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Jul 12, 2010 11:28 AM

Westchester Greenhouses for Veggies! (Hartsdale)

The high season is here, and this store remains one of the great places to get great quality produce at bargain prices. A visit yesterday yielded this bounty:

Local tomatoes: $1.29/lb. (!!)

Local lettuce: 2 GIANT heads for $1.50

Miniature plums: $2 /basket (about 12 of these babies)

Local cucumbers: 3/$1.00

They also had home-grown strawberries at $6 / basket, but it's worth a splurge because the flavor bears no resemblance whatsoever to the supermarket variety.

Not to mention the great values on flowering plants outside-- this is a terrific place to go!

Westchester Greenhouses
West Hartsdale Avenue,
Hartsdale, NY.

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  1. Unbelievable super-sweet corn today, bi-color, local, 8 ears for $1.99!!

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    1. re: menton1

      Great to know, I bought a lot of my corn there on the way home from the train last year, it was excellent. Love this place.

    2. Looks like this place gets short shrift here, but really, it's head & shoulders above most produce stands.

      Today: Pickle cukes, $2/quart basket (about 2 1/2 lbs)

      NY State peaches: .79/pound (SWEET, no waiting to eat!)

      1. Several vendors at the White Plains Farmers market told me that Westchester Green houses purchases all of their produce from the Hunts Point Market.

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        1. re: chowdom

          The vendors at the Farmers Mkt are not an objective source of information about a competitor;

          There are several commercial items in the place, but they are toward the back. It's easy to recognize a supermarket produce item...

          But all of the stuff in the front section is definitely NOT from the commercial market. The lettuce is quite different, the tomatoes, cukes, strawberries (local, but pricey, $6 a pint) blueberries, some local muskmelons, tomatoes definitely local, white onions with the scallion-like shoots, etc.

          Why don't you try the place and get your info first-hand?

            1. re: chowdom

              Oh, so you know that they have a good selection of local items!

              1. re: menton1

                They do have some local items, but a lot of what I've seen at the WP Farmer's market was from elsewhere. You can tell by looking at the other stalls and seeing what fruit and veg are coming in week by week. And yes, I've bought stuff from them at the WP market.

        2. Today they have corn from Dykeman Farm (Dutchess County) 3 ears for $1.00. (Bi-color)

          P.S. Maryld, I am talking specifically about Westchester Greenhouses, NOT the WP market!

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          1. re: menton1

            Aren't they at the WP Farmer's market. Someone ther has a "Greenhouse" in their name?
            By the way, how is the corn these season? Sweet-sweet or so-so?

            1. re: Maryld

              No this is a property on W Hartsdale Ave with outdoor plants and an indoor place with produce. Many locally grown produce items this time of year at much lower prices than the Farmers markets.

              The corn, if eaten the same day, has been sweeter than dessert!

              1. re: menton1

                Idle question--have you ever run across, or heard of, a corn cake (as opposed to bread) recipe, complete with icing?

                1. re: menton1

                  They are also present at many of the local farmers markets. White Plains, Tuckahoe, Eastchester... I purchased a number of peppers ( green, red, yellow) from them at the WP farmers market last year. All of the peppers were rotten the next day. When I went back the next week the guy who sold them to me pretty much told me to go F_ _ _ myself and walked away from me. I was grumbling to myself as I shopped at the other vendors and that is when several of them told me where Westchester Greenhouses purchased most or all of their produce. These other vendors had only nice positive things to say about all of the other vendors present. I have purchased good produce from Hunts Point market ( husbands mother is a NYC school teacher and can shop there) however I want to support the local farms directly when I shop at the farmers market.

                  1. re: chowdom

                    I used to work there. Yes, they buy the majority of the produce from Hunts Point. And the bake goods are not "home made". It's frozen from Restaurant Depot and pre-made batters.