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Carroll Gardens Greenmarket - Recent Reviews?

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SarahRuth Aug 15, 2007 03:30 PM

I see that the last post about the new Carroll Gardens greenmarket is from early July. Any recent visitors want to chime in on their experiences?

  1. missmasala Aug 15, 2007 05:59 PM

    yeah, i went sunday. wasn't doing a big shop, but glanced at all the stalls. I think there are about 6 of them.

    the market is small, but the variety is decent. there's bread alone (always nice to have) two stalls that sell eggs, including tello's, a couple that sell fruit, or fruit/veggies, and one veggie stand that sells a lot of unusual/exotic stuff. Prices seems slightly higher than GAP or the heights, but prices have gone up this year across the board and i haven't been to those markets this summer, so maybe the prices are the same.

    What i got:

    peaches at $2 a pound--very good
    cantalope--haven't cut into it yet, but it looks great
    heirloom tomatoes--brandywine, my favorite kind. These were $2 a pound, which is acutally better than i've seen them other places.
    bi-color corn--i prefer white corn, but it was fresh and good
    ginger-gold apples--crisp but not much flavor--too early in the season but the kids wanted them.

    I think that was it for this week, but they had plenty of other stuff. I'm very happy the market is here. If you're in carroll park a lot on sundays anyway (the curse of kids!) then having the market there can't be beat. Also, a couple of the stalls have way more exotic stuff than I ever see at GAP or the heights.

    I guess if you live in the neighborhood it's great. Not sure it's worth traveling for.

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      ardnaxela Aug 16, 2007 11:27 AM

      As MissMasala said, for a local it's great. In addition to the items she mentions, there's always a good selection of head lettuce -- boston, romaine, butter. And one stall that will be growing swiss chard all summer long.

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