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 July 23 & 24, 2016: Studio Llama Llama

  Take a good, long look at this photo, because I fell in love with every single Amigurumi creature, handmade from Studio Llama Llama at the recent School of Visual Arts Makers Market this past May. Amigurami means ”crocheted stuffed animals” in Japanese. These ones are much more than that though. In

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Weekend Market Picks July 16 & 17, 2016: National Ice Cream Day

  President Ronald Reagan established National Ice Cream Day in 1984 with Joint Resolution 298 (thanks, Wikipedia!), making him the one president to bring the entire country together over a common idea that ice cream is creamy and delicious. We now celebrate this national holiday in July each year when

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Weekend Market Picks July 9 & 10, 2016: Time To Go To Vendy Plaza

Last week I was down for the count with a miserable summer cold. I’m feeling much better now, and I am very excited about all the unique market events this weekend. Many of the GrowNYC Youth Markets are opening all over the city. We have handmade events, vintage and antiques

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The New Battery Oval Opens Downtown With The Amazing Battery Fair

Battery Park is celebrating the grand opening of the Battery Oval, a large, gorgeous, grassy space at the north end of the park, with a wonderful market! This weekend, the Battery Conservancy is hosting the Battery Fair, featuring 100+ regional food producers and food purveyors, as well as regional craft

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RIP Bill Cunningham: You Noticed How Stylish A Market Can Be

Ever since Bill Cunningham published this 2012 video in the New York Times about seasonal styles in the Union Square Greenmarket, I’ve kept my eye on the styles in the markets in general. And to this day, whenever I go to the Union Square Greenmarket, I try remember to wear

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