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December 2016

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

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Just dropping in to remind people that the Wednesday Greenmarket will include some of your favorite Saturday farmers!

I saw fresh cranberries and other seasonal goodies there last week and recommend that you check with your farmer today about Wednesday.

Sorry I still can't make it to the Greenmarket, but am hoping to be back soon.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  (And remember that there will not be a market in Union Square next Friday. Tuesday, November 22nd MARKET IS OPEN featuring Friday producers)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

I want to thank the Union Square Greenmarket farmers for their generosity and good will.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone soon and getting back in gear.  I've missed you all very much.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A note to my readers!

I'm taking a bit of a break, but should be back in October. Meanwhile, you should look forward to Buzzard Krest grapes and grape juices, peak tomatoes and stone fruit, and other delicious fruits and vegetables.

Hoping to see you all soon!


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Donut peaches! White and yellow peaches! Check out Oak Grove, Locust Grove, Sycamore, Caradonna, and others for these and other stone fruit.

James Durr
Norwich Meadows, Lani, Stokes, Cherry Lane, and many others have several kinds of small and large squash and eggplants.
Stokes lima beans

Seatuck fish and seafood
Eckerton, Norwich, and others have tasty looking heirloom tomatoes, and Eckerton and Stokes have delicious cherry tomatoes.
Norwich tomatillos
 Norwich and Lani have many kinds of bean, including string beans, flat beans, and others.
Il Fiori lilies
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/zgdrxx9
Hoeffner watermelons

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Donut peaches! Yellow and white peaches! Black, red, and yellow currants! Heirloom tomatoes and many varieties of cherry tomato!

James Durr
Corn, sweet and hot peppers, many many varieties of squash, melons, and did I say PEACHES and HEIRLOOM TOMATOES?

Butter clams at Seatuck
It's a great day in the market, but hothothot! I came home exhausted from the heat with a terrific haul:
Peaches, heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, sour cherry jam, blueberries, Persian cucumbers, a smoked duck from Quattro, a bluefish fillet from Seatuck. Oh, and strawberries (tri-stars) from Mountain Sweet Berry.
Oak Grove's white peaches
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/gwjpxqt
Norwich Meadows
Locust Grove red currants
Eckerton heirloom and other cherry tomatoes

Friday, July 15, 2016

White and yellow peaches at Toigo! Yellow peaches at Oak Grove! Peaches and nectarines at Treelicious!

Samascott has sweet and sour cherries, blueberries, and other fruit. Heirloom tomatoes have made their first appearance at Norwich Meadows and Oak Grove.
Several stands, including Norwich Meadows, Madura, Miglorelli, Lucky Dog, and Stokes, have many varieties of squash. Norwich also has many sizes and types of eggplant, in addition to a wide selection of heirloom tomatoes. Toigo also has good looking tomatoes and Stokes has their delicious cherry tomatoes.
Oak Grove
Well, what can I say? It's HOT, and yet worth a visit to Union Square.  If you are heat-tolerant, there is a celebration of Greenmarket's 40th anniversary this afternoon!
Samascott sour cherries
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/jx6mwzz

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Baby artichokes at S&SO! Heirloom tomatoes at Eckerton! Strawberries at Phillips and Mountain Sweet Berry!

James Durr
All kinds of squashes at Norwich Meadows, Stokes, S&SO, Lani,and many other stands.  Beautiful lettuces at Gorzynski and delicious sucrine, both green and purple, along with wild baby arugula, at Mountain Sweet Berry.
Eco shrimp
Sweet cherries at Locust Grove, along with gooseberries and red and yellow currants, raspberries, and other fruit.
Keith garlic scape bouquet
Caradonna also has many kinds of berries and cherries.  Sycamore has peaches, as do a few other stands. They also have corn, as does Miglorelli.
Seatuck softshell crabs

Binder's flowering plants
James Durr, Rose Meadow, and others have lovely flowers today. Stokes has snapdragons along with their tasty produce.  Many stands including Keith and Stokes have gorgeous fresh garlic.
D'Attolico's baby carrots and beets
To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/j5378sd

Saturday, July 2, 2016

CORN!at Sycamore. HEIRLOOM TOMATOES at Eckerton. TRI-STARS at Mountain Sweet Berry.

Norwich Meadows
Red and white currants, gooseberries, cherries, raspberries and blueberries at Locust Grove.  Several other stands with blueberries and raspberries, including Phillips.
Oak Grove

Cherry tomatoes at Stokes, Oak Grove, and Eckerton. Heirloom tomatoes at S&SO, Eckerton, and Cherry Lane. Field tomatoes at Sycamore and others.  Beautiful sweet and hot pepper plants at Oak Grove. Potted cherry tomato plants at Van Houten.
I Fiori
Gorgeous organic lettuces at Gorzynski. Other beauties at Stokes, S&SO, Eckerton, and others.  A wide variety of cut herbs at Stokes, S&SO and others.
Catskill Merino wools
fairy tale eggplant at Cherry Lane

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

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Beautiful lettuces, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, white and Queen Anne cherries, red cherries, red currants, and gooseberries!

James Durr           

To see what is delicious today in Union Square: http://tinyurl.com/zaqjvvc

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Raspberries, blueberries, red currants at Phillips! Red and Queen Anne cherries at Locust Grove!

Stokes Farm berries
Several stands have red and yellow snow peas, including Eckerton and Lani.  Eckerton also has sugar snaps, favas, English peas, and sugar snaps! Norwich Meadows has several kinds of beans, beautiful fresh lettuces, spring onions, beets, baby carrots, and other greens. 

Rose Meadow's English roses
S&SO has various heirloom and other tomatoes and Sycamore has strawberries, fava beans, and other produce.  Stokes has heirloom and cherry tomatoes, the last asparagus and strawberries.

Seatuck softshelled crabs
Several stands have various kinds of summer squashes.
Binder's potted flowers
D'Attolico has good-looking sprouts and other produce. Oak Grove and Binder have lovely potted herbs and heirloom tomato plants, along with nasturtiums.
Quattro's turkey eggs
I Fiori and Rose Meadow have gorgeous flowers.
Paffenroth's purslane

To see these and other great produce:  http://tinyurl.com/hrb94s3

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Fava beans! At Eckerton and, until Jean Georges got them, at Norwich Meadows! Queen Anne and red cherries at Locust Grove! Strawberries at many stands, including Stokes, Phillips, Eckerton, and others.

Sugar snaps, fava beans, mesclun, English peas, and the first of their peppers at Eckerton. Rhubarb and asparagus at Hoeffner! Gorgeous hot house heirloom tomatoes, asparagus, strawberries, and other goodies at Cherry Lane. Cherry tomatoes, strawberries, cut herbs, lettuces, and other salad greens and vegetables at Stokes.

I was very early this morning and some stands were just setting up. The market is really beautiful today, with all sorts of flower options and many stands with greens. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera, but last week's report has many pictures and it is truly even more rich and glorious today.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Baby squashes, garlic scapes, and baby greens at Norwich Meadows! Greenhouse tomatoes at Lani!

Dutchmill flowers
Red Jacket rhubarb
Norwich Meadows Kohlrabi
Last of the peonies at Dutchmill, but the lilies are here! PE&DD has beautiful fresh fish, Hudson Valley Duck Farm has many duck related products, Roaming Acres has bison and ostrich meat, and many stands have strawberries, including Phillips, Race, Red Jacket, and others.

 To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/halgtfn
Norwich baby squash
Race Farm strawberries  

Consider Bardwell cheeses

She Wolf breads

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sycamore is back with strawberries! Eckerton and others have sugar snap and English peas!Hoeffner has rhubarb and asparagus!

Lani, Stokes, Phillips, Cherry Lane, and others have strawberries. Stokes, Cherry Lane, Miglorelli, and others have asparagus. This is the week for Pasta Primavera!!
Durr has peonies. I got some of the last of their irises.  I Fiori has beautiful lilies. Rose Meadow has several lovely types of flower and Durr has an assortment of interesting new varieties.

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