And that means a season full of spring markets! Below is a list of market openings this weekend, as well as other events coming up this month and next. Saturday and Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2013 Brooklyn Flea: The Flea opens its outdoor season this weekend! Saturdays will be in the usual spot in Fort Greene. Sundays are in a new Williamsburg location in the East River State Park. 10AM – 5PM, Saturdays, 176 Lafayette Ave. between Clermont + Vanderbilt Ave.; Sundays, East River Sta
In need of a bit of early springtime? Look no further than Fiori di Fenice at the Union Square Greenmarket. Growing seasonal beauties in Broome County, New York, Fiori brings stunning, hearty and gorgeous flowers to the market every Saturday. These purple hyacinths will fill your home with their sweet, peppery scent. And it looks like everything is coming up tulips now! Fiori di Fenice grows classic and new varieties, so make sure to ask about the posies that catch your eye.
There is a vendor at the Antiques Garage with an amazing vintage findings collection. I selected these three brass pieces to feature because they are so pretty and delicate, and there are hundreds more where they came from. The splendid brass Geisha cabouchon on the upper left reminds me of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado. The Gibson Girl on the right was the embodiment of beauty at the turn of the last century, and she remains so in my humble opinion. The brass heart with ri
On Friday we picked up some tangy, earthy pecorino stagionato from Dancing Ewe Farm for our friends on Sunday. And we had a wonderful breakfast of fresh biscuits from Wild Hive Farm, slathered in Summer Flower honey from Tremblay Apiaries. It was mouthwatering. #KarenSeiger #TremblayApiaries #Greenmarkets #pussywillows #SummerFlowerHoney #DutchMillGarden #GrowNYC #tulips #Sweetpeas #DancingEweFarm #WildHiveFarm #Spring #unionsquare #PecorinoStagionato #MarketsofNewYorkCity
The apple cider donuts from The Orchards of Concklin at my local Greenmarket are a true weakness for me. I’ll grab a bag of six moist, delicious, cinnamon coated donuts “for later,” and end up eating them all before I’m done buying carrots. They sell other wonderful baked goods – pies, cookies, muffins as well. Right now, they are also bringing cut tulips and other bedding plants to the market to help us all ring in the springtime. Amazingly, The Orchards of Concklin has b