The sorbet is made for Mountain Sweet by DiCosmos Italian Ices of Queens, according to the sign.
When I hit the Union Square Greenmarket this past Saturday, Mountain Sweet Berry Farm was not selling Tristar Strawberries, but they were selling Tristar Strawberry sorbet, made from their fruit by a Rockaway Beach ices company.
Priced at $3 per (biodegradable) cup, the color was rich red and the flavor was scrumptious, not overly sweet but tasting exactly like the prized strawberries, which should be still in season at this time of the summer.
Run by Rick Bishop, the farm in Roscoe, Sullivan County, was one of the earliest farmers’ market participants, and became famous for selling the strawberries, which are closely related to wild strawberries. Tristars — known generically as “day neutral strawberries — are are about one-third the size of regular commercial varieties, and more pungently sweet.
Pending the return of the berries to the market, visit the stand and enjoy something that tastes about a hundred times better than a FrozFruit. Mountain Sweet Berry Farms is at the Union Square Greenmarket on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The sorbet is inside that chest, packed in dry ice.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 30, 2012