Your 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 August 22 & 23, 2015: Coyote Tomato Flavor Bombs

Pale yellow coyote tomatoes are not much bigger than a large blueberry, but they are little flavor bombs! Pop a single, tiny tomato in your mouth, and KAPOW! You’ll see what I mean. You can put them in salads or just pop them into your mouth. These ones are from

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Weekend Market Picks August 15 & 16, 2015: Sweet Pretty Juicy Peaches

I wait all year long for peach season. Peaches are my favorite non-tropical fruit, and this year’s crop is particularly juicy and sweet! Several times I’ve bought enough for a peach pie, but I’ve ended up eating them all fresh because they’ve been so tasty. But I do love peach

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Eating Beauty: Colorful Edible Flowers from Windfall Farms

We talk about the wonderful flavors of food. But occasionally, we spot something edible that is too beautiful to resist. This morning, I walked through the Union Square Greenmarket and spotted such a variety of gorgeous edible flowers that I had to stop and learn more about them. Windfall Farms

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Weekend Market Picks August 1 & 2, 2015: Sweet White Elephant

I’m back! I was in Las Vegas for a technology conference, but mostly to visit Grandma Teapot, my friend who is 103 years old. What an amazing woman, filled with incredible stories about life in the US throughout the last century. We just missed that crazy pool fire in our

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Weekend Market Picks July 18 & 19, 2015: Stylish Toppers from Flamekeepers Hat Club

I met Marc Williamson of the Flamekeepers Hat Club at the Pop Up Flea earlier this year. Marc was named as one of New York’s most stylish people by Time Out Magazine in 2013, and he shares his aesthetic as the founder of this wonderful hat store in Harlem. There

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