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

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

There will be a greenmarket on Saturday in Union Square. Watch this space to see which stands are planning to be here.

Quattro's is here today with pheasants, chickens, turkeys, chicken and duck eggs, and other poultry products. Madura, Hoeffner, Lani, Mountain Sweet Berry, Windfall, and other farmstands are here, along with Bulich Mushrooms, Shushan tomatoes and herbs, Two Guys greens, She Wolf breads, and many other stands.

From GrowNYC:

Market Attendance for Wed, Dec 30 2015

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

Who's in today

3-Corner Field
Grassfed Sheep's Milk Cheeses, Knitting Wool & Grassfed Lamb
American Seafood
Seafood from the coast of Long Island, NY.
Baker's Bounty
Breads & Baked Goods. Gluten-free options
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
Breezy Hill Orchard
Orchard Fruit, Hard Cider & Baked Goods
Bulich Mushroom Co.
Cultivated Mushrooms
Caradonna Farms
Vegetables & Orchard Fruits
Chateau Renaissance
Wine & Sparkling Wine from the Finger Lakes
Cherry Grove Farm
Composting by LES Ecology Center
Collecting Food Scraps & Selling Soil Mix
DiPaola Turkeys
Whole, Parts, Ground & Smoked Breasts
Fantastic Gardens
Potted Plants & Herbs
Greenmarket Regional Grains Project
Whole grains, flour, beans, cooking oil
Hawthorne Valley
Cow Dairy Products, Livestock Meats, Ferments, & Baked Goods
Hoeffner Farms
Potted Plants & Vegetables
Hot Bread Kitchen
Non-Profit. Breads & Baked Goods
Hudson Valley Duck
Whole, Parts & Cured Products
Knoll Krest Farm
Eggs & Fresh Pasta
Lani's Farm
Las Delicias
Baked Goods
Lavender by the Bay
Dried Lavender Sachets & Culinary
Locust Grove Farms
Orchard Fruit & Vegetables
Lynnhaven Goat Farm
Meat, Cheese & Yogurt
Madura Farm
Vegetables, Eggs & Cultivated Mushrooms
Martin's Pretzels
Hand-rolled Hard Pretzels
Max Creek Hatchery
Fresh & Smoked Farmed Trout, Vegetables
Migliorelli Farm
Vegetables, Orchard Fruit & Value Added Products
Millport Dairy
Cow's Milk Cheeses, Eggs & Meat Products
Mountain Sweet Berry
Our Daily Bread
Breads & Baked Goods. Gluten-free Options
Pet-Al Flowers
Potted Plants
River Garden
Dried Flower Wreaths & Arrangements
Rogowski Farm
Cert/Naturally Grown. Vegetables & Value Added products.
Ronnybrook Farms
Cow's Milk & Cow Dairy Products
Rose Meadow Farm
Cut Flowers
Roxbury Mountain Maple
Maple Syrup & Maple Syrup Products
S & SO Produce Farms
Vegetables & Black Dirt Pickles and Sauces
Sawkill Farm
Lamb, Beef, Pork, and Chicken
She Wolf Bakery
Miche in the morning, and sourdough fresh from the oven at noon.
Shushan Hydroponic
Tomatoes, Herbs & Vegetables
Silva Orchids
Stony Mountain Ranch
100% Grassfed Beef
Tamarack Hollow
Organic Heirloom Vegetables, Pasture-raised Pork & Chicken Eggs
Terhune Orchards
Orchard Fruit & Baked Goods
Two Guys From Woodbridge
Hydroponic Greens & Herbs, Cultivated Mushrooms
Union Square Grassman
Wheatgrass Plants & Juice, Micro green Shoots
VanHouten Farms
Potted Plants & Herbs
Windfall Farms
Micro Greens & Vegetables
Yellow Bell Farm
Chicken & Eggs from Columbia County, NY

Who's out today

Andrew's Local Honey
Raw Honey Varieties, NYC Rooftop Honey & Bee Products
Bad Seed Cidery
Hard Ciders
Berried Treasures
Vegetables, Berries & Herbs
Beth's Farm Kitchen
Pickled Goods, Jams & Chutneys
Blue Moon Fish
Fresh & Smoked Ocean Fish, Shellfish
Cherry Lane Farms
Vegetables & Berries
Eckerton Hill Farm
Heirloom Tomatoes
Keith's Farm
Veggies, Garlic
Oak Grove Plantation
Vegetables, Orchard Fruits, Livestock Meats, & Flours
Paffenroth Gardens
Stokes Farm
Potted Plants, Vegetables & Herbs
Trumansberg Tree Farm
Christmas Trees, Wreaths
Valley Shepherd
Pasture-raised Cow & Sheep's Milk Cheese Products

Saturday, December 26, 2015

From GrowNYC

Holiday Schedule Changes: The last two weeks of December, the Union Square Greenmarket will be open Monday, Tuesday 12/22 & 12/29Wednesday and Saturday so you can shop for all of your Christmas and New Year's ingredients! The Union Square Greenmarket will be CLOSED Friday, 12/25 and Friday, 1/1. 

Many stands are here today, but many are not. To see who's in and who's out:  http://unsqgreenmarket.grownyc.org/overview

To see today's map from grownyc:


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Check with your favorite farm stands today. Many will not be back until January 6. Stokes Farm will not be back until Spring!

There are plenty of last minute gift options today, including preserves from Beth's Farm Kitchen and others, herb and pepper wreaths from Stokes, delicious honey products from Andrew, maple products from Deep Mountain Maple, soaps from Sawkill and Three Corner Field Farm, herb products from the herb farm, hard cider and scrumpy(really hard cider) from Breezy Hill, and decorative wreaths from Mountain Sweet Berry, Berried Treasures, Van Houten, and others.
Stokes Farm lettuces

Quattro's ducks
Quattro's is here with delicious poultry, including turkeys, pheasants, ducks, and chickens, as well as their great fresh eggs.  Blue Moon is here with fishes for your seven fishes Christmas Eve dinners. Three Corner Field Farm has lamb and sheep's milk cheeses and Flying Pig has pork cuts and other pork products.
Van Houten's lemon trees!
To see these and other stands and products:  http://tinyurl.com/gqpv5ge

Saturday, December 19, 2015


Beth's Farm Kitchen preserves
Friday's market will be here on Tuesday, December 23! There will be no Greenmarket on Friday, Christmas Day.
Quattro's ducks got confused by the warmth, so there are duck eggs!!
To see which stands are here today and what they've brought:
Fiori de Fenice
This is Stokes Farm's last Saturday for the season. They will be here on Wednesday if it doesn't rain.  This is Seatuck's last Saturday in Union Square until March. They will be at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn after the holidays.
Cherry Lane is here!
Mountain Sweet Berry

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Cherry Lane has San Marzano tomatoes! They're close to Seatuck on the 17th Street section. Stokes has gorgeous herb wreaths, some with peppers!

Stokes herb wreaths
I'm having Ardith Mae's delicious Silhouette goat cheese for breakfast today. Breezy Hill has tasty "scrumpy" hard cider, but I'm saving that for later.  Beth's Farm Kitchen has beautifully wrapped jams and other items for gifts and Eckerton has a pleasing herb tea mix, also for yourself or for gifts.
Van Houten
Berried Treasures, Mountain Sweet Berry, and James Durr have beautiful holiday decorations, and Van Houten and others have trees.  Deep Mountain has tasty gift items -- maple syrups, candies, and marshmellows.
Seatuck oysters
D'Attolico has decorations, sprouts, and other produce.  Norwich Meadows, Oak Grove, and Eckerton still have peppers!
D'Attolico sprouts
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/hfehmuz

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Berried Treasures has pretty table decorations. Eckerton has bunches of peppers, herb tisanes, and other goodies for presents. Beth's Farm Kitchen has delcious preserves in pretty packages for gifts.

Cranberries for one more day at Hudson Valley organics, and possibly more at Breezy Hill.  Mountain Sweet Berry has *frozen sauce tomatoes*! as well as delicious beans.  Lani also has many kinds of shelled beans.  (Lani is going to try to come all winter!!!)
A great gift from Stokes Farm
Oak Grove has various popcorns, flours, and grains, as well as beef and pork cuts, peppers, squashes, and other produce. D'Attolico has pine decorations, sprouts, and other vegetables.
Shallots and other gifts from Keith's Farm
Stokes has my favorite yukon gold and red baby potatoes, and Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures have other favorites for under the roasting goose or capon.  Quattro's has pheasants, goose, chickens, ducks, and poultry products.
Seatuck crabs (they're going fast!)
Lani has turmeric and ginger in addition to many other vegetables, including eggplants, many kinds of greens, and other produce.
Gift basket ideas from Hudson Valley Duck Farm!
To see these and many other stands and produce here today:

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Many of your favorite stands are here today, some in different spaces

See this map for who's here and where their stands are:http://www.grownyc.org/files/gmkt/usqmaps/unsq-sat.pdf

Berried Treasures is here with potatoes, tomatoes(!), wreaths, and a selection of vegan and gluten free prepared foods.
Lani's Turmeric
Beth's Farm Kitchen
Paffenroth has a wide variety of root and other vegetables.  Miglorelli has apples, pears, and vegetables and cider.  S&SO still has their bargain selections of hot peppers and Northshire, Hoeffner, and others have gorgeous winter vegetables. Lani has many kinds of shelled beans, as well as fresh turmeric, ginger, and peanuts.
Mountain Sweet Berry wreaths
There are stands with chickens, ducks (Hudson Valley Duck Farm), and chicken and duck products. Hudson Valley Organic has good-looking cranberries as does Breezy Hill, and there are several stands with pies, donuts, and other baked goods.
Stokes mixed bouquets of herbs (sage,thyme,rosemary)
Check out these pictures to see who's here and what they've brought:

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bulletin: Most of your Friday favorites are here today in a special Tuesday market.

Say goodbye for the season to Sycamore, here with some luscious looking broccoli, cabbages, and other tasty vegetables. Most stands are in their Friday positions, so it shouldn't be difficult to find them!

Check out the grownyc website to see the map. North and West sides of Union Square Park: http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket or


Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday week Greenmarket hours

Union Square Monday Greenmarket

North and West sides of Union Square Park  [map
Open Mondays, year round
Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving Week: The Union Square Greenmarket will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so you can shop for all of your Thanksgiving ingredients!Check these links for market maps for these days.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


In addition to the Monday and Wednesday markets this week there will be a full Greenmarket on Tuesday, so that our Friday friends will be here. Several Saturday market faves, like Quattro's poultry, will be here on Wednesday. Check the Greenmarket's pages to see which stands are here.

Saturday's market has been rearranged, with stands normally at the West end of the market relocated in various places, so you'll need to check out the whole setup to find your farmers.  For instance, Cherry Lane, normally at that end, is now next to Quattro's close to Park Avenue.  Happy hunting!

Meanwhile, you can check the pictures on the following URL to get an idea of where things are:  http://tinyurl.com/onckadj

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Cranberries at Breezy Hill! Fresh beans at Lani, Mountain Sweet Berry, and other stands. Great small and large peppers at Eckerton, Oak Grove, and S&SO ( soon to go out of season, so seize the day!).

Berried Treasures beans
 Delicious potatoes at Mountain Sweet Berry, Paffenroth, Norwich Meadows, Berried Treasures, and other stands.  Cherry Lane still has good looking tomatoes.

Shushan is also here with hydroponic tomatoes. Stokes has wonderful generous bunches of cut herbs as well as delicious looking herbal wreaths, some of which have beautiful hot red peppers in the design.
Stokes Farm's wreaths
Van Houten, Hoeffner, Oak Grove, and others have squashes and pumpkins. Berried Treasures and Oak Grove have unsprayed apples.  Locust Grove has quinces, apples, and pears.
Van Houten's Romanesco
It's cider day at Union Square, so check out some of the local ciders at Breezy Hill, Caradonna, and several other stands. Check out the last few pictures to learn about a new educational project by the market organization and contribute to support it!

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ondd8lj

D'Attolico's peppers

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Today is Sycamore's last day for the season -- check out their delicious canned peaches, jams, and vegetables. There are terrific fresh shelled beans available at Berried Treasures, Lani, Mountain Sweet Berry and Norwich Meadows. Check out Cherry Lane for good looking sauce and other tomatoes.

Seatuck's live clams
Mountain Sweet Berry's potato chips are back along with frozen pureed strawberries.
Fresh beans at Norwich Meadows
Order your holiday birds today at Quattro's, Violet Hill, Tamarack, and others, and pick out a guinea hen at Violet Hill for dinner tonight!
Caradonna grapes
Stokes Farm has their excellent herb wreathes for gifts along with a varied selection of cut fresh herbs, leafy greens, and unusual items like fresh lemon grass.  Eckerton, Oak Grove, and Norwich have many tasty hot and sweet peppers.

There are some interesting apples in the market, including non-sprayed choices at Berried Treasures and Gorzynsky along with a wide selection at Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, Caradona, and others.
Gorzynsky's  non-sprayed apples  

Guinea hens at Violet Hill
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/qcqsxwt
Fresh shelled beans at Berried Treasures

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Things are starting to wind down -- stands and produce are disappearing -- but there are plenty of good vegetables, fruits, and other items still here.

I found a few stands with good tomatoes -- you might have to set them out for a couple of days, but they do look tasty -- particularly at Cherry Lane, Eckerton, and Norwich Meadows. 
Quattro's smoked poultry and pheasant sausages
 There are plenty of peppers at Norwich, Eckerton, Oak Grove, and others.  There are beautiful winter squashes and pumpkins, grapes, ciders,  apples,  and pears everywhere, and Locust Grove has quinces.
Norwich sauce tomatoes
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/qznpgef
Lani's fresh mung beans!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Last day for Ryder Farm until next summer! Berried Treasures is here on the east end of the market. The D'Attiloco's are here with beautiful produce and sprouts. Bulich has gorgeous cultivated mushrooms and Violet Hill has many good looking foraged shrooms as well.

Cherry Lane has beautiful ready to eat tomatoes as does Eckerton.
 Eckerton also has a huge basket of Grenadan flavoring peppers as well as many hot and other flavoring types.

Oak Grove has their huge variety of hot and sweet peppers as well as winter squashes and other produce.

Norwich Meadows ginger
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/qj2moqz
Lani's Turmeric