Donations, Information Tent
Following Hurricane Sandy, the Greenmarket has set up a program with City Harvest to take donations from the market to needy New Yorkers. Shoppers just fill up an extra bag while they're shopping and drop it off at the market's information booth. All of the donations go to City Harvest, where they are prepared and distributed. This program makes it incredibly easy to support fellow New Yorkers in need and Greenmarket farmers at the same time. Some suggestions pictured above, but no donations would be turned away.
Chicken, Flying Pigs Farm
Flying Pigs specializes in all manner of pork products (try the liverwurst, seriously), but they only sell chickens a few months of the year. Now's your chance! Eggs were also available this week, but get to the market early if you have your heart set on those.
Brussels Sprouts, Muddy River Farm
Now that the first frost is behind us, the brussels sprouts should be hitting peak season.
Oxen Power, Tamarack Hollow Farm
Tamarack Hollow Farm had chance to show off their banner touting their oxen powered veggies. Oxen power is resistant to blackouts and gasoline shortages, which is nice.
CandyCrisps, Somascott Orchards
Somascott Orchards has an enormous selection of hard-to-find apple varieties, each marked by a sign including a bit of each species' history. These CandyCrisps are a rare treat—they're so sweet they really do taste like candy, or a bit like a pear, according to the sign.
Popcorn, Madura Farms
You think that all popcorn pretty much tastes the same until you try some of this fresh stuff.
Fresh Cider, Apples, Tree-Licious Orchards
Tree-Licious had jugs of their fresh cider in addition to their extensive selection of heirloom apples and pears.
Harukei Turnips, Norwich Meadows Farm
Norwich Meadows was affected by the storm, but they're still going strong—you wouldn't know they had any damage by looking at their stand at the market this week. Still, show them some support by picking up some of these perfect harukei turnips? Or some haricot verist? Or a few bunches of pristine rainbow chard? The possibilities seem endless.
Acorn Squash, Berried Treasures
Not too much to note about this acorn squash; just that it's one of the prettiest at the market (and probably tastiest, too).
Dried White and Black Beans, Berried Treasures
This time of year, Berried Treasures rolls out their fantastic dried beans.