Monday, September 7, 2009

Cortelyou Bounty

I've got it good. If I want to stroll to a Farmer's Market on Saturday, I can walk through Prospect Park. If I want to stroll to a Farmer's Market on Sunday, I can walk through Ditmas Park -a neighborhood, not a park, but may as well be a park with houses. Seven years ago, when I moved to my neighborhood, on the opposite side of Coney Island Avenue from Ditmas, I wasn't aware of these luxuries.

On my walk, someone growing front yard corn.

On the way back, someone growing gobs of Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta, cultivar unknown.

This weekend's bounty cost $16.05. Included are 4 orange and 4 red carrots, 1 red onion, 6 blue potatoes, 2 red potatoes, 3 white eggplant, 2 purple globe eggplant, 2 poblano peppers, 1 head of garlic, 2 ears of corn, 2 zucchini, and 1 heirloom tomato. We also got some turkey, cost 2.99lb and comparable to the Fairway turkey I bought a couple of weeks ago.


  1. The Cortelyou Greenmarket didn't exist seven years ago. It's only been operating for, I think, five years. It's expanded greatly the past two years. In addition to your bounty, there are two bakers, and this year it includes vendors for fish, mushrooms and artisanal cheeses.

    You'll be happy to hear that the Cortelyou Greenmarket is now going to be year-round.

    Let me know ahead of time next time you're going to be in the neighborhood! Would be nice to catch up.


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