Thanks to the Battery Conservancy Volunteers for Hosting The Battery Fair! Thanks to the Battery Conservancy Volunteers for Hosting The Battery Fair! The newly opened Battery Oval is in the background.
Battery Park is celebrating the grand opening of the Battery Oval, a large, gorgeous, grassy space at the north end of the park, with a wonderful market!
This weekend, the Battery Conservancy is hosting the Battery Fair, featuring 100+ regional food producers and food purveyors, as well as regional craft artisans around the Oval. I spent a couple of hours there this afternoon, slowly making my way around the park, tasting cheeses, oils, breads, and more, and admiring handmade products featuring goats milk, sea salt, and clay.
Visually, the market is absolutely beautiful, with standard tents and tables. Vendors make their spaces unique through their displays, their flowers, their signage, and their samples. The light downtown is pretty special too, especially at sunset behind the Statue of Liberty.
So far, this is the only market event planned. I hope the Conservancy will hold more markets downtown to serve the local neighborhoods in Battery Park City and the Financial District, as well as the throngs of tourists looking for a snack or an authentic local souvenir to take home. It would be a shame for it to be a one-time event. So I encourage you to plan a visit down to the southern-most tip of Manhattan on Sunday to visit this beautiful market. Some of the vendors are there both days, and some will be new tomorrow.
I could not decide which photos to include in this story, so I’m sharing them all. I’d love to hear which vendors you loved! Many thanks to my friends at Amagansett Sea Salt Co. for giving me the heads-up about this amazing event!
~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City
Battery Conservancy Volunteers Welcoming Us To the Battery Fair
The Soil & The Sea makes wonderful natural scented candles and body products
Gorgeous Ceramic Bowls by Nicholas Newcomb Pottery & Sculpture
Tasty Treats from Amy’s Bread
Bambino Ravioli Pastificio with Italian Delicacies
The crowds were enjoying shopping, tasting, and learning from the purveyors like WomansWork
This is the Battery Park Farm! Can you see the baby lettuces?
Saw my friends from Nonna’s and tricked James into eating kale by serving him Nonna’s Leafy Sauce!
Ice Cold Bad Seed Hard Cider – perfect for a summer cookout.
Eat Local NY Founder Derek DiGuglielmo, Local Foods Purveyors and Non-Profit working to end child hunger!
So excited to see Cara-Sel, the salted caramel sauce from the Ardent Homesteader, with NY Eat Local!
Josie Porter Farm brought the fresh local veggies to the Battery Fair
These handsome fellows are John & John, purveyors of The Blue Olive oils and vinegars
I adore this cicada wing and twig necklace by Orchard Jewelry, farm-inspired designs
Tiny Hearts Farm brought beautiful flowers and bouquets from the Berkshires!
There’s nothing like Mike’s Hot Honey on a fresh biscuit!
Sampling Crown Maple Syrup, including Barrel Aged. It’s so fine and delicious.
Crown Dark Maple Syrup from Dutchess County, NY
Fresh Fig Bread and Ricotta Cheese Drizzled with Olive Oil from Eataly!
This sweet embroidered goat linen towis by Big Picture Farm, which also makes yummy goats milk caramels!
Walter Youngblood of KingLeche Cremes with his Sweet Pickle Frozen Pop (!) at Battery Fair
LizBeth was at the Battery Fair with her cold and creamy ice creams!
Lovely Goat Milk Soaps Handmade at Cat’s View Farm
This cheddar cheese from Shelburne Farms is perfectly sharp and delicious!
Enjoying the newly opened Battery Oval in Downtown Manhattan