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Weekend Market Picks November 9-10, 2013: Edible Rainbows

Fall Heirloom Tomatoes

The skies may be grey in the late fall, but the farmers markets throughout the city are filled with amazing colors, like these plump heirloom tomatoes that taste even better than they look. I love seeing how the same vegetable can come in such a wonderful array of colors.

I also feel like knitting again (quickly!), and I can assure you that the naturally colored yarns from Merino Sheep Farm are a joy to work with, as it glides easily on my aluminum or wooden needles.

We know that colorful foods are highly nutritious. Luckily, they make it easy for us to want to eat them! Check out your local farmers market this coming week. I’d love to see the most colorful veggie or fruit you come across — and how you cook it!

And now for our…

Weekend Market Picks!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

BK Night Bazaar: A lot of people have been asking me about this market, which is great – I love market buzz! It’s a party with music, local foods and great craft artisans. But, contrary to popular belief, it’s not just for hipsters. It’s good for anyone who wants a great night out in Brooklyn! Friday and Saturday 6PM – 12AM, 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn [map]

Greenpoint/McCarren Park Greenmarket: The neighbors in Williamsburg and Greenpoint truly love this farmers market. It has a great variety of vendors, and it makes for a lovely stroll through McCarren Park. 8AM – 3PM, Union Avenue between Driggs & N 12th Street, Brooklyn [map

East Side Community School Flea Market: It looks like this market is now an ongoing event every Saturday! It’s a great destination as you wander through the East Village on the weekend. Stop and shop, and then go find a small, neighborhood place to grab something delicious for lunch! 11AM – 5PM, 420 East 12th Street between 1st Street and Avenue A, Manhattan (map)

Saturday & Sunday, November 9 & 10, 2013

Brooklyn Flea: Just a few more markets of the Flea in its outdoor locations (Ft. Greene and Williamsburg Waterfront). They’ve also taken over management of the PS 321 Flea Market in Park Slope, featuring even more great BK Flea vendors! See Brooklyn Flea’s Website for location and times for each venue: Fort Greene, Williamsburg, Park Slope

Daily Candy Bazaar: I’ve been a Daily Candy fan for years, and so I’m very excited about their Bazaar in Soho this weekend, featuring over 30 designers, bakers and crafters whom they’ve featured during the year. They have a schedule of workshops and discussions too. 11AM – 10PM, 376 West Broadway at Broome Street, Manhattan [map]

ID Pop Shop: ID Pop Shop is open through Sunday only! Check out this fabulous group of NY’s independent designers. Find the perfect outfit or accessories for your holiday parties! In Chelsea market. 11AM – 7:30 PM, 75 Ninth Avenue inside Chelsea Market, Manhattan [map]

*Shout out – Tony and Mark’s Big Moving Sale: My friends are moving, and they’re having a Big Moving Sale this weekend. Mark is an antiques and vintage dealer, and they have an apartment full of amazing things: Plants/pots, glassware/flatware, art, collectibles, tables, chairs, lamps, books mirrors, kitchen things, LP’s, fabric, men’s clothing and a ton more. Cash and carry. Saturday & Sunday, 10AM – 5PM, 348 West 14th Street, Manhattan

Sunday, November 10, 2013

NEW! Carroll Gardens Sidewalk Flea Market: This new neighborhood flea market opens Sunday in Carroll Gardens! On your way to a lovely brunch, stop by and see what kind of treasures or bargains you can find! At PS 58 on Smith Street between Carroll Street and 1st Place, Brooklyn

Greenflea: Check out this Upper West Side classic flea and artisan market. Outside you’ll find a wide range of flea and vintage items, as well craft artisans and good market snacks. Don’t miss the indoor vendors selling antique jewelry and decorative items. I always find something special at this market! 10AM to 5:30PM, Columbus Avenue between W. 76th and W. 77th Streets, Manhattan [map]

McGolrick Park Down To Earth Farmers Market: Definitely have a look at all the diverse and wonderful food and produce vendors at this large farmers market: baked goods, soups, sauces, grains, beans, loads of baked goods and so much more. 11AM – 4PM, Russell Street off Nassau Ave on the sidewalk outside park, Brooklyn [map]

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~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

Soft, colorful wool from Merino Sheep Farm

Soft, colorful wool from Merino Sheep Farm

Nutritious and Beautiful Rainbow Chard at the Greenmarkets

Nutritious and Beautiful Rainbow Chard at the Greenmarkets

Rainbow of Peppers from Eckerton Hill Farm at the Union Square Greenmarket

Rainbow of Peppers from Eckerton Hill Farm at the Union Square Greenmarket 

Radish Rainbow at the Union Square Greenmarket

Radish Rainbow at the Union Square Greenmarket

Rainbow Carrots from Paffenroth Gardens at the Union Square Greenmarket

Rainbow Carrots from Paffenroth Gardens at the Union Square Greenmarket

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