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 July 26 & 27, 2014: C3Brix Lego Art in Queens

C3Brix’ Katie Proctor shoots us With The Bopper  This is a very exciting weekend in the markets, and for me personally. I’m going to be a food judge at the LIC Flea Favorites Foods Festival. I haven’t yet tasted anything at a market that I didn’t like, so it’s going

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Fresh Basil From The Sunniest Spot on the Farm

I personally associate basil with Italian food. Pesto, Insalata Caprese, my friend Annalisa’s mom’s incredible crostata (for which I do not have the recipe, and it pains me). I love basil because it smells wonderful in a warm, sunny farmers market. But you have to get it to a cool

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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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