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December 2016

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sycamore is back!!! with the first of their delicious strawberries. Stokes, Cherry Lane, Eckerton, Phillips, and others also have good looking strawberries.

Stokes strawberries and rhubarb
Stokes, Cherry Lane, Hoeffner, and others have asparagus, and Gorzynski, Hoeffner, Locust Grove, and others have rhubarb. Northshire and Violet Hill have mushrooms --morels!
James Durr
Stokes and Cherry Lane have hothouse tomatoes and Stokes, Lani, Mountain Sweet Berry, and others have big bunches of cut herbs.  Windfall has unusual edible flowers, mini-greens, and herbs. Tamarack has fiddlehead ferns and Mountain Sweet Berry has pickled ramps. Beth's Farm Kitchen has pickled ramps and asparagus as well as their tasty jams, syrups, chutneys, and sauces.
Fiori di Fenice hyacinths
Durr has gorgeous peonies and Fiori has lovely lilies. Rose Meadow has a wide variety of beautiful flowers.
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/o9ewyug

Friday, May 29, 2015

Stokes and others have luscious looking strawberries and Samascott and Stokes have delicous asparagus.

Pura Vida has many varieties of fresh fish and Berried Treasures has ramps, small potatoes, and pine needles (!).  Dutchmill has the last of their gorgeous peonies and Rose Meadow has sweet peas, roses and other flowers.  Oak Grove has beautiful heirloom tomato plants and mixed herb window gardens. Campo Rosa has beautiful lettuces, other greens, and chervil.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ne2e5qa

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Keith is back! with young Rocambole garlic and other goodies.

James Durr
It's an asparagus lover's Paradise today, with several stands having delicious varieties, including Stokes, Cherry Lane, Hoeffner, Lani, S&SO and others. Stokes, Cherry Lane, and others have strawberries, and Eckerton, Paffenroth, and others have baby lettuces and mesclun. D'Attolico, Lani, and Eckerton have lettuces. Stokes and S& SO have greenhouse tomatoes. Violet
Hill has several kinds of foraged vegetables and Gorzynski and Hoeffner have rhubarb.
Stokes strawberries
Oak Grove, Stokes, Van Houten, Binder, and others have flowering, vegetable, and herb sets for gardeners, and Silver Heights and Oak Grove have many kinds of tomato plants.
James Durr has gorgeous peonies and Fiori di Fenice has beautiful lilies. Rose Meadow has lovely flowers as well.
To see these and other stands here today:  http://tinyurl.com/lsrlrxz

Friday, May 22, 2015

Strawberries st Stokes, Toigo, and Bodhitree, and rhubarb at Samascott and Berried Treasures!

Young garlic and onions at Norwich Meadows and Samascott. Beautiful lettuces and other greens along with asparagus at Bodhitree, Stokes, and Queens County Farm Museum.
Berried Treasures

Dutchmill peonies
Lush flowering and herb plants at Binder, as well as Oak Grove and Stokes (who also have gorgeous tomato plants).
Campo Rosso
To see these and other stands and produce here today:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

STRAWBERRIES!! Stokes, Cherry Lane, Bodhitree and others have them today, along with ASPARAGUS.

Stokes Farm strawberries
Berried Treasures and Tamarack have fiddleheads and Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures have ramps.
Berried Treasures fiddleheads
Dutchmill peonies
 Dutchmill has beautiful peonies and Berried Treasures has lilacs.
Mountain Sweet Berry
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/lcodcbh

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Rain, rain, go away!! Got caught in a downpour, but managed to find lots of good Spring vegetables and flowers, so it was worth it.

James Durr's peonies
Stokes, S&SO, Hoeffner, Cherry Lane, and others have gorgeous asparagus. Hoeffner and Gorzynski have RHUBARB. Eckerton has lovely lettuces and other unique greens and Lani and Windfall have beautiful salad and mini-greens.
Stokes lettuce
Fiori di Fenice has tulips, hyacinths, and lilies. Durr has Old fashioned irises, lilies of the valley, peonies, tulips, and flowering branches. Stokes, Phillips, Binder, and Van Houten have flowering plants and sets, and Oak Grove and Binder have lush herb plants. Silver Heights and Oak Grove have many kinds of heirloom tomato plants.
Tamarack and others have fiddlehead ferns and Violet Hill, Northshire,  and Mountain Sweet Berry have plenty of ramps.  Bulich has a wide array of tasty looking mushrooms.  Omelet, anyone?  (Quattro's has delicious pheasant eggs and Violet Hill and Windfall have many kinds of chicken eggs.)
Violet Hill's foraged greens

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/kv8wxsn

Friday, May 15, 2015

Beautiful asparagus, fiddleheads, and ramps all around the market today.

Some good looking mushrooms at Madura and Blue Oyster. It's Springtime pasta primavera and fritata season!

Toigo has some interesting French tomatoes as well as other tasty varieties. Samascott and Queens County Farm have rhubarb. There were strawberries at Bodhitree this morning but they were gone by 9AM again! It's a welcome tease, but just a tease so far, I guess.

To see these and other stands and produce here today:

By the way, I had lunch at Union Square Cafe today and had delicious food made with ingredients I saw Chef buying early in the morning. It's not often that you can recognize your fiddleheads and ramps!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BULLETIN!! STRAWBERRIES at Bodhitree this Friday!!!

Locust Grove
They were all gone today when I arrived at 8:45!
To see beautiful asparagus, lilacs, lilies of the valley, and other flowers and produce and where they are in the Greenmarket:  http://tinyurl.com/nl2668c


Saturday, May 9, 2015

RHUBARB at Eckerton and Gorzynski! Fiddleheads at Tamarack and Garden of Spices! Beautiful asparagus at Stokes, Hoeffner, Cherry Lane, S&SO, and others.

PEONIES at Durr, along with irises, flowering branches, and tulips. Gorgeous lilies at Fiori, along with unique tulips and scented hyacinths. Rose Meadow has beautiful mixed bouquets of unusual flowers, poppies, anemones, and other flowers.

Garlic scapes at Norwich, along with new season salad greens. Spinach and sweet potatoes at Cherry Lane and baby spinach at other stands.  Wild foraged greens at Violet Hill.

Pheasant and other poultry eggs, pheasants chicken and chicken parts, smoked poultry, sausages, and other delicious options at Quattro's. Pork, lamb, rabbit, and other proteins at Violet Hill. Sausages, pork cuts, liverwurst, and bacons at Flying Pig.

Great looking fresh fish  and shellfish at Seatuck and PE&DD and seafood salads at PE&DD.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/q9x42qb

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fiddlehead ferns at Berried Treasures, asparagus at Samascott, Bodhitree, and others. Beautiful mushrooms at Blue Oyster, young garlic at Norwich (there were garlic scapes there, too, but most were gone at 8:30!)

Garlic scapes at Norwich Meadows! Modesto's choice!
The market is full of lovely young greens, interesting breads, and beautiful yarns. Stokes, Binder, Oak Grove and others have herb and flowering plant sets, and Oak Grove and Stokes have great heirloom tomato plants.
Asparagus at Samascott
B&Y Farms is there with many lamb cuts as well as Cornish game hens. Roaming Acres has bison, ostrich, and other meats, and Pura Vida has luscious looking fresh fish.
Fiddleheads at Berried Treasures

Parrot tulips at Dutchmill

To see these and other stands and produce: Friday May 8

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

T'is the Season!!!

Hoeffner, Bodhitree, Stokes, S&SO and more

Saturday, May 2, 2015

CHERRY LANE is back with their excellent ASPARAGUS!! Tamarack has FIDDLEHEADS! There are RAMPS at Mountain Sweet Berry, Violet Hill, Lani, and others! It's SPRING!!!!!

Quattro's duck and pheasant eggs
Stokes, Cherry Lane, Hoeffner and others have asparagus. There is a table without a sign across from Locust Grove that has fiddleheads.  You'll find stinging nettles at a few stands.  Northshire has arugula flowers and Windfall has many kinds of edible flowers.
Hudson Valley Organic's fiddleheads
Eckerton has gorgeous lettuces today! I don't know about you, but my idea of a finishing touch to a lunch today would be mushrooms with mushroom pasta, and I'm happy to see that Bulich has a wide selection today. D'Attolico has young garlic.
Fiori's peony style tulip
There are a few stands with tulips, including Fiori,  Durr, and Phillips, and Cherry Lane and Durr have beautiful lilacs.
local grains and flours next to Lani
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/prxp8m3

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ramps are here at many stands this week including Berried Treasures, and ASPARAGUS is available at Stokes, Queens County, Lucky Dog, and others.

Today's haul -- beautiful asparagus at Stokes, Ramp pesto at Beth's Farm Kitchen, tasty delicate greens at Campo Rosso, and lamb chops at B&Y.
Norwich Meadows
 There are several stands with great herb and flower sets for gardeners, including Oak Grove's amazing heirloom tomato varieties, Binder's herbs and flowers, Stokes Farm's cut herbs.

 Pura Vida has delicious looking fresh fish and other seafood and Roaming Acres, Flying Pig and others have meats and poultry.
Ask at Consider Bardwell about this young blue cheese! A good starter blue!

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/pa4skad