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#4051 Sneakeater

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 07:53 PM

Winter squash.  Grapes.  Apples.  Oy.


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 10:21 PM

Apples very early this year, aren't they?


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 10:36 PM

I was surprised.
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Posted 08 September 2019 - 01:13 AM

It’s marketing. Lodi’s and Early Gold/Girls always arrive in august. Farms are learning to announce and cultivate early varietals because they need the August sales.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 05:05 PM

I think I got my first farmer's market apples about 2 weeks ago; they weren't great, not because they were bad, but because those early ripening varieties just don't have a ton of flavor.

 

Also - maybe a little to do with a changing climate?



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 12:55 PM

Probably my favorite time of year for the farmer's market here, because everything (practically) is in season or at its peak of ripeness. Apples starting to be in abundance for sure, the end of season tomatoes are really good this year, peppers up the wazoo (Jimmy Nardellos are the in crop, evidently) and gorgeous white corn yesterday. Big, full, juicy white-corn flavored ears of corn. None of that too sweet sugar corn for me.



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 02:53 PM

But "they" only produce bad ingredients, so get an Air France reservation and splurge on some real ingredients.



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 05:01 PM

this is the best time of year in NYC, but Rich just follow some of the london based greengrocers and tell me where I can get product like that in NYC and I'll be there in a heartbeat.

 

Are Jimmy Nardello's a new variety being grown or have they just gotten popular ?I feel like there have been mildly spicy long red peppers in the market for a while. Regardless - tasty.


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 05:17 PM

this is the best time of year in NYC, but Rich just follow some of the london based greengrocers and tell me where I can get product like that in NYC and I'll be there in a heartbeat.

 

Are Jimmy Nardello's a new variety being grown or have they just gotten popular ?I feel like there have been mildly spicy long red peppers in the market for a while. Regardless - tasty.

I think they've been around, they've just gotten popular to the point of name notoriety on menus.



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 05:33 PM

Agreed - the last time NYC had any good ingredients was when Eliza Doolittle moved her flower cart here for one summer.

this is the best time of year in NYC, but Rich just follow some of the london based greengrocers and tell me where I can get product like that in NYC and I'll be there in a heartbeat.

 

 



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 06:07 PM

 

this is the best time of year in NYC, but Rich just follow some of the london based greengrocers and tell me where I can get product like that in NYC and I'll be there in a heartbeat.

 

Are Jimmy Nardello's a new variety being grown or have they just gotten popular ?I feel like there have been mildly spicy long red peppers in the market for a while. Regardless - tasty.

I think they've been around, they've just gotten popular to the point of name notoriety on menus.

 

 

Right. Alewife (they're the ones who had beautiful espelettes) grow some interesting varieties, but the most interesting stuff is at Norwich, who seem to be pretty bad about avoiding cross pollination leaving you to guess that a pepper looking somewhat lika aji dulce will also be somewhat like it.


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 06:17 PM

The end of season tomatoes are REALLY good this year (which I guess makes sense, since it seemed at least to me that it took forever for tomatoes to start this year).


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:36 PM

 

 

this is the best time of year in NYC, but Rich just follow some of the london based greengrocers and tell me where I can get product like that in NYC and I'll be there in a heartbeat.

 

Are Jimmy Nardello's a new variety being grown or have they just gotten popular ?I feel like there have been mildly spicy long red peppers in the market for a while. Regardless - tasty.

I think they've been around, they've just gotten popular to the point of name notoriety on menus.

 

 

Right. Alewife (they're the ones who had beautiful espelettes) grow some interesting varieties, but the most interesting stuff is at Norwich, who seem to be pretty bad about avoiding cross pollination leaving you to guess that a pepper looking somewhat lika aji dulce will also be somewhat like it.

 

 

I really need to start paying attention to the farm stands I'm buying from! And I did recently get some peppers which I thought would be mild - fortunately, I tasted one before using it with some Rancho Gordo beans I was fooling around with - it was insanely hot.

 

The end of season tomatoes are REALLY good this year (which I guess makes sense, since it seemed at least to me that it took forever for tomatoes to start this year).

 

Yes!  And the late corn is also great.



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:38 PM

@Ori - with the espelettes, are you drying them for grinding, or using fresh? Both?



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Posted 19 September 2019 - 09:05 PM

The stone fruit continue to be terrific here, though we're already into grape and apple season.


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