A Guide to the Best Artisan, Farmer, Food & Flea Markets

Food 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 April 25 & 26, 2015: Rocket Salad

As much as I love root vegetables, I am looking forward to all the new and delicious produce coming into the farmers markets. This bunch of arugula, also known as Rocket or roquette, or Eruca sativa (thanks, Wikipedia), is such a welcome site from Northshire Farm in West Winfield, New

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Guest Blogger Scott Kerns Visits The Big Cheesy

Many thanks and welcome to Guest Blogger Scott Kerns! Check out is beautifully written blog, A Forest of Trees. This story is cross-posted there as well. You may have met Scott at a market with his wife, the infinitely talented jewelry designer, Saskia DeVries.   In the pantheon of comfort

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Weekend Market Picks April 17 & 18, 2015!

  By now, most of the markets are open again for the 2015 season after a bit of winter hibernation! The LIC Flea opened last weekend, and it was wonderful. Great artisans, food and flea vendors, a new beer garden with 6 Queens breweries, and a fun crowd. Many of

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Weekend Market Picks April 11 & 12, 2015: A Wealth of Spring Markets

  Artist and Musician Nadia Ackerman of Natchie Art has captured the feeling of the High Line in her new illustration. I received a print of it for as a birthday gift, and I love all the little people both in the park and also in the buildings nearby. I

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Attention Small Farmers: Get A Lift From Beekman 1802!

  I absolutely love following the Fabulous Beekman Boys, also known as Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge of Beekman 1802, as their story continues to unfold. They are strategically creating a lifestyle brand that is genuine, beautiful, delicious, local, practical and fun. The Beekman boys also became philanthropists with Mortgage

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