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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Eckerton has baby kale, arugula, and other special greens and had English peas and sugar snaps when they opened this morning!

One more week for Durr's lovely peonies, but their bearded irises are over.  Duva has old fashioned irises and I Fiori has the last of their gorgeous tulips, along with lilies.  River Garden is NOT here today.
Last tulips at I Fiori di Fenice
Other stands with flowers -- Rose Meadow, Phillips, Caradonna.
Stokes tomatoes
Stokes, Miglorelli, Hoeffner, Lani, Eckerton, Cherry Lane, and others have asparagus. Phillips, Stokes, Lani, and Cherry Lane have strawberries and Gorzinski, Hoeffner, and others have rhubarb.
S&SO rhubarb
Quattro's has pheasant and other eggs, poultry, sausages and smoked poultry. Violet Hill has rabbit, chickens, eggs, and they and Northshire have MORELS.  Bulich has various cultivated mushrooms.
Northshire morels
Stokes and Shushan have cherry tomatoes and other tomatoes.  Cherry Lane has greenhouse heirloom tomatoes.  Oak Grove has many varieties of heirloom tomato plant for the home gardener and Silver Heights also has vegetable and flower sets.
Norwich Meadows beets and radishes

To see these and other stands and produce:  Saturday Greenmarket
This event *may* be happening today around 10 A.M.
  10 am: Liz Neumark Marco Moreira Anthony Sasso
11 am: Beth Linskey Peter Hoffman Rick Field
Noon:  Mary Cleaver Livio Velardo

Friday, May 30, 2014

Lucky Dog has guinea hens! Bodhitree has baby Tuscan kale. Consider Bardwell has a new semifirm goat cheese. Stokes, Bodhitree, and others have strawberries

Berried Treasures
Lucky Dog Guinea Hens
Stokes, Bodhitree, Madura, Miglorelli, and Samascott have asparagus. Samascott also has beautiful rhubarb!  Norwich Meadows has a lovely variety of baby beets and many kinds of radish.
Pura Vida fish
Queens County, Bodhitree, Norwich, and others have great salad and other greens, and Bodhitree has some unique Asian and other greens as well.  Toigo has tomatoes, apples, and tomato products.
Queens County
Dutchmill has gorgeous peonies and Dutch irises, and Rose Meadow has a variety of lovely flowers.
To see these and other stands and produce:  Greenmarket Friday
Consider Bardwell's new cheese

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Strawberries! Asparagus! young garlic! Stinging nettles! Kernan is here with strawberries and asparagus! Bodhitree has sugar snap peas!

Cherry Lane, Stokes, and Phillips have strawberries today. Hoeffner, Bodhitree, Cherry Lane, S&SO, Miglorelli, and others have asparagus. (Hoeffner has both purple and green.)
Hoeffner also has rhubarb. Several stands have young garlic, including Keith, and Garden of Spices, Bulich, Madura, and Two Guys have various mushrooms.  Rogowski has stinging nettles. Eckerton has beautiful lettuces, radishes, and baby wild arugula.
Oak Grove has potted heirloom tomato plants, peppers, and herbs, along with nasturtiums.  Rogowski has sorrel, watercress, and purslane.
Dutchmill has peonies and Dutch irises, Phillips has phlox, and Rose Meadow has roses, anemones, and sweet peas.
Bodhitree sugar snap peas!
To see these and other stands and produce: Wednesday Greenmarket

Monday, May 26, 2014

Plenty of choices at the Greenmarket today! Asparagus, rhubarb, young onions, beautiful flowers, tasty cheeses and yogurts, and more!

Norwich Meadows has young onions, plenty of greens, and strawberries. Lani has mix and match young lettuces, strawberries, cut herbs, and more.  Phillips has tomatoes, strawberries, and greens.
Norwich Meadows scapes!
Healthway has a wide variety of delicious potatoes and herb plants.  PE&DD has fresh fish and shellfish, especially sweet scallops, bluefish and other filets, and fish salads.
Dutchmill has beautiful peonies and Dutch irises and Hudson Valley Duck has rillettes, ducks, duck parts, and other duck products.  Roaming Acres has ostrich and other items.  Race has a wide variety of potted plants, including flowers, herbs, and vegetables, and Red Jacket has many kinds of juice.
To see these and other stands and produce: Monday Greenmarket

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Keith's back! (with young garlic, stinging nettles, cut herbs) Strawberries at Stokes , Lani, and Phillips! Morels at Windfall, Violet Hill, and Northshire!!

Peonies, bearded irises, dutch irises and other flowers at James Durr. Lily of the Valley and lilacs at River Garden. Roses and other beautiful flowers at Rose Meadow.  Pretty phlox and other flowers at Phillips.

Gorgeous lettuces at Eckerton and Stokes.  Asparagus at S&SO, Hoeffner, Cherry Lane, Stokes, and other stands. Greens and lettuces at Norwich, Two Guys, Shushan, Windfall, and other stands.  Edible flowers at Windfall. Cherry Lane has mixed bags of salad, spinach, and other produce.

Goose, wild turkey, duck, pheasant, and chicken eggs at Quattro's, along with delicious poultry, smoked poultry, and sausages.  Violet Hill has various eggs, chickens, poultry parts, and pork products.  Flying Pig has pork cuts, sausages, and chickens. PE&DD has lobsters, shellfish, fresh fish, and seafood salads.

To see these and other stands and produce: Greenmarket Saturday

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Strawberries at Bodhitree! Rhubarb at Hoeffner and Berried Treasures! Asparagus everywhere!

Early strawberries have finally appeared! This is the day to pick up some ramps, lilacs, and purple asparagus (at Madura).  Berried Treasures, Mountain Sweet Berry, and others have ramps and you'll find fiddlehead ferns at Tamarack.
Dutchmill peonies
Eckerton and Stokes have beautiful hydroponic lettuces and S&SO, Miglorelli, and Eckerton have many kinds of radish.
Rogowski has stinging nettles and other unique greens and Bodhitree, Windfall, and others have edible flowers.
Kernan is here!
To see these and other stands and produce: Wednesday Greenmarket

Monday, May 19, 2014

BULLETIN! KEITH'S FARM will be back in the Union Square Greenmarket on Saturdays, starting May 24, and Wednesdays starting May 28.

Norwich Meadow is back in their usual spot near15th Street with delicious greens, herbs, and edible flowers.

Dutchmill has Dutch irises and will have peonies, Dutch irises and bearded irises on Wednesday.  PE&DD is here with fresh fish and shellfish. Consider Bardwell has tasty cheeses and Las Delicias has gluten free and other pastries both savory and sweet. Hudson Valley Duck Farm has ducks and duck products and Roaming Acres has ostrich and other meats.
Race's asparagus
Red Jacket has fruit juices and Race has beautiful potted flowering plants, vegetable plants, and herb plants.  Madura and Healthway also have plants and Madura has several kinds of mushroom. Rose Meadow has various lovely cut flowers.
Rose Meadow
I was very late today, so I missed the energy fair in the Greenmarket. I did see a bicycle propelled blender!  To see who was still here at 12:30PM and what they've brought:  Monday Afternoon Greenmarket

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Asparagus! Ramps! Young garlic! Radishes! Fiddlehead ferns! Rhubarb!

James Durr
Stokes, Cherry Lane, and others have beautiful lettuces.

D"Attolico has succulent greens and sprouts. Bulich has cultivated mushrooms and Violet Hill has MORELS and other wild mushrooms.
  Hudson Valley Organic, Windfall, Lani, and Eckerton have minigreens, and Hoeffner, Stokes, Cherry Lane, Miglorelli, and others have freshly picked asparagus.
Violet Hill Morels
Quattro's has pheasant, duck, chicken, and goose eggs, along with delicious poultry, sausages, and smoked poultry.  Violet Hill has tasty eggs, rabbits and rabbit parts, and chickens and chicken parts.  Flying Pig and Violet Hill have various pork cuts and sausages.  Seatuck and PE&DD have wonderful fresh fish and shellfish.
I Fiori di Fenice has the last of their large selection of unique tulips.  Rose Meadow has gorgeous and unusual flowers and James Durr has peonies, bearded and other irises, parrot tulips, and other flowers. Duva has lovely irises.
To see these and other stands and produce:Saturday Greenmarket

Friday, May 16, 2014

Norwich Madows has wild and cultivated lambs quarters, minutina, and nettles (and a couple of boxes of strawberries!). Deep Mountain and Lucky Dog have fiddlehead ferns. Bodhitree, Samascott, Stokes, and others have asparagus.

Queens County, Samascott and others have rhubarb. It's definitely Spring.

To see which stands are here and what they've brought:
Greenmarket Friday
We're expecting thunderstorms around 10:30 AM, so get there early! If it is really bad, most farm stands will leave. A few Friday regulars aren't here at all.  Check here for today's attendance:
Grow NY attendance

Saturday, May 10, 2014

FIDDLEHEADS at Garden of Spice and others. PEONIES at James Durr! Gorgeous ASPARAGUS at Stokes, Hoeffner, Cherry Lane, and others.

James Durr peonies
Garden of Spice fiddlehead ferns
Rhubarb at Gorzynski. Parrot tulips at Durr. Flowering blossoms at Durr, River Garden, and Phillips. Lovely greens at Lani, Eckerton, Windfall, Paffenroth, and Mountain Sweet Berry. Braising greens at Cherry Lane and Miglorelli.  Edible flowers at Windfall and others. Sprouts and greens at D/Attolico and Hudson Valley Organic. Salad and herbs at Gorzynski.
Stokes hydroponic lettuces
Herb and flower sets at Oak Grove, Stokes, Binder, Phillips, Silver Heights, and Hoeffner.  Beautiful cut herbs and hydroponic lettuces at Stokes. CLAYTONIA and other interesting greens at Eckerton.  Ramps at Mountain Sweet Berry, Violet Hill, and others.
Tulips at I Fenice
Delicious fresh fish and seafood at PE&DD and Seatuck! Fresh eggs, poultry and other protein items at Quattro's and Violet Hill.
Squid at Seatuck
To see these and other stands and produce:   Saturday Greenmarket May 10

Friday, May 9, 2014

Samascott has RHUBARB and ASPARAGUS! Other stands with good-looking asparagus include Bodhitree, Madura, and Stokes.

It's a RAMPtastic day, today, with Berried Treasures, Lucky Dog, and others offering a range of choices. 
Toigo's tomatoes
Rogowski has beautiful young garlic and other greens and Madura and Two Guys have various mushrooms.

Stokes has beautiful salad greens and cut herbs, Toigo has tomatoes, and Miglorelli and others have broccoli rabe and arugula.  Madura has rhubarb and salad mix. Queens County Farm has salad mix, spinach, and LOVAGE.
Queens County Farm lovage
Consider Bardwell has a delicious mixed cow's and goat's milk cheese called Goatlet as well as their usual cow's milk varieties.
Pura Vida's shellfish
To see these and other stands:  Greenmarket Friday May 9

Last day for Dutchmill's tulips!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

At the risk of crowding up the place so I can't get in, I have to tell you where I had breakfast after I did the Greenmarket Report!

Russ and Daughters has opened a nostalgic yet new cafe at 127 Orchard Street! I'm just back from having The Classic (bialy with gaspe salmon, cream cheese, olives, etc.) with a slight change -- I had the option of goat cream cheese, which I was happy to substitute for the cow's milk variety that I can no longer eat. The place is beautiful, clever, and comfortable, with a typical Russ&D welcome. Loved it!!

Now, back to my regularly scheduled program!

Fiddlehead ferns! Ramps! Asparagus! Young garlic!

Tamarack fiddleheads
Tamarack and Garden of Spices have fiddleheads. Mountain Sweet Berry, Tamarack, Berried Treasures, and others have ramps.
Mountain Sweet Berry ramps

Cherry Lane asparagus
Rogowski and others have young garlic. Cherry Lane, Miglorelli, Bodhitree, and others have asparagus.

To see these and other stands and produce:
Wednesday Greenmarket

Saturday, May 3, 2014

ASPARAGUS!!! Cherry Lane is back and they and Hoeffner have asparagus.I saw restaurant foragers walking away with huge boxes of it, so better hurry if you want some! They already wiped out Gorzynski's RHUBARB!

I saw a chef take Northshire's entire box of wasabi arugula, but you can check with Stokes to see if he has some this week. The early birds really are getting the goods today! Lani had some asparagus, but not alot.

Tulips should be around for a little while longer and Durr has LILACS!

Seatuck and PE&DD have good-looking fish and other seafood today and Quattro's has ducks and duck parts, chickens and chicken parts, other poultry and goose and pheasant eggs.  Violet Hill has various kinds of chicken eggs as well as chickens, rabbits, and parts of both, and pork cuts.

To see these and other stands and produce: Saturday Greenmarket

Friday, May 2, 2014

ASPARAGUS! at Madura and Queens Farm. Just a little, but encouraging. Samascot thinks they might have some next Friday! There are ramps all over the market, so get 'em while the season lasts.

Toigo's Canned Peaches
You'll find pea shoots, ramps, and other greens at Lucky Dog, gorgeous salad greens and other greens at Bodhitree, and tasty new produce at Rogowski. Queens County has lovely spinach and salad.
Norwich Meadows
Samascot is hoping for rhubarb in a couple of weeks and strawberries by the end of May.  Madura and Two Guys have mushrooms today and Toigo is here with tomatoes.

Pura Vida has beautiful fish and Flying Pig has pork and chicken products.

 Las Delicias has delicious desserts and Hot Bread Kitchen has many kinds of breads. Dutchmill has almost come to the end of their tulip season, but still has beautiful and unique tulips.
Rogowski dandelion greens

Dutchmill tulips
To see these and other stands and produce:   Friday Greenmarket