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December 2016

December 2016
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Saturday, April 30, 2016


Garden of Spices
Garden of Spice has fiddleheads today -- near Lani. Hoeffner has rhubarb and asparagus. Others with asparagus include Cherry Lane, Stokes, S&SO, Miglorelli.
Flounder roe at Seatuck
 Mountain Sweet Berry, Violet Hill, Berried Treasures, and others have ramps, and Lani has ramp leaves (along with fresh peanuts and a wide range of interesting dried beans and greens).
Young onions and garlic, leeks at Norwich Meadows
There are many stands with young garlic and new leeks.  Several stands including Eckerton and Stokes have gorgeous lettuces and other greens.
Tulips at Berried Treasures
I saw several chefs and restaurant foragers for the first time today. Spring is finally here, no matter how cold it seems to be.  You'll find tulips in a number of stands, including I Fiori de Fenici, Durr, and Berried Treasures.  There are also
other beautiful flowers at Rose Meadow and Phillips.
Pheasant, duck, turkey, and chicken eggs at Quattro's
To see these and other produce, meats, poultry, and flowers:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ASPARAGUS and RAMPS! Flowering and herb sets for gardeners! Lush lettuces at Eckerton!

Herb plants at Stokes
I scored some excellent asparagus at Stokes and Cherry Lane, and saw more at Hoeffner, S&SO, Madura, and other stands. Stokes also had beautiful hanging plants, herb and vegetable sets, and flowering plant sets.
Lettuce at Eckerton
 Oak Grove has great herb plants and they and Stokes have healthy looking tomato plants.
Oak Grove tomato plants
S&SO has cut herbs and Eckerton has French breakfast radishes.  Miglorelli has two kinds of radish, several kinds of green, and asparagus.
Berried Treasures and Mountain Sweet Berry have RAMPS, as do a few other stands, and Berried Treasures has various greens and interesting tulips (some attached to their bulbs).
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/he6w7f2

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Stokes has ASPARAGUS!!!

Hoeffner, Miglorelli, and others also have asparagus. Spring is here! Of course, it's damp out there, but it was worth it to me to have the first beautiful green spears.  Cherry Lane will probably have some next weekend.

Several stands including Stokes, Van Houten, Binder, and others, have lovely herb and flowering potted plants and sets for home gardeners. Oak Grove has TOMATO PLANTS and small mixed herb gardens in pots.

Seatuck had live crabs, other shellfish, and fresh fish when I went by and PE&DD had lobsters in addition to fresh fish and other shellfish.

To see some of the stands in the market today:  http://tinyurl.com/jpcze23

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Binder is back with beautiful flower and herb sets! Cherry Lane is back with spinach and salad greens! Seatuck has gorgeous fresh fish and seafood, including live crabs!

Okay, it is finally looking like Spring! And it's great to be able to deliver some real news!
Pheasant, duck, and wild turkey eggs at Quattro
To see many of the stands that are here and what they've brought:

Dogwood at James Durr

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

There are lots of ramps at Mountain Sweet Berry this morning -- unless the restaurants have gotten there after I left.

Other than that the news is that Oak Grove has TOMATO PLANTS! There are several stands with flowering and herb sets.
Mountain Sweet Berry
 Bodhitree had many kinds of greens when I went by an hour ago and there's a new stand next door to Stokes Farm with interesting cut herbs and tiny french breakfast radishes.  Stokes has gorgeous flowering and herb plants and beautiful hanging flowering plants.
Windfall Farms
To see these and other stands and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/jjxcb9n

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Beautiful flowers, cut herbs, ramps, fresh fish, salad and other greens, pheasant eggs!

James Durr
On a very cold day in "Spring" there are still signs of the season in the Greenmarket. Quattro's has pheasant eggs! Mountain Sweet Berry has ramps!
I Fiori has unique and lovely tulips and hyacinths and Rose Meadow has many colorful anemones and other flowers. James Durr has extraordinary flowering fruit tree branches and forsythia and other stands have tulips and branches as well.
Stokes Farm
Quattro's has a good supply of soup bones as well as pheasant, turkey, and duck eggs, along with excellent chickens, pheasants, and other poultry.  Violet Hill has rabbits, Belle Rouge chickens and chicken parts, quail eggs, and several colorful chicken egg varieties, along with pork cuts and sausages. Flying Pig has pork cuts and several kinds of sausage.
I Fiori
To see these and other stands and produce:  http://tinyurl.com/z3vvtgt

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Stokes has many beautiful flowering and herb plants in sets for home gardeners. They also have beautiful lettuces.

Other than that, we're still waiting for our favorite Spring vegetables, although I did see some delicious looking greens at Bodhitree. (Of course, I was a bit late today, so missed a lot at their stand.
The only news I have is good for Saturday shoppers -- Seatuck will be here, next to Quattro's, with their tasty fresh fish and seafood, this coming Saturday.
Las Delicias
Otherwise, things are pretty much as they were last Wednesday.
The last ramps of the morning at Mountain Sweet Berry.
To see who's here and what they've brought:  http://tinyurl.com/joj7d56