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December 2016

December 2016
Check here for GrowNY's Greenmarket Maps for Union Square: http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket

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

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fresh chestnuts at Violet Hill! Fresh turmeric and ginger at Norwich Meadows and Lani! Fresh shelled flageolets, cannellini, and other beans at Mountain Sweet Berry! Heirloom tomatoes still here at Berried Treasures today!

Portabellos at Bulich
I'm checking in late, because the market was a lovely schmoozathon today and I got to see many of my shopper friends as well as talking with many farmers. Here's a link to the stands I saw today before I start rattling on about the many good things here in Union Square: http://tinyurl.com/pjuxza3
Mini pumpkins on stems at James Durr's stand

Goat cheeses at Ardith Mae
Turmeric at Norwich Meadows Farms
Heirloom tomatoes at Oak Grove
Lilies at Fiori
Fresh ginger at Lani

Squashes at Stokes

Friday, October 9, 2015

Fresh farmed shrimp! Fresh turmeric! Fresh chestnuts! Just when I thought there'd be nothing new!

Turmeric at Norwich Meadows
Norwich Meadows has turmeric and ginger as well as a wide variety of squashes, greens, heirloom and other tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, and other produce.

Eco Shrimp Garden
Check out this link for the stands here today, including a new one, Eco Shrimp Garden,  featuring farmed fresh shrimp: http://tinyurl.com/nhlbsen
Berried Treasures unique potatoes
Gourds at Mischick
Pumpkins are making their inevitable seasonal appearance in multitudes and Berried Treasures and Norwich Meadows have several kinds of fresh shelled beans. Toigo has fresh chestnuts!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Peppers! Tomatoes! Squashes! Pumpkins! Salad greens! Grapes! Peaches?!? Apples! Pears! The Greenmarket is full of good things today!

Cherry Lane
Peaches, you say? Yes! There are peaches -- a farewell appearance before the Autumn shuts down the summer stone fruit until next year. There are still stands with heirloom tomatoes, including Eckerton, Stokes, S&SO, Norwich Meadows, and others.

There are also a wide variety of beautiful peppers at Eckerton, Oak Grove, S&SO, Lani, Norwich, and others. Shushan is back with hydroponic tomatoes and herbs.  Lani has many unusual vegetables and Windfall has unique mini greens and edible flowers.  Northshire, Cherry Lane, D'Attolico, and Gorzynsky are all here with excellent produce. D'Attolico and Hudson Valley also have tasty sprouts.
Buzzard Krest has luscious grapes and grape juices and Red Jacket has fruit flavored apple juices.  Gorzynsky and Stokes have lovely lettuces and Violet Hill has chanterelles and other interesting mushrooms.  Bulich also has excellent mushroom choices.
Quattro's has all kinds of poultry, including pheasants, ducks, and chickens, along with excellent chicken eggs. Violet Hill has pork cuts and sausages, Belle Rouge chickens, and other meats as well as various interesting eggs.

To see these and other produce and products:  http://tinyurl.com/np4l7j6