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December 2016

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Rumors of ramps confirmed! Clever salad and spinach windowsill "gardens" at Hoeffner! Young garlic is here!

Stokes flower sets
Sorry to be so late, but I'm still on Eastern Standard Time! The market is full of beautiful flowers and the very beginning of green things here and there is making me very happy.

Stokes, Hoeffner, Oak Grove, and others have excellent herb and flower plant sets. There are many stands here with gorgeous tulips, including I Fiori's unique display and Rose Meadow's wonderful roses.
I Fiori
Violet Hill has tasty looking pork products, many varieties of chicken eggs and quail eggs, many cuts of chicken and other poultry, and flavorful breakfast and other sausages . Quattro's has turkey eggs, chickens, pheasants, and other delicious poultry.  Flying Pig has many kinds of sausage and pork cuts.
Rose Meadow
To see which stands are here today and what they brought:

Friday, March 25, 2016

Welcome back to Dutchmill flower farm and their gorgeous tulips!!!

I'm so glad to have Dutchmill back. They have lovely tulips and daffodils today.
Oak Grove herbs
Consider Bardwell has some great goat and cow's milk cheeses, maple syrup, and other tasty items.  Bodhitree is here with luscius greens, herbs, and eggs.
Rose Meadow flower farm
To see these and other stands here today: http://tinyurl.com/jn3bqz9

(Sorry to have gotten there kind of late, but the pictures will show you what's here at 10:00 AM. Getting there early can be key if you are looking for a particular item.)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Bodhitree is here with beautiful lettuces, other greens, and eggs.

Norwich Farms
It's a lovely day in the Greenmarket, although there are few surprises, with potatoes and apples being the major offerings.

Madura mushrooms
Bulich has delicious looking mushrooms and there are fresh fish, hydroponic tomatoes, cut herbs, and French breakfast radishes to be found, along with succulent beans, interesting shallots, and other produce.
She Wolf pullman loaves
 Madura has greens, root vegetables, and mushrooms, and She Wolf has several kinds of delicious bread, including pullman loaves that can be bought in half pieces.
Bodhitree lettuces
To see which stands are here and what they've brought:

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Stokes is back on Saturdays! (and Wednesdays and Fridays!) The Greenmarket is full of flowers, both cut and potted, and Stokes has some beauties.

Van Houten has flowering trees and flowering plant sets. Phillips has small windowsill Spring garden pots. 
James Durr
I Fiori has some astonishingly beautiful and interesting tulips, lilies, and hyacinths, and Rose Meadow has lovely roses, anemones, and other cut flowers. James Durr has flowering fruit tree branches, forsythia branches, and cut tulips and daffodils.
I Fiori di Fenice
Eco Shrimp has moved next door to Stokes and has good looking jumbo and other shrimp today. Lani has some amazing dry beans today along with fresh turmeric, peanuts, and other unusual produce. Ask Hoeffner about their fresh cut spinach and other greens (check out the interesting way they've brought their produce here today).
(Tapping my toes waiting for asparagus, strawberries, and rhubarb!)
                                         Eckerton's butterhead lettuce

To see who's here and what they've brought:  http://tinyurl.com/hqwsskm

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

James Durr's first day back! Rose Meadow has anemones and roses! Phillips has flowering plants and fruit tree branches! It's Spring, folks!

I Fiori
I Fiori has beautiful and unusual tulips, hyacinths, and lilies. Caradonna and others have fruit tree branches, and Durr has pussy willows.

For fans of Eco Shrimps, you'll need to know that their stand is on the Park Avenue side of the market near Durr.
Lani has peanuts, turmeric roots, and other unusual produce, along with pickles today.
Rose Meadow
To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/h6w3fy3

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Bodhitree and Eckerton's first day back on Wednesdays!

Bodhitree has beautiful greens and eggs.  Eckerton has herbal teas, lovely greens, and other goodies.
Bulich Mushrooms

Rose Meadow anemones
If the weather stays warm, we should have flowering branches in a week or two. Meanwhile, Rose Meadow has their outstanding roses and anemones, and there are exquisite orchids as well at Silva's.
She Wolf Bakery
Norwich Meadows has good-looking greens and root vegetables. Shushan has several kinds of hydroponic tomatoes, herbs, salad greens, and cucumbers.
Windfall mini-greens
This warmth is making me think of pea sprouts, strawberries, and asparagus, but of course it is still too early.  Well, something to look forward to!
Mountain Sweet Berry
To see who's here today and what they've brought:Greenmarket Wednesday

Saturday, March 5, 2016

On a cold but beautiful day many stands and interesting choices are here.

Hudson Valley Microgreens
To see several of the stands here today: March 5 in the market
Bulich portabellos

I Fiori
The news continues to be tulips and hyacinths, but next week should see the reentry of stands we haven't seen for a while, and vendors will start changing places to their Spring season spots.  For instance, Eco Shrimp will move to the Park Avenue side of the market next Saturday from their place next to Rose Meadow. Be prepared to do a little hunting for your favorites.