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.

Hand-Foraged Wild Beach Plum Preserves – Intrigued Yet?

The beautiful blue banner and the inviting display of blue  jars drew me and James into the tent of Josephine’s Feast on a recent Saturday in Union Square. One particular jar filled with Hand-Foraged Wild Beach Plum Preserves sounded especially intriguing. Chef Laura O’Brien makes wonderful small-batch preserves and jams.

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Weekend Market Picks November 21 & 22, 2015: Thankful for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! It’s all about the food, the gravy, the family and friends, the gravy and the food. And did I mention the pies? This year we are hosting a full dozen people! James does the cooking, I do the going to the parade and the ever-important

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Pumpkin Appreciation Season And Why We Ate Dad’s Pumkpin Pies With A Spoon

    I have been taking pictures of all the beautiful pumpkins and gourds in the markets this season. They are an art medium for Halloween and decorative items throughout the fall until Thanksgiving, when they become tasty pies. I did learn, however, that only sugar pumpkins should be used

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Weekend Market Picks: Enjoying Halloween and the NY Marathon

It’s a Trifecta kind of weekend in NYC: Halloween, the Marathon and the time change! Plus, we have a couple of markets outdoor markets coming to a close for the season, and our first holiday market opening! More reasons to love autumn in New York. Have a great weekend, and

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Weekend Market Picks October 24 & 25, 2015: NY Chup Small Batch Ketchup

  We’ve had artisanal mayo and mustards for ages. And now, finally, we have handmade, small batch, all natural ketchup from NY Chup! I am a huge fan of ketchup, and I am happy to report that their Classic flavor is rich, spicy and delicious. Each bottle is hand-numbered. I

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