Lucy's Greenmarket Report

To anyone interested in the future of the Union Square Greenmarket, see the letter written by Adrian Benepe, then the Borough Commissioner of New York, on the subject.

Good luck is being 2 blocks from the Union Square Greenmarket. I plan to report on greenmarket news in general, and new arrivals in particular as often as I can.

For maps showing Union Square Greenmarket farmstands for Fri, Sat, Mon, Wed, check this URL: http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket

If you see that this version of my report is out of date click here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 There are still some beautiful summer vegetables and fruits in the market today, including heirloom tomatoes, lima beans, fava beans, strawberries, and raspberries.

Heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane, Oak Grove, Keith, Eckerton, Stokes, Berried Treasures, Sycamore, and others. Fava beans and limas at Kernan. Raspberries at Phillips, Cherry Lane, and others. Stokes has beautiful hydroponic lettuces as well as fresh cut herbs.

Plenty of gorgeous hot and sweet peppers at Oak Grove, Eckerton, S&SO and others. Fresh garlic at Keith. Mushrooms at Garden of Spices, Bulich, and Madura. Apples, pears, and grapes at Caradonna, Locust Grove, and Breezy Hill. Breezy hill also has FRESH CRANBERRIES!!

Sycamore still has corn and they, Oak Grove, and others have beautiful sugar pumpkins, cheese pumpkins, winter and summer squashes. Oak Grove and S&SO have tomatillos.

Unfortunately something happened to my pictures of Rogowski and a few other stands, but you can still see most of the stands and produce here today if you click here: http://tinyurl.com/oq4jbqc


Friday, October 10, 2014 Many varieties of cauliflower in many colors at Van Houten, Norwich, Bodhitree! Pumpkins all over and beautiful winter squashes at many stands. Gorgeous grape varieties at Cheerful Cherry!

Berried Treasures, Bodhitree, Norwich, and others have shelling beans, several kinds of flat beans, tomatoes, and squashes. Oak Grove has a wide variety of hot and sweet peppers, heirloom tomatoes, herbs, and pepper plants. They also have winter squashes and pumpkins. Sycamore also has heirloom tomatoes and pumpkins.

Bobolink is here with cheeses and breads. Consider Bardwell has veal and cheeses and B&Y has lamb cuts, lamb sausages, chickens and chicken livers, and beautiful knitting wool. Hot Bread Kitchen has all sorts of regional and ethnic baked goods and Francesca has many kinds of baked breads and dessert options as well.

To see these and other stands here today: http://tinyurl.com/pa5f5hd


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Berried Treasures has rosehips! Stark has a delicious new juice -- "Go Greens". Hydroponic tomatoes are back. Good looking quinces are available at Locust Grove!Winter squashes are here.

I bought a lot of heirloom tomatoes today -- some for salad and some to make sauce for the freezer -- at Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Berried Treasures, Bodhitree, and Oak Grove. The season is ending soon, but there are still some beauties available. I got to the market too early to see Stokes Farm's stand, but I wouldn't be surprised to find them there, and at other stands as well.

Locust Grove has beautiful grapes, new crop apples and pears, and raspberries. S&SO and Keith have lovely lettuces and other greens, as well as heirloom tomatoes. Paffenroth has many unique greens, root vegetables, baby fennel, interesting carrots and beets, and other special produce. Windfall has unique greens and beautiful edible flowers, and Mountain Sweet Berry has unique greens, cut herbs, and strawberries. Phillips has raspberries and Berried Treasures has raspberries, strawberries, and shelling beans. Mountain Sweet Berry also has shelling beans and cut herbs.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/o4xgqg4


Saturday, September 27, 2014 Paradise for pepper lovers at Eckerton, Oak Grove, S and SO, Hoeffner and others. Heirloom tomatoes are looking fine this week, but you'll find slightly fewer. Berried Treasures, Norwich Meadows, Stokes, Lani, Eckerton, Cheerful Cherry, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, and others have beauties.

New crop apples are to be found at Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, Terhune, Caradonna, and others, along with new pears. Mountain Sweet Berry has strawberries, along with Fantasy Fruit. Cheerful Cherry has Canadice and Concord grapes and Buzzard Crest has several seeded and seedless varieties. Try their "Jupiter" if there are any left.

Gorzynsky and S&SO have beautiful lettuces and Berried Treasures has shelling beans, haricots verts and other beans, and heirloom tomatoes. Norwich has many kinds of shelling and other beans as well as eggplants and squashes, and Stokes and Oak Grove have good looking sweet peppers. Stokes, Oak Grove, and Hoeffner haqve cheese pumpkins, sugar pumpkins, and winter squashes.

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


Friday, September 26, 2014 First Friday for Campo Rosso Farm's beautiful greens. B&Y has lovely lavender and other knitting wool colors. Toigo has new season apples.

S&SO has some interesting squashes and pumpkins. Norwich Meadows has beautiful sweet and hot peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and shelling beans. Berried Treasures has shelled flageolets, black eyed peas, and cannellini beans. Oak Grove, Bodhitree, Berried Treasures, Sycamore and others have delicious looking heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, winter and summer squashes, and other produce. Cheerful Cherry has heirloom tomatoes and sweet grapes with and without seeds.

Lucky Dog, Queens County, Miglorelli, and others have tasty greens. Terhune, Samascott, and others have new season apples, and a couple of stands still have peaches. Pura Vida has fresh fish, Flying Pig has pork sausage and other pork products.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/kmk76zt


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Stokes has beautiful cheese pumpkins. Several stands have grapes, including Locust Grove and Fantasy Fruit. There are still good-looking heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane, Stokes, Eckerton, Oak Grove,and others, and Cherry Lane has gorgeous San Marzano sauce tomatoes.

I bought a bag of crimini mushrooms at Bulich to use in a San Marzano tomato sauce. Garden of Spices and Madura also have various kinds of mushroom. Paffenroth has big bags of excellent onions, Mountain Sweet Berry has interesting shallots, and Keith has bags of Rocambole garlic.

Pumpkins and grapes indicate the approach of Autumn holidays, but there are still peaches, nectarines, and plums at various stands. Cherry Lane has sweet raspberries and Berried Treasures has strawberries and raspberries. Fantasy Fruit also has strawberries and Phillips has raspberries.

Berried Treasures has shelled cannellini and flageolet beans, among others, and also has beans in their shells. Other stands have shelling beans, including Mountain Sweet Berry and Bodhitree. Bodhitree also has attractive Fall and Winter squashes. Eckerton, Bodhitree, and Oak Grove have wide varieties of sweet, flavoring, and hot peppers.

To see these and other stands and produce:http://tinyurl.com/mzbalv9


Friday, September 19, 2014 One more day for Toigo's nectarines! Cheerful Cherry has many kinds of grapes as well as Canadice jam! Beth's Farm Kitchen has delicious lemon curd!

New crop apples are in at Toigo, Samascott, and others. Berried Treasures, Sycamore. Bodhitree, Lucky Dog, Oak Grove, Cheerful Cherry, Queens County, Norwich Meadows, and others have good-looking heirloom tomatoes and sauce tomatoes, Berried Treasures, Norwich, and Bodhitree have shelling beans. Bodhitree and Oak Grove have many kinds of hot and sweet peppers.

Dutchmill has beautiful sunflowers and gladiolas. Rose Meadow has fragrant English roses and other pretty flowers.

B and Y has Moroccan lamb sausage and many other lamb products and cuts, beautiful knitting wool, chicken feet, and eggs. Roaming Acres has bison, and Pura Vida has glistening fresh fish.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/m5sz9w8


Wednesday, September 17, 2014 New at Eckerton, Stark fruit and vegetable juices. Divine Brine has many kinds of tasty pickles. Gone for the year, Silver Heights plants.

Heirloom tomatoes are looking good everywhere, with Berried Treasures, Cherry Lane, Stokes, Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and others having a wide choice of variety. Hot and sweet peppers are available at S&SO, Eckerton, Oak Grove, and others. This is the last week for okra at Cherry Lane. Kernan still has nectarines and Locust Grove has many kinds of stone fruit.

New apples and pears are in at Terhune, Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, and others. Fantasy Fruit, Berried Treasures, Mountain Sweet Berry, Phillips, Caradonna, and others have strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/p58gf9c


Saturday, September 13, 2014 Pumpkins! Grapes! Brussels Sprouts! Winter Squashes! Uh oh!

Here comes the Fall! The grapes look great at Buzzard Crest and Cheerful Cherry, among others. Apples and pears are pushing out are pushing out the peaches at many stands, although there are still peaches to be had. Locust Grove, Oak Grove, Terhune, and others still have them.

Heirloom tomatoes are everywhere, with Berried Treasures, Sycamore, Eckerton, Stokes, Lani, Cheerful Cherry, Keith, and Cherry Lane among others having beautiful options with cherry tomatoes and big gorgeous options at these and other stands. Gorzynski and Keith have succulent lettuces and Paffenroth, Northshire, S&SO, Miglorelli, Windfall, and Stokes have unique greens.

There is an excellent choice of hot and sweet peppers to be had at Eckerton, Oak Grove, Hoeffner, Lani, Cheerful Cherry, and others. There are still stands with corn -- Oak Grove, Cherry Lane, and Paffenroth among others.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/m25j9hg


Friday, September 12, 2014 Last day for peaches and nectarines at Toigo and Cheerful Cherry! Beautiful fresh shelled flageolets and others at Berried Treasures! Soup meat, lamb shoulder chops, and lovely knitting wools at B&Y.

Pumpkins at Van Houten and grapes at Cheerful Cherry signal the arrival of Autumn. There are plenty of gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at Samascott, Norwich Meadows, Berried Treasures, Bodhitree and others, as well as red currants and Tri-Stars at Berried Treasures, blackberries and raspberries at Phillips, and blueberries and strawberries at Samascott.

I'm having a delicious goat cheese called Slyboro from Consider Bardwell for breakfast. Bobolink has tasty cow's milk cheddar and other cheeses. Las Delicias and Hot Bread Kitchen have sweet and savory baked goods. Rose Meadow and Dutchmill have beautiful flowers.

Norwich and others have good-looking melons and Bodhitree, Oak Grove, Queens County, and Norwich have hot and sweet peppers and flavoring peppers. Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and Norwich have many kinds of squash and eggplants.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/n9dc9rd


Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Last day until Spring for Silver Heights -- big plant sale! Berried Treasures has many varieties of fresh shelled beans.

Mountain Sweet Berry, Fantasy Fruits, Berried Treasures and others have sweet strawberries. Raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries are also available at various stands. Red Jacket has greengage plums, Locust Grove has plums and berries, and Kernan, Oak Grove, and many others have peaches and nectarines.

Beautiful heirloom tomatoes are everywhere, including Stokes, Oak Grove, Cherry Lane, Mountain Sweet Berry, Berried Treasures,Sycamore, Eckerton, and others. Peppers both hot and sweet are available at S&SO, Oak Grove, Eckerton, Stokes, and others.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ol7bfo4


Saturday, September 6, 2014 BUZZARD KREST IS BACK with delicious grapes and grape juices! BERRIED TREASURES is here with beautiful shelling beans, heirloom tomatoes, and other beans.

It's pepper season at Eckerton, Oak Grove, S&SO, Cheerful Cherry, and others. Heirloom tomatoes are all around the market -- at Stokes, Oak Grove, Miglorelli, Norwich Meadows, Eckerton, Lani, Mountain Sweet Berry, Cherry Lane, Cheerful Cherry, Locust Grove, and others. Paffenroth, Norwich Meadows, Lani, Stokes, Gorzynski, D'Attolico, Hudson Valley, and others have tasty unique greens, herbs, and other produce. This is definitely a sauce-for-the-freezer-making day! I'm cranking up the AC and going to town!

Hoeffner has many kinds of pepper, greens, corn, and other produce. Phillips and Fantasy Fruit have berries, and Fantasy Fruit has elderberries! There's a new jam-maker in the market today, Josephine's Feast, and Beth's Farm Kitchen has fruit syrups in addition to their jams, chutneys, and pickled vegetables.

Bulich and Violet Hill have mushrooms, and Violet Hill has fresh rabbit, chickens, pork products, and honey. Flying Pig has pork cuts and products as well as chickens. Seatuck has razor clams, fish, and other shellfish. PE&DD has cooked lobsters, many kinds of fish, and fish salads.

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


Friday, September 5, 2014 Toigo's peaches, nectarines, and plums -- delicious and going out of season. This may be their last week -- apples are coming in! Heirloom tomatoes are plentiful all around the market.

Cheerful Cherry has nectarines, peaches and plums, but time is ticking away! They have beautiful heirloom tomatoes and a sale on stone fruit. Red Jacket has greengage plums and Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and others have several kinds of melon. Oak Grove, Sycamore, Bodhitree, Norwich Meadows, and others have luscious heirloom tomatoes. Lucky Dog has fennel (and French guinea hens!!).

Norwich has a few baby artichokes, many shelling and other beans. Oak Grove and Bodhitree have interesting peppers. Sycamore has tasty zucchini bread, corn, and other produce.

Las Delicias has wonderful pastries, both sweet and savory, and Hot Bread Kitchen has many kinds of bread, including various challahs, rolls, bialys, and Middle Eastern breads.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/k3hzcbp


Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Greengage plums at Red Jacket! Hot and sweet peppers at Eckerton, S&SO, Oak Grove! Chiogga beets at Paffenroth! Nectarines at Kernan.

Grapes and plums at Locust Grove. Peaches and other fruit at Caradonna. Mushrooms at Bulich and Madura. Squashes and beautiful heirloom tomatoes at Bodhitree, Stokes, Oak Grove, Eckerton, Keith, and others.

Tasty fruit syrups at Beth's Farm Kitchen. Try them over Ronnybrook's delicious ice cream! Have some Las Delicias pastries with them!

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/l86v2pd


Monday, September 1, 2014 WHO'S IN TODAY:

Apple State Hilltop Farm Wild Flower & Apple Blossom Honey

Back to the Future Farm Fresh Milk & Dairy

Body & Soul Vegan Baked Goods. Gluten-free options

Bread Alone Baked Goods. Cert/Organic Breads

Buon Pane Bakery Baked Goods (foccacia)

Butterfield Dairy Goat's Milk & Goat's Milk Products

Central Valley Dairy Cow's Milk Cheeses & Value Added Products

Consider Bardwell Pasture-raised Goat & Cow's Milk Cheeses

Dutchmill Garden Cut Flowers

Eckerton Hill Farm Heirloom Tomatoes

Fantasy Fruit Farm TriStars Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries

General Cochran Farm Formerly Hammond Dairy

Healthway Farms Veggies, Orchard Fruit

Hudson Valley Duck Whole, Parts & Cured Products

Lani's Farm Veggies

Martin's Pretzels Hand-rolled Hard Pretzels

Norwich Meadows Farm Vegetables, Eggs & Halal Chicken

PE & DD Seafood Fresh fish & Shellfish

Phillips Farm Winter Veggies/Greens, Jams & Preserves, Fruit

Race Farm Veggies/Orchard Fruit (Cider Vinegar)

Red Jacket Orchards Fruit & Juices

Roaming Acres Ostrich Emu & Ostrich Eggs. Pork, Bison & Ostrich Meat

Roxbury Mountain Maple Maple Syrup & Maple Syrup Products

She Wolf Bakery Miche in the morning, and sourdough fresh from the oven at noon.

WHO'S OUT TODAY:

Berkshire Berries

Fantastic Gardens Potted Plants & Herbs

Greener Pastures Wheatgrass Plants & Juice, Micro green Shoots

Holy Schmitt's Homemade Horseradish

Las Delicias Baked Goods

Lavender by the Bay Dried Lavender Sachets & Culinary

Madura Farm Vegetables, Eggs & Cultivated Mushrooms

River Garden Dried Flower Wreaths & Arrangements

Troncillito Farm Orchard Fruit


Saturday, August 30, 2014 Egyptian spinach at Stokes. Good looking heirloom tomatoes at Stokes, Oak Grove, Cherry Lane, Cheerful Cherry, Eckerton, Lani, Sycamore, Keith, and others.

Beautiful eggplants everywhere, along with squashes. D'Attolico has lovely zucchini blossoms, squashes, carrots, and sprouts. Gorgeous salad greens at S&SO, Gorzynski, Paffenroth, and Keith. Big bunches of cut herbs at Paffenroth, Stokes, S&SO. A wide variety of peppers at Oak Grove and Eckerton, as well as S&SO, Cheerful, and Hoeffner. Corn at Miglorelli, Sycamore. Edible flowers at Windfall.Beautiful produce at Norwich Meadows Farm, including heirloom tomatoes, many kinds of sweet and hot peppers, and a wide variety of shelling beans.

Phillips, Fantasy Fruits, and Locust Grove have raspberries and other berries. Locust also has grapes, luscious looking plums, and peaches. Caradonna has good looking stone fruit and vegetables and Bulich has several kinds of tasty mushrooms.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/mf4l273


Friday, August 29, 2014 Shelling beans and sweet sungold tomatoes, along with elderberries, zucchini blossoms, heirlooms at Berried Treasures. Bodhitree and Norwich Meadows have all kinds of heirloom tomatoes, beautiful eggplants, melons.

Pura Vida is here with skate, tuna, and shellfish, and Roaming Acres has ostrich, beef, pork, and ostrich products. Flying Pig has pork cuts and B&Y has delicious lamb cuts, lamb sausages and patties, and cornish game hens, in addition to beautiful wool and handmade sweaters. Sycamore has great corn, tasty heirloom tomatoes, and other delicious produce, and Toigo, Oak Grove, Cheerful Cherry, and others have slurpy peaches. Cheerful also has luscious Champagne grapes and heirloom tomatoes.

Beth's Farm Kitchen has a wide variety of succulent jams and chutneys and Bobolink has wonderful cheddars. Consider Bardwell has delicious cow and goat cheeses. Las Delicias has a variety of pies and other sweet and savory pastries.

Dutchmill has the last of their lycianthus today and Rose Meadow has fragrant country roses and other flowers. River Garden has several kinds of country flowers as well.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/lu3fafc


Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elderberries at Berried Treasures! Greengage plums at Red Jacket! Gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, everywhere!

BUT -- there are also grapes at Locust Grove, and you know what that means! Take advantage of the peak season now! There are beautiful San Marzano and other sauce tomatoes at Cherry Lane, Mountain Sweet Berry, Eckerton, Berried Treasures, Stokes, and Oak Grove. Now's the time to start making sauce for the freezer. There are beautiful hot and sweet peppers at Bodhitree, Oak Grove, S&SO and other stands and many kinds of beets and carrots at Paffenroth.

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

You'll be happy to know that the Union Square Greenmarket will be open all weekend AND Monday. Happy Labor Day Weekend!


Friday, August 22, 2014 B&Y have beautiful yarns, lamb chops, and other cuts as well as fresh chickens and other delicious items. Toigo, Samascott, Oak Grove, and Cherry Lane have delicious peaches. Berried Treasures and Norwich Meadows have wide selections of shelling beans. and Tri-Star strawberries.

Berried Treasures also has beautiful green and yellow haricots and they and Norwich have delicious flat beans as well. Several stands have melons and Toigo has slurpy yellow nectarines. Oak Grove has many varieties of hot and sweet peppers as well as tomatillos and delicious heirloom tomatoes. Other stands with beautiful heirlooms include Sycamore, Bodhitree, Queens County Farm Museum, and Cheerful Cherry.

Consider Bardwell has two delicious goat cheeses and several tasty cow cheeses. Several stands have strong choices of squashes and flavoring peppers such as shishito at Bodhitree. Norwich Meadows has a stunning array of heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, melons, and unique greens. The only thing missing today is Toigo's wonderful white nectarines, which are gone for the season.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ps2vt8f


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Tomato heaven! There are beautiful heirloom tomatoes all around the market today. I picked up an Aunt Ruby and a couple of others at various stands and saw beauties at Eckerton, Stokes, Keith, Cherry Lane, Oak Grove, Bodhitree, and others. Mountain Sweet Berry, Cherry Lane, Berried Treasures, and others have gorgeous sauce tomatoes, too. It was hard to resist filling a whole shopping cart today!

It's actually peak season for tomatoes, peaches, corn, squashes of all sorts, and a wide variety of hot and sweet peppers are coming into peak. I picked up some Anaheims at Oak Grove, along with a couple of tomatoes, and have a beautiful bowlful of knockout tomatoes and peppers to admire before I dig in. Don't miss the lovely shelling beans and string beans at Berried Treasures and the sucrine lettuces both green and red at Mountain Sweet Berry. Both of those also have sweet Tri-Star strawberries and wild blueberries, and Berried Treasures has rhubarb!

Paffenroth has multicolored choices of carrots, tasty beets, and unusual greens like purslane, tiny baby fennel, and huge bunches of cut herbs. There are many stands with berries and currants, including Locust Grove, Fantasy Fruit, Phillips, Hodgsons, and others. Sycamore has their beautiful heirloom tomatoes and corn as well as a new product, zucchini bread!

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


Saturday, August 16, 2014 New on Saturdays -- TAMARACK! They've been in other days but this is their Saturday debut!

Norwich has many kinds of shelling beans, fresh ginger, several types of melons, and heirloom tomatoes, peppers, PEANUTS, and other great produce. Stokes has beautiful heirloom tomatoes, including Aunt Rubys and other popular varieties, and Eckerton has lovely heirloom tomatoes as well as peppers. Oak Grove has a wide variety of hot and sweet peppers, heirloom tomatoes, melons, white and yellow peaches, tomatillos, and corn. Lani has a wide variety of unusual greens, heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, and squashes.

Paffenroth and S&SO have gorgeous greens and other produce and Mountain Sweet Berry has several kinds of fabulous sauce tomatoes, small potatoes, and unusual greens. Windfall has lovely edible flowers and various unique greens. Red Jacket has excellent apricots and Locust Grove has currants, berries, peaches, and plums.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/lst3vga


Monday, August 11, 2014 Sorry to be so late -- wasn't going to post today -- but I have to say there are stunningly beautiful heirloom tomatoes at Eckerton and Norwich, beautiful apricots at Red Jacket, and all sorts of gorgeous stone fruit all over the market.

Consider Bardwell has their prize winning Rupert cheese, Race is here with great produce, and many stands have blueberries and other fruit. All of it looks wonderful.

To see how wonderful: http://tinyurl.com/mtoj9dm


Saturday, August 9, 2014 It's definitely peak season for stone fruit, squashes, heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, all sorts of beautiful produce!

Great corn at Sycamore, Hoeffner, and others. Beautiful salad greens at Gorzynsky, Northshire, Mountain Sweet Berry, Paffenroth, S&SO, and many others. Stunning heirloom tomatoes at Cheerful Cherry, Eckerton, Stokes, Cherry Lane, Oak Grove, and others, and a wonderful selection of hot and sweet peppers at Hoeffner, Eckerton, Oak Grove, and Norwich Meadows. Norwich also has a marvelous selection of eggplants, as do S&SO and Cherry Lane.

As for peaches,yellow and white, there are beauties at Oak Grove, Locust Grove, and others, and Locust Grove and Miglorelli have a couple of kinds of donut peaches. Mountain Sweet Berry, Phillips, Fantasy Fruit, and Hodgson have various berries, and Locust and Phillips have red currants.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/net8bc9


Friday, August 8, 2014 Norwich has fresh ginger! They'll probably have fresh peanuts as well on Monda -- today's got sold out! A new farm for Fridays -- B&Y -- with lamb, eggs, beautiful yarns!

Toigo's white and yellow peaches and nectarines are ready to eat today! They also have ripe donut peaches, including a yellow variety that tastes a little like a mango. Cheerful Cherry also has delicious peaches and plums and other stands also are piled high with tasty stone fruit.

Norwich, Bodhitree, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry,and others have great heirloom tomatoes, and many stands have good-looking (and fragrant) corn. Norwich has artichokes and many kinds of peppers, beans, melons, eggplants, and other excellent produce, and Bodhitree has beautiful greens, unique peppers, melons, eggplants, and herbs.


Saturday, August 2, 2014 It's peak season and the Greenmarket is full of great produce. Stone fruit, squashes, eggplants, peppers both sweet and hot, heirloom tomatoes, tiny cucumbers (at Eckerton), kirbies, and other interesting cucumber varieties, all sorts of beans!

Just about all of our farmers are here today (with the exception of Cheerful Cherry and Silver Heights) with an abundance of produce. Stokes has lemon grass, Oak Grove has several kinds of pepper plant as well as various hot peppers, Cherry Lane has beautiful eggplant varieties, and Paffenroth has many unusual greens. Windfall has lovely edible flowers and D'Attolico has beautiful zucchini flowers. Locust Grove and Fantasy Fruit have great berries and currants and Hodgson has spray-free blueberries.

To see these and other stands and produce here today: http://tinyurl.com/palm2h9


Friday, August 1, 2014 Congratulations to Modesto on the 20th anniversary of foraging in the Greenmarket!!! Gramercy Tavern is lucky to have him choosing the beautiful produce we enjoy in the tavern or main rooms there. I've enjoyed trying to get to the beautiful Charontais melons at Norwich Meadows Farm or Bodhitree before he goes through and snaffles the supply!

It was a schmoozathon today in Union Square. Met a guy who's only two or three degrees of separation from me shopping at Consider Bardwell's cheese stand! (His father went to my high school, his boss went to my college, etc.) It can be fun talking to other customers in the market.

Meanwhile, back to those melons. You can't go wrong with a fragrant melon from one of those two sources, not to mention their delicious heirloom tomatoes! Many stands have mixed varieties of eggplants, squashes, beans, and corn. There are Tri-Star strawberries and red currants at Berried Treasures, along with fava beans out of their shells, zucchini blossoms, and cut herbs. Madura has several kinds of mushroom and Lucky Dog has good-looking blueberries.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ou3km8v


Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Mini-squashes and baby carrots at Rogowski. Raspberries, gooseberries, peaches at Locust Grove. Mushrooms at Bulich and Garden of Spices. Zucchini blossoms at Windfall, Berried Treasures, Locust Grove.

Several stands including Rogowski and Keith have beautiful fresh garlic. Stokes has lemon grass and a wide variety of cut herbs. Locust, Oak Grove, and others have peaches, and Sycamore, Stokes, Keith, Bodhitree, Cherry Lane, and others have good looking heirloom tomatoes. S&SO and Oak Grove have hot and sweet peppers and Bodhitree has shishito and padrone peppers along with some new varieties. Many stands including Bodhitree have many kinds of eggplant, including some new types this year.

Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures have beautiful strawberries and wild blueberries and Caradonna, Locust, Phillips, and Fantasy Fruit have blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, and currants (white and red).


Saturday, July 26, 2014 Artichokes at James Durr and Norwich Meadows. Eggplants everywhere -- all kinds of beautiful varieties. Squashes of many sizes, shapes, and flavors are here, too. Norwich Meadows, Oak Grove, and others have melons.

Red Jacket and others have apricots and Caradonna and Locust Grove have peaches and plums as well. Bulich is here with tasty mushroom varieties and D'Attolico has sweet carrots. Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, and Norwich have heirloom tomatoes, and Stokes has cherry tomatoes that I eat like candy! Lani has unique greens and Windfall will also, when the rest of their produce arrives from the truck (which had a problem today). Hoeffner has very sweet corn (I just had some for breakfast) as well as big goodlooking tomatillos.

You'll find fine fruit and vegetables all around the Greenmarket this week. James Durr, Rose Meadow, and River Garden have beautiful flowers. Tremblay has delicious honey and Deep Mountain has great maple sugar products. Beth's Farm Kitchen has fruit syrups, jams, pickled vegetables, mustards, and other items.


Friday, July 25, 2014 Norwich Meadows has melons, shelling beans, heirloom tomatoes, many kinds of eggplants. Toigo has beautiful peaches,nectarines, plums, and apricots. Berried Treasures has beautiful Tri-Star strawberries and red currants.

Oak Grove and Cheerful Cherry have peaches and heirloom tomatoes. Bodhitree has melons, heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, and delicious lettuces and other greens. Samascott has peaches, blueberries, and vegetables. Berried Treasures, Norwich, and Lucky Dog have fava beans. Oak Grove's hot pepper crop is in!

Dutchmill has lovely lycianthus, gladiolas, and lilies. River Garden has pretty country flowers.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/mrf9s5x


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Cherry Lane has blackberries, Locust Grove, Phillips, and Fantasy Fruit has red and white currants, and Kernan, Terhune, and Locust have peaches.

Mountain Sweet Berry, Bodhitree, Stokes, Berried Treasures, and others have cut herb bunches. Stokes and Two Guys have hydroponic lettuces and Bodhitree, Eckerton, Oak Grove, and Cherry Lane have heirloom tomatoes.Sycamore and others have corn and squashes. Bodhitree, Rogowski, Paffenroth, and others have all kinds of unique greens.

Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries and blueberries. Oak Grove has squashes, potted herbs, popcorn, and heirloom tomatoes. They don't have their sweet white and yellow peaches today, but say they should on Friday.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ofhxeu6


Saturday, July 19, 2014 Lycianthus at Durr! Eggplants at Norwich and Lani! Sweet carrots at D'Attolico and Eckerton! Hot peppers at Oak Grove! Red and white currants at Locust Grove!

Melons at Norwich Meadows. Corn at Sycamore and others. Sour cherries at Locust Grove. White and yellow peaches at Oak Grove. Sweet cherry tomatoes at Stokes, along with sweet peppers, new onions, big bunches of cut herbs, and lettuces. Heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane.

Berries at Gorzynski, Fantasy Fruit, Caradonna, and Locust Grove. Peaches, plums, and other fruit at Locust Grove and Terhune. I didn't see Silver Heights or Cheerful Cherry today. (I think Cheerful is waiting for their heirloom tomato crop and should be back next week.)

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ocz7nac


Friday, July 18, 2014 Corn! Peaches! Cavaillon melons! Golden and black raspberries! Purple snow peas! Sour cherries!

Norwich Meadows has beautiful peppers, squashes, and many kinds of eggplant. They also have watermelons and their first Cavaillon melons of the season. Samascott has sour cherries, blueberries, and other fruit, and Van Houten has corn, cherry tomatoes, field tomatoes, squashes, and other vegetables. Bodhitree has shisito peppers, unique greens, squashes, and heirloom tomatoes. Miglorelli has blueberries, corn, greens, and many kinds of beets and radishes.

Pura Vida is here with tasty seafood and Flying Pig has bacon and various pork cuts. Roaming Acres has pork cuts as well as ostrich and bison.

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


Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Peaches, tomatoes, corn, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, squashes, beans! Summer fruit and vegetables are here!

Caradonna, Oak Grove, and Kernan have peaches. Red Jacket and others have apricots. Locust Grove has red and white currants and cherries and Fantasy Fruit has black currants and strawberries, Phillips has raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries, and currants, and Hodgson is here with blueberries.

Eckerton, Cheerful Cherry, Bodhitree, and others have early heirloom tomatoes, and Stokes has sweet cherry tomatoes. Stokes also has generous bunches of several kinds of basil (lemon, purple, bush, etc.), and many other cut herbs, while Oak Grove has lush herb plants, pepper plants, and other potted options. Bulich has a wide selection of mushrooms.

Silver Heights is here with all sorts of potted plants, including many kinds of lavender, basil, vegetables, and unusual herbs. Many stands have several kinds of squash and beans, and Berried Treasures has black raspberries and rhubarb! Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries, green and purple sucrine, and various unique greens and small potatoes.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/jwz89wk


Saturday, July 12, 2014 Locust Grove, Caradonna, Terhune -- peaches, plums, apricots!! Phillips, Fantasy Fruit, Locust Grove -- currants, strawberries, rasperries, blueberries!!! Hodgson's spray free blueberries. Mountain Sweet Berry's Tri-Stars.

Norwich Meadows has black raspberries (high in anti-oxidents, they say), all kinds of squashes, beans, purple and green snow peas, fennel, and other interesting produce. Paffenroth has stinging nettles, purslane, mizuna, purple and orange carrots, many kinds of radish, onion family, and other delicious produce. Gorzynsky has beautiful organic lettuces, herbs, root vegetables, and other greens.

Quattro's has chicken, pheasant, and turkey eggs, along with ducks, chickens, and smoked poultry and sausages. Violet Hill has pork cuts, rabbits, chickens, eggs, and honey. Northshire has greens, chanterelles, and eggs.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/lr6z7rw


Friday, July 11, 2014 Consider Bardwell's new season Manchester goat cheese! Toigo's peaches and apricots! Red Apple's apricots and plums! Bodhitree and Norwich have heirloom tomatoes! Sycamore's corn! Samascott's and Phillips gooseberries, blueberries, and raspberries! Dutchmill's gladiolas! Bodhitree's eggplants! Pura Vida's fish!

Last of Cheerful Cherry's sweet cherries today! They have delicious sour cherries for pies.

Toigo and Samascott also have sweet cherries and Phillips has raspberries, blueberries, and black raspberries. Norwich also has berries as well as many kinds of squashes, flat beans, string beans, and baby okra.

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


Saturday, June 28, 2014 Fresh chickpeas at Lani's! Beautiful beans at Norwich Meadows! Sweet cherry tomatoes at Stokes!

Last day for Hodgson's peonies until next year! James Durr has lovely bunches of cultivated wildflowers and Rose Meadow has beautiful baby's breath and other flowers. River Garden also has unique and pretty flowers. Lavender By the Bay is also here with various lavender items.

Quattro's still has a variety of poultry eggs, including pheasant, duck, and turkey, along with chicken eggs and many kinds of poultry, including pheasant, chicken, duck, and others. Violet Hill has lamb today along with chicken, pork, and eggs.

Mountain Sweet Berry has purple snow peas and sweet sugar snaps, along with sucrine (red and green), chervil, baby arugula, other greens, and Tri-Star strawberries.

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


Friday, July 4, 2014 Plenty of good stuff in the Greenmarket today!

Flat beans, squashes and squash blossoms, greens. fresh eggs, and berries at Norwich Meadows Farm. Miglorelli has all kinds of beets and radishes as well as berries, sugar snaps, and greens. Lucky Dog and Queens County Farm have unique produce and Sycamore has big bunches of basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, and other produce

Samascott has beautiful cherries, berries, and vegetables and Phillips is here with black raspberries, red raspberries, and gooseberries!

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/q7tn48h


Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Cherry Lane still has asparagus, Stokes still has strawberries, and Locust Grove has brought in red currants, raspberries, strawberries, and red and yellow cherries.

Other stands with strawberries include Tri-stars at Berried Treasures, Fantasy Fruit, and Mountain Sweet Berry, and Terhune, Caradonna, and Eckerton have other varieties. Bodhitree, Windfall, and Eckerton have wide varieties of unique greens and salads, and several stands have new garlic and red and white onions. Mountain Sweet Berry also has red and green sucrine, and Sycamore has strawberries, tomatoes, kirbys, cucumbers, and basil. Hoeffner has rhubarb and Madura has asparagus. Caradonna has cherries and other fruit.

Bulich has many kinds of mushrooms and Two Guys has mushrooms and hydroponic greens. Tamarack also has many greens as well as fresh eggs.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/p2alexa


Saturday, June 21, 2014 Fantasy Fruit is back with strawberries! Gorzynski has beautiful lettuces!

Eckerton has Treviso radicchio! D'Attolico has several flavored hummus varieties.

Squashes have arrived at Norwich Meadows, Cherry Lane, and many other stands. Stokes has their flavorful cherry tomatoes and Cherry Lane has several kinds of heirloom tomatoes. Stokes also has excellent young garlic and many cut herbs and greens.

It's the last week for Oak Grove's terrific heirloom tomato plants. They still have beautiful pepper plants as well as many potted herbs. Silver Heights also has beautiful herb, flower, and fruit sets for gardeners.

Locust Grove has cherries and strawberries. Several other stands, including Sycamore and Eckerton, have strawberries also. Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-stars and various unique greens, and they and Northshire have sucrine lettuces.

Summer vegetables and fruits are starting to come in. If you are a fan of asparagus and strawberries, you should be having them now, since field strawberries and asparagus are almost over.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/o7e8qfk

Click on the first photo to see the slideshow.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Last strawberries at Cherry Lane! Last asparagus at Hoeffner! First blueberries at Kernan. Lots of fava beans at many stands, including Kernan, Eckerton, and Sycamore.

Several stands have English shelling peas and sugar snaps. Mountain Sweet Berry has ripe Tri-stars and unripe Tri-stars for pickling. Eckerton, Paffenroth, Miglorelli, Stokes, and others have salad and other greens, and Stokes has good looking fresh garlic, as do Madura and others. Keith has young onions, garlic, and other delicious looking vegetables and Bulich has a wide variety of cultivated mushrooms.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/o4md4js


Saturday, June 14, 2014 Last asparagus at Stokes! Last peonies at Durr! Fava beans are in at Lani, Eckerton, Norwich. Strawberries are sweet at Sycamore, Stokes, Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Norwich, and others.

Tri-Stars, lamborne, sucrine lettuce, and other goodies at Mountain Sweet Berry. Sycamore has rhubarb to go with their strawberries for a Father's Day pie. Gorzynski also has rhubarb, along with their delicious organic produce.

Lani has gorgeous string beans, lettuces, and unique greens. Windfall has beautiful edible flowers, minigreens, various mesclunes, and arugulas. Windfall, Violet Hill, and Quattro's all have wonderful eggs, and Quattro's has duck, pheasant, and other eggs and poultry.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Las Delicias bakery is now on the 17th St. section across from Barnes and Noble. Sycamore is back with delicious strawberries! Berried Treasures and Mountain Sweet Berry have chervil and lambs quarters.

Last day for Bodhitree's asparagus! They still have plenty of strawberries, lettuce and other salad greens, cut herbs, fava beans, and other tasty vegetables.

Eckerton also has fava beans, as well as shelling peas and sugar snap peas. Windfall has gorgeous edible flowers, including beautiful little roses!

Asparagus at Stokes, Cherry Lane, Bodhitree, Madura, and others. Strawberries at Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Stokes, Bodhitree, and others. Tri-star strawberries at Mountain Sweet Berry, along with some unique greens. Interesting greens at Paffenroth, including puntarelle, stinging nettles, Garden of Spices, Bulich, and Madura have all kinds of mushrooms.

Blue Moon has delicious fresh fish.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ljyv4hl


Saturday, June 7, 2014 Sycamore is back! (with strawberries, rhubarb, and basil) Hodgson's is back with peonies! Mountain Sweet Berry's tri-star strawberries are here!

Stokes has their delicious cherry tomatoes and asparagus today, as well as generous bunches of cut herbs, great hydroponic lettuces, and beautiful potted plants. Oak Grove has potted sunflowers, an excellent variety of heirloom tomato and pepper plants, and lush herb plants. Silver Heights has vegetable and herb potted plants and Binder has a wide choice of herbs in pots as well.

There are several varieties of strawberry around the market and it's difficult to choose, as I found out when I ended up with three kinds myself! Cherry Lane, Phillips, Sycamore, Lani, Stokes, and others have various large kinds and Mountain Sweet Berry has the first of their Tri-stars.

I'm eating Stokes Farm's cherry tomatoes like candy. So tomatoey and sweet! I picked up some fava beans from Eckerton, where there were also tempting lettuces, other greens, and radishes, as well as sugar snaps. Several stands, including Eckerton, Lani, Norwich Meadows, and others have good-looking salad mixes, and Paffenroth has puntarelle, mizuna, and other choices.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/kny3ak5


Friday, June 6, 2014 Bulletin from Union Square Greenmarket Union Square GreenMarket, 8 am-8 pm (later hours this week) Union Square Park, West 16th Street Entrance

Here's more about what's special this Friday:

"Grab your friends and family and come join us at the Union Square Greenmarket this Friday night for A Summer Night with Greenmarket Chefs. Our farmers will stick around until 8 pm and we've invited in some of the best restaurants in the city to serve you delicious seasonal dishes while you shop for strawberries, sugar snap peas and local honey. The event is FREE and open to the public, dishes and drinks are sold from individual stands.

There will also be a beer garden where you can grab a glass of beer, wine or cider to sip on while you listen to the stylings of great Latin Jazz percussionist, Ray Mantilla."

Restaurants here tonight: All of your favorite Friday Greenmarket farmers will be in attendance, along with these restaurants selling individual dishes, desserts and beverages: Back Forty/Back Forty West, Casa Mono, Clarkson, The Fourth, Jimmys No 43, Northern Spy Food Co., Palo Santo/Taco Santo, Print Restaurant, Rouge Tomate, Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto, Tocqueville, 'wichcraft


Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Asparagus lover's paradise, with great ones at Stokes, Cherry Lane, and others. Young garlic and onions at Keith's and other stands.

Tasty watercress at Mountain Sweet Berry, Berried Treasures, and Paffenroth. Gorgeous salad greens at Eckerton and Stokes, among others. Several stands have sorrel and stinging nettles.

Great strawberries at Cherry Lane, Bodhitree, Phillips, and others. Kernan is here with asparagus and sugar snap peas. Paffenroth, Windfall, and others have tasty unique greens, and Windfall has gorgeous edible flowers, minigreens, and sprouts.


Monday, June 2, 2014 She Wolf's miche! PE&DD's fresh fish! Holy Schmitt's many horseradish flavors! Consider Bardwell's mixed cow/goat cheese! Hudson Valley Duck Farm's many duck products, Roaming Acres ostrich, pork, and beef options, Madura's mushrooms, Bodhitree's purselane, Norwich Farm's beet varieties, and Las Delicias pastries both savory and sweet. Monday's market is getting more and more impressive as the season progresses!

You'll find plenty of asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, lettuces, cut herbs, and flowers today. Dutchmill has beautiful peonies and Dutch irises, and Rose Meadow has anemones, sweet peas, and other lovely flowers.


Saturday, May 31, 2014 Eckerton has baby kale, arugula, and other special greens and had English peas and sugar snaps when they opened this morning!

One more week for Durr's lovely peonies, but their bearded irises are over. Duva has old fashioned irises and I Fiori has the last of their gorgeous tulips, along with lilies. River Garden is NOT here today.

Other stands with flowers -- Rose Meadow, Phillips, Caradonna.

Stokes, Miglorelli, Hoeffner, Lani, Eckerton, Cherry Lane, and others have asparagus. Phillips, Stokes, Lani, and Cherry Lane have strawberries and Gorzinski, Hoeffner, and others have rhubarb.

Quattro's has pheasant and other eggs, poultry, sausages and smoked poultry. Violet Hill has rabbit, chickens, eggs, and they and Northshire have MORELS. Bulich has various cultivated mushrooms.

Stokes and Shushan have cherry tomatoes and other tomatoes. Cherry Lane has greenhouse heirloom tomatoes. Oak Grove has many varieties of heirloom tomato plant for the home gardener and Silver Heights also has vegetable and flower sets.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/q75uz4o


Friday, May 30, 2014 Lucky Dog has guinea hens! Bodhitree has baby Tuscan kale. Consider Bardwell has a new semifirm goat cheese. Stokes, Bodhitree, and others have strawberries

Stokes, Bodhitree, Madura, Miglorelli, and Samascott have asparagus. Samascott also has beautiful rhubarb! Norwich Meadows has a lovely variety of baby beets and many kinds of radish. Queens County, Bodhitree, Norwich, and others have great salad and other greens, and Bodhitree has some unique Asian and other greens as well. Toigo has tomatoes, apples, and tomato products.

Dutchmill has gorgeous peonies and Dutch irises, and Rose Meadow has a variety of flowers.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/oywha9l


Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Strawberries! Asparagus! young garlic! Stinging nettles!

Cherry Lane, Stokes, and Phillips have strawberries today. Hoeffner, Bodhitree, Cherry Lane, S&SO, Miglorelli, and others have asparagus. (Hoeffner has both purple and green.) Hoeffner also has rhubarb. Several stands have young garlic, including Keith, and Garden of Spices, Bulich, Madura, and Two Guys have various mushrooms. Rogowski has stinging nettles. Eckerton has beautiful lettuces, radishes, and baby wild arugula.

Oak Grove has potted heirloom tomato plants, peppers, and herbs, along with nasturtiums. Rogowski has sorrel, watercress, and purslane.

Dutchmill has peonies and Ductch irises, Phillips has phlox, and Rose Meadow has roses, anemones, and sweetpeas.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/l7hjpst


Monday, May 26, 2014 Plenty of choices at the Greenmarket today! Asparagus, rhubarb, young onions, beautiful flowers, tasty cheeses and yogurts, and more!

Norwich Meadows has young onions, plenty of greens, and strawberries. Lani has mix and match young lettuces, strawberries, cut herbs, and more. Phillips has tomatoes, strawberries, and greens. Healthway has a wide variety of delicious potatoes and herb plants. PE&DD has fresh fish and shellfish, especially sweet scallops, bluefish and other filets, and fish salads.

Dutchmill has beautiful peonies and Dutch irises and Hudson Valley Duck has rillettes, ducks, duck parts, and other duck products. Roaming Acres has ostrich and other items. Race has a wide variety of potted plants, including flowers, herbs, and vegetables, and Red Jacket has many kinds of juice.

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


Saturday, May 24, 2014 Keith's back! (with young garlic, stinging nettles, cut herbs) Strawberries at Stokes , Lani, and Phillips! Morels at Windfall, Violet Hill, and Northshire!!

Peonies, bearded irises, dutch irises and other flowers at James Durr. Lily of the Valley and lilacs at River Garden. Roses and other beautiful flowers at Rose Meadow. Pretty phlox and other flowers at Phillips.

Gorgeous lettuces at Eckerton and Stokes. Asparagus at S&SO, Hoeffner, Cherry Lane, Stokes, and other stands. Greens and lettuces at Norwich, Two Guys, Shushan, Windfall, and other stands. Edible flowers at Windfall. Cherry Lane has mixed bags of salad, spinach, and other produce.

Goose, wild turkey, duck, pheasant, and chicken eggs at Quattro's, along with delicious poultry, smoked poultry, and sausages. Violet Hill has various eggs, chickens, poultry parts, and pork products. Flying Pig has pork cuts, sausages, and chickens. PE&DD has lobsters, shellfish, fresh fish, and seafood salads.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/oax7bvf


Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Strawberries at Bodhitree! Rhubarb at Hoeffner and Berried Treasures! Asparagus everywhere!

Early strawberries have finally appeared! This is the day to pick up some ramps, lilacs, and purple asparagus (at Madura). Berried Treasures, Mountain Sweet Berry, and others have ramps and you'll find fiddlehead ferns at Tamarack. Eckerton and Stokes have beautiful hydroponic lettuces and S&SO, Miglorelli, and Eckerton have many kinds of radish. Rogowski has stinging nettles and other unique greens and Bodhitree, Windfall, and others have edible flowers.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/osu4kf9


Monday, May 19, 2014 Norwich Meadow is back in their usual spot near15th Street with delicious greens, herbs, and edible flowers.

Dutchmill has Dutch irises and will have peonies, Dutch irises and bearded irises on Wednesday. PE&DD is here with fresh fish and shellfish. Consider Bardwell has tasty cheeses and Las Delicias has gluten free and other pastries both savory and sweet. Hudson Valley Duck Farm has ducks and duck products and Roaming Acres has ostrich and other meats.

Red Jacket has fruit juices and Race has beautiful potted flowering plants, vegetable plants, and herb plants. Madura and Healthway also have plants and Madura has several kinds of mushroom. Rose Meadow has various lovely cut flowers.

I was very late today, so I missed the energy fair in the Greenmarket. I did see a bicycle propelled blender! To see who was still here at 12:30PM and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/kvuefrp


Saturday, May 17, 2014 Asparagus! Ramps! Young garlic! Radishes! Fiddlehead ferns! Rhubarb!

Stokes, Cherry Lane, and others have beautiful lettuces. D"Attolico has succulent greens and sprouts. Bulich has cultivated mushrooms and Violet Hill has MORELS and other wild mushrooms. Hudson Valley Organic, Windfall, Lani, and Eckerton have minigreens, and Hoeffner, Stokes, Cherry Lane, Miglorelli, and others have freshly picked asparagus.

Quattro's has pheasant, duck, chicken, and goose eggs, along with delicious poultry, sausages, and smoked poultry. Violet Hill has tasty eggs, rabbits and rabbit parts, and chickens and chicken parts. Flying Pig and Violet Hill have various pork cuts and sausages. Seatuck and PE&DD have wonderful fresh fish and shellfish.

I Fiori di Fenice has the last of their large selection of unique tulips. Rose Meadow has gorgeous and unusual flowers and James Durr has peonies, bearded and other irises, parrot tulips, and other flowers. Duva has lovely irises.

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


Friday, May 16, 2014 Norwich Meadows has wild and cultivated lambs quarters, minutina, and nettles (and a couple of boxes of strawberries!). Deep Mountain and Lucky Dog have fiddlehead ferns. Bodhitree, Samascott, Stokes, and others have asparagus. Berried Treasures has beautiful ramps.

Queens County, Samascott and others have rhubarb. It's definitely Spring.

To see which stands are here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/lzz7nml

We're expecting thunderstorms around 10:30 AM, so get there early! If it is really bad, most farm stands will leave. A few Friday regulars aren't here at all. Check here for today's attendance:

http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket


Saturday, May 10, 2014 FIDDLEHEADS at Garden of Spice and others. PEONIES at James Durr! Gorgeous ASPARAGUS at Stokes, Hoeffner, Cherry Lane, and others.

Rhubarb at Gorzynski. Parrot tulips at Durr. Flowering blossoms at Durr, River Garden, and Phillips. Lovely greens at Lani, Eckerton, Windfall, Paffenroth, and Mountain Sweet Berry. Braising greens at Cherry Lane and Miglorelli. Edible flowers at Windfall and others. Sprouts and greens at D/Attolico and Hudson Valley Organic. Salad and herbs at Gorzynski.

Herb and flower sets at Oak Grove, Stokes, Binder, Phillips, Silver Heights, and Hoeffner. Beautiful cut herbs and hydroponic lettuces at Stokes. CLAYTONIA and other interesting greens at Eckerton. Ramps at Mountain Sweet Berry, Violet Hill, and others.

Delicious fresh fish and seafood at PE&DD and Seatuck! Fresh eggs, poultry and other protein items at Quattro's and Violet Hill.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/k6uel43


Friday, May 9, 2014 Samascott has RHUBARB and ASPARAGUS! Other stands with good-looking asparagus include Bodhitree, Madura, and Stokes.

It's a RAMPtastic day, today, with Berried Treasures, Lucky Dog, and others offering a range of choices. Rogowski has beautiful young garlic and other greens and Madura and Two Guys have various mushrooms.

Stokes has beautiful salad greens and cut herbs, Toigo has tomatoes, and Miglorelli and others have broccoli rabe and arugula. Madura has rhubarb and salad mix. Queens County Farm has salad mix, spinach, and LOVAGE.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/l976cte


Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Fiddlehead ferns! Ramps! Asparagus! Young garlic!

Tamarack and Garden of Spices have fiddleheads. Mountain Sweet Berry, Tamarack, Berried Treasures, and others have ramps. Rogowski and others have young garlic. Cherry Lane, Miglorelli, Bodhitree, and others have asparagus.

To see these and other stands and produce:

http://tinyurl.com/mmngd5t


Saturday, May 3, 2014 ASPARAGUS!!! Cherry Lane is back and they and Hoeffner have asparagus.I saw restaurant foragers walking away with huge boxes of it, so better hurry if you want some! They already wiped out Gorzynski's RHUBARB! I saw a chef take Northshire's entire box of wasabi arugula, but you can check with Stokes to see if he has some this week. The early birds really are getting the goods today! Lani had some asparagus, but not alot.

Tulips should be around for a little while longer and Durr has LILACS!

Seatuck and PE&DD have good-looking fish and other seafood today and Quattro's has ducks and duck parts, chickens and chicken parts, other poultry and goose and pheasant eggs. Violet Hill has various kinds of chicken eggs as well as chickens, rabbits, and parts of both, and pork cuts.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/m8z8rgv


Friday, May 2, 2014 ASPARAGUS! at Madura and Queens Farm. Just a little, but encouraging. Samascot thinks they might have some next Friday! There are ramps all over the market, so get 'em while the season lasts.

You'll find pea shoots, ramps, and other greens at Lucky Dog, gorgeous salad greens and other greens at Bodhitree, and tasty new produce at Rogowski. Queens County has lovely spinach and salad.

Samascot is hoping for rhubarb in a couple of weeks and strawberries by the end of May. Madura and Two Guys have mushrooms today and Toigo is here with tomatoes.

Pura Vida has beautiful fish and Flying Pig has pork and chicken products. Las Delicias has delicious desserts and Hot Bread Kitchen has many kinds of breads. Dutchmill has almost come to the end of their tulip season, but still has beautiful and unique tulips.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/k8fwjy3


Saturday, April 26, 2014 Tulips! get them now before their season ends! Ramps! at Violet Hill, Mountain Sweet Berry and other stands. New lettuces and wintered-over broccoli rabe are everywhere!

Stokes, Lani, Northshire and others have tasty new season salad greens. Try Stokes's "wasabi arugula" if you get there in time. It's delicious! They and Northshire have pretty new lettuces and Lani has a wide range of salad greens and young garlic. D'attolico, Hudson Valley Organic, and Windfall have interesting small greens and pea and other sprouts.

The asparagus drumbeats are getting louder! Look for some to arrive soon -- maybe next week! Can strawberries be far behind?

Eckerton has small carrots, French breakfast radishes, and several unique greens. Gorzynski has mache!


Friday, April 25, 2014 TOIGO is back, with delicious canned peaches, apple and pear butter, apples, and tomatoes! Bodhitree has lovely greens and Berried Treasures, Lucky Dog, and others have RAMPS.

Rumors of asparagus are in the air, although not quite here yet, but there are more and more leafy greens, green garlic, green shallots, and other signs of good things to come.

To see these and other produce and stands: http://tinyurl.com/l3ruglc


Wednesday, April 23, 2014 It's RAMPALICIOUS at Mountain Sweet Berry, Berried Treasures, Max, and other stands. Rogowski and Madura have green garlic and Bodhitree has a wide variety of delicious salad greens and other greens.

The restaurant foragers were enthusiastically shopping while I was in the market, so the young garlic, ramps, broccoli rabe and other greens may be disappearing as I write. S&SO has beautiful chives and Oak Grove has gorgeousl lush tomato plants and herb sets for city gardeners, as well as small mixed potted herb gardens for window sills.

Bulich and Madura have several kinds of mushroom and Two Guys has shitakes and oyster mushrooms. Two Guys and Shushan have hydroponic greens and herbs and Shushan has cherry and other tomatoes.

I'm going to be making a mixed green salad and a broccoli rabe and ramp omelet for lunch today, using Bodhitree eggs, Miglorelli's broccoli rabe, and a few crimini mushrooms from Bulich.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/mkmpep2


Saturday, April 19, 2014 It's RAMPTASTIC at Mountain Sweet Berry! D'Attolico has duckweed and chickweed, and Eckerton has wintered-over small carrots and beautiful French Breakfast radishes.

It's peak tulip season at Fiori di Fenice and other stands as well, and Durr has beautiful flowering branches along with parrot and other tulips and daffodils.

Violet Hill has multi-colored eggs and Quattro's has goose, duck, pheasant, and chicken eggs as well as capons for the holiday and other poultry. Violet Hill has Belle Rouge chickens and rabbits and rabbit parts.

Lani has beautiful salad greens and Shushan has hydroponic tomatoes and cherry tomatoes as well as herbs. Bulich has several types of mushroom and Two Guys has shitake and oyster mushrooms as well as hydroponic greens and minigreens. Windfall has many kinds of small and mini-greens, aracuna chicken eggs, and Jerusalem artichokes.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/lyp2xwh


Monday, April 14, 2014 Holy Schmitt has fresh horseradish and various flavored horseradishes. Lani has ramps and young shallots. Dutchmill has gorgeous tulips.

> >To see these and other stands here today: http://tinyurl.com/k6rjp7k


Saturday, April 12, 2014 Ardith Mae has a new delicious yet to be named goat cheese! Eckerton has mache! D'Attolico has tasty hummus, lovely sprouts, and pussy willows. Northshire has tasty lettuce and other greens and Gorzynski has cress-like greens. Oak Grove has heirloom tomato plants in pots for home gardens.

Several stands have beautiful tulips, including Fiori di Fenice, Durr, and Phillips. Rose Meadow has sweet peas, anemones, and roses. Durr, D'Attolico, Phillips, and Locust Grove have flowering branches.

Quattro's, Violet Hill, and Windfall have unique egg options, with pheasant eggs at Quattro's, Duck and many kinds of chicken eggs at Violet Hill, and Arucunas at Windfall.

Windfall, Eckerton, Lani, and others have small salad and other greens. Eckerton has French breakfast radishes (I was too late for their baby carrots). Seatuck and PE&DD have gorgeous fresh fish and seafood.

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


Friday, April 11, 2014 Magnolias! Daffodils! Tulips!in Union Square! and Bobolink has HAND MADE MATZOS!!!

Matzo like Great Great Grandma used to make!!You can buy singles or boxes of ten. Madura has fresh horseradish. It's not the holiday yet, though, so you can get three kinds of challah at Hot Bread Kitchen, along with mini and regular bialys and other breads.

Bodhitree, Lucky Dog, and Queens County Farm have lovely salad greens and there are whispers of ramps and asparagus coming soon now that the weather is finally cooperating.

Berried Treasures is back -- with delicious looking potatoes for the moment. The folks at Samascott are warning that we'll probably have a short season of Spring vegetables when they finally show up!

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/op5twva


Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Berried Treasures is back! with a wide selection of small potatoes and will be here on Wednesdays and Fridays.. Bodhitree has lovely salad greens and Bulich has several kinds of mushroom.

Stokes and Oak Grove have beautiful potted herbs and Madura has mushrooms in addition to flowering plants in pots. Rogowski has new salad greens and baby kale and Mountain Sweet Berry predicts ramps in two weeks if not sooner.

Divine Brine has tasty pickles and Baker's Bounty and Las Delicias have great baked goods.

To see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/lhav8w5


Saturday, April 5, 2014 Binder and Hoeffner are back with beautiful flowering and herb plant sets. Stokes also has lovely plant sets, both flowers and herbs.

Violet Hill and Quattro's have goose eggs, and Quattro's has pheasant and wild turkey eggs as well as chicken eggs. Violet Hill has many varieties of chicken egg. All very Spring-y, finally!

Lani, Windfall, and Hudson Valley organic have tiny mini-greens and Shushan and Two Guys have hydroponic lettuces. D'Attolico has delicious sprouts and homemade hummus.

Eckerton has French breakfast radishes and tiny carrots and Paffenroth has their extensive choice of potatoes, onion family vegetables, and other produce.

Violet Hill has rabbit and rabbit parts, chicken and chicken parts, sausages, and pork cuts. Quattro's has sausages both hot and sweet, ducks, chickens, and other poultry and poultry parts. Roaming Acres has ostrich meat and PE&DD and Seatuck have beautiful fresh fish and shellfish.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/lmhxgb5


Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Divine Brine is back with all kinds of pickles. Two Guys has edible flowers. Look for baby spinach, salad greens and other signs of Spring!

Dutchmill has lovely tulips and Rose Meadow has beautiful roses and anemones. Terhune and others have flowering branches.

In addition to their delicious greens, Bodhitree has excellent eggs and cut herbs. Don't miss Andrew's Honey, Las Delicias sweet and savory pastries, and Rogowski's green vegetables and other produce. Miglorelli has frozen summer vegetables, tomato juice, cider, and apples. Madura is here with various produce and Mountain Sweet Berry has their excellent small potatoes.

To see these and other stands and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/q97y368


Saturday, March 29, 2014 Seatuck is back! They have beautiful fish and shellfish today. Quattro's has Peking duck parts as well as whole ducks and PHEASANT EGGS, GOOSE EGGS, AND WILD TURKEY EGGS!. Northshire has beautiful salad greens and Hudson Valley organic has tasty minigreens. Lani is here with fresh black soy beans!

James Durr has beautiful flowering branches as does Phillips, and River Garden and others have pussy willows.

D'Attolico has tasty hummus and several kinds of sprout, Windfall has delicious small salad greens and minigreens, and Lani has sets of minigreens as well as salad greens and frozen strawberries. Miglorelli has frozen kale and summer vegetables. Bulich has a variety of mushrooms, loose or in $5 pick up and go bags. Two Guys also have mushrooms and they and Shushan have hydroponic greens. Shushan has cherry and other tomatoes as well. Monks Hood is here with various good looking greens.

Stokes and Oak Grove have beautiful herb plants in pots and Stokes and others have lovely potted flowers. Fiori di Fenice has stunning unique tulips and hyacinths and Durr and Phillips have pretty cut tulips as well.

Violet Hill has fresh rabbit and Belle Rouge chickens, various eggs, and honey. Quattro's has Pekin ducks, gorgeous chickens, and other poultry, as well as pheasant eggs.!!!

To see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/kof7cth


Friday, March 28, 2014 Last day for Muddy River Farm! Say goodbye to John -- he won't be back in the Greenmarket and we'll miss him and his unique and tasty produce!

Gosh, this rain is making me sleepy! But I did get to the Greenmarket and saw Bodhitree's beautiful greens, Lucky Dog's baby bok choi and other greens, Mountain Sweet Berry's potatoes and chips, and other tasty vegetables at Miglorelli, Norwich Farms, and Rogowski.

Greenmarket's next season begins in April, so we should see familiar faces back soon. Meanwhile, there is spinach, including baby spinach, signal of Spring!

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


Monday, March 24, 2014 Uh, oh! Winter's back, at least for today. Dutchmill was here on Friday and intends to be here on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays when weather permits, but it's too cold today!

I'm on school break, so I was able to get to the market today, so I was sorry not to see Anna's beautiful tulips, but she should be here on Wednesday. I also heard that Maxwell's Farm will not be here and that he has retired from the market, which will disappoint his loyal customers who enjoyed his great greens, tasty tomatoes, and other delicious vegetables.

On a positive note, I'm having some of Butterfield's succulent cheddar on toast for breakfast. Phillips has brought in pretty potted flowers and Lani is back with excellent greens and fresh black soy beans. Race has dried beans as well as homemade soups.

To see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/m6nqnwo


Saturday, March 22, 2014 Stokes is back with beautiful potted pansies, other flowers , and vegetables!! Durr is back with flowering branches and tulips! Quattro's has WILD TURKEY AND GOOSE EGGS!

Eckerton has wintered over baby carrots and French breakfast radishes as well as various greens. Phillips has peach blossom branches, potted flowers, and tulips. Roaming Acres has ostrich eggs. D'Attolico has sprouts and arugula and Bulich has several kinds of mushroom. Lani has minigreens, fresh black soy beans, frozen tomatoes and frozen strawberries!

To see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/kol7dof


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Bodhitree has beautiful greens! Check out Tamarack's CSA. Caradonna has cherry blossom branches and Locust Grove and others have bargain bags of apples and pears.

Shushan, Two Guys, and Windfall also have greens and Miglorelli has frozen summer vegetables. Beth's Farm Kitchen has fruit syrups and hot sauces as well as jams and chutneys and Las Delicias has their sweet and savory pastries.

To see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/o37lljt


Saturday, March 15, 2014 Eckerton is back! (French breakfast radishes, greens, wintered-over spinach) Phillips has jams, flowers, ketchup! Violet Hill has goose eggs!

Eckerton, Two Guys, Lani, Monks Hood, Windfall, and others have greens. Shushan has cherry tomatoes and other hydroponic vegetables and Two Guys has salad greens and mushrooms. Bulich is here with several kinds of mushroom as well.

I admit I went a bit wild at Fiori de Fenice, but the tulips were unbelieveable! Phillips also has tulips and other potted Spring flowers.River Garden has pussy willows. To see who else is here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/ordb683


Friday, March 14, 2014 Beautiful knitting wool from Queens County Farm Museum. Delicious cheeses from Bobolink. Tasty honey raisin challah from Hot Bread Kitchen. Potato chips from Mountain Sweet Berry. Fish bones for stock from Pura Vida.

Well, it's still a root vegetable market for the most part, but Queens County Farm Museum and Rogowski do have some greens. Muddy River and others have squashes and Madura and Two Guys have mushrooms.

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


Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Bodhitree is back!! Nevia has brought in beautiful leafy greens! Mountain Sweet Berry has a new white potato chip in big bags!

It's a lovely morning before the rain and Spring is finally showing its head with gorgeous salad greens, spinach, and eggs at Bodhitree. Rick's latest potato chip experiment looks delicious too. Locust Grove has big bargain bags of pears and apples.

To see these and other stands and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/kuwjx2l


Saturday, March 8, 2014 Lani's back! with microgreens, small greens, and fresh soy beans! I Fiori di Fenice is here with TULIPS!! Violet Hill has goose eggs!

Whispers of Spring, finally! Check here to see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/mojfgcg


Friday, March 7, 2014 Queens County Farm and Two Guys have green salads. Rogowski, Lucky Dog, Norwich Meadows, and Muddy River have all kinds of root vegetables.

I must confess that I have nothing left to say about a potato! Mountain Sweet Berry has tasty small varieties and interesting potato chips and Samascott has great looking sweet potatoes, but otherwise things are pretty much the same. Muddy River has nice big carrots and Norwich has Jerusalem artichokes.

Consider Bardwell is here with delicious cheeses, Deep Mountain with a wide variety of maple syrups, and Two Guys has mushrooms. Hot Bread Kitchen has challahs and other breads and Las Delicias has sweet and savory pastries. Francesca's Bakery has granola as well as breads and pastries.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/m7u74pt


Saturday, March 1, 2014 Monkshood is back! Quattro's has ground venison and all sizes of their delicious chickens! Violet Hill has fresh rabbit!

Miglorelli and Oak Grove have frozen vegetables. Violet Hill and Quattro's have huge AND small chickens. Shushan has cherry and other hydroponic tomatoes and herbs. Miglorelli has tomato juice and sauce. Beth's Farm Kitchen has dilly beans on sale. Flying PIg and Violet Hill have gorgeous bacon and other pork cuts.

To see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/ke7a7ms


Saturday, February 22, 2014 Jack is back with TULIPS!!!! Gorzynski is here with eggs and root vegetables. S&SO is here with (gasp!) potatoes! Mountain Sweet Berry has l'il potatoes!

I guess the big headline is tulips! Quattro's has several good-looking muscovy ducks along with their great eggs and other delicious poultry. Violet Hill has Belle Rouge chickens, pork cuts, sausages, and a wide variety of chicken eggs. Flying Pig has tasty bacon, Canadian bacon, pork cuts, sausages, and other pork products, as well as chickens.

D'Attolico is here with sprouts and vegetables. Norwich Meadows, Paffenroth, and others have root vegetables and Shushan and Two Guys have hydroponic vegetables. Bulich and Two Guys have various mushrooms. Beth's Farm Kitchen has meyer lemon and blood orange marmalades!

To see these and other stands and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/l466zot


Saturday, February 15, 2014 Plenty of interesting root vegetables here today! Las Delicias has lovely pastries and Hot Bread Kitchen has their delicious raisin challah, among many other tasty breads. Baker's Bounty has many savory pastries as well as bread crumbs, breads, and sweet pastries.

To see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/npvpu5y


Saturday, February 15, 2014 It's "warm" out there today, and there will be snow around noonish, so it might be a good idea to get to the Greenmarket soon!

To see who's there and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/m9hjexr


Friday, February 14, 2014 Who's in today Body & Soul Vegan Baked Goods. Gluten-free options Bread Alone Baked Goods. Cert/Organic Breads Deep Mountain Maple Vermont Maple Syrup and Maple Syrup Products DiPaola Turkeys Whole, Parts, Ground & Smoked Breasts Hot Bread Kitchen Non-Profit. Breads & Baked Goods Las Delicias Baked Goods Martin's Pretzels Hand-rolled Hard Pretzels Migliorelli Farm Vegetables, Orchard Fruit & Value Added Products Muddy River Farm Vegetables & Herbs Nordic Breads Finnish Ruis Bread Our Daily Bread Breads & Baked Goods. Gluten-free Options Pura Vida Shellfish & Fresh/Smoked Saltwater Fish Two Guys From Woodbridge Hydroponic Greens & Herbs, Cultivated Mushrooms


Saturday, February 8, 2014 To see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/lhwrt77

Sales: Deep Mountain Maple Syrup -- Blueberry Maple Syrup Beth's Farm Kitchen -- Dilly Pickled Carrots

New: Blenheim Hill Sorghum Syrup and maple cotton candy


Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Well, I think I've just hit my limit -- not going today. But there are brave farmers who will be there, so.... Who's in today: from GrowNYC

Body & Soul Vegan Baked Goods. Gluten-free options

Bread Alone Baked Goods. Cert/Organic Breads

Caradonna Farms Vegetables & Orchard Fruits

DiPaola Turkeys Whole, Parts, Ground & Smoked Breasts

Hot Bread Kitchen Non-Profit. Breads & Baked Goods

Martin's Pretzels Hand-rolled Hard Pretzels

Migliorelli Farm Vegetables, Orchard Fruit & Value Added Products

Our Daily Bread Breads & Baked Goods. Gluten-free Options


Saturday, February 1, 2014 Rose Meadow is back with beautiful roses and anemones!

To see who else is here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/klqo3rj


Wednesday, January 29, 2014 To see which stands are here today and what they've brought:

http://tinyurl.com/nx65ebh

So glad to see that the farmers in the Greenmarket have heaters at their stands!

Madura has mushrooms, Shushan has tomatoes and herbs, Two Guys has hydroponic lettuces and shitake mushrooms, and Miglorelli, Norwich, Rogowski, and Tamarack have root vegetables, including black radishes and turnips. Mountain Sweet Berry has several kinds of potato and a couple of stands have squashes.

Roaming Acres has bison, ostrich, and other meats and meat products. Pura Vida has delicious fresh fish. Hudson Valley Duck has ducks, duck parts, and duck products including rillettes and smoked duck breast.

Our Daily Bread, Hot Bread Kitchen, and Bread Alone are here with many types of breads and rolls, and Las Delicias has tasty desserts, savory tarts, muffins, and cookies.


Saturday, January 25, 2014 Lots of great pork, poultry, meat here today, along with root vegetables, hydroponic greens and tomatoes, and mushrooms and sprouts!

Not a good day for fish, but many stands are here with other goodies, including Deep Mountain Maple, Andrew's Honey, and Tonjes with their headliner, PANEER!!!!

To see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/kvbc3gf


Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Who's IN today: from Greenmarket

Body & Soul Vegan Baked Goods. Gluten-free options Bread Alone Baked Goods. Cert/Organic Breads Breezy Hill Orchard Orchard Fruit, Hard Cider & Baked Goods Caradonna Farms Vegetables & Orchard Fruits Knoll Krest Farm Eggs & Fresh Pasta

Martin's Pretzels Hand-rolled Hard Pretzels Migliorelli Farm Vegetables, Orchard Fruit & Value Added Products Our Daily Bread Breads & Baked Goods. Gluten-free Options Windfall Farms Micro Greens & Vegetables

Who's out today -- from Greenmarket

Andrew's Local Honey Raw Honey Varieties, NYC Rooftop Honey & Bee Products Arcadian Pastures Pork, Beef, Lamb, Chicken & Eggs Berkshire Berries Raw Honey, NYC Rooftop Honey, Maple Syrup & Jams Beth's Farm Kitchen Pickled Goods, Jams & Chutneys

Blue Moon Fish Fresh & Smoked Ocean Fish, Shellfish Chateau Renaissance Wine & Sparkling Wine from the Finger Lakes DiPaola Turkeys Whole, Parts, Ground & Smoked Breasts Greener Pastures Wheatgrass Plants & Juice, Micro green Shoots

Hawthorne Valley Cow Dairy Products, Livestock Meats, Ferments, & Baked Goods Hot Bread Kitchen Non-Profit. Breads & Baked Goods Hudson Valley Duck Whole, Parts & Cured Products Keith's Farm Veggies, Garlic

Lavender by the Bay Dried Lavender Sachets & Culinary Locust Grove Farms Orchard Fruit & Vegetables Lynnhaven Goat Farm Meat, Cheese & Yogurt Max Creek Hatchery Fresh & Smoked Farmed Trout, Vegetables

Millport Dairy Cow's Milk Cheeses, Eggs & Meat Products Mountain Sweet Berry Vegetables River Garden Dried Flower Wreaths & Arrangements Roaming Acres Ostrich Emu & Ostrich Eggs. Pork, Bison & Ostrich Meat

Rogowski Farm Cert/Naturally Grown. Vegetables & Value Added products. Ronnybrook Farms Cow's Milk & Cow Dairy Products Rose Meadow Farm Cut Flowers Roxbury Mountain Maple Maple Syrup & Maple Syrup Products

S & SO Produce Farms Vegetables & Black Dirt Pickles and Sauces Shushan Hydroponic Tomatoes, Herbs & Vegetables Stony Mountain Ranch 100% Grassfed Beef

Tamarack Hollow Organic Heirloom Vegetables, Pasture-raised Pork & Chicken Eggs Terhune Orchards Orchard Fruit & Baked Goods Two Guys From Woodbridge Hydroponic Greens & Herbs, Cultivated Mushrooms Valley Shepherd Pasture-raised Cow & Sheep's Milk Cheese Products Yellow Bell Farm Chicken & Eggs from Columbia County, NY


Saturday, January 18, 2014 It's root vegetable and squash heaven in the Greenmarket!

Keith has beautiful butternut squashes, Paffenroth has great baby carrots,onions, and potatoes, and several stands have good-looking cabbages. Northshire has kale and Windfall and Norwich have beautiful black radishes along with gorgeous turnips and other delicious root vegetables. Mountain Sweet Berry has delicious potato varieties along with tasty potato chips.

Violet Hill has lamb, pork, and poultry cuts along with Belle Rouge chickens, bacon, and a variety of chicken eggs. Northshire has quail eggs.

Quattro's has excellent poultry, eggs, and sausages and PE&DD has beautiful fresh fish and shellfish along with salads and other seafood products. Nemeth, Breezy Hill, and Oak Grove have great looking pastries and D'Attolico has red pepper hummus!

Andrew and Tremblay are here with honey products and Cato Corner has their always wonderful cheeses. Beth's Farm Kitchen has chutneys and jams and River Garden and Lavender By The Bay have dried flowers. Rose Meadow has beautiful roses and anemones.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/mh7tdum


Saturday, January 11, 2014 Keith's stand has been moved to the West side of the Greenmarket near 15th Street. S&SO is not here today.

To see which stands are here today and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/lgx53zl

It's drizzly and gray, but the winter market is pretty much here.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Check here for GrowNY's Greenmarket Maps for Union Square: http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket

Who's in today: http://tinyurl.com/lmbkkca Andrew's Local Honey Raw Honey Varieties, NYC Rooftop Honey & Bee Products Arcadian Pastures Pork, Beef, Lamb, Chicken & Eggs Berkshire Berries Raw Honey, NYC Rooftop Honey, Maple Syrup & Jams

Body & Soul Vegan Baked Goods. Gluten-free options Bread Alone Baked Goods. Cert/Organic Breads Caradonna Farms Vegetables & Orchard Fruits DiPaola Turkeys Whole, Parts, Ground & Smoked Breasts Feather Ridge Farm Chicken & Eggs from Columbia County, NY

Hawthorne Valley Cow Dairy Products, Livestock Meats, Ferments, & Baked Goods Hot Bread Kitchen Non-Profit. Breads & Baked Goods Hudson Valley Duck Whole, Parts & Cured Products Las Delicias Baked Goods

Madura Farm Vegetables, Eggs & Cultivated Mushrooms Martin's Pretzels Hand-rolled Hard Pretzels Migliorelli Farm Vegetables, Orchard Fruit & Value Added Products Millport Dairy Cow's Milk Cheeses, Eggs & Meat Products Mountain Sweet Berry Vegetables

Pura Vida Shellfish & Fresh/Smoked Saltwater Fish Red Jacket Orchards Fruit & Juices Roaming Acres Ostrich Emu & Ostrich Eggs. Pork, Bison & Ostrich Meat Rogowski Farm Cert/Naturally Grown. Vegetables & Value Added products. Ronnybrook Farms Cow's Milk & Cow Dairy Products Roxbury Mountain Maple Maple Syrup & Maple Syrup Products Shushan Hydroponic Tomatoes, Herbs & Vegetables Tamarack Hollow Organic Heirloom Vegetables, Pasture-raised Pork & Chicken Eggs Two Guys From Woodbridge Hydroponic Greens & Herbs, Cultivated Mushrooms

Who's out today: 3-Corner Field Grassfed Sheep's Milk Cheeses, Knitting Wool & Grassfed Lamb Bad Seed Cidery Hard Ciders Baker's Bounty Breads & Baked Goods. Gluten-free options Berried Treasures Vegetables, Berries & Herbs Beth's Farm Kitchen Pickled Goods, Jams & Chutneys

Blue Moon Fish Fresh & Smoked Ocean Fish, Shellfish Lynnhaven Goat Farm Meat, Cheese & Yogurt Max Creek Hatchery Fresh & Smoked Farmed Trout, Vegetables Our Daily Bread Breads & Baked Goods. Gluten-free Options Rick's Picks Pickled goods River Garden Dried Flower Wreaths & Arrangements Terhune Orchards Orchard Fruit & Baked Goods


Saturday, January 4, 2014 HERE TODAY: QUATTRO'S GAME FARM, VIOLET HILL, NORTHSHIRE, MOUNTAIN SWEET BERRY, HAWTHORNE, D'ATTOLICO, THREE CORNER FIELD FARM, AND OTHERS

Paffenroth, Tremblay, Norwich Meadows, Two Guys, Three Corner Field sheep farm, Ronnybrook, Shushan, Tonjes, and others are here. To see these and others: http://tinyurl.com/kvxk6v8


Thursday, January 2, 2014 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! See you on Saturday if the market is open!


Saturday, December 28 To see which stands are here today: http://tinyurl.com/nqf6zo4

It's pretty much the winter Greenmarket today, but there are many stands here with poultry, pork, breads, and cheeses, among other products. Pick up your New Year's Eve bird at Quattro's and Violet Hill, dried flower arrangements at River Garden, tasty cheeses at Cato, Three Corner Field Farm, and other stands, and delicious rillettes and other duck products at Hudson Valley Duck Farm.

See this URL for today's attendance sheet: http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket


Saturday, December 21 Last day for Stokes! Get your cut herbs today! They'll be back next summer!

(Sunday, December 22, 2013) Bulletin for Monday! Monday is the last day for Lani for the season!! They will have beautiful greens and sweet potatoes along with other goodies for your Christmas celebrations, and then will be gone until Spring!

Stokes has beautiful small potatoes, herb bunches for poultry, herb wreaths, pumpkins, and lovely hydroponic salads. Oak Grove has fresh brussels sprouts, dried hot pepper bunches, pork cuts, beef cuts, and herb plants, as well as baked goods.

Several stands have Christmas greenery, including Mountain Sweet Berry, Truman, and Van Houten. Rose Meadow has fresh flowers and River Garden has dried flower arrangements

Breezy Hill has hard ciders, apples, pastries. Beth's Farm Kitchen has beautifully wrapped jams and chutneys for gifts. Deep Mountain has several kinds of flavored maple syrups and other stands have good gift options as well.

Quattro's has venison, capons, turkeys, pheasants, smoked poultry and other goodies. Flying Pig has house-made salamis, sausages, and bacon as well as pork cuts. Violet Hill has chickens, pork and lamb.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ou8n83k


Wednesday, December 18,2013 Wednesday December 25 and January 1, there will be no market. However, Beth, Tamarack, and Windfall will be here on Monday, December 23rd along with the Monday regulars.

S&SO is here with root vegetables. Paffenroth, Rogowsky, Madura, Keith,and Tamarack have some green vegetables, including kales, and Two Guys and Shushan have hydroponic greens. Shushan also has hydroponic cherry and other tomatoes and herbs.

Paffenroth and Mountain Sweet Berry have great potatoes, and Mountain Sweet Berry, Van Houten, Truman, and others have Christmas greenery. River Garden is here with dried flower arrangements.

Breezy Hill, Terhune, Caradonna, and Locust Grove have apples and ciders, and Breezy Hill has hard cider and cranberries. Rogowsky also has cranberries.

Beth has ketchup, hot sauces, and other goodies in addition to jams and chutneys and Three Corner Field Farm is hear with sheeps milk yogurts and cheeses as well as lamb cuts, soaps, and wools.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/nyc3pz2


Saturday, December 14,2013 WHAT???? ARE THEY KIDDING???? NO HEATERS???

Whether the ruling came from the Fire Department or the Parks Department, it makes no sense to tell the farmers the day before a snowstorm that they can't have heaters at their stands. It's not clear whose idea this was, but the result is that you won't be able to buy your leafy vegetables from many of your favorite farmers because they won't be here!

Many stands come from places it's difficult to travel from, so it isn't surprising that they aren't here today, but others are not here simply because this ruling results in the destruction of their produce.

Considering the humane roots of the farmers' markets and the intention to support local production, it is amazing to me that this has happened. Perhaps the people in charge are unaware of the history of the market and the fact that the Union Square Greenmarket essentially *made* the area the thriving business area it is today by attracting so many people.

Anyhow, it seems crazy to me that after 25 or so years of fire-free heating during the winter markets a ruling should be handed down with no time for planning.

------------------------------------ Meanwhile, several stands *are* here and you can find poultry, pork, eggs, apples, cranberries, leeks, and other great produce. No flowers, of course, and very few greens, but you should be able to satisfy your evergreen cravings. I didn't see any pointsettia plants (they need warmth, too).

To see which stands are here today: http://tinyurl.com/kask6ww


Tuesday, December 10 2013 Where's Lucy???

Just in case you were wondering what happened to the Report, the "bug" that's been going around decided to stop off at my house and I've been having a bout of the "flu", or whatever it is. I expect to be back in business soon, maybe Friday.

Meanwhile, enjoy the Greenmarket and have a glass of Ronnybrook's superb eggnog!!!


Saturday, November 30, 2013 28 degrees!!! Many stands are here despite the cold, and it's Small Business Saturday, so put on lots of layers and come on down to Union Square!!

Beth's Farm Kitchen is here with gift wrapped jams and chutneys. Deep Mountain Maple has MAPLE MARSHMALLOWS! Flying Pig has their home-made sopressata and salami as well as their delicious liverwurst.

[NOT here today: D'Attolico, Eckerton, Quattro's, Violet Hill, Cherry Lane, and a few others.]

Mountain Sweet Berry, Van Houten, and others have Christmas decorations and Stokes has herb wreaths for gifts. Flying Pig has chickens and Grazing Acres is here with pork cuts, beef, and various milks. Hudson Valley Duck Farm has ducks, duck parts, and several duck products (rillettes, duck fat, etc.). PE&DD is here with lobsters, fish, shellfish, fish salads and fish pates.

Paffenroth, Miglorelli, and S&SO have many kinds of produce and Windfall and Gorzynski are here with unique produce as well. Bulich has several mushroom varieties and Cato is here with delicious cheeses. Ronnybrook has milks, creams, butters, yogurts, and ice creams.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/qy7feg5


Wednesday, November 27, 2013 The rain is expected to slow down and move out by around 10 A.M.

The only stands I didn't see were Las Delicias and Arcadia, but some other stands were just setting up because they'd been slowed down by the weather, so they may come in, too. Several stands not normally here on Wednesday are here today, so look for some of your favorites on the location map: http://tinyurl.com/l35y8wu

Quattro's, Violet Hill, and others have walk-in poultry available. I saw a really gorgeous goose at Quattros, along with beautiful turkeys, chickens, pheasants, and other birds. Violet Hill had several good-looking Belle Rouge chickens, along with lamb and pork cuts, and Flying Pig is here with pork cuts, sausages, and chickens. Oak Grove also has pork and beef cuts.

Stokes and Mountain Sweet Berry have excellent small potatoes and Bodhitree has beautiful Japanese and American sweet potatoes. (This is Bodhitree's last day for the season!!!)

Muddy River, Rogowski, Miglorelli, Stokes, S&SO, Keith, Tamarack, Oak Grove, Windfall, and others are all here with beautiful root vegetables and greens. Stokes has lovely purple cauliflower, cut herbs, herb wreaths, and hydroponic lettuces. Windfall has all kinds of small greens and D'Attolico has sprouts(and hummus made from their own chickpeas!).

Rogowski has cranberries in addition to squashes, greens, carrots, and other produce, and several stands have terrific looking pumpkins. Bulich has several varieties of mushroom and Madura is here (didn't see mushrooms, but they hadn't set up yet).

Click here to see which stands are here and what they've brought:http://tinyurl.com/ouhdkjp

The camera did something weird to some of the green veg, probably because of the rain. The cabbages and other greens are really beautiful.


Saturday, November 23, 2013 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2013.Cherry Lane, Buzzard Crest, and others are not in their regular spots, due to the Christmas Market, but they're here, on the 17th Street crosstown side.

Last day for Buzzard Crest!!

Check out Breezy Hill for beautiful fresh cranberries and Locust Grove for quinces. Beth's Farm Kitchen has various cranberry items as well as plenty of pretty wrapped jams and chutneys for gifts.

Mountain Sweet Berry has several kinds of interesting potato chips and great varieties of potatoes for roasting with your bird. Stokes and Cherry Lane also have delicious sweet potatoes and Lani has Japanese sweet potato varieties.

Lani, Eckerton, Gorzynsky, and Stokes have delicious looking salad greens, and S&SO, Paffenroth and Miglorelli have wide varieties of tasty produce, including celeriac (Paff.), celery (S&SO), and beets (Mig.). Eckerton, D'Attolico, and Oak Grove have hot peppers. Several stands have pumpkins and squashes including S&SO, Oak Grove, Hoeffner, Eckerton, and others.

Quattro's has all kinds of poultry, including turkeys, capons, chickens, and pheasants. Violet Hill has chickens, rabbits, lamb cuts, and other meats, and both have eggs. Click here to see which stands will be where on November 27 -- Wednesday before Thanksgiving:

http://tinyurl.com/l35y8wu

To see today's stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/lahho56


Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Click here to see which stands will be where on November 27 -- Wednesday before Thanksgiving:

http://tinyurl.com/l35y8wu

Stands from all four markets will be here in Union Square.


Saturday, November 16, 2013 Next Saturday will be Buzzard Crest's last for the season. You can freeze their delicious juices!

Beautiful herb wreaths at Stokes, along with brussels sprouts and cauliflower. Sweet potatoes at Lani and Cherry Lane, other great potatoes at Mountain Sweet Berry, Stokes, and S&SO. Apples, pears, cider at Miglorelli, Terhune, Locust Grove, and others, and cranberries and cranberry hard cider at Breezy Hill. Sprouts, hot peppers, and carrots at D'Attolico and many kinds of hot and flavoring peppers at Eckerton and Oak Grove.

Cherry Lane still has some good looking heirloom tomatoes as well as other delicious produce and S&SO, Oak Grove, and Hoeffner have tasty looking winter squashes. Eckerton has jars of dried peppers as well as fresh varieties and Oak Grove has husk tomatoes as well.Locust Grove has quinces and grapes.

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


Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Fresh cranberries at Breezy Hill! Gift bunches of rocambole garlic at Keith's! Japanese sweet potatoes at Bodhitree! All kinds of kale everywhere!

It's pretty cold out there, but there are plenty of stands with beautiful produce in the market today. Purple and white cauliflower, heirloom tomatoes, all kinds of winter greens and squashes, apples, pears, and quinces. It's sparse in the cut herb department, but there are stands with lettuces and peppers. Eckerton, for instance.

And it will be back up to 60 degrees this Saturday!

To see which standa and produce are here today: http://tinyurl.com/ldmqpz7

To see a map of the Wednesday Greenmarket on November 27 (day before Thanksgiving): http://www.grownyc.org/files/gmkt/usqmaps/unsq-thanksgiving-weds-2013.pdf


Saturday, November 9, 2013 Herb wreaths at Stokes! Heirloom tomatoes (believe it or not!) at Cherry Lane. Agre dolce peppers at Eckerton! Peach jam at Sycamore!

Cherry Lane still has good-looking San Marzano tomatoes. D'Attolico has pretty hot pepper bunches for hanging and gifts. Lani has cranberry beans. Stokes, Cherry Lane, and others have various colors of cauliflower and Hoeffner has whole and cut up squashes. Buzzard Crest is here for two more weeks after today with delicious grapes and grape juices.

Lani, Eckerton, and Oak Grove have a variety of interesting flavoring and hot peppers. Locust Grove has quinces, apple sauce, cider, apples and pears. Check Breezy Hill for cranberries (I whizzed by them today, but they did have them on Wednesday, so you have a good chance of finding them there today.). Stokes has a wide variety of cut herbs.

Quattro's has pheasants and chickens as well as parts, sausages, and smoked poultry. Flying Pig and Violet Hill also have chickens, and PE&DD is here with delicious looking fish and seafood. Andrew's Honey is here today and will be here every other week!

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/mahfl5a


Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Daikon! Bronx honey! Lemongrass! Kale, kale, and more kale!

Cherry Lane has beautiful broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach, and still has good looking heirloom tomatoes. Stokes has their excellent small potatoes, pumpkins, cut herbs, lettuces, and other great produce. Rogowsky has black radishes, squashes, herbs, beets, and other vegetables. Mountain Sweet Berry has beautiful mini-beets and -potatoes, along with interesting greens, and Windfall has many kinds of minigreen, watermelon radishes, and other unique produce. S&SO, Paffenroth, and others have wide varieties of produce, including burdock, salsify, and many kinds of root vegetables, and Bodhitree has Japanese sweet potatoes, flavoring peppers, and beautiful greens and cabbages.

Oak Grove and Eckerton still have lovely hot and flavoring peppers and S&SO and others have a smaller selection of good-looking pepper varieties. For some reason there are fewer stands with apple cider, but you'll find it at Terhune, Miglorelli, Breezy Hill, and Red Jacket.

To see these and other stands and produce:http://tinyurl.com/md4lgae


Saturday, November 2, 2013 Celeriac at Paffenroth! Lobsters at PE&DD! Seeded and seedless grapes at Buzzard Crest! Watermelon radishes at Gorzynski!

Heirloom tomatoes are disappearing, but you can still find them at Locust Grove, S&SO, Eckerton, Oak Grove, and Cherry Lane. (Cherry Lane also has tasty San Marzano sauce tomatoes.) Oak Grove and Eckerton have all sorts of sweet and hot peppers and Gorzynsky has luscious salad greens, root vegetables, and unsprayed organic apples. Stokes, Sycamore, and Oak Grove have pumpkins and squashes, and Oak Grove has husk tomatoes.

Seatuck and PE&DD have delicious shellfish and other fish and Flying Pig and Violet Hill have various pork products and poultry. Quattro's has excellent eggs, capons, chickens, ducks, and other poultry as well as sausages and smoked poultry.

I was too early to see D'Attolico's offerings, but I'm sure they have tasty sprouts and other produce. Bulich has beautiful mushrooms and Caradonna, Locust Grove, Terhune, Breezy Hill, and others have apples, pears, and other fruit. Locust Grove still has quinces.

Lani, Windfall, and Mountain Sweet Berry have many kinds of interesting produce, and MSB has started bringing in their unusual potato chips. To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ldcfgf8


BULLETIN FROM GREENMARKET:

Greenmarket is passing along a message from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and other organizations advocating for small farms throughout the US. It is highly important that farmers and consumers raise their voice on this critical issue:

The Food Safety Modernization Act - Stand up for Regional Family Farms Today! The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of the nation's food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The FSMA aims to ensure that the American food supply is safe by shifting the focus of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations from responding to contamination to preventing it. Pursuant to the 2011 law, the FDA proposed new rules will have a huge impact on how fresh fruits and vegetables are grown and processed in the United States.

While safe food, from field to fork, is critically important to responsible farmers and concerned eaters, the FDA's proposed rules don't take into account the real differences between food from industrial-scale agriculture and food produced by small and mid-scale, diversified family farmers. Indeed, industrial agriculture, operating anonymously in attenuated food supply chains, rightfully should be subject to rules aimed at preventing future lapses in food safety, like those that have resulted in massive recalls of tainted spinach, eggs, and peanut butter. However, small and mid-scale farms, many of which are engaged in on-farm value added processing and direct marketing, have not been responsible for the widespread incidences of foodborn illness that the FMSA is intended to abate. Currently, these smaller farms are regulated by state and local authorities, and most importantly, they are directly accountable to those who buy and enjoy the food they produce.

Rules written for industrial scale agriculture will burden unfairly the kinds of farmers who sell their products at Greenmarket. The proposed FSMA rules threaten their farms' financial viability and eaters' supply of regionally and sustainably produced fruits and vegetables because they effectively will preclude certain sustainable farming practices and will generate unsupportable compliance costs. As currently written, the FDA rules threaten to: Put many farms out of business; Reduce the supply of fresh, local produce; Lead farmers to destroy wildlife habitat; and Increase the use of chemical, rather than natural, fertilizers.

Right now, we have a chance to tell the FDA we believe that locally and sustainably produced food is inherently safer food and that the present bias in the rules against small and mid-scale family farmers is unacceptable. We must tell the FDA that the new food safety rules must: Encourage farmers to use sustainable farming practices, including those already allowed and encouraged by existing federal organic standards and conservation programs; Ensure that diversified and innovative farms, particularly those pioneering models for increased access to healthy, local foods, continue to grow and thrive without being stifled; and Provide options that treat family farms fairly, with due process and without creating excessive costs. The proposed rules are complicated, but it's easy enough to act now.. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) has come up with a FSMA rules primer and suggested templates you, be you farmer or eater, can use to prepare and send your comments to the FDA. The more of us who act now, the better the likelihood that there will a fairer outcome. You can get started by going to http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5735/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=9861

DON'T DELAY, YOUR COMMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED (OR POSTMARKED) BY THE FDA DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2013!

Sincerely, Greenmarket, GrowNYC 51 Chambers Street, Suite 1231 New York, NY 10007 www.grownyc.org p 212.788.7476 f 212.571.0778

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Sweet mini kiwis at Locust Grove! Fava Beans at Kernan! Canary beans at Berried Treasures!

Heirloom tomatoes are still here at Keith, Stokes, Oak Grove, Berried Treasures, and Cherry Lane! Brussels sprouts at Cherry Lane, Bodhitree, and other stands. Tomatillos at Oak Grove, S&SO, and other stands. Kales and other greens at Paffenroth, Keith, Stokes, Tamarack, and S&SO.

Pumpkins at Sycamore, Oak Grove, Stokes, and other stands. Apples, pears, plums, and other fruit at Caradonna. Interesting potatoes at Paffenroth, Mountain Sweet Berry, and Berried Treasures. Red and yellow RASPBERRIES at Berried Treasures!

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ovfgk3n


Saturday, October 26, 2013 Quinces at Locust Grove! Many grape varieties at Buzzard Crest! Pumpkins at Sycamore, Stokes, Oak Grove, Van Houten, and others.

Violet Hill has chickens, pork, eggs, and mushrooms. Bulich has several kinds of mushroom also. Quattro's has ducks, chickens, sausages, pheasants (many sizes), and eggs. Flying Pigs has pork products and chickens. Hudson River Duck Farm has ducks and many kinds of duck products, including smoked duck breast and rillettes.

Lani has an extensive variety of produce, including eggplants, beans, greens, broccoli rabe, and sweet potatoes. Eckerton has many kinds of peppers, radishes, heirloom tomatoes, and greens. Stokes has lovely cut herbs, small potatoes, squashes, heirloom tomatoes, and fennel. Norwich Meadows has fresh ginger, winter squashes, peppers, heirloom tomatoes, fennel, greens, and other delicious produce. S&SO has a wide variety of produce, including tomatoes, herbs, greens, and squashes, and D'Attolico has their sweet small carrots, greens, peppers, and sprouts. Ryder is here with tasty turnips and other produce and Keith has rocambole garlic, greens, herbs, tomatoes, and gorgeous salad greens.

Breezy Hill has several kinds of apples, ciders, pears, and pastries. PE&dd has beautiful fish and shellfish, and Seatuck has great looking shellfish, tuna, and other seafood.

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


Friday, October 25, 2013 I've got a class today, but this URL will help you see who's here and what they've brought:

http://unsqgreenmarket.grownyc.org/overview


Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Things are slowing down, but there are still good finds in Union Square! Look carefully and you'll see heirloom tomatoes that are still pretty tasty, beautiful cauliflower varieties, interesting potatoes, and plenty of cut herbs. And PUMPKINS!!

Hot and sweet peppers at Eckerton and Oak Grove, sweet potatoes at Cherry Lane, Paffenroth, and Bodhitree, kale varieties all around the market, and pumpkins at Sycamore, Oak Grove, and Stokes. Good looking heirloom tomatoes at Stokes, Berried Treasures, Eckerton, Keith,and other stands.

Tamarack, Rogowski, Bodhitree, Oak Grove, S&SO, Stokes, Paffenroth, and others have still got a wide variety of produce. Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures are in an area that had 31 degrees last night, so the chills are coming and the best advice is catch their unique vegetables while you can -- today, if possible. Mountain Sweet Berry has the last of their shelled beans today, for instance.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/mfn3nmo


Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Paw paws at Windfall! Chestnuts at Eckerton! Beautiful San Marzanos at Cherry Lane! Tasty carrots at Hawthorne! Shelling beans at Berried Treasures, along with red and gold raspberries!

Many colors of carrot at Paffenroth, along with interesting greens, corn, herbs, parsley root, celeriac. Bodhitree has Japanese sweet potatoes, puntarella, cranberry beans. Tamarack also has shelling beans. Keith, Stokes, Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Bodhitree, and Eckerton have good looking heirloom tomatoes. Cherry Lane has broccoli, brussels sprouts, fairy tale and other eggplants, and other produce. Sycamore has corn, cucumbers, field tomatoes, and other produce.

Kernan has peaches, beans, and other produce. Caradonna also has peaches, as well as grapes, apples, pears, and other fruit. Terhune has new crop apples. Berried Treasures has Tri-star strawberries.

Blue Moon fish has great looking fresh fish, Roaming Acres has bison, ostrich, sausages, and pork. Feather Ridge has chickens, chicken parts, and eggs.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/pntt64g


Saturday, October 12, 2013 Chestnuts at Eckerton and Berried Treasures! Red and golden raspberries at Berried Treasures!

Tri-Star strawberries at Fantasy Fruit and Berried Treasures. Sweet potatoes at Stokes! Lima beans at Stokes, Cherry Lane, and other stands. Quinces at Locust Grove. Puntarella at Eckerton. Strongly flavored celery at Paffenroth. Canadice seedless grapes at Buzzard Krest and Cheerful Cherry. Hot peppers at Oak Grove, Cheerful, D'Attolico, and Eckerton. Heirloom tomatoes at Stokes, Eckerton, Cherry Lan, Sycamore, Berried Treasures, Lani, and other stands. Wild apples at Buzzard Krest.

Beautiful lettuces at Gorzynsky, S&SO, and Lani. Shelling beans at Mountain Sweet Berry (already shelled!), Lani, and Berried Treasures. Corn at Sycamore and Miglorelli.

Rabbit, poussin, chickens, pork, eggs at Violet Hill. Pheasants, chickens, eggs, and other poultry at Quattro's. Broccoli and Cauliflower at Northshire, along with eggs and Tuscan kale. Several kinds of kale and other interesting greens at Paffenroth. Chickens and pork products at Flying Pig.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/luvpqc7


Saturday, October 5, 2013 Black walnuts at Paffenroth! Chestnuts at Eckerton!

Did a fast walk around the market and saw that it is pretty much a duplicate of last Saturday's, so check below for last week's report. I did go to pick up an order, but am a little under the weather, so I don't have pictures this week. I'll be back in the market next Saturday. I'm going to visit one of our farmers near Beacon next Wednesday, and am looking forward to it!

Seeya next week.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Thanks to the warm weather, there are still many delicious heirloom tomatoes, summer squashes, and summer beans here today.

Check Stokes, Oak Grove, Eckerton, Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Bodhitree, Berried Treasures, and others for heirloom and other tomatoes. Berried Treasures has a wide variety of shelling beans, and Eckerton and others have one or two varieties. Bodhitree and Berried Treasures have beautiful string beans as well. Stokes, Cherry Lane, Keith, Oak Grove, and Mountain Sweet Berry have great sauce tomatoes.

Stokes has big generous bunches of cut herbs and beautiful greens, and Paffenroth has a wide variety of kales and other greens. Van Houten has peppers, tomatoes, and corn, and S&SO, Oak Grove, and Eckerton have many kinds of hot and sweet peppers.

Bulich has several types of mushroom and handy grab-and-go $5 bags of four kinds. New season apples can be found at several stands, including Locust Grove and Caradonna.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/lzj3vfd


Saturday, September 28, 2013 There are still great heirloom tomatoes if you look carefully. There are many stands with tasty cherry tomatoes as well. Keith, Norwich, Cherry Lane, Stokes, Sycamore and some others have some of the best.

There are great apples and pears all over the market -- try Locust Grove, Terhune, Caradonna, and Cheerful Cherry. Cheerful, Locust Grove, and Buzzard Crest have delicious grapes, and Buzzard Crest has wonderful juices. (Better freeze some before they disappear!) Breezy Hill also has great apples, including crabapples.

Shushan is back with hydroponic tomatoes and herbs. S&SO, Oak Grove and others have tomatillos and Norwich Meadows has winter squashes, fresh ginger, a wide variety of peppers, and beautiful beans. Berried Treasures is here with beans, tomatoes, and potatoes, and Paffenroth has their unique greens, potatoes, radishes, and many kinds of carrot. Gorzynsky has lovely lettuces and black radishes this week.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Lima beans at Stokes and Van Houten! Turn of the season tomatoes, peaches, nectarines. Shelling beans at Berried Treasures! Great sauce tomatoes at Mountain Sweet Berry , Cherry Lane, Stokes, Keith, and others.

Pumpkins, pears, new season apples at many stands. Gorgeous kales at Paffenroth, Tamarack, and others. Lovely beets and other produce at Rogowski. Raspberries at Eckerton and Windfall, along with delicious cherry tomato varieties.

Tasty sheep's milk cheeses at Three Corner Field Farm. Hudson Valley Duck Farm is having a sale on their excellent rillettes. Stunningly beautiful oyster mushrooms at Madura.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/lfb3oom


Saturday, September 14, 2013 Fresh locally grown ginger at Norwich Meadow Farms! Agri dolce and Grenadan seasoning peppers at Eckerton! Canadice and other grapes at Cheerful Cherry and Buzzard Crest!

Knockout sungold cherry tomatoes at Van Houten and D'Attolico! Ready to eat heirloom tomatoes at Oak Grove, Stokes, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, and others. Gorgeous baby red spinach at Lani! Spingarelli broccoli and Lamborn shoots at Mountain Sweet Berry. Many kinds of delicious hot peppers at Eckerton and Oak Grove, as well as boxes of mixed peppers at S&SO. 19 varieties of heirloom tomato at Cheerful Cherry. Beautiful shelling beans, including cannellini, cranberry beans, and others at Berried Treasures (now at full maturity and easy to shell).

Crab apples and other tasty varieties at Breezy Hill. Delicious stone fruit at great prices at Caradonna today. Peaches and other stone fruit along with apples and pears at Caradonna, Oak Grove, Terhune, Locust Grove, Cheerful Cherry, and others. I saw pumpkins along with winter squash AND summer squash varieties today! Norwich Meadows has many kinds of squash, eggplant, beans, peppers, heirloom tomatoes, greens, and melons today.

The Greenmarket had a Parisian visitor today, Gregory Marchand of Frenchie, who was shopping for an event for tomorrow in Brooklyn. I'm so jealous of anyone who is going! I couldn't get into Frenchie when I was in Paris in May. Maybe next time.Well, at least I got to tell Carmen Quaglia of Union Square Cafe how much I loved his ricotta gnocchi this week! So nice to be able to tell the chefs when you have a great meal.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/qdrgwt9


Friday, September 13, 2013 Apples and pears are sharing stands with peaches and nectarines as the season begins to turn. Shelling beans, stringbeans, flatbeans, and squashes both winter and summer are here.

School has also begun, for me as well as for children, so getting to class made me late today. No, the dog didn't eat my homework! In fact, I did get to the market early and bought some delicious peaches and nectarines from Toigo, but I was too late to post until now. I have classes on Monday and Friday, but I should be able to get the report up anyhow from now on.

To see what produce and other items are here today: http://tinyurl.com/motetzg


Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Tomatillos! Grapes! Peppers! Shelling beans! Sweet Potato leaf! Nasturtium leaf! Kales! Parsley root!

Peaches, plums, nectarines at Locust Grove, Terhune, Oak Grove, Sycamore, Kernan, Caradonna! The season is changing, so this is a golden opportunity to enjoy stone fruits before they disappear. Heirloom tomatoes are available at Stokes, Eckerton, Oak Grove, Bodhitree, Sycamore, Cherry Lane, and others, and will be here a bit longer, but now's the time to make sauce and freeze it and tomatoes for the winter.

Berried Treasures, Bodhitree, and others have shelling beans and Madura and Bulich have several kinds of mushroom. Sycamore, Van Houten, Miglorelli, Paffenroth, and others have corn, and many stands including Windfall and Oak Grove have good-looking squashes. I did see a couple of winter squashes and pumpkins, so things are moving along!

Stokes, Paffenroth, and others have big beautiful bunches of cut herbs, and Eckerton and Oak Grove have a huge selection of hot and sweet peppers. Hoeffner also has several peppers, tomatoes, and other produce.

Thanks to all the farmers who showed up right after 9/11 and brought us a sense of normalcy!

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/pjzlg3z


Saturday, September 7, 2013 Last day for Cheerful Cherry's peaches! They have lots of tomatoes and peppers, and champagne grapes! Buzzard Crest is here with a wide variety of grapes!

Cherry Lane has great tomatoes, lima beans, and other delicious produce. My battery died before I got to them, so no pix of them today, but trust me, Buzzard Crest, Cheerful, and Cherry Lane have beautiful produce, and they're on the West end of the market, near 15th Street.

Norwich Farms has fresh ginger! Eckerton has all kinds of peppers, including West Indian flavoring peppers. Oak Grove also has a terrific selection of peppers, as do Cheerful Cherry and Lani. Stokes has good looking tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and generous bunches of herbs, including stevia, lemon verbena, and mints.

Caradonna is here with all kinds of produce, including cherry tomatoes, berries, stone fruit, and apples. Paffenroth, Norwich, and S&SO have different selections of many types of produce, and Gorzynski has unique choices, including luscious organic lettuces and herbs.

Heirloom tomatoes can be found at Sycamore, Stokes, Oak Grove, Eckerton, Cheerful Cherry, Cherry Lane, and other stands. They're all beautiful and the season is going to be over soon, so carpe diem!! Same for peaches! I saw little pumpkins in the market today and they plus grapes equals Autumn!!!

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


Friday, September 6, 2013 Delicious slurpy peaches at Toigo, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, and Oak Grove. This is Cheerful's last weekend for peaches!

I'm having an amazing white peach as I write. Several stands have great Italian plums -- I bought some to make a tart for the weekend. Franca of Berried Treasures has excellent shelling beans -- cannellini, flageolets, cranberry beans, and others. Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and Cheerful have a wide variety of seasoning and hot peppers, and Miglorelli, Bodhitree, Oak Grove, Norwich Meadows, and others have delicious squashes.

Muddy River has excellent smallish artichokes, big bunches of herbs, and other tasty produce. Norwich, Bodhitree, Cheerful, Sycamore, Lucky Dog, and others have good-looking heirloom tomatoes.

Dancing Ewe is back! They have delicious cheeses and sausages. Hot Bread Kitchen and Our Daily Bread are here and Roaming Acres has pork, bison, and ostrich. Flying Pig has pork products and chickens. Consider Bardwell has veal and their excellent cheeses, including a wonderful fresh goat cheese.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/n8llekd


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Las Delicias is here with pastries for the holiday. Andrew's Honey has a wide selection of honeys for apple dipping!

Breezy Hill, Caradonna, Terhune, and others have several kinds of apple. Kernan has nectarines and peaches, and Oak Grove has yellow and white peaches. Sycamore and Locust Grove also have peaches and Locust has other stone fruit, including several varieties of plum.

There are beautiful eggplants at Bodhitree, Oak Grove, and others, and Berried Treasures, Oak Grove, Stokes, Eckerton, Cherry Lane,and others have many kinds of heirloom tomato. Cherry Lane and Van Houten have fresh lima beans. Many stands have squashes and Berried Treasures has several types of shelling beans, including cannelini, and beautiful haricots verts and other string beans. Eckerton and Oak Grove have many beautiful hot and sweet peppers, and Bodhitree has delicious flavoring peppers.

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


Monday, September2, 2013 Lots of beautiful produce at Norwich Farms, Race, Phillips, Maxwell, Red Jacket, Lani, and others. Hudson Valley Duck Farm is here with ducks and duck products.

Las Delicias has pastries and Andrew's Honey is here for the holiday apple dipping! Dutchmill and River Garden have lovely flowers.

PE&DD has gorgeous fish today. I had their scallops last week and they were delicious. Here again today, along with lobster, clams, various kinds of fish. To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/k36cs3g


Saturday, August 31, 2013, 2013 Buzzard Krest is here with new and familiar varieties! Cheerful Cherry has champagne grapes! It's Labor Day weekend, so you better start putting up tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits if you haven't already!

There are plenty of heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, squashes, beans, greens, and other delicious vegetables here today, as well as peaches, nectarines, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, but those grapes are a sign of the season change, and things will start to lessen after this. Some herbs have gone to seed or sprouted flowers. If you scrape corn off, put it in plastic bags, and freeze it, this is probably the day to do it. My freezer is already full of heirloom and other tomatoes.

Buzzard Krest is in the end spot this week, so Fantasy Fruit has moved down towards 16th Street or so. Windfall, Locust Grove, and D'Attolico have beautiful zucchini flowers today. I used them last week stuffed with Consider Bardwell's fresh goat cheese (here on Monday) and D'Attolico's candy-sweet cherry tomatoes, sauteed. Delicious.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/m57n5km


Friday, August 30, 2013 Elderberries, strawberries, raspberries at Berried Treasures! White and yellow peaches and nectarines at Toigo! Beautiful heirloom tomatoes at Norwich Meadows, Bodhitree, Sycamore,Cheerful Cherry, Oak Grove, and others.Champagne grapes at Cheerful Cherry! Flageolets, cannelini beans, and cranberry beans at Berried Treasures.

Miglorelli also has heirloom tomatoes, waternellons, beets, baby spinach, and a wide variety of other produce. Bodhitree has many unique items, including sweet potato leaves (saute them!), bok choy, and flavoring peppers. Norwich Meadows has gorgeous eggplants, melons, and squashes. Samascott has beautiful strawberries, string beans, and other vegetables and fruits, and Toigo and Samascott have new apples.

Roaming Acres has bison, Berkshire pork, and ostrich meat, and Flying Pig has pork products, chickens, and chicken livers. Las Delicias has tasty baked goods, and Hot Bread Kitchen has a large variety of ethnic breads.

River Garden and Dutchmill are here with beautiful flowers, and Queens County Farm has lovely mixed bunches of country flowers in addition to their good-looking heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and greens. Oak Grove has many kinds of hot and sweet peppers, eggplants, squashes, herb plants, and husk tomatoes. Cheerful Cherry has slurpy peaches, as well as various preserved pepper and other items.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/oje7vho


Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Elderberries at Berried Treasures! Fresh coriander seeds at Stokes! Lima Beans at Cherry Lane!

Heirloom tomatoes at Eckerton, Stokes, Sycamore, Berried Treasures, Bodhitree, Rogowski, Oak Grove, and others. Peaches both white and yellow and nectarines at Caradonna, Oak Grove, Terhune, Locust Grove, and Kernan. Raspberries and blackberries at Phillips, strawberries at Mountain Sweet Berry, Berried Treasures, Fantasy Fruit, and others. Shelling beans at Berried Treasures and others, and all kinds of beans at Bodhitree, Berried Treasures, and others. Many kinds of mushroom at Bulich. Tomatillos at Eckerton and Oak Grove. A huge selection of hot and sweet peppers at Eckerton, Oak Grove, and S&SO.

Many kinds of edible flowers, including sunflowers, nasturtiums, borage, zucchini flowers and roses at Windfall!

To see these and many other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/pvulwq3


Monday, August 26, 2013 Peaches, plums, apricots, berries, at Phillips, Red Jacket, Race, Truncillito. Gorgeous sauce tomatoes at Norwich, Race, Lani, and others.

Fantasy Fruit is here with blueberries and strawberries. Norwich has raspberries and Phillips has blackberries. Madura has good-looking corn and Phillips, Lani, Madura, and Maxwell have eggplants, heirloom tomatoes, all kinds of peppers both flavoring and hot, greens, salad greens, and other produce. Eckerton has heirloom tomatoes and a wide variety of hot and sweet peppers.

Las Delicias is here with delicious pastries and Buon Pane has tasty breads and other baked goods. Roaming Acres has Berkshire pork, ostrich meat, and beef, and Rising Sun has chicken, beef, and other meats. Hudson Valley Duck Farm has ground duck, duck rillettes, smoked duck, ducks, and other duck products. PE&DD has great looking scallops, fish, and clams, along with fish salads.

Dutchmill and River Garden have beautiful flowers.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/m4fxyjb


Saturday, August 24, 2013 Gorzynski's shelling beans! Eckerton's hot and sweet peppers! Heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane, Eckerton, Stokes, Sycamore, Oak Grove, Norwich Meadows, Northshire! New at Hudson Valley Duck Farm, ground duck!

More heirloom tomatoes at Cheerful Cherry and Lani! Seasoning peppers at Lani, Eckerton, Oak Grove. Many kinds of beans, including purple, green, yellow string beans, Romano beans, at Norwich, and two kinds of long beans at Lani. Unique greens at Paffenroth, Lani, Gorzynski, Windfall, Mountain Sweet Berry, D'Attolico.

Great sauce tomatoes at Cheerful Cherry, Cherry Lane, Norwich, Stokes, and Oak Grove. All kinds of squashes at Oak Grove, Lani, Norwich, and others. Delicious salad greens at Stokes, Gorzynski, Paffenroth. Beautiful eggplants at Lani, Norwich, Oak Grove, and others.

Stone fruit and berries at many stands, including Oak Grove, Terhune, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, and Caradonna. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, at Phillips, Caradonna, Hodgson's, and Fantasy Fruit. More grapes are sneaking in at Locust Grove and Cheerful Cherry (and you know what THAT means!).


Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Berried Treasures shelling beans! Windfall baby amaranth! Bodhitree's sweet melons! Mountain Sweet Berry's oxheart sauce tomatoes! Cherry Lane's San Marzanos!

Stokes's many kinds of basil and heirloom tomatoes! Keith's French crisp lettuce and rocambole garlic! Eckerton's flavoring peppers! Peaches at Caradonna, Sycamore, Terhune, and Oak Grove! Berries at Phillips, Fantasy Fruit, and Caradonna! Corn at Paffenroth, Cherry Lane, and Sycamore. Mushrooms at Bulich, Madura, and Two Guys.

It is indeed high summer, but I did spot grapes the other day at Locust Grove and notice that the flowers coming in at River Garden and Dutchmill are fully richly red and gold, indicating the season is about to change soon. If you put aside fruit and vegetables in your freezer or can them, now's the time to start.

To see these and other stands and produce here today: http://tinyurl.com/lqgetdh


Saturday, August 17, 2013 Peaches! Corn! Tomatoes! Eggplants! Squashes! Beans! It's high summer and the pickings are rich!

Mountain Sweet Berry has ramp "seeds". Eckerton, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, Cheerful Cherry, Oak Grove, Stokes, and Norwich have lots of heirloom tomatoes, and eggplants are abundant at Lani, Oak Grove, Norwich, and others. Sycamore, Paffenroth, Miglorelli, and others have corn, and there are several stands, including Cheerful Cherry, Oak Grove, Terhune, Caradonna, and Locust Grove, with peak season peaches. (Locust Grove also has grapes -- first sign of a season change.) Many stands have a variety of melons, including Norwich Meadow, Oak Grove, and others.

Mountain Sweet Berry, Phillips, Caradonna, and Fantasy fruit have berries, and currants are also available at a couple of stands, including Phillips.

Gorgeous beans can be found at Lani, Norwich, and others, and Paffenroth has a wide variety of carrots and onion family vegetables.

Violet Hill has lamb, pork, and chickens, as well as whole rabbits and rabbit parts. Quattro's and Hudson Valley Duck Farm have poultry, and Hudson Valley has a new item, ground duck!

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/nyak2gx


Friday, August 16, 2013 Today's the day for peaches at Toigo, Cheerful Cherry, and others. There are both white and yellow peaches in the market today!

Charontais melons at Norwich Meadows, corn at Sycamore, heirloom tomatoes at Cheerful Cherry, Sycamore, Norwich, Bodhitree,and others, cut herbs and artichokes at Muddy River, watermelons at several stands, berries and currants at Phillips, wild blueberries and Tri-Stars at Berried Treasures, Romano beans at Berried, Norwich. Haricots verts and other beans at Berried, Norwich, Miglorelli, Sycamore, and others. Madura has several kinds of mushroom.

Dutchmill, River Garden, and Rose Meadow have beautiful flowers. Tremblay is here with honey and honey products. Las Delicias has delicious pastries and Hot Bread Kitchen is here with many regional breads.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/n8bmgea


Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Peaches! Heirloom tomatoes! Melons! Plums! Eggplants! Romano beans! Haricots verts! Tiny potatoes! Kales! Corn!

It's high summer and there are all kinds of delicious vegetables and fruits available in the Greenmarket. Stokes has gone-to-seed coriander (great flavorful fresh coriander seeds), heirloom tomatoes, several kinds of basil, lemon verbena, and other generous bunches of cut herbs, as well as delicious salad options. Cherry Lane has San Marzano tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, corn, kirbys, and other tasty produce. Paffenroth has many kinds of cale, carrots, celeries (including red celery), herbs, potatoes, various kinds of beets, and many onion family vegetables. Bodhitree has delicious melons, unique flavoring peppers, heirloom tomatoes, and interesting beans.

Miglorelli has several kinds of beets, radishes, and other vegetables, as well as peaches and blueberries. Oak Grove has their full compliment of unique hot and sweet peppers as well as heirloom tomatoes, three kinds of popcorn, slurpy peaches, eggplants, and other delicious produce. Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries, interesting greens, and lovely tiny potatoes. Eckerton has many sizes and types of heirloom tomatoes.

River Garden, Dutchmill, Rose Meadow, and others have beautiful flowers. Cato is here with their prizewinning cheeses and Phillips has raspberries, strawberries, currants, and blueberries. Fantasy Fruit has strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Roaming Acres has pork, beef, and ostrich meats, and Blue Moon fish is here with fresh seafood.

Beth's Farm Kitchen is here with all kinds of preserves, mustards, chutneys, and ketchups and other sauces. Windfall has unique greens, edible flowers, and squashes. Berried Treasures has wild blueberries, Tri-Stars, and haricots verts.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/pwneqd3


Saturday, August10, 2013 FIGS! at Lani. CHARONTAIS MELONS! at Norwich Meadows. WHITE CURRANTS! HUSK TOMATOES! TOMATILLOS!

In addition to several unique flavoring peppers, unusual greens, beautiful heirloom tomatoes and many kinds of eggplant, Lani has brought in figs. Eckerton and Oak Grove have many types of hot and sweet peppers as well as tasty heirloom tomatoes, and Norwich Meadows has a wide variety of melons, heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, and greens. Stokes has a wide variety of basils and other cut herbs as well as excellent heirloom tomatoes, and Paffenroth has many types of kales, carrots, radishes, greens, and potatoes, in addition to many onions, cut herbs, and unique greens.

S&SO has artichokes, great deals in peppers, herbs, lettuces, and other produce. Gorzynski has lovely lettuces, herbs, and unusual organic produce. Windfall has beautiful greens, edible flowers, squashes, and squash blossoms. D'Attolico has excellent carrots, shallots, garlic, greens, and sprouts. Northshire has good-looking heirloom tomatoes and sucrine lettuce. Mountain Sweet berry has sucrine lettuce, wild arugula, and other interesting offerings, in addition to their Tri-Star strawberries.

Seatuck and PE&DD are here with excellent seafood. Flying Pig has all sorts of pork items, Roaming Acres has ostrich, and Violet Hill has poussins, lamb cuts, pork, chickens, and eggs.

Oak Grove, Cheerful Cherry, Sycamore, and others have delicious peaches and Caradonna, Locust, and others have many varieties of plum. Red Jacket is here with great looking apricots. Phillips and Fantasy Fruit have all kinds of berries, and Hodgson's has excellent blueberries.

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


Friday, August 9, 2013 I'm not able to be in the market today, but you can chech out their web site here to see the list of stands here today: http://www.grownyc.org/unionsquaregreenmarket


Wednesday, August 7, 2013 San Marzano sauce tomatoes at Cherry Lane, beautiful heirloom tomatoes at Eckerton, Stokes, Bodhitree, Oak Grove, Sycamore, Cherry Lane. Currants (red, white) at Phillips Locust Grove, Caradonna.

Beautiful tasty melons at Bodhitree, Caradonna, and other stands. Peaches at Sycamore, Oak Grove, Caradonna, and Kernan. Sweet and hot peppers at Oak Grove, S&SO, and other stands. Mountain Sweet Berry has their first oxheart sauce tomatoes as well as Tri-Star strawberries, Romano beans, sucrine lettuce.

Windfall has beautiful edible flowers, including nasturtium leaf and flower, zucchini flowers, and others.

Madura has mushrooms and other produce. Bodhitree has a wide range of flavoring peppers and eggplants. Keith, Stokes, S&SO and Paffenroth have cut herbs and many stands have fresh garlic.

To see these and others: http://tinyurl.com/lftxk2h


Monday, August 5, 2013 High Season for melons, heirloom and other tomatoes, eggplants, squashes, stone fruit, berries!

Gorgeous heirloom tomatoes at Norwich, Eckerton, Lani, Maxwell, and other stands. Equally beautiful eggplants and squashes are at Norwich, Lani, Phillips, and other stands along with beans, peppers, and husk tomatoes at Lani, Norwich, and Maxwell.

Peaches and other stone fruit at Phillips, Race, Truncillito, Red Jacket, and others. Blueberries, raspberries, currants (red, white, black) at Fantasy Fruit, and Phillips, and red and yellow raspberries at Norwich.

A wide variety of melons at Norwich Meadows, Lani, Phillips.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/l2sxsfa


Saturday, August 3, 2013 White currants, heirloom tomatoes, gooseberries, peaches, corn.

Beautiful heirloom tomatoes at Stokes, Sycamore, Eckerton, Lani,and others. Corn at Sycamore, Miglorelli, Cherry Lane, and others.

Delicious poultry and poultry products at Quattro, mushrooms, poultry and eggs at Violet Hill. Pork products at Flying Pig, Ostrich at Roaming Acres. Fresh fish at PE&DD and Seatuck. Succulent peaches at Oak Grove, Sycamore, Terhune, and others. Berries of all sorts at Caradonna, Fantasy Fruit, and Philips. Hodgson is here with blueberries. Hudson Valley Duck Farm and Quattro's have ducks and duck products.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/katt3tg

Watch out on Park Avenue this morning. The bikers, runners, and skaters have taken over for a few hours. Hazardous crossings!


Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Heirloom tomato heaven! Stokes, Eckerton, Sycamore, Keith, Oak Grove, Cherry Lane and others have many varieties and the season is definitely IN!

Peaches at Oak Grove, Kernan, Sycamore, Terhune, Caradonna, and Locust Grove. Berries at Fantasy Fruit, Locust Grove, Mountain Sweet Berry, Phillips, and Berried Treasures. Corn at many stands, including Sycamore,Paffenroth, Miglorelli, and others. Cut herbs at Eckerton, S&SO, Stokes, Paffenroth, and others. Great potatoes at Cherry Lane and Paffenroth. A wide variety of sweet and hot peppers at Oak Grove.

Beautiful lettuces at Stokes, interesting greens at Rogowski, Windfall, Mountain Sweet Berry, and Bodhitree. Tasty melons at Bodhitree, Hoeffner, and Oak Grove. Haricots verts and other delicious beans at Berried Treasures, long beans and others at Bodhitree. Eggplants at Cherry Lane, Bodhitree, and many other stands.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/m5kvhkl


Monday, July 29, 2013 Husk tomatoes at Lani and Norwich. Cavaillon and other melons at Norwich. Heirloom tomatoes at Eckerton, Norwich, Lani, Maxwell, and others.

Squashes and peaches are everywhere! Red Jacket also has apricots and plums as well as sour and sweet cherries. Trucillito has sweet cherries and peaches and Phillips has many kinds of berries, cut herbs, peaches, donut peaches, and other fruit. Race has peaches and nectarines as well as other produce. Eggplant lovers will find beautiful varieties at Norwich, Maxwell, and other stands.

Dutchmill has lovely licianthus, sunflowers, gladiolas, sweet peas, and other beautiful flowers. River Garden has mixed bouquets of country flowers.

Las Delicias is here with tasty baked goods and Buon Panna has breads and other baked items. Consider Bardwell has delicious cheeses and veal and Madura is here with various mushrooms and other produce.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/nx5q4ht


Saturday, July 27, 2013 First of Stokes Farm heirloom tomatoes. Gooseberries and currants at Locust, Fantasy Fruit, Phillips, Caradonna. Peppers are in at Oak Grove, along with heirloom tomatoes and pepper plants. Eckerton has fresh gherkins, heirloom tomatoes. D'Attolico has their sweet carrots.

The market is full of peaches (Sycamore, Caradonna, Oak Grove, and others), blueberries (Hodgson, Phillips), and melons (Norwich Meadows and others), and Mountain Sweet Berry and Fantasy fruit have strawberries.

Quattro's and Violet Hill have poussins and other poultry, and Quattro's has smoked poultry and other unique items. Violet Hill also has mushrooms and lemon curd. Bulich has a variety of mushrooms as well, and there are many stands with interesting greens (Windfall, Gorzynsky) and other beautiful produce (S&SO, Cherry Lane, Sycamore, Paffenroth).

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ku4ton6


Friday, July 26, 2013 Last of Samascott's cherries today! Cheerful Cherry and Sycamore have heirloom tomatoes and peaches! Toigo has peaches, apricots, and other stone fruit!

Toigo also preserves fruit. They have good-looking jarred fruit as well as fresh fruit and other items. Berried Treasures has a couple of varieties of wild blueberries as well as Tri-Star strawberries, fava and other delicious beans, and new potatoes. Norwich Meadows has tasty melons, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, raspberries, and other great produce. Bodhitree also has beautiful heirloom tomatoes, squashes, greens, and interesting peppers. Oak Grove has many kinds of hot and sweet peppers, as well as various pepper plants and herbs.

Mischick, Sycamore, and others have corn and Samascott has vegetables in addition to fruit, including the last of their sweet red and yellow cherries.

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


Wednesday, July 24, 2013 White currants at Locust! Fresh gherkins at Eckerton, along with several hot pepper varieties! Lemon, lime and other basils at Stokes and Paffenroth!

Hodgson's blueberries, Oak Grove and Sycamore's peaches, Locust, Terhune, and Caradonna's cherries, Berried Treasures' wild blueberries and Tri-Stars, Mountain Sweet Berry's Tri-Stars, Fantasy Fruit's gooseberries, strawberries, and blueberries, all here today, along with Phillips and Kernan's berries. Lots of cherries around the market, at Locust Grove, Caradonna, and other stands.

Plenty of heirloom tomatoes, including Sycamore, Eckerton, Bodhitree, and the first of Oak Grove's excellent varieties. Great cherry tomatoes at Stokes and Eckerton. Beautiful eggplants at Bodhitree and Cherry Lane. Beautiful edible flowers at Windfall, along with unusual spicy greens and salad greens in various sizes and zucchini blossoms.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/kq8hjwm


Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Hoeffner has tomatillos! Cherry Lane, Bodhitree, and Eckerton have beautiful heirloom tomatoes! Oak Grove and Sycamore have good looking peaches.

Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries, baby wild arugula, baby French leeks, and other tasty produce. Eckerton has beautiful bush basil, potatoes, heirloom cherry tomatoes, raspberries, and young carrots. Bodhitree has a wide variety of eggplants, peppers, salad greens, and herbs. Keith has cut herbs, tomatoes, beautiful lettuces, rocambole garlic. Miglorelli has good looking peaches, blueberries, root vegetables, greens, and juices. Rogowski has leeks, blueberries, nettles, and other interesting produce. Kernan has nectarines, melons, beans, blueberries, eggplants, tomatoes, and other vegetables.

Locust Grove, Terhune, and Caradonna have cherries, peaches, currants, gooseberries, plums, and other delicious fruit.

To see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/kvzwz2n

Big Event in Union Square: (From GrowNYC)

Union Square Night Market and Birthday Party! Union Square Greenmarket - 17th Street & Union Square West Wednesday, July 17th 4pm-8pm Join us for this very special one-time event! On Wednesday, July 17th, the Union Square Greenmarket turns 37 years old, and to celebrate we will have farmers selling their farm fresh produce, meats, and cheeses, while welcoming a curated roster of restaurants serving prepared foods. Along with all of the delicious food served that evening, there will be programming for families, live music by The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, and Greenmarket beer served in the pavilion.

All of your favorite Wednesday Greenmarket farmers will be in attendance, along with these restaurants selling individual dishes, desserts and beverages: Back Forty/Back Forty West Brooklyn Brewery serving Greenmarket Wheat Beer Chop't Salad Craft/Craftbar Hearth/Terroir Monument Lane P&H Soda Rouge Tomate Telepan Tocqueville Restaurant Union Square Cafe 'Wichcraft Register and receive a FREE Union Square Night Market Pass that will give you $1 off each dish. Print and bring the pass with you on July 17th and present to individual restaurants for $1 off each dish. There are a limited number of passes so get yours early! This event is free and open to the public and is held in collaboration with the Union Square Partnership.


Monday, July 15, 2013 New type of okra at Norwich Meadows! Sweet cherries at Red Jacket! Fresh fish! Black-Eyed Susans!

It's pretty hot already, but most of our Monday stands are here. Norwich has MELONS!! Lani has purslane, okra, squashes, heirloom tomatoes, and fresh chickpeas. Red Jacket has sweet and sour cherries, apricots, and other fruit. Race has corn, other produce, and pastries. Phillips has all kinds of berries, shelled English peas, peaches, and other vegetables.Roaming Acres has Berkshire bacon, ostrich meat, and other protein. Las Delicias has tasty pastries both savory and sweet and Hudson Valley Duck Farm is here with rillets, ducks, and duck products.

To see GrowNYC'S LIST OF STANDS HERE TODAY: http://tinyurl.com/oqot5zz

To see pictures: http://tinyurl.com/pzd5kbk


Saturday, July 13, 2013 Seatuck has hard and soft shelled crabs! Lani has fresh chickpeas and fairytale eggplant.

Unfortunately, my camera's battery ran out, so I'm relying on my phone to remind me of what I saw this morning!

Fantasy Fruit has gooseberries, blueberries, and Tri-Star strawberries. Mountain Sweet Berry also has Tri-stars as well as various unique greens. Terhune, Caradonna, and Sycamore have peaches and Locust Grove has peaches, berries, and cherries.

Cherry Lane and Eckerton have heirloom tomatoes and Stokes has heirloom cherry tomatoes. Sycamore, Eckerton, and Cherry Lane have corn. Oak Grove has many kinds of pepper plant and Norwich Meadows has yellow and black raspberries. D'Attolico has their delicious sweet carrots and other great produce and sprouts.

To see the GrowNYC attendance list for today: http://tinyurl.com/loeh38p

To see pictures of stands and produce here today at around 11 AM on my second trip: http://tinyurl.com/q4weaga


Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Corn is here at Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Eckerton, and other stands. Peaches at Kernan, Terhune, and Locust Grove. Outdoor heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane, Eckerton. Sycamore and Stokes have good looking tomatoes as well, and Stokes and Eckerton have beautiful cherry tomatoes. Next Wednesday is the last of the season for Shushan's hydroponic tomatoes. Oak Grove has several kinds of hot and sweet pepper plants in pots as well as herb plants, popcorn, beef, and pork, and beautiful sunflowers. Rose Meadow was not here when I checked out the market.

Bodhitree has a wide range of beans, tomatoes, greens, eggplants, and other tasty produce. Paffenroth also has great produce, including many colors of baby carrot, young celery, and a wide variety of interesting greens.

Phillips, Hodgson, Mountain Sweet Berry, Madura, and Terhune have various berries, and Locust Grove and Caradonna have gooseberries and currants as well. Red Jacket has the first of their apricots.

River Garden and Dutchmill have beautiful flowers today. Andrew's honey is here as well, and Beth's Farm Kitchen has great sauces for burgers as well as mustards, chutneys, and delicious jams.

To see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/k2xzgrt


Saturday, July 6, 2013 Eckerton has baby artichokes! Fantasy Fruit has gooseberries!! Locust Grove has currants! Caradonna, Cheerful Cherry, and others have sweet and sour cherries. Locust Grove also has local strawberries and Mountain Sweet Berry has Tri-Star strawberries. Hodgson is here with blueberries and Phillips has raspberries and blueberries.

Sycamore has CORN as well as tomatoes, fava beans, and other produce. Norwich has many kinds of bean, pepper, eggplant, and green. Lani has all kinds of beans, peppers, unique greens, and fresh garlic. D'Attolico has their delicious sweet carrots, onion flowers, sprouts, and greens. Paffenroth has all kinds of interesting carrots, radishes, beets, potatoes, and greens, and S&SO has heirloom tomatoes, lettuces, and other produce. Miglorelli has beets, radishes, greens, and cherries.

Stokes has many kinds of cut herbs, including bush basil, Thai basil, and other basils, fresh garlic, tomatoes, squashes, and greens. Oak Grove has gorgeous sunflowers, great popcorn, many kinds of potted herbs, and several potted peppers. (They also have pork and beef.) Hoeffner has vegetables and flowering plants. (He reminded me today that he, S&SO, and Hodgson were among the farms here on the very first day of the Greenmarket, at the 59th Street Bridge location, now gone but not forgotten!!)

To see a list of who's here and who's out: http://tinyurl.com/loeh38p

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/l76kp8p


Friday, July 5, 2013 Toigo! New fruit farm in the Friday market with peaches, apricots, cherries, honey, barbecue sauce!

Cheerful Cherry, Toigo, and Samascott all have beautiful cherries. Norwich has black, yellow, and red raspberries. Samascott, Lucky Dog, Miglorelli, and Berried Treasures have strawberries. Toigo has sweet peaches and apricots.

Norwich and Bodhitree have many kinds of eggplant, pepper, and beans, including fava beans, and Bodhitree has heirloom and other tomatoes. Mischick has beefsteak tomatoes. Cheerful Cherry has cherry tomatoes. Miglorelli has various carrots, including a sweet round baby variety. Madura has several kinds of mushroom.

Hot Bread Kitchen has many kinds of breads and Las Delicias has delicious pastries. Beth's Farm Kitchen is here with tasty jams, chutneys, hot sauces, and ketchups. Dancing Ewe has cheeses and sausages (ask to see them -- the heat is keeping them in the coolers). Roaming Acres has Berkshire pork, ostrich meat, and beef. Dutchmill has lovely flowers.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/moo5qfs

To see a list of who's here and who's out: http://tinyurl.com/loeh38p


Saturday, June 29, 2013 Caradonna, Locust Grove, and Fantasy Fruit have gooseberries! Keith has flowering onions, garlic, and thyme. Windfall has several new kinds of edible flower.

Lani, Eckerton, and Norwich have fava beans and Lani and Northshire have already shelled peas. Lani has the last of their asparagus. Cherry season is here and Cheerful Cherry is back with their excellent tasty cherries. Locust Grove has all sorts of berries and Caradonna and Locust have currants. Fantasy Fruit is here with strawberries and Mountain Sweet Berry has tri-stars as well. Cherry Lane, Locust, and Caradonna have raspberries and Phillips has raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries.

Cherry Lane has heirloom tomatoes and Shushan is here with hydroponic cherry and other tomatoes. Stokes also has heirloom cherry tomatoes and other tomatoes as well as generous bunches of cut herbs and D'Attolico has beautiful flowering vegetables. If you're looking for lovely lettuces, try Gorzynski, D'Attolico, Eckerton, S&SO, and Paffenroth. For good-looking eggplants and various peppers, check out Norwich Meadows. Mountain Sweet Berry has maroon and yellow sugar snap peas.

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


Friday, June 28, 2013 Last day for Berried Treasures peonies, Samascott asparagus, Sycamore's strawberries. First day for Cheerful Cherry's cherries!

Fava beans, squashes, garlic scapes, young onions and garlic, are available at several stands, including Lucky Dog, Bodhitree, Norwich Meadows, and Muddy River. Norwich andBodhtree have fairytale eggplants and other eggplant varieties. Stokes has cherry tomatoes and other greenhouse tomatoes. In addition to their sweet cherries, Samascott has two kinds of sour cherries. Treelicious also has cherries and several stands have strawberries.

Dutchmill has beautiful gladiolas and other flowers, and Rose Meadow is here with lovely flowers as well. Las Delicias has delicious pastries and Hot Bread Kitchen is here with breads and other baked goods. Francesca's Bakery has breads and desserts. To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/q5rsbpm


Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Rogowski has mulberries! Locust Grove has red currants and sweet cherries! Last day for Hodgson's peonies!

Young onions and garlic, garlic scapes, stinging nettles, shelling peas and sugar snaps, young carrots, all can be found in the market today. I saw one lonely baby fennel at Paffenroth's, so I suppose that there is a restaurant somewhere planning something delicious. Madura had some wild asparagus in addition to their various mushrooms and other produce. Phillips has a two raspberry/one blueberry box deal for $10, and Kernan has PEACHES!

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/o3anfz3


Saturday, June 22, 2013 Keith has MULBERRIES! Eckerton has FAVA BEANS! Windfall has many kinds of EDIBLE FLOWERS! Northshire has already shelled shelling peas!

Today and Wednesday will be the last for Hodgson's peonies. River Garden and Ryder have beautiful country flowers and Rose Meadow has sweet peas, snapdragons, and roses.

Last week for Hoeffner's asparagus. Lani has some, too, but the season is going. Many stands have several delicious types of squash, including Lani, Norwich, and others.

Locust Grove has cherries and Miglorelli has some, too. Sycamore, Phillips, Caradonna and others have strawberries. Stokes has tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. Unfortunately, I missed the sungold cherry tomatoes at Eckerton! I did pick up raspberries at Locust, blueberries at Phillips, and strawberries at Sycamore.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/m4q55v3


Friday, June 21, 2013 Beautiful young fennel at Muddy River! All kinds of string beans at Bodhitree! Raspberries and blueberries at Phillips!

You'll find great strawberries at Sycamore, Samascott, and others. Several stands have garlic scapes and young garlic, and there is good-looking sorrel at Stokes, Muddy, and Bodhitree. Dancing Ewe is here with their delicious tartufo cheese and Madura has several kinds of mushroom. Queens County Farm has tasty greens, multicolored radishes, and beautiful country flower bouquets.

Samascott has asparagus as well as scapes and many stands have sugar snaps and shelling peas. Sycamore, Bodhitree, and Stokes have beautiful basil and Oak Grove, Binder, and others have excellent herb sets. Oak Grove has lush pepper plant and tomato plant varieties. Bodhitree has shishito peppers, agretti, and other unique produce.

Berried Treasures has small potatoes, scapes, cress, and other interesting produce as well as beautiful peonies. Dutchmill has lovely country flowers and lilies. To see these and other stands and produce, check out: http://tinyurl.com/molg328


Saturday, June 15, 2013 Rain has affected some crops, like Cherry Lane's asparagus and strawberries (they don't have them today).

There are many choices today, like strawberries from Sycamore, Stokes, Locust Grove, Phillips, and others, and sugar snaps and shelling peas from Eckerton, Miglorelli, and others, or baby carrots from Paffenroth, gorgeous lettuces from D'Attolico and Gorzynski, and fava beans from Lani. Locust Grove has the first cherries of the season and Hoeffner and others have rhubarb.

Stokes has big generous bunches of cut herbs and they, Binder, Silver Heights, and Oak Grove have beautiful lush potted herbs and other plants. Hoeffner and Van Houten have all kinds of interesting flowering plants and Van Houten has flowering and other trees.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/klbkh7x


Friday, June 14, 2013 Well, I was very late today (for me), so I thought I'd give you an idea of what it's like at 1PM on a Friday!

Since the season has hit a more productive time, there are still plenty of options at mid day, with the only almost-sold-out stand being Bodhitree. Other stands still have many strawberries, lettuces and other greens, and asparagus. Muddy River is running out of their big generous bunches of chervil, but they have a lot of other choices.

Berried Treasures had plenty of potatoes and peonies, but had run out of Tri-star strawberries, and Miglorelli had plenty of arugula, shelling peas, and sugar snaps. Sycamore had a good supply of tomatoes and their excellent strawberries, and Samascott had plenty of asparagus and great strawberries as well. Dutchmill has many lilies and other interesting flowers.

Stokes has plenty of greens and cut herbs as well as potted plants and Oak Grove has beautiful edible nasturtiums and their mixed herb window sets.

Norwich Meadows has delicious produce, including beets, carrots, and greens, and Two Guys still has some mushrooms as well as hydroponic lettuces and other greens. Rogowsky also has interesting vegetables, including nettles, as well as their excellent greens.Queens County Farm Museum has tempting salad greens and other produce.

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


Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Dandelion greens! Stinging Nettles! Fava Beans! Shelling peas and sugar snaps! Asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries! Shishito peppers!

Gorgeous baby carrots in many colors at Paffenroth. They also have beautiful baby beats, all kinds of interesting and unusual greens, and herbs. Kernan is here with fava beans, Bodhitree with shishito peppers, and Mountain Sweet Berry with wild baby arugula and other unique greens. Cherry Lane has tasty heirloom and other greenhouse tomatoes and Hoeffner has tomatoes, rhubarb, and asparagus. Others with asparagus: Kernan, Cherry Lane, Stokes. Rogowski has dandelion greens as well as nettles and other greens, and Windfall has many kinds of greens and edible flowers.

The range of strawberry types and prices around the market is wide, with pints going for as little as $3.50 and as much as $5, and quarts going for $6 to $10. Tri-Star prices are also variable.You'll find great strawberries at Sycamore, Cherry Lane, Phillips, Kernan, and other stands, and Tri- Stars at Mountain Sweet Berry and Berried Treasures.

River Garden has amazing country flowers, with their yellow columbine bouquets being among the most lovely. Hodgson is here with beautiful peonies and Berried Treasures has gorgeous peony buds as well. Rose Meadow has fragrant roses and other flowers. To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/l5ol3ac


Monday, June 10, 2013 Maxwell's! Race! Lani! Norwich! These and others have strawberries and other Spring produce! It's peak season for local strawberries, with many stands having beautiful and tasty varieties. Prices vary, but most are worth the extra dollar, considering the loving care given by our farmers. Several stands also have rhubarb, so pies and shortcake are in order. Or just strawberries cut up over ice cream.

There are also garlic scapes, spring garlic, young leeks, cut herbs, salad greens, and squashes available at Lani's stand and others. Madura is here with mushrooms and other produce and Healthway has interesting potatoes and herb plants.

While I was away, a new poultry farmer arrived in the Monday market, Wildcraft Farms. Check out his list for the chickens and other birds he's brought today. Roaming Acres has bison, pork, and ostrich. Consider Bardwell has veal. Hudson Valley Duck Farm has ducks, duck parts, and duck products, including rillettes.

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


Saturday, JUNE 8, 2013 Strawberries! Scapes! Sugar snaps! Shelling peas!! Spring garlic! Lovely lettuces!

So glad to have Sycamore back with their excellent strawberries! Rick Bishop of Mountain Sweet Berry has beautiful Tri-stars, and many stands have luscious new varieties, including Locust Grove, Norwich, Stokes, and others. Cherry Lane has tasty strawberries, greenhouse tomatoes, and asparagus, and Stokes has cut herbs, sweet cherry tomatoes, greens, and asparagus. Hawthorne Valley has a new spot for their stand -- temporarily -- on the East end of the Greenmarket.

I was afraid that the peonies were over, but Hodgson is here with beautiful pink, deep pink, white, and variegated blossoms.

Seatuck had a line waiting for their excellent shellfish, and I was happy to see Ryder next stand down with lovely flowers, greens, and spring garlic. D'Attolico is across the way with delicious salad greens and sprouts, and Bulich is down the road apiece with several good-looking mushroom varieties.

Lani has a wide variety of unique vegetables and S&SO and Paffenroth have gorgeous produce today. Eckerton has sweet shelling peas and Cherry Lane has sweet and crunchy sugar snap peas. Saute some of Eckerton's scapes with peas and snap peas and serve 'em over angel hair pasta -- that's my plan!

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


Saturday, JUNE 1, 2013 Stokes Farm's first cherry tomatoes! Eckerton's sugar snaps and English peas! Cherry Lane's sugar snaps, greenhouse heirloom tomatoes! Violet Hill & Northshire's morels!

Things are really popping in the market now. Stokes, Cherry Lane, Lani, and others have asparagus. Eckerton has beautiful French radishes and Mountain Sweet Berry has wild baby arugula and watercress. Gorzynski has great salad greens and unique root vegetables and Windfall and Lani have edible flowers. Violet Hill has various mushrooms along with their pork, poultry, and unusual eggs. Quattro's has tasty poultry, smoked poultry, and chicken, turkey, and other eggs.

Hodgson's is back with gorgeous peonies, and Durr has the (they say) last of their peonies and old fashioned irises. Caradonna and other stands also have peonies and other flowers. Locust Grove has lilacs.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/m9awepg


Friday, May 31, 2013 Bodhitree has agretti, minutina, and other unique produce. Muddy River has gorgeous garlic, herbs, and other greens. Stokes and others have tasty asparagus and strawberries! Las Delicias has delicious savory tarts, including cauliflower, spinach, and mushroom, as well as wonderful pastries. Norwich has wonderful greens and Rogowski has beautiful baby carrots and other greens. Stokes, Oak Grove, and Binder have lush herb and other potted plants and Oak Grove has their interesting heirloom tomato plant varieties. Madura has several types of mushroom and Tello is here with several sizes of fresh eggs.

Two Guys, Dutchmill, and others have beautiful peonies and other flowers.

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


Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Spicy wild baby arugula at Mountain Sweet Berry, edible flowers at Bodhitree and Windfall, French crisp lettuce at Keith, sugar snap peas at Eckerton, greenhouse heirloom tomatoes at Cherry Lane! Asparagus everywhere! Hodgson is back with beautiful peonies! They'll have blueberries later on! Roaming Acres has pork, ostrich, and beef, and Blue Moon has delicious fresh fish and shellfish. Berried Treasures has many kinds of small potatoes, ramps, watercress, and flowers.

Caradonna has lovely peonies and Rose Meadow has fragrant "Sensation" roses. Dutchmill has colorful peonies, cornflowers, and other country flowers. To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/pz4yhkb


Saturday, May 25, 2013 Deep Mountain Maple has their last fiddleheads of the year. Norwich has their first garlic scapes! Lani, Cherry Lane, Phillips, and others have strawberries. Mountain Sweet Berry wasn't here when I checked out the market and D'Attolico hadn't arrived yet. Sycamore hasn't put in an appearance either, but Eckerton is here with delicious greens, all kinds of lettuces, radishes, and other produce. Gorzynski has good-looking greens as well, and Hoeffner has great looking beets, carrots, rhubarb, and asparagus. Others with tasty asparagus: Cherry Lane, Stokes, Lani. Cherry Lane has their excellent greenhouse heirloom tomatoes and there's been a rumor of shelling peas that may not actually play out until next week.

I was too early to take pix of Caradonna, but they're here. Oak Grove and Binder are here with lush herb and other plants and Stokes has flowering plants as well as herb sets and cut herbs. Durr has marvelous peonies and bearded irises along with other beautiful flowers, I Fiori has lovely lilies, and Duva has gorgeous irises as well. Rose Meadow had some pretty flowers out when I went by, but I was too early for pictures.

I did get many pictures of those stands which were set up: http://tinyurl.com/q6og35g For some reason Picasa included cat photos which were originally at the beginning of the shots. I have no idea why. Just ignore them!


Saturday, May 11, 2013 STRAWBERRIES at Lani! FIDDLEHEADS at Deep Mountain Maple! OLD FASHIONED IRISES AND PEONIES AT DURR! Garlic scapes and other interesting greens and edible flowers at Lani! Bags of ramp leaves at Violet Hill! Soft shelled crabs at Seatuck! Asparagus at Stokes, Miglorelli, Cherry Lane, Lani, Hoeffner, and others. Lilacs at Durr, Locust Grove (many colors there), and other stands. Fava bean greens and other interesting greens at Lani. Windfall has wild violets and other edible flowers as well as many kinds of green and salad.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/c7757k5


Friday, May 10, 2013 FIDDLEHEADS at Lucky Dog and Deep Mountain Maple! RHUBARB at Samascott and Muddy River!! RAMPS at Samascott, Lucky Dog, and others. ASPARAGUS at Bodhitree, Stokes, Miglorelli, Queens County Farm, and others. LILACS at River Garden and others. HERB SETS at Oak Grove, Stokes, and Binder.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/c2zbntw


Saturday, May 4, 2013 RHUBARB at Hoeffner! Beautiful baby radishes at Eckerton! Asparagus at Stokes, Hoeffner, Cherry Lane, and others. Ramps at Mountain Sweet Berry, Lani, Northshire, Violet Hill.

Binder has beautiful blossoms in addition to vegetable flats, herb flats, and pretty flowers. Oak Grove also has lovely potted herbs and heirloom tomato plants as well as design-your-own windowsill herb gardens. Stokes has lots of gorgeous potted flowers and herbs and Van Houten has flower flats and flowering trees. I Fiori, Duva, River Garden, and others have interesting tulips and other cut flowers, and Lani has an extensive selection of edible flowers, as does Windfall Farms. Hudson Valley Organic and Windfall have tiny mesclun selections and Eckerton has several kinds of green, including broccoli rabb.

Three Corner Field Farm is back today with their delicious lamb, yogurt, and cheeses! Violet Hill has rabbit and Quattro's has poussins, pheasant eggs, and wild turkey eggs.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/d8p45au


Friday, May 4, 2013 RHUBARB at Muddy River and Samascott! ASPARAGUS at Bodhitree, Miglorelli, Samascott, Lucky Dog. RAMPS at Samascott, Lucky Dog, and others. Purslane at Rogowski!

To see these and other stands and produce:

http://tinyurl.com/cltuygz


Wednesday, May 1, 2013 FIDDLEHEADS!! at Tamarack, Garden of Spices, and other stands. Asparagus at Bodhitree, Hoeffner, S&SO, and others. Ramps at Mountain Sweet Berry and others.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/cz62omb


Saturday, April 27, 2013 RAMPS!! ASPARAGUS!! Mountain Sweet Berry, Lani, Violet Hill, Northshire have ramps and Paffenroth, Lani, Hoeffner, and Cherry Lane have asparagus!

Many like D'Attolico, Norwich, Paffenroth, and Lani have all kinds of onion family items -- young shallots, scallions, and garlic. Windfall, Lani, and others have edible flowers and other beautiful greens and mini-greens.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/c46elh5


Friday, April 26, 2013 Bulletin! Bodhitree and Queens County Farm Museum have ASPARAGUS (not alot!)

Rogowski has wild garlic, nettles, other greens, and baby carrots. Lucky Dog has RAMPS and other Spring greens. Bodhitree also has beautiful edible flowers, lovely salad and other greens, and eggs. Stokes also has gorgeous salad greens, kale, and cut herbs. Muddy River has new season leeks and other produce and Madura has several mushroom varieties.

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


Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Rampfest at Mountain Sweet Berry, baby carrots at Rogowski, Bordeaux spinach at Bodhitree!! Heirloom tomato plants at Oak Grove!!

Things are getting greener, although the weather has slowed things down. Tamarack's greens season has begun, finally, and Rogowski has many more options than it did last week. Bodhitree has stunning (yes, I said stunning) Tuscan kale and many other beautiful greens and edible flowers, including spignarella (know how to use it?, I don't, but it looked tasty). Miglorelli has lots of arugula and broccoli raab, and Madura has salad and other greens as well as mushrooms. Bulich is here with several kinds of mushroom and $5 grab-and-go bags of some varieties.

Locust Grove, Terhune, and others have blossoming branches, and River Garden has some pretty fresh flowers in addition to their quince branches and dried flower arrangements. Rose Meadow has roses, anemones, and snapdragons and Dutchmill has some new varieties of their lovely tulips.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/c98m2vr


Saturday, April 20, 2013 RAMPS at Mountain Sweet Berry and Lani! Young garlic, shallots, etc. at several stands. Eckerton has beautiful baby carrots and beets!

Check out Silver Heights for a wide variety of vegetable plants and Stokes, Oak Grove, Silver Heights, Hoeffner, and Binder for beautiful herb plants. Oak Grove has many types of heirloom tomato plants and small potted herb gardens for windowsill gardeners.

Quattro's has largish chickens this week (I got the last smallish one) as well as other tasty poultry (ducks, pheasants, etc.), soup meat, turkey and pheasant eggs, smoked poultry, and other goodies. Flying Pig has pork cuts and sausages, Roaming Acres has ostrich meat, Tonjes has veal, and Grazin' has beef and other meats.

Breezy Hill has hard and soft ciders, apples, pastries, and other fruit items. If you want to help them rebuild their cider mill, stop by and ask them how.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/cnowwz2


Friday, April 19, 2013 Lucky Dog has ramps, Bodhitree has edible flowers, baby salad greens, and other greens, and their excellent eggs, and Rogowski has stinging nettles, edible flowers, and baby spinach and carrots. Consider Bardwell has Grade B maple syrup, meat on sale, and delicious cheeses. To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/cvlxccn


Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Silver Heights is back with beautiful potted vegetable and other plants for home gardeners!! Mountain Sweet Berry has a great supply of RAMPS!

Cherry Lane has lovely rainbow chard, brussels sprouts, spinach, and salad greens, and is hoping for asparagus in a couple of weeks. Rogowski has beautiful baby carrots, stinging nettles, and other greens. Bodhitree has Bordeaux spinach and other unique greens and salads.

Bulich has several of their excellent mushroom varieties in "grab and go" bags as well as pick-your-own options. Madura has several greens as well as various good-looking mushrooms and potted plants.

River Garden has fresh flowers and flowering branches and Dutchmill is here with double daffodils and other unique Spring tulips. Duva also has tulips and there are beautiful orchid plants in the market as well.

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


Monday, April 15, 2013 Lani has ramps! Race says they will have ramps next Monday.

Lani has beautiful edible flowers. Race, Healthway, and others have potted herb plants. Madura has mushrooms and greens and Race and Phillips have potted flowering plants. Hudson Valley Duck Farm is here with delicious rillettes, ducks, and other duck products and Roaming Acres has pork, ostrich, and bison.

To see these and other stands and products here today: http://tinyurl.com/cg2raqz


Saturday, April 13, 2013 Cherry Lane is back[and says ASPARAGUS in two weeks]! RAMP madness at Lani and Mountain Sweet Berry! Poussin at Violet Hill!

Those ramps are going fast! I saw foragers from Blue Hill and Gramercy Tavern stocking up and I'm sure there were more shopping for restaurants coming and going. Eckerton has gorgeous French breakfast radishes and baby carrots and Gorzynski has all sorts of Spring greens. Violet Hill has turkey, duck, and chicken eggs as well as their beautiful little poussins.

Grazin' has a new product -- butter! Cherry Lane has spinach, brussels sprouts, and other produce, and Monks Hood has various mini greens and baby carrots.

Seatuck has eels, flounders, crabs, clams, and other fresh fish and shellfish. Flying Pig has bacons and other pork products and Violet Hill, Northshire, and Quattro's have various kinds of egg. Quattro's also has chickens and other poultry, sausages, and smoked poultry. PE&DD has fresh fish, shellfish, and fish salads.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/dxjj3px


Friday, April 12, 2013 BULLETIN! LUCKY DOG HAS RAMPS!!! LATER BULLETIN -- NO MORE RAMPS TODAY!! But they will have them next time they're here. (Those restaurants get there early!) Rogowski had baby carrots, but I saw a restaurant forager buying a lot of them a few minutes ago!

Despite the cold, damp, and rain, most of the usual Friday stands are here today, including Las Delicias with pastries and Francesca with breads, savories and other baked goods. Samascott, Miglorelli, Muddy River, Madura, Queens County Farm Museum, Two Guys, and Bodhitree are all here with various greens. Finnish Ruis has their breads and Our Daily Bread and Hot Bread Kitchen are here as well.

Dutchmill has beautiful tulips, including some new varieties.

TO SEE THESE AND OTHER STANDS HERE TODAY: http://tinyurl.com/bozwrs3

From Greenmarket:List of who is NOT HERE today

UNION SQUARE GREENMARKET, NEW YORK NY OPEN YEAR-ROUND, 8AM-6PM, M/W/F/SAT Friday, 04/12//203

Who's OUT today... -------------------- BERRIED TREASURES FARM Vegetables, Berries & Herbs.

BETH'S FARM KITCHEN Pickled Goods, Jams & Chutneys.

BINDER FARM Potted Plants, Vegetable starters & Herbs.

DANCING EWE Raw/Aged Tuscan-style Cow & Sheep's Milk Cheeses. Merguez.

GREENER PASTURES Wheatgrass Plants & Juice. Micro green Shoots.

HAMMOND DAIRY Grassfed Cow's Milk Yogurt & Granola.

LAVENDER BY THE BAY Dried Lavender Sachets & Culinary.

MOUNTAIN SWEET BERRY FARM Vegetables.

RIVER GARDEN Dried Flower Arrangements.

STONE ARCH FARMS Baked Goods & Eggs.

VAN HOUTEN Potted Plants & Herbs.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Gandhi has his magnolias and daffodils!

Spring has sprung and the first thing I saw this morning was Dutchmill's beautiful tulips! Lavender by the Bay has lavender plants and lavender products. Stokes, Van Houten, and Binder have beautiful potted flowering plants and Stokes, Binder, and Oak Grove have lovely herb plants.

Bodhitree, Two Guys, and Shushan have salad greens and Windfall has cut mesclun and all sorts of edible flowers and sprouts. Hoeffner has salad plants.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/clwu73e


Monday, April 8, 2013 Magnolias budding! Flowering branches flowering! Tulips and Daffodils! Edible flowers! SPRING!

Lani has many types of edible flowers, along with young garlic, shallots, and leeks. Race and Phillips have potted flowering plants and herbs. Lavender By the Bay has lavender and lavender gifts. Dutchmill has beautiful tulips. Butterfield has goat cheeses with herbs and Las Delicias has lavender cookies. The sun is not only out, but warm, and the Greenmarket is humming. In fact, Andrew's New York based honeys are here -- try "Brooklyn" or "Union Square"!

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


Saturday, April 6, 2013 Lani's in a new spot near 16th St.! Gorzynski is back! Eckerton is back! Seatuck and Binder are back!

Eckerton has mache, baby Tuscan kale, French breakfast radishes, and other greens. Gorzynski has root vegetables and mache. Lani has various edible flowers (tatsoi and others). Windfall has many delicious minigreens as well as rutabagas and other root vegetables and their aracuna eggs. Binder has beautiful young flowering and herb plants.

Violet Hill has petit poussins, duck,goose,turkey, eggs, and several chicken varieties, along with pork, lamb, and chickens. Quattro's has pheasant eggs, wild turkey eggs, and lovely little half chickens as well as chickens, ducks, and other poultry, and venison. Seatuck has several sizes and types of clam and other seafood.

James Durr has magnolia and other flowering branches and tulips. I Fiori has peony tulips and other unique tulips and lilies. Cato Corner has several remarkable cheeses, including my favorite of this year, Dairyaire.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/blclh5x


Friday, April 5, 2013 Green garlic! Tatsoi! New Bakery! Dancing Ewe is back! Magnolias are budding! SPRING!!

Muddy River and Norwich Meadows have different varieties of young garlic. There's a new bakery, Francesca's, with a wide selection of breads and pastries, in the spot previously held by Hot Bread Kitchen (who've moved to a new location near 16th Street). Dancing Ewe has their delicious cheese and sausages. Las Delicias is back after a break with tasty tarts, muffins, lavender cookies, madeleines, and other baked goods. Stokes has cut thyme and rosemary in addition to beautiful flowering plants and herb plants.

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


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Tulips! Flowering Branches! Baby Spinach! Pea Shoots! SPRING!!!

Dutchmill has lovely tulips and DAFFODILS! Locust Grove has flowering fruit tree branches and many have pussy willows. Tamarack, Rogowski, Madura, and Bodhitree have spinach, and several stands have salad greens and other greens, including Two Guys, Shushan, and Bodhitree.

I had some of Beth's Farm Kitchen ketchup on my burger this week -- very tasty! I might try their hot sauce on a Tamarack sausage today.

Roaming Acres has bison, beef, pork, and ostrich! (They'll have all of those Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Just ostrich on Saturdays.)

Stokes is here with potted flowering plants and herbs. Oak Grove has potted herb plants, popcorn, pastries, pork and beef. Caradonna, Terhune, Locust Grove, and others have apples and ciders, and Breezy Hill has hard cider and other cider items as well as pastries.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/dypkxk8


Saturday, March 30, 2013 Pheasant and wild turkey eggs at Quattro's! Goose, duck, and turkey eggs at Violet Hill! Green eggs at Windfall! AND S&SO is back!!

Stokes, Van Houten, and others have beautiful potted flowers, and James Durr and Phillips have cut tulips. Rose Meadow has beautiful roses, anemones, and other flowers, and Durr, River Garden, and Phillips have flowering branches.

Quattro's has venison, pheasants, chickens, and other poultry, as well as smoked poultry and sausages. Flying Pig and Violet Hill have pork cuts and Violet Hill and Catskill Merino have lamb and lamb products. Violet Hill also has rabbit.

Windfall has all kinds of greens, including radish sprouts and various mesclun combinations. (I had some of their radish sprouts in a dish at Union Square Cafe, and they were a perfect garnish for the potato tortelli. Just saying...) Monks Hood has various minigreens and cut organic sage and rosemary. Lani has tatsoi flowers and other delicious and interesting minigreens.

S&SO is back with root vegetables and gift items and Beth's Farm Kitchen has strawberry, apple, and blueberry syrups for ice cream or waffles (only today -- catch them while you can!).

Mountain Sweet Berry has great potato chips for hors d'oeuvres as well as lovely small potatoes (I'm roasting some of them under my chicken this weekend.). (Rick says don't expect ramps before the middle of April.)

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


Friday, March 29, 2013 Bodhitree has interesting rose shaped chicory, Mountain Sweet Berry is predicting ramps in about two weeks, Queens County has their great salad mix and spinach, and Dutchmill has wonderful tulips. River Garden has flowering branches and Flying Pig is able to display their delicious pork products (including leaf lard pastry ready to roll out) in a temptingly visible way. Muddy River has fresh cut thyme and Van Houten has lovely pansy flats and other Spring flowers. Leaves are getting ready to burst open and the magnolia tree on 15th Street is definitely on its way to blossoming.

To see these and other stands and what they've brought:

http://tinyurl.com/d96pbcb


Monday, March 25, 2013 Weather has kept some stands home, including Dutchmill. Las Delicias is out for the holiday. Many Monday regulars are here:

Roaming Acres -- bison, pork, ostrich. Lani -- chickweed and other unusual greens, Japanese sweet potatoes, herbs. Central Valley -- Butter, cheeses, vegetable soup. Hudson Valley Duck Farm -- Ducks and duck products. Phillips -- vegetables and potted flowers, flowering branches. Race -- apples, pastries, cider vinegar, honey. Madura -- Mushrooms, vegetables, potted flowers. Healthway -- potatoes and apples. Red Jacket -- juices, ciders, apples, jams.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/cc5x5d8


Saturday, March 23, 2013 STOKES is back with cut and potted herbs and flowers! Van Houten is also back with flats of pansies and other Spring flowers! Hudson Valley Duck Farm is having a special on rillettes and Violet Hill has their beautiful bacon, rabbits, pork and lamb cuts, and boxes of mixed poultry eggs (TurDuckEn). Seatuck is back with fresh fish and shellfish!!

Lani is here with unusual greens and fresh cut herbs and Hudson Valley Organic and Monks Hood have minigreens. Windfall has all sorts of greens, including mesclun, as well as root vegetables. Paffenroth has all kinds of potatoes and other root vegetables and Mountain Sweet Berry has lovely little potato varieties and potato chips (ask if they still have some of their pickled "crosnichons"). Paffenroth has fresh horseradish!

Quattro's has gorgeous capons as well as a new flock of chickens and other poultry, smoked poultry, and eggs. Flying Pig has pork cuts, chickens, and pork products (sausages, bacon, etc.).

To see these and other stands and products: http://tinyurl.com/bm4aqq4


Friday, March 22, 2013 Try Mountain Sweet Berry's "Crosnichons" made from their unique crosnes! Queens County Farm has their excellent salad greens, salad mix, and spinach! Bobolink has tasty homemade matzoh! Rogowski has baby spinach and baby carrots. Boditree has lovely greens, herbs, and Japanese sweet potatoes. Pura Vida has gorgeous fresh fish and shellfish and Flying Pig has tasty sausages, pork cuts, and bacons.

Dutchmill has beautiful and unusual tulips and River Garden has flowering branches and willow.

Las Delicias has many kinds of baked goods, including tarts both sweet and savory, muffins, cookies, and scones. Treelicious has vegan pies!

Two Guys and Madura have mushrooms and other produce and Hot Bread Kitchen is here with many regional baked items.

To see these and other stands in Union Square today: http://tinyurl.com/akr7hh5


BULLETIN!!! 2013 STOKES FARM WILL BE BACK THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 23, at Union Square, Tucker Square, and Tribeca Markets!!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013 First Day of Spring and Dutchmill's Tulips are Here!!! It's a beautiful day, if cold, and Dutchmill and Rose Meadow are here with beautiful flowers to celebrate the arrival of Spring!

For some reason Dutchmill's stand is located far away from the rest of the market in their usual summer spot, but they have gorgeous flowers and it is well worth the walk to the West side of the park around 15th Street.

To see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/c7b4vfn


Monday, March 18, 2013 Lani has interesting new greens! Try Hudson Valley Duck Farm's rillettes!

Roaming Acres has bison, pork, and ostrich meat. Buon Pane has tasty looking breads and Las Delicias is here with wonderful pastries both savory and sweet. (They will be off from March 25 to April 2 for the holidays and back after that.)

Consider Bardwell has lovely cheeses and meats and PE&DD has steamers and other shellfish as well as very fresh scallops and other fish and fish salads. Lani has many greens, herbs, and interesting salad blossoms.

Healthway has excellent potatoes and carrots and Madura has various mushrooms and other produce. Race has cider vinegar and honey in addition to their baked goods.

To see these and other stands and products: http://tinyurl.com/br9go5b


Saturday, March 16, 2013 James Durr is back with tulips and flowering branches! Last day until May 4 for Three Corner Field Farm's delicious cheeses, yogurts, and lamb cuts!!!! It's lambing season!

Lani has big gorgeous lettuces, other greens, sweet potatoes, and herbs. Hoeffner is here with cabbages and potatoes for the holiday. Violet Hill has lamb, pork, and chicken cuts as well as many kinds of eggs. Flying Pig has pork cuts, sausages, and a few chickens. Quattro's has pheasants, ducks, chickens, and poultry parts, in addition to various smoked poultry and sausages.

Monks Hood, Two Guys, D'Attolico, and Windfall have tasty greens and mini greens, and Shushan has hydroponic tomatoes and herbs.

It's cold and damp, but most stands are here and well supplied, particularly if you can't get enough of potatoes (Paffenroth and Mountain Sweet Berry) or carrots (Norwich Meadows and Paffenroth) or root vegetables in general (all of the above and Miglorelli). There are plenty of apples (Locust Grove, Terhune, Miglorelli, Caradonna) if you're planning apple sauce. Beth's Farm Kitchen has lovely gifts and Cayuga has tasty beans and pastas.

To see these and other stands and products: http://tinyurl.com/aj6577h


Monday, March 11, 2013 Lani's back on Mondays! Dutchmill has parrot tulips!

River Garden has several types of flowering branches. Dutchmill has beautiful red parrot tulips and other unique colors and types. Roaming Acres has all sorts of meats and meat products, including bison and ostrich. PE&DD has beautiful fish and shellfish today and Buon Pane has interesting breads. Lani has lovely salad and other greens, sweet potatoes, and eggs. Phillips has rosemary and other herb plants and cut rosemary, in addition to many kinds of preserves and root vegetables. Race has honey, pastries, and a sale on winter apples. Andrew's bear is back with all kinds of delicious honey and honey products. Las Delicias has great pastries, including tarts, caneles, muffins, savory tarts, ruggalah, and challahs.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/ah8dufa


Saturday, March 9, 2013 Lani is Back!!! Greens, salad, sweet potatoes!

Phillips has peach blossom branches and River Garden has willow branches. Other stands also have flowering branches. Phillips also has lavender, rosemary, and flowering potted plants.

Violet Hill is selling a box of eggs called TurDuckEn -- Turkey, duck, and chicken eggs, and boxes of multicolored chicken eggs, as well as duck and goose egg combinations! They also have lamb, Belle Rouge chickens, and pork cuts.

Quattro's has gorgeous chickens and other poultry as well as soups, sausages, and eggs, and Flying Pig has sausages, bacon, various pork cuts, and chickens.

To see these and other stands with root vegetables, greens, breads, honey, mushrooms, and other products: http://tinyurl.com/b2oedx7


Friday, March 8, 2013 Despite the slush and sleet, several stands are here today! Check out Rogowski's sweet baby carrots!! You can find Beth's hot sauces and jams, Hot Bread Kitchen's many kinds of breads and other baked goods, Las Delicias's pastries, Finnish Ruis black bread, and Miglorelli's frozen summer vegetables and tomato juice products. Tremblay is here with honey products and Deep Mountain with maple candies and syrups. Roaming Acres has bison, pork, and ostrich meat and Pura Vida has a rare type of John Dory, tasty mackerel, and other fish and shell fish. Central Valley has butters and cheeses as well as eggs, ricotta, and yogurt, and Our Daily Bread is here with many bread choices.

Rogowski, Norwich Meadows, Miglorelli, Lucky Dog, and Muddy River are here with greens, herbs, and root vegetables. Bodhitree was leaving as I got to their stand, so we'll have to wait until next week for their excellent salad greens and other delicious vegetables.

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


Wednesday, March 6, 2013 It's cold! It's damp! It's windy! But there are still many stands in Union Square's Greenmarket!

Perhaps not for long, though. Several farms have mini-stands and many plan to leave earlyish today. Still, you can buy your Ronnybrook butter, milk, and eggs, your Three Corner Field Farm lamb and yogurt (for one more Wednesday until lambing season takes them out until May), your Hot Bread Kitchen bialys, your Locust Grove cider, and your Tamarack and Roaming Acres pork! Rogowski has baby spinach, root vegetables, and beans, and Miglorelli has Bloody Mary mix and donuts in addition to apples, cider, and frozen summer vegetables.

Pura Vida is here with fish and shellfish and Hudson Valley Duck Farm has ducks and duck products, while Mountain Sweet Berry has little potatoes and potato chips and Windfall has greenhouse greens and root vegetables. Two Guys has lettuces and mushrooms, Madura has mushrooms and spinach, and Bodhitree has lettuces and other greens. See more stands and produce here: http://tinyurl.com/d333wnq


Saturday, March 2, 2013 Signs of Spring! Phillips and River Garden have flowering branches, and River Garden has pussy willows! Other signs are just whispers of greens soon to come and flowering plants at Phillips. The sun is out and everything just looks better, with beautiful poussins and mixed eggs (duck, turkey, chicken) at Violet Hill's stand, and all sorts of small salad greens at D'Attolico, Monks Hood, Shushan, Two Guys, and others.

I'm trying Beth's Farm Kitchen's ketchup this week, after enjoying their hot sauce a few weeks ago. If you can get a jar of their Meyer Lemon Marmalade, I strongly recommend it -- delicious.

I picked up one of Quattro's delicious chickens and some soup meat for what I'm hoping will be the last huge vat of poultry stock of the season. I'll use Norwich Meadows carrots and turnips, Paffenroth's onions and leeks, and some (choke!) non-market celery, chicken parts and a pheasant from Quattro's. Feeling much better now that I've replaced the stock I had to throw out after Sandy. I only wish there were a way to do the same for the gorgeous heirloom tomatoes I had to dump then.

To see these and many other stands: http://tinyurl.com/b8q47hz


Friday, March 1, 2013 Lots of good things this week, including spinach, salad greens, and gorgeous herb plants!

Queens County Farm Museum and others have spinach. For greens, check out Rogowsky, Bodhitree, and Muddy River. For lettuce: Bodhitree, Two Guys, and Queens County. Oak Grove has gloriously lush herb plants, including all kinds of mints, savory herbs, and other good things.

Mountain Sweet Berry has several mini potatoes and a variety of unusual potato chips and Oak Grove has tasty red popping corn. Hot Bread Kitchen has a wide selection of breads and other baked goods and Las Delicias has their excellent sweet and savory pastries, including spinach tarts and challahs.

Pura Vida has several kinds of shellfish and beautiful fresh fish. Roaming Acres has bison, pork, and ostrich meat and other ostrich products.

To see these and others: http://tinyurl.com/c8ygchp


Saturday, February 23, 2013 Many stands are here, despite the damp weather, but some of them are unrecognizably small!

Paffenroth's stand is small but the produce they have is great, including shallots, leeks, onions, potatoes, carrots, and other root vegetables. Mountain Sweet Berry, also small, has several kinds of delicious potato chips and small European style potatoes. Windfall has greens, squash puree, and root vegetables.

Hudson Valley Organic has sprouts and small greens and Two Guys From Woodbridge has lettuces and other greens as well as shitake mushrooms. Bulich is here with several kinds of mushrooms.

Violet Hill has beautiful POUSSINs, chickens, lamb cuts, and eggs. Flying Pig has pork cuts, sausages, and bacon. Hudson Valley Duck Farm has delicious smoked duck breast, rillettes, duck parts, and ducks, and Quattro's has many kinds of tasty poultry, smoked poultry, eggs, and venison.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/a3jkvhn


Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Bodhitree (delicious and beautiful greens), Windfall (squash puree), Norwich Meadows (many colored carrots, black radishes)

Norwich has two kinds of Jerusalem artichokes, many root vegetables, honey, preserved vegetables, and eggs. Madura has several kinds of mushroom. Miglorelli, Norwich Meadows, and Tamarack have all kinds of root vegetables. Windfall has many greenhouse greens and root vegetables, and Two Guys has greens and shitake mushrooms.

Caradonna, Locust Grove, Terhune, and Breezy Hill have apples and pears, and Breezy Hill has pastries, donuts, hard cider, and sparkling cider, in addition to apple and pear ciders.

Feather Ridge Farm has chickens, chicken parts, pickled eggs, and fresh Omega 3 eggs. Roaming Acres has bison, pork, and ostrich meat and products. Pura Vida has tasty fish and shellfish.

Ronnybrook has ice creams, milks, creams, drinkable and other yogurts, garlic and other butters, and cheeses. Three Corner Field Farm has cheeses, yogurts, lamb cuts, soaps, wool, and other lamb products.Our Daily Bread and Hot Bread Kitchen are here with breads and other baked goods and Beth's Farm Kitchen has jams, chutneys, pickled vegetables, and knockout hot sauces.

To see these and other stands and products: http://tinyurl.com/a9dfm6g


Monday, February 18, 2013 It's FREEZING out there, but the farmers are here with delicious options. Check out this URL for pictures of stands and products: http://tinyurl.com/avncgvw


Saturday, February 16, 2013 Windfall, Monks Hood, Two Guys, Shushan, D'Attolico, Hudson Valley, all have greens!

Northshire and Hoeffner have cabbages and other large greens and Miglorelli, Paffenroth, Norwich Meadows, and others have many kinds of root vegetables. Paffenroth has good looking leeks and other onion family produce as well. Oak Grove has excellent dried hot peppers, Bulich has a great selection of fresh mushrooms.

Cayuga has terrific dried beans, pasta, flours, and a new selection of breads. Quattro's has many kinds of poultry, sausages, smoked poultry, and venison, as well as excellent eggs. Violet Hill has rabbit, chicken, and chicken parts, as well as tasty and colorful eggs. PE&DD has beautiful fresh fish and shellfish. Hudson Valley Duck Farm is here with ducks, duck parts, and other duck products.

Several orchards, including Locust Grove, Caradonna, and Breezy Hill have apples, pears, and ciders, and Breezy Hill has pastries. Miglorelli and Breezy Hill have cider donuts. Tonjes has buttermilk, yogurt, and cheeses. Cato Corner is here with their luscious cheeses and Three Corner Field Farm has lamb cuts, yogurts, cheeses, and wool. Violet Hill will be bringing in lamb next week!!

Rose Meadow has beautiful yellow roses and many colors of anemones today.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/col35py


Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Cato Corner's once a month Wednesday is today! They have some delicious cheeses, including Misty Morning blue, Vivace, Dairyaire, Bridgid's, and others from stinky and strong to succulent and mild. Three Corner Field Farm also has tasty cheeses, as well as yogurt, wool, lamb cuts, and soaps.

Tamarack has root vegetables and various pork cuts as well as sausages and bacon. Roaming Acres has bison, beef, pork, and ostrich meat. Hudson Valley Duck Farm has ducks, duck parts, rillettes, smoked duck, and other duck products, and Feather Ridge has chickens, chicken parts, and eggs. Pura Vida has delicious fresh fish.

Bodhitree has several kinds of greens and root vegetables as well as eggs, Shushan has hydroponic tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, herbs, and greens, and Two Guys has hydroponic lettuces, herbs, and other produce. Madura has root vegetables, spinach, fresh herbs, and several kinds of mushrooms.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/bh96ud5


Saturday, February 9, 2013 A small but interesting group of Greenmarket stands today!

Paffenroth, Miglorelli, Windfall, Breezy Hill, Tremblay, Violet Hill, Deep Mountain maple, Nemeth, and a couple of others are here!!! Windfall has greens and Jerusalem artichokes, Paffenroth has their wide variety of potatoes, onion family veg, and celeriac, along with black radishes, beets, and other root vegetables. Tremblay has honeys, Violet Hill has chicken, chicken parts, eggs, and rabbit, and Breezy Hill has pastry, cider, and apples.

I would say it's worth the trip, but wear serious boots for the street corners. They're piled high and slushy. Check here for pictures: http://tinyurl.com/a5ve9v7


Wednesday,February 6, 2013 Check out this URL for other stands and produce here today: http://tinyurl.com/bkg5hpd

Tamarack now has extensive pork and lamb choices. Mountain Sweet Berry has their delicious potato chips in addition to a variety of small potatoes. Hudson Valley Duck Farm is here with ducks, duck parts, rillettes, and other duck products. Rogowsky, Madura, Norwich Meadows, and others have root vegetables, and Madura and Two Guys have mushrooms. Shushan and Two Guys have hydroponic vegetables, Windfall has squash puree and various greenhouse vegetables.Bodhitree is back and will be here on Wednesdays and Fridays!!!


Saturday, February 2, 2013 Violet Hill (poultry, rabbits), Quattro's(poultry, venison, sausages, soups, eggs), Flying Pig (pork, chickens), Grazin' (Beef, pork, milk, stock), Oak Grove (Pork, beef), PE&DD (fish and shellfish, fish salads), Three Corner Field Farm (lamb cuts, yogurt, cheese), Roaming Acres (ostrich), Hudson Valley Duck Farm, and others are here with various protein sources.

Monks Hood, Two Guys, Windfall, and others have greens, and Paffenroth, Mountain Sweet Berry, Miglorelli, and others have all kinds of root vegetables. Mountain Sweet Berry has all kinds of potato chips!

Cayuga is here with a new source for breads as well as beans, pastas, and grains. Several stands have apples, pears, and ciders (Caradonna, Breezy Hill, Locust Grove, and others), and Beth's Farm Kitchen and others have preserves. Deep Mountain is here with delicious maple syrups and maple products, and Nemeth has baked goods and apple sauces. To see who is here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/apkmz75


Friday, January 25, 2013 Northshire has the last of their QUAIL! Quattro's, Flying Pig, and Violet Hill are here with poultry, sausages, game birds, and other poultry and pork products. Hudson Valley Duck Farm is having a sale on their wonderful rillettes and are here with ducks, duck parts, and duck products.

Monks Hood and Windfall have various greens and Shushan has hydroponic tomatoes and herbs, Two Guys has hydroponic greens and oyster mushrooms.

Paffenroth has a wide variety of root vegetables, including leeks, carrots, many potato varieties, and other good things. Norwich Meadows and Northshire have various kinds of cabbage.

Tremblay has delicious honey and beth's Farm Kitchen has brought in their seasonal marmelades as well as many tasty hot sauces, mustards, jams, and chutneys.

Miglorelli has their excellent frozen summer vegetables, tomato sauce and juice, apples, and root vegetables. Cayuga has wonderful dried beans and pasta.

To see these and other stands, check out this url: http://tinyurl.com/bjj8jeh


Friday, January 25, 2013 Some stands are understandably not here today, but many are here.

Flying Pig, Roaming Acres(ostrich), and Sun Fed Beef are here. Muddy River, Rogowski, Miglorelli, Norwich Meadows, and Samascott are here with root vegetables, and Two Guys From Woodbridge has hydroponic lettuces, herbs, and mushrooms. Madura is here with several kinds of mushroom, garlic, and shallots.

Las Delicias has delicious pastries, Beth's Farm Kitchen has seasonal marmalades, and Finnish Ruis has tasty breads. Pura Vida has many kinds of fresh fish.

Samascott and Miglorelli have apples, pears, and ciders.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/aclk345


Saturday, January 19, 2013 It's Really Winter, Folks!

You'll find root vegetables, kales, cabbages, and hydroponic greens and tomatoes today. Also apples, pears, and ciders. River Garden is here with dried flowers and Rose Meadow has fresh roses and anemones. Valley Shepherd, Cato, and Three Corner Field Farm have cheeses, Tonjes has yogurts and cheeses, and Ronnybrook is here with milks, yogurts, and ice creams (!). Roaming Acres has ostrich meat, Violet Hill and Quattro's have poultry, and Flying Pig and Violet Hill have pork items. PE&DD has fish and shellfish. Norwich Meadows, S&SO, Paffenroth, Miglorelli, and Hoeffner have root vegetables, and Locust Grove, Breezy Hill, Caradona, and others have pears and apples as well as cider.

To see these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/ayczem6


Friday, January 18, 2013 A few Friday stands aren't here today, but most Winter people are here, with delicious chocolate croissants (Las Delicias), red and white potatoes (Samascott), kale and cabbages (Norwich Meadows), and delicious cream cheese (Central Valley). Roaming Acres has bison and pork in addition to ostrich eggs and meat, Flying Pig has chickens and pork cuts as well as sausages, and Pura Vida has good-looking fish and shellfish. Two Guys and Madura have mushrooms and Muddy River has root vegetables, herbs, and garlic. Rogowsky has squashes, root vegetables, and vegetable stock.

Check this URL to see who's here and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/ahumscs


Monday, January 14, 2013 I didn't get to do the report this morning, but I did go to the market to get some mushrooms from Madura, rillettes from Hudson Valley Duck Farm, and take a look around in the afternoon. I was surprised and happy to find that Las Delicias is now in the Union Square market on Mondays as well as Fridays, with their wonderful pastries! The usual Monday stands were there, including Roaming Acres(ostrich meat) and Healthway (potatoes). Central Valley was there with a wide selection of cheeses, including ricotta, cheddars, and others, and butter. (By the way, Central Valley is now also in the Friday market!!)


Saturday, January 12, 2013 Greens in the Greenmarket Today!!

Monkshood is back with several greens and Windfall Farm has their excellent selection as well. Other stands like Northshire, Norwich Meadows, and Hoeffner have some greens as well. Oak Grove has cheese pumpkins and other squashes and S&SO, Paffenroth, Miglorelli, and others have root vegetables and a few onion family items. Shushan and Two Guys have hydroponic vegetables. Bulich has several types of mushroom and Two Guys has oyster mushrooms.

Hudson Valley Duck Farm is back in the Saturday market with delicious duck, smoked duck breast, succulent rillettes, and other duck products. Quattro's has wonderful capons, ducks, geese, and other poultry and poultry products, and Violet Hill has Belle Rouge chickens and parts as well as rabbit and really great bacon and other pork products. Flying Pig also has tasty pork cuts and sausages.

Cayuga has mysteriously given up bringing in their stellar whole wheat and ale breads, but is here with beans, pasta, flours, and other products.

Locust Grove, Caradonna, and others have apples and pears as well as ciders, and Breezy Hill has other apple products and pastries, in addition.

Beth's Farm Kitchen is not here today. To see who's here: http://tinyurl.com/bu2c8b9


Friday, January 11, 2013 It's a surprisingly rich offering for midwinter, with farms like Norwich, Rogowski, Miglorelli, and others here with *green* vegetables! Muddy River has great root vegetables and super garlic, and Miglorelli has excellent frozen corn, flat green beans, and other summer produce frozen for winter enjoyment.

Roaming Acres has bison, beef, and ostrich, and Flying Pig has pork and chickens. Central Valley has many good-looking cheeses as well as their yogurt, fresh butter, cream cheese, and tomato soup. Las Delicias is here with gorgeous baked goods and Rogowski and Queens County Farm have greens in addition to other produce.

For pictures showing who's here and what they've brought:

http://greenmarketstuff.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Keith is here! S&SO is here! It's a root vegetable festival!

Keith is here later than their usual season with lots of gorgeous Rocambole garlic, rosemary, potatoes, and squashes. S&SO has a few greens as well as many root vegetables and winter squashes. Rick's Picks has pickled vegetables, as has S&SO. Mountain Sweet Berry has several kinds of small European style potatoes, including La Ratte, and Norwich has black radishes, purple topped turnips, Jerusalem artichokes, and other interesting root vegetables. Several stands have celeriac and Madura has mushrooms and other winter produce.

Pura Vida has delicious fresh fish. Roaming Acres has ostrich meat and other ostrich items. Feather Ridge Farms, new last Wednesday, has chickens, eggs, and other chicken products. Stony Mountain has various beef products and Hudson River Duck Farm has ducks, duck parts, rillettes, smoked duck breast, and other tasty duck products. Cato Corner has outstanding cheeses and Ronnybrook is here with milks, butters, yogurts, and cheeses. Three Corner Field Farm has succulent lamb cuts, luscious yogurt, and cheeses.

To see these and other stands, check out this URL: http://tinyurl.com/bxomaxg


Saturday, January 5, 2013 Thanks to Mark Bittman for his article on potato recipes in the NY Times Magazine!

I checked out the recipes and they all look good -- so I'm going to make one a week for ten weeks, by which time we'll see the first Spring vegetable, I hope. Maybe ramps!!

You'll find all kinds of great potatoes today at Paffenroth, S&SO, Mountain Sweet Berry, and Norwich Meadows. (S&SO may be gone after next weekend, by the way.) Cayuga has excellent dried beans -- check to see how long you should soak them as they are pretty fresh and will probably not need overnight soaking. Modesto recommends the yellow eye beans, in case you want to experiment.

Grazin' has soup stock in addition to their meat and milk offerings and Roaming Acres is here with meats as well. Violet Hill has pork, chicken, and eggs, and Oak Grove has pork and beef. Flying Pig has pork cuts and chickens and Quattro's has a wide range of poultry and game, sausages, soups, and poultry parts. Three Corner Field Farm has lamb, cheeses, and yogurt, and Tonjes has cheeses, buttermilk, yogurt, and other milk products. Northshire, Violet Hill, and Quattro's have eggs.

Two Guys has hydroponic greens and oyster mushrooms and Windfall has root vegetables and greens. Shushan has hydroponic tomatoes and herbs. There are several orchards including Locust Grove, Caradonna, and Terhune here with apples, pears, and cider.

To see these and other stands and products: http://tinyurl.com/afvhszs


Saturday, December 29, 2012 Many stands are gone for the winter, but many are here, too!

Stokes and others are gone for the winter, and some stands like Quattro's are taking the day off, but many are here as well. You'll find Violet Hill, Flying Pig, Miglorelli, Ronnybrook, Cato Corner cheeses, Ardith Mae cheeses, Paffenroth produce, Windfall specialty greens, Mountain Sweet Berry potatoes, Caradonna, Locust Grove, and Breezy Hill apples and pears, Ronnybrook and Grazin' Acres milks and creams, and other stands. You can buy beautiful roses at Rose Meadow and sweet cherry tomatoes at Shushan, as well as herbs and greens.

Check this URL for these and other stands and produce: http://tinyurl.com/d2jlmh5


Saturday, December 22, 2012 Last Day Until Spring For Lani, Stokes, Cherry Lane, Gorzynski!! To see which stands are here today, check out this URL:

http://tinyurl.com/d77vzl2

Chateau Renaissance vinegars are excellent -- not too acidy and with good flavor. Stokes uses their vinegar for their herb flavored variety. Both are great gift items. Beth's Farm Kitchen, Lavender By the Bay, Rick's Picks, Oak Grove's dried pepper branches, and others have good gift options as well.


Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Cauliflower! Winter Squashes! Braising Greens! Mushrooms! Celeriac! There are plenty of gift options in the market today, including pickles, jams, chutneys, and lavender items. Here with interesting produce: Stokes, Paffenroth, S&SO, Madura, Bodhitree, Tamarack, Rogowski, Windfall, and others. Locust Grove, Caradonna, Breezy Hill, and others have apples, pears, ciders, and pastries. Tamarack, Blue Moon, Garden of Spices, Hudson Valley Duck Farm, Roaming Acres, and others have various protein items, and Mountain Sweet Berry, Bodhitree, S&SO,and others have many sizes and kinds of potato. Madura and Bulich have several kinds of mushroom and S&SO, Rogowsky, Caradonna, and others have good looking winter squashes, including butternut, hubbard, and some unique new varieties.


Saturday, December 15, 2012 Gorzynski, Lani, Paffenroth, Norwich, S&SO, Miglorelli, Oak Grove, Keith, Cherry Lane, and Windfall all have all kinds of winter vegetables and greens. Northshire has various vegetables and eggs and Quattro's, Violet Hill, Flying Pig, and others have delicious meats and/or poultry. Caradonna, Breezy Hill, Locust Grove, and others have apples, pears, and cider. Breezy Hill also has fresh cranberries. Shushan has sweet hydroponic cherry tomatoes, herbs, and other hydroponic vegetables. Mountain Sweet Berry has crosnes, tiny potatoes, and beautiful Christmas decorations. Stokes has a wide variety of good looking produce, including their excellent red skinned potatoes, beets, greens, and herb wreaths for gifts.

S&SO has pickled vegetables and flavored salts, Beth's Farm Kitchen has pickles, chutneys, jams, sauces, and mustards wrapped and unwrapped for gifts, and Stokes has delicious herb flavored vinegars.

To see these and other stands and what they've brought: http://tinyurl.com/cefrdnr


Friday, December 14, 2012 In the lead up to winter holidays, one of the major kinds of item available in the Greenmarket is gifts, and they're unique, often tasty, decorative, or all of the above. Mountain Sweet Berry and others have beautiful wreaths, Rick's Picks is here with all kinds of pickled vegetables, and Beth's Farm Kitchen has jams, chutneys, sauces, mustards, and other goodies beautifully wrapped for gifts.Samascott and others have jams as well, and River Garden has unusual dried flower arrangements and wreaths.

Las Delicias has lovely tarts, muffins, cookies, and other pastries, and Hammond has several kinds of yogurt. Bobolink is here with breads and cheeses and Consider Bardwell has veal and goat meat as well as several cheeses and cheese chips. Roaming Acres has beef, pork, bison, and ostrich meat. Norwich, Oak Grove, Samascott, Miglorelli, Rogowski, and Bodhitree are here with root vegetables, squashes, pumpkins, and greens. To see these and other stands:

http://tinyurl.com/c6e5tm5


Saturday, December 8, 2012 Christmas Decorations! Gifts! Cranberries!!

It's a potato-lover's paradise today, with Stokes's fabulous red-skinned potatoes, garlic, and rosemary for a great dish, Cherry Lane's lovely sweet potatoes, Paffenroth's extensive selection of many varieties and uses, and Mountain Sweet Berry's small European styles. You'll be equally happy with the many types of gourds and squashes at S&SO, as well as pumpkins like the cheese pumpkins at Oak Grove or the unusual squashes at Hoeffner's stand.

There are excellent gift ideas at Beth's Farm Kitchen, S&SO, and River Garden, as well as Stokes's tasty herb-flavored vinegar. Oak Grove and Eckerton both have bunches of hot peppers for gifts, and other stands have good ideas as well.

Cayuga is here with interesting pastas, but doesn't have their excellent breads today. Locust Grove, Caradonna, Breezy Hill, and others have apples. Breezy Hil has brought in hard cider and cherry liqueur (another gift idea) as well as apples, pears, and pastries.

To see these and other stands: http://tinyurl.com/ag5cwd5


Friday, December 7, 2012 It's a grim drizzly day, but the Greenmarket is colorful and welcoming, with flowers, jams, Christmas decorations and gifts, and tasty pastries. Try Las Delicias's big and small fruit galettes, Flying Pig's sausages, chickens, and pork products, Beth's Farm Kitchen's ketchup, sauces, mustards, and jams, and Mountain Sweet Berry's beautiful wreaths. River Garden is here with pretty dried flowers and Rose Meadow has the first big selection of anemones, as well as lovely roses. Roaming Acres has bison, pork, and beef in addition to ostrich meat, and Norwich Meadows and Rogowsky have great root vegetables and greens.

Samascott and Oak Grove also have great root vegetables and pumpkins and Samascott and others have cider. Oak Grove also has colorful hot peppers. Mountain Sweet Berry has small potatoes and crosnes, and Treelicious has apples and vegetables. Queens County Farm Museum and Muddy River also have greens and root vegetables, and Madura has several kinds of mushroom.

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


Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Christmas Decorations, Crosnes, Cranberries!

Potatoes of all shapes and sizes and kinds are available all over the Greenmarket, with some interesting varieties to be found at Mountain Sweet Berry, Bodhitree, and Paffenroth. Turnips and all sorts of radishes, including watermelon radishes and black radishes, are to be found at Windfall, along with many sizes and kinds of greens. Breezy Hill has fresh cranberries and Bulich has several delicious mushroom varieties.

New at Beth's Farm Kitchen -- mustards, salad and other dressings, as well as their wide choice of jams, jellies, and chutneys. Locust Grove has quinces as well as apples and pears, and Caradonna, Breezy Hill, Locust, and others have apple cider. Rogowsky, Keith, and S&SO have all sorts of produce, and Hudson Valley Duck Farm is here with duck parts, rillettes, and other duck products. Roaming Acres has beef, Berkshire pork, and ostrich meat. Two Guys and Shushan have hydroponic greens and herbs and Shushan has their addictive cherry tomatoes and herbs.

To see these and other stands, check out this URL: http://tinyurl.com/aulo7mb