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.

Bright Yellow Sunflowers Enjoy Visits from the Bees

  Sunflowers! Now is the time to fill your house with them. They are big, bright and beautiful. And they bring our lovely city bees down from the nearby rooftops down to the greenmarkets to say hello. At least three farms had beautiful bunches today at the Union Square Greenmarket.

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Weekend Market Picks July 12 & 13, 2014: I Had A Dream Come True This Week

  I had a dream come true this week. My mom used to call me up to read me stories in the New York Times’ Metropolitan Diary that had tickled her for one reason or another. Or she would clip the story out of the paper, which she read cover

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My Story In The New York Times Metropolitan Diary

My anecdote has been published in the New York Times Metropolitan Diary! It even has its own awesome illustration by the talented Victor Kerlow. I wish my mom could have seen it… ~Karen Seiger, Author, Blogger, Market Enthusiast, New York Times Contributor    

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Corn Star: Sycamore Farms Kicks off Corn Season + VIDEO

  The first and best tomatoes I’ve had so far this season came from Sycamore Farms at the Union Square Greenmarket. They’ve been beautiful and tasty, especially when I’ve sliced them up, still warm from the sun out at the market. (If I’m waxing rhapsodic, it’s because I love tomatoes

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