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December 2016

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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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Last day until Spring for Silver Heights -- big plant sale! Berried Treasures has many varieties of fresh shelled beans.

Mountain Sweet Berry, Fantasy Fruits, Berried Treasures and others have sweet strawberries. Raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries are also available at various stands.  Red Jacket has greengage plums, Locust Grove has plums and berries, and Kernan, Oak Grove, and many others have peaches and nectarines.
Stokes Farm lemongrass
Beautiful heirloom tomatoes are everywhere, including Stokes, Oak Grove, Cherry Lane, Mountain Sweet Berry, Berried Treasures,Sycamore, Eckerton, and others.  Peppers both hot and sweet are available at S&SO, Oak Grove, Eckerton, Stokes, and others.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ol7bfo4

Saturday, September 6, 2014

BUZZARD KREST IS BACK with delicious grapes and grape juices! BERRIED TREASURES is here with beautiful shelling beans, heirloom tomatoes, and other beans.

It's pepper season at Eckerton, Oak Grove, S&SO, Cheerful Cherry, and others. Heirloom tomatoes are all around the market -- at Stokes, Oak
Grove, Miglorelli, Norwich Meadows, Eckerton, Lani, Mountain Sweet Berry, Cherry Lane, Cheerful Cherry,  Locust Grove, and others. Paffenroth, Norwich Meadows, Lani, Stokes, Gorzynski, D'Attolico, Hudson Valley, and others have tasty unique greens, herbs, and other produce. This is definitely a sauce-for-the-freezer-making day! I'm cranking up the AC and going to town!
Hoeffner has many kinds of pepper, greens, corn, and other produce. Phillips and Fantasy Fruit have berries, and Fantasy Fruit has elderberries!  There's a new jam-maker in the market today, Josephine's Feast, and Beth's Farm Kitchen has fruit syrups in addition to their jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables.

Bulich and Violet Hill have mushrooms, and Violet Hill has fresh rabbit, chickens, pork products, and honey.  Flying Pig has pork cuts and products as well as chickens.  Seatuck has razor clams, fish, and other shellfish. PE&DD has cooked lobsters, many kinds of fish, and fish salads.

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

Friday, September 5, 2014

Toigo's peaches, nectarines, and plums -- delicious and going out of season. This may be their last week -- apples are coming in! Heirloom tomatoes are plentiful all around the market.

Toigo nectarines

Van Houten heirlooms
Cheerful Cherry has nectarines, peaches and plums, but time is ticking away! They have beautiful heirloom tomatoes and a sale on stone fruit.  Red Jacket has greengage plums and Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and others have several kinds of melon.  Oak Grove, Sycamore, Bodhitree, Norwich Meadows, and others have luscious heirloom tomatoes.
Norwich Meadows baby artichokes
Lucky Dog has fennel (and French guinea hens!!).
Norwich has a few baby artichokes, many shelling and other beans. Oak Grove and Bodhitree have interesting peppers.  Sycamore has tasty zucchini bread, corn, and other produce.
Samascott strawberries and blueberries
 Las Delicias has wonderful pastries, both sweet and savory, and Hot Bread Kitchen has many kinds of bread, including various challahs, rolls, bialys, and other Middle Eastern breads.
Berried Treasures currants and other berries

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/k3hzcbp

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Greengage plums at Red Jacket! Hot and sweet peppers at Eckerton, S&SO, Oak Grove! Chiogga beets at Paffenroth! Nectarines at Kernan.

Grapes and plums at Locust Grove. Peaches and other fruit at Caradonna. Mushrooms at Bulich and Madura. Squashes and beautiful heirloom tomatoes at Bodhitree, Stokes, Oak Grove, Eckerton, Keith, and others.

Tasty fruit syrups at Beth's Farm Kitchen. Try them over Ronnybrook's delicious ice cream! Have some Las Delicias brownies to go with them!

If you love peaches and nectarines as much as I do, you might want to get them this week. The appearance of grapes does indicate the imminent exit of stone fruit!

To see these and other stands and produce:   http://tinyurl.com/l86v2pd

Monday, September 1, 2014

Union Square Greenmarket is here today!

Who's here today -- from GrowNY:

Market Attendance for Mon, Sep 01 2014

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

Who's in today

Apple State Hilltop Farm
Wild Flower & Apple Blossom Honey
Back to the Future Farm
Fresh Milk & Dairy
Body & Soul
Vegan Baked Goods. Gluten-free options
Bread Alone
Baked Goods. Cert/Organic Breads
Buon Pane Bakery
Baked Goods (foccacia)
Butterfield Dairy
Goat's Milk & Goat's Milk Products
Central Valley Dairy
Cow's Milk Cheeses & Value Added Products
Consider Bardwell
Pasture-raised Goat & Cow's Milk Cheeses
Dutchmill Garden
Cut Flowers
Eckerton Hill Farm
Heirloom Tomatoes
Fantasy Fruit Farm
TriStars Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries
General Cochran Farm
Formerly Hammond Dairy
Healthway Farms
Veggies, Orchard Fruit
Hudson Valley Duck
Whole, Parts & Cured Products
Lani's Farm
Martin's Pretzels
Hand-rolled Hard Pretzels
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
Roaming Acres Ostrich
Emu & Ostrich Eggs. Pork, Bison & Ostrich Meat
Roxbury Mountain Maple
Maple Syrup & Maple Syrup Products
She Wolf Bakery
Miche in the morning, and sourdough fresh from the oven at noon.

Who's out today

Berkshire Berries
Raw Honey, NYC Rooftop Honey, Maple Syrup & Jams
Fantastic Gardens
Potted Plants & Herbs
Greener Pastures
Wheatgrass Plants & Juice, Micro green Shoots
Holy Schmitt's
Homemade Horseradish
Las Delicias
Baked Goods
Lavender by the Bay
Dried Lavender Sachets & Culinary
Madura Farm
Vegetables, Eggs & Cultivated Mushrooms
River Garden
Dried Flower Wreaths & Arrangements
Troncillito Farm
Orchard Fruit