Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Bloomingdale Farmers Market: Get set for Memorial Day AND a pre-order reminder

From: Robin Shuster
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 6:10 PM
Subject: Get Set for Memorial Day at BFM AND a Pre Order Reminder

Get Set for Memorial Day at BFM AND a Pre Order Reminder 

Hi Everyone,

We were so glad to see you last Sunday --This week we can help you celebrate Memorial Day with the best local foods. I am very excited about all the plants too.  Gardening has been a joy the last months.  I have done scallion bottom gardens in waterglasses  and watched  a few coleus leaves root and turn into a magnificent plant that will go outside in a few days.  All the herbs I have bought from Reid and Garner over the years from the market are thriving in their pots (except my thymes, for some reason). 

  GOOD NEWS: we have been approved to slowly increase the number of people we can have in the market at a time!

Number 1 Sons fabulous ferments are by pre-order only.  Pre Order for other producers is not mandatory but it helps make shopping quicker and minimizes contact.  It also helps the producers plan and guarantees that you will get popular products.  It is your choice. 


Have you ever tried the scented geraniums that discourage mosquitos?   Reid has them (Moskito Schoker)

GARNER's PRODUCE: Orders for Sunday by 7pm Friday if you want one of their two seasonal strawberry and vegetable boxes, cornmeal, grits, eggs, pepper jelly:  They will also pack what you ask for at the stand salad and cooking greens, radishes, beets, scallions, spring onions, garlic scapes, cabbages, dill, cilantro, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and spinach --and strawberries and asparagus.  Be sure to mark 14&U FM when you order

WHISKED: Don't forget your Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Place your Memorial Weekend order by THURSDAY 3 PM to 6 Pack Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Salty Oatmeal, Molasses Spice, Hazelnut Swirl, Snickerdoodle, Pretzel Cowboy, Assorted, Flourless Mexican Chocolate (GF), VEGAN: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Lemon Poppyseed, Chocolate Blackout. Pies: Apple Crumble, Bourbon Pecan, Lemon Coconut, Seasalt Chocolate Chess, Strawberry Rhubarb, Salted Caramel, Cherry.   And yes, you can buy all of these at the stand.  Or Pick up if you pre -ordered.

CHINESE STREET MARKET POPUP (AKA Those DUMPLINGS) Pre Order here  by Friday 10 PM for your East Asian handmade, flash-frozen dumplings, buns, shumai and more. Text at 202 596 6985 or email  

KING MUSHROOM FARM:  Pre order available at   Order by Friday for Sunday pickup at BFM. Shiitake, maitake, cremini, portobello, exotic mix, lion's mane, king trumpet, chestnut, oyster...Yes, you can order at the stand too. Grill those mushrooms. 

NUMBER 1 SONS: Remember to Pre Order for market Pickup.  They do not have sales at the stand right now. Their site works best from your cell phone but not an ipad. (It does not work from an ipad). Try Chrome on your computer but it really really prefers your cell phone. Order by FRIDAY 7 am at  

New Pre Order Procedure for Number 1 Sons:

We have updated our website!

Now customers can select 'Pickle Stand' and choose their favorite market before they even start browsing. 
To place an order for market pickup at our Pickle Stand: 
1. Go to our website,
2. Select 'Pickle Stand' 
3. Enter your zipcode, select your market, choose a date and time you'd like to retrieve your order
4. You will be redirected to a page with all the products you can select for Market Pickup
5. On your cart page verify the market pickup information is correct and click 'Check Out'
6. Pickup your order at the Farmers Market + enjoy! 

PANORAMA: breads, croissants and baked goods as always. No Pre Order yet.

GROFF's CONTENT: Pre Order their meats by Thursday 9 am at  Or download their app here. I am thinking I should grill sausages or beef/pork burgers  this week....  While you do not have to pre order, you might want to so that you have reserved your meat for the grillfest. 

REID Orchards turns into an amazing plant nursery for the month of May....  Make your list after perusing these. 

Plants: herbs, tomatoes,hot and sweet peppers, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, beets, green beans, lettuces, kale
Flowers: individual potted plants: vinca vine and spikes, geraniums and New Guinea Impatiens in 6 colors, market packs (6 plants per pack; shade loving torenia and impatiens. Part Sun to full sun: begonias, petunias;Full sun: zinnias and multiple marigolds
Basils: spicy globe, African Blue,Thai, Sweet Italia, Greek Columnar,Red Rubin, Mini Purple
Chives: Onion, garlic, Chinese
Lavender: Hidcote, Munstead
Lemon Grass
Lemon Verbena
Mints" Choc, Orange, Pineapple, Spearmint, Peppermint, Mojito, Berries adn Cream, Julep, Kty Colonel
Oregano: Greek, Italian, Hot and Spicy, Dittany of Crete
Parsley: Italian, Triple curled
Rosemary: Arp, Barbeque, Prostatus,Tuscan Blue
Sage: berggarten green, Golden, Tricolor, Pineapple
French Taragon
Thyme: English, French, Golden Lemon

Not to be forgotten: first of their strawberries, crisp apples and pears (thanks to controlled atmosphere storage)apple cider and canned goods.

Yes,  more producers are rejoining us over the next few weeks.  


Ted and Robin

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