A Guide to the Best Artisan, Farmer, Food & Flea Markets

Farmers Markets

The indoor and outdoor food markets throughout New York City are at the heart of food innovation, the new go-to spots for food lovers. Imagine a sumptuous, buttery fresh lobster roll, or a brick oven pizza. Or maybe something exotic, like an authentic pupusa, a small corn tortilla filled with savory beans and cheese, or a spicy kimmchi dog. Follow up your main course with three mini-cupcakes in flavors you have probably never imagined, like lavender chocolate, maple bacon and blueberry port mascarpone. These gastronomic delights – and so many more – are made locally or regionally with the freshest ingredients available.

Weekend Market Picks March 28 & 29, 2015: New Urbanrose Gilded Collection

Urbanrose creates delicate and uniquely handcrafted jewelry. Owner and designer Rosemarie Ferrara has launched her new Gilded Line of rings, cuffs and earrings. She carefully places multiple layers of gold leaf in clear resin to give each piece a lush depth. Some of her designs have beautiful accent colors, like

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Weekend Market Picks March 21 & 22, 2015: We’ve Sprung A Leek!

Happy Spring! Despite the entire day filled with snow on Friday, it was also the beginning of a new season. The weekend is looking a little more reasonable weather-wise, so it’s okay to get your hopes up for brighter days ahead. Another reason to be optimistic is that it is

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Weekend Market Picks: March 14 & 15, 2015: Spring Markets are Opening

Boom! It’s springtime! I saw hyacinths in the greenmarket this week. Central Park has been in melt mode as the sun came out for the first time in eons. The markets are blooming too! It’s just a great time to get a little sunshine of our own before the crocuses

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Book Review: “Lillian On Life” Gives Us Food For Thought

As I read the new novel by Alison Jean Lester, Lillian on Life, I knew that this was a story that would stay with me. Alison is a dear friend and classmate of mine from graduate school. I had read Locked Out, Alison’s book of short stories, and I was

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South Street Story: A Documentary About Preservation and Change

  I am thrilled to share this wonderful short-form documentary film about the old Fulton Fish Market, South Street Story. Canadian Filmmaker Tony Rammos wrote, produced, directed and edited the video, which has been featured on the World Fishing Network as a segment on their journalistic news program, World Fishing

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