Gallery: Market Tours: The Polish Green Farms Supermarket in Greenpoint

The Green Farms Supermarket
The Green Farms Supermarket
Make your own Borscht
Make your own Borscht
Borscht is best made by long-simmering beets and mushrooms, but in a pinch you can pick up beet concentrate and mushroom paste for a quick, semi-homemade bowl.
Sweet Grama Salad
Sweet Grama Salad
Alongside the jars of beets you'll also find jars of sweet grama (beetroot) salad with lemon and onion.
Homemade soda
Homemade soda
Several shelves are dedicated to juice, including traditional Polish flavors like tart cherry and birch juices (mix with seltzer for homemade soda!)
Fruit syrups
Fruit syrups
Fruit syrups—here in raspberry, strawberry and rowan berry—are often added to water. They're also mixed with a light beer for a summery Polish treat.
Polish ketchup!
Polish ketchup!
Even pantry staples like salt, mustard and ketchup are imported from Poland.
Polish pasta
Polish pasta
Known in polish as "makaron," Polish pasta is almost always egg-based. The Green Farms stocks more than a dozen shapes, including some decidedly non-Italian ones, like this curly "grandma" shape that's reminiscent of windmills (from the old country?).
Soup packets
Soup packets
If ramen isn't your thing, try these packets of instant soup. Green Farms carries a dozen kinds, including traditional fare such as borscht (Ukranian and Polish!), Krupnik (mushroom barely), and cabbage.
Sorrel!
Sorrel!
Jarred sorrel is mostly used in Polish cooking to add flavor to soups, or as a stand-alone sorrel soup. It's also eaten with sour cream and eggs.
Mega-sized jars of sauerkraut
Mega-sized jars of sauerkraut
Pickling is popular in Poland, where short summers and cold winters make for short growing seasons. In Poland you'd find sauerkraut by the barrels at your local grocery store. As a compromise, Green Farms sells them in mega-jars.
Color-coded flour
Color-coded flour
Color-coded flour for making Polish breads and sweets.
Essences
Essences
You'll find several essences for baking, the most popular being rose water, orange blossom, vanilla, and, pictured here, almond.
Poppy seed filling
Poppy seed filling
Poppy seed filling is most used in makowiec, a traditional roll similar to rugelach.
Wafers
Wafers
Wafers are used a layers in cakes. At Green Farms you'll find round and square for every occasion!