, and others have tasty greens.  Terhune, Samascott, and others have new season apples, and a couple of stands still have peaches.  Pura Vida has fresh fish, Flying Pig has pork sausage and other pork products.

To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/kmk76zt

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stokes has beautiful cheese pumpkins. Several stands have grapes, including Locust Grove and Fantasy Fruit. There are still good-looking heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane, Stokes, Eckerton, Oak Grove,and others, and Cherry Lane has gorgeous San Marzano sauce tomatoes.

Stokes cheese pumpkin
I bought a bag of crimini mushrooms at Bulich to use in a San Marzano tomato sauce. Garden of Spices and Madura also have various kinds of mushroom. Paffenroth has big bags of excellent onions, Mountain Sweet Berry has interesting shallots, and Keith has bags of Rocambole garlic.
Eckerton Chestnuts
Pumpkins and grapes indicate the approach of Autumn holidays, but there are still peaches, nectarines, and plums at various stands.  Cherry Lane has sweet raspberries and Berried Treasures has strawberries and raspberries.  Fantasy Fruit also has strawberries and Phillips has raspberries.
Garden of Spice Oyster Mushroom
Berried Treasures has shelled cannellini and flageolet beans, among others, and also has beans in their shells.  Other stands have shelling beans, including Mountain Sweet Berry and Bodhitree. Bodhitree also has attractive Fall and Winter squashes.  Eckerton, Bodhitree, and Oak Grove have wide varieties of sweet, flavoring, and hot peppers.
Berried Treasures shelled fresh flageolets
Oak Grove squashes
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/mzbalv9

Friday, September 19, 2014

One more day for Toigo's nectarines! Cheerful Cherry has many kinds of grapes as well as Canadice jam! Beth's Farm Kitchen has delicious lemon curd!

New crop apples are in at Toigo, Samascott, and others.  Berried Treasures, Sycamore. Bodhitree, Lucky Dog, Oak Grove, Cheerful Cherry, Queens County, Norwich Meadows, and others have good-looking heirloom tomatoes and sauce tomatoes, Berried Treasures, Norwich, and Bodhitree have shelling beans. Bodhitree and Oak Grove have many kinds of hot and sweet peppers.

Dutchmill has beautiful sunflowers and gladiolas. Rose Meadow has fragrant English roses and other pretty flowers.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/m5sz9w8

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New at Eckerton, Stark fruit and vegetable juices. Divine Brine has many kinds of tasty pickles. Gone for the year, Silver Heights plants.

Shelling beans at Berried Treasures
Heirloom tomatoes are looking good everywhere, with Berried Treasures, Cherry Lane, Stokes, Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and others having a wide choice of variety. Hot and sweet peppers are available at S&SO, Eckerton, Oak Grove, and others. This is the last week for okra at Cherry Lane. Kernan still has nectarines and Locust Grove has many kinds of stone fruit.
cranberry beans at Stokes
chestnuts at Eckerton

New apples and pears are in at Terhune, Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, and others.  Fantasy Fruit, Berried Treasures, Mountain Sweet Berry, Phillips, Caradonna, and others have strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
pickles at Divine Brine
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/p58gf9c

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pumpkins! Grapes! Brussels Sprouts! Winter Squashes! Uh oh!

Here comes the Fall! The grapes look great at Buzzard Crest and Cheerful Cherry, among others.  Apples and pears are pushing out  are pushing out the peaches at many stands, although there are still peaches to be had.  Locust Grove, Oak Grove, Terhune, and others still have them.
Heirloom tomatoes are everywhere, with Berried Treasures, Sycamore, Eckerton, Stokes, Lani, Cheerful Cherry, Keith, and Cherry Lane among others having beautiful options with cherry tomatoes and big gorgeous options at these and other stands.
Stark Juice at Eckerton -- fresh vegetable and fruit juices
 Gorzynski and Keith have succulent lettuces and Paffenroth, Northshire, S&SO, Miglorelli, Windfall, and Stokes have unique greens. I tried Eckerton's fresh juices this morning. Delicious!
Stokes Family!
There is an excellent choice of hot and sweet peppers to be had at Eckerton, Oak Grove, Hoeffner, Lani, Cheerful Cherry, and others.  There are still stands with corn -- Oak Grove, Cherry Lane, and Paffenroth among others.
D'Attolico's Squash Blossoms
To see these and other stands and produce:   http://tinyurl.com/m25j9hg

Friday, September 12, 2014

Last day for peaches and nectarines at Toigo and Cheerful Cherry! Beautiful fresh shelled flageolets and others at Berried Treasures! Soup meat, lamb shoulder chops, and lovely knitting wools at B&Y.

Pumpkins at Van Houten and grapes at Cheerful Cherry signal the arrival of Autumn. There are plenty of gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at Samascott, Norwich Meadows, Berried Treasures, Bodhitree and others, as well as red currants and Tri-Stars at Berried Treasures, blackberries and raspberries at Phillips, and blueberries and strawberries at Samascott.

I'm having a delicious goat cheese called Slyboro from Consider Bardwell for breakfast. Bobolink has tasty cow's milk cheddar and other cheeses. Las Delicias and Hot Bread Kitchen have sweet and savory baked goods.  Rose Meadow and Dutchmill have beautiful flowers.

Norwich and others have good-looking melons and Bodhitree, Oak Grove, Queens County, and Norwich have hot and sweet peppers and flavoring peppers.
Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and Norwich have many kinds of squash and eggplants.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/n9dc9rd