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Here's an advantage to the rain - the lines are shorter! Today's purchases included more sour cherries among a lot of fruit and assorted veg. While on one of the lines I remembered that last week I bought tomatillos that I never used. Oops.

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I'll start the ball rolling with the fingerling potatoes I bought at Tompkins Square yesterday. I am very bad at remembering the names of stalls, but there are only half a dozen or so here (open Sund

They make Hooligan (full stop) which some might call stinky. And mean that as a compliment.

Nice to see you here, Paul.

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I got an ear of corn, finally, along with some mushrooms, peaches, Japanese eggplant and potatoes. And two softshell crabs, which I'm going to try to prepare correctly, for once.

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I got mushrooms, corn, peaches, a lot of cherries (sorbet?), and way more cheese, butter, creme fraiche than I ought to have ordered; delivered an hour ago from Chef Collective.

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3 hours ago, bloviatrix said:

I now have 2 quarts worth of sour cherries. I'm thinking of making sour cherry nectarine cobbler.

Tell me about your sour cherry soup, please.

 

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On 7/22/2020 at 2:10 PM, Daniel said:

The fort green farmers market opens at 8 but, they will start selling at 730.. If I am not at the market by 745, I won't go... 

It is truly amazing what a difference 7:45 v. 8:00 makes at GAP.

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It's interesting how the arrival of tomatoes has induced a change in procedure at the GAP Greenmarket.

Up till now, during The Quarantine, you would just tell a clerk what you wanted and would be given a bag/container of it.

But people expect to be able to select tomatoes.

So this week, most produce at most vendors was laid out in bins, and you got to point to the individual pieces you wanted, and clerks would assemble them for you.

Of course, this is sort of fake selectivity:  you can't, for example, turn a tomato over to see what the bottom looks like (it's always worse than the top left exposed in the bin).

But it's a step.

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Some of the vendors at Union Square have let me choose my produce from the start of distance shopping. I am particular about cucumbers and eggplant and stone fruit, so I appreciate it, although usually I just describe what I want (i.e. "5 small red potatoes).  But I got an onion with a soft spot the other day, so it's not a perfect system.

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20 hours ago, Sneakeater said:

It's interesting how the arrival of tomatoes has induced a change in procedure at the GAP Greenmarket.

Up till now, during The Quarantine, you would just tell a clerk what you wanted and would be given a bag/container of it.

But people expect to be able to select tomatoes.

So this week, most produce at most vendors was laid out in bins, and you got to point to the individual pieces you wanted, and clerks would assemble them for you.

Of course, this is sort of fake selectivity:  you can't, for example, turn a tomato over to see what the bottom looks like (it's always worse than the top left exposed in the bin).

But it's a step.

Piermont farmers market this week was back to pick your own out of the bins. One way line at least. And oh the joy of the first heirlooms of the season in a simple caprese at lunch....

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Here's the one good thing about this morning's rain - it made the lines practically nonexistant at the the greenmarket!

Yesterday's sungolds from Lani's were so good that the pint was finished by the time we went to bed. Finally got my hands on heirlooms (from Lani's).

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