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Offline StevenGrey

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Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« on: June 14, 2012, 10:59:29 AM »
I must say I was very impressed by the reopened produce market on 78th St. and 37th Av. as I walked past on my way to the subway this morning. Beautiful displays outside and at the front of the store, and I loved all the woven baskets hanging from the ceiling. From what I saw, their prices on fruit and vegetables seemed very good... I can't wait to stop and shop on my way home tonight! Looks like a great new addition to the neighborhood.

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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 09:07:11 AM »
that is nice to hear...saw evidence of work going on a couple weeks ago and got to meet one very sweet em  ployee -- a grey and white kitty -- but it's good to hear that they are starting off on the right foot. :)

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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 11:42:49 AM »
I love store kitties. :D

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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 12:25:11 PM »
Checked out this place last evening and am impressed. Neither a standard produce stand nor bodega, it reminds me of the Parrot Coffee stores in Astoria and Sunnyside, at least in terms of its more Euro-leaning stock. Unlike Parrot it doesn't sell homemade items, or products in bulk, but there is a solid selection of nuts and dried fruit packaged at some local bulk facility. It complements Trade Fair, Italian Farms and the newly re-opened Polish deli -- an excellent addition to the neighborhood! 

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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 12:42:16 PM »
Here are a few pics from the newly opened Lemon Farm.  And I agree... nice addition to the neighborhood!





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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 12:57:21 PM »
Looks great!  And wonderful that they cared enough to make it aesthetically pleasing.

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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 03:23:40 PM »
I am really knocked out by Lemon Farm. I returned for another, slower browse-through today, and came away even more impressed with what I take to be the basic premise of the store: boutique-ish, Euro-style, high-end items that aren’t carried by Trade Fair or Met Foods.

First and foremost: Jackson Heights finally has a location where Plugrá European-Style Butter is sold. BAM! Total win!  :rockon:

The dairy goods, breads, pastas (HUGE selection), olive oils, nuts & dried fruits,.. all of a rather elevated quality level for this nabe.

And the produce!! Blazingly high-quality stuff.

And yes, the sweetest brand-new store cat around.  :smitten:
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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 05:58:55 PM »
 Bulls eye in terms of a fine addition to our 37th Street shopping area. Was one of the dazed, deliriously happy customers in there today.
I forecast this place doing really well. I hope it raises the bar for some other merchants on the strip now as I like and patronize them but
they could do more to keep up both maintenance and appearances.
 Thank you Lemon Farm folks!!

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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 06:55:02 PM »
taggie,

no offense, but how has the place allowed its maintenance to deteriorate in the 72 hours that it has been open?

and what would you change about the appearance?

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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2012, 07:09:08 PM »
I believe Taggie's reference to bar-raising was about other merchants on 37th, not the newly-opened Lemon Farm.
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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2012, 09:29:07 PM »
Ah, "Eats, Shoots and Leaves". Alive and well.

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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2012, 10:10:51 PM »
I have no idea what "Plugrá European-Style Butter" is but "BAM! Total win!" made my day.  Guess I've got to try it.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2016, 11:01:14 PM by toddg »

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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2012, 07:17:27 AM »
[dons Culinary Geek cap]

Regular US-made unsalted butter - primarily for baking rather than table use - is 80% milkfat. European, and specifically French, butters are 80% milkfat. Which means that baked goods (hello! croissants!) are going to be richer tasting, flakier, and considerably more pleasing to consume.

The secret is the decreased water content in the butter.

Plugrá is among the best imported butters of this kind. And Lemon Farm carries it!!  :laugh:
« Last Edit: February 24, 2016, 11:01:35 PM by toddg »
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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2012, 09:24:17 AM »
So excited for the Plugra, right now I have to order it through Fresh Direct!  :D

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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2012, 09:27:50 AM »
And — returning to the point of this thread — a great European butter is only the tip of a lovely and welcome culinary iceberg in our nabe!!!!

>> swoons <<
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Re: Lemon Farm mini Gourmet market on 78th/37th
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