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Old 11-28-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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what is it and why?
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Try this.

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Old 11-29-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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They all suck. Some of these "farmers" are amassing cheap junk at re-selling it at exorbitant prices. They think all Manhattanites are named Rockefeller and Guggenheim and price their rotten produce accordingly.

Some of them haul the same rotting produce back week after week until it fully decomposes.
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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I really like Stiles Farmers Market in Hell's Kitchen.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:01 AM
 
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They all suck. Some of these "farmers" are amassing cheap junk at re-selling it at exorbitant prices. They think all Manhattanites are named Rockefeller and Guggenheim and price their rotten produce accordingly.

Some of them haul the same rotting produce back week after week until it fully decomposes.
Sounds like someone had a lil farmers market of their own and got ousted...?

heheheh jj
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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They all suck. Some of these "farmers" are amassing cheap junk at re-selling it at exorbitant prices. They think all Manhattanites are named Rockefeller and Guggenheim and price their rotten produce accordingly.

Some of them haul the same rotting produce back week after week until it fully decomposes.
↑ ~ That!
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:41 PM
 
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Yep, it's true. Our markets aren't always that great. I just got back from a relocation trip to Franklin, TN and visited the farmer's market there. The quality and freshness of the veggies in Franklin made me realize that I'm being sold CRAP at the union square farmer's market... Although the apples and apple pie from Tehrune orchard are good.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:23 PM
 
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I like these answers. I'm sure that alot of the stuff is crap that "farmers" feel they can sell to rich folks by using a couple of buzzwords, but I'm sure some of you have some good stories of some specific markets, or at least some stories of good relationships you've made with specific farmers that you "trust"
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:19 PM
 
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I've actually visited Terhune Orchards upstate, lots of happy apple trees growing on a hill. Their apple pies are not too expensive, and so darn good I don't even bother making my own anymore. The Terhune peeps are nice and will chat with ya if you're feeling talkative.

Other then that, I like to buy honey and maple syrup since it's local, better and cheaper than what you get in the supermarket. However, for veggies I tend to get what's cheap, seasonal and not organic (ripoff, sorry but it is). I refuse to pay more than $2 a lb unless it's something special- what can I say, I'm frugal. So for parsnips, carrots, onions, shallots, taters I usually go with Paffenroth (reasonably priced seasonal staples). They usually have great giant leeks for $3 a bunch, their summer corn is great, and they have a good variety of fall squashes. But I don't normally shop at other stands since the prices can be inflated for what they are. I don't care what people say, zucchini should NOT be expensive there's no reason for that, it grows like weeds... I'd know, I grew zucchini in my back yard (when I had a back yard...)

I tried duck eggs once, they were good but at $14 a dozen they weren't quite tasty enough to make it worth buying again.

I used to buy goat cheese from Coach Farms when they had a regular stand in the USQ market, but they they got popular, began supplying to grocery stores who charged twice what I was used to paying at the market, and then they disappeared from the farmer's market altogether.
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:48 AM
 
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Yep, it's true. Our markets aren't always that great. I just got back from a relocation trip to Franklin, TN and visited the farmer's market there. The quality and freshness of the veggies in Franklin made me realize that I'm being sold CRAP at the union square farmer's market... Although the apples and apple pie from Tehrune orchard are good.
Next that you visit Franklin and you want goat cheese, try http://www.noble-springs.com/. They also sell their products at the local farmer's markets and give tours at their farm.
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