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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Weekend Market Picks — And Yona’s Gourmet Delights!

I’ve been munching on Yona’s Gourmet Delights for several years now.  It never ceases to delight me to find Yona’s delicious borekas and mini-quiches at a market.  You can purchase a bag of three, and they make for the perfect snack.  Her tables are always my first stop at the Greenflea, and recently saw Yona herself at the 9th Avenue Food Festival with Oreo Cookie Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, and Carrot Cakes.  Gigantic and sweet – just the way I like my cakes!

Here are my Market Picks for this weekend – June 11-12, 2011:

Saturday and Sunday

Renegade Craft Fair:  The Renegade is like heaven on earth for hand made craft lovers.  From the most whimsical to the finest design, every artisan at this event is seriously dedicated and talented.  This is a juried event, and it is highly competitive to get accepted into.  So trust me when I tell you to set a budget for the day, even though I know you will exceed it with no regrets.

Crafts at Lincoln Center:  This wonderful outdoor American crafts show runs this weekend and next.  400 juried craftspeople from around the country bring their handmade treasures to Lincoln Center.  The event features continuous entertainment, craft demonstrations, exotic and natural foods.  And if you’re driving into the city, you can get a $2 discount coupon for parking in the nearby indoor garage.

Saturday Only

Artisan Market at Fort Greene Park: This sweet market features local artisans who are there in the shade of the black walnut trees outside Fort Greene Park, bringing their work directly to you.  It is in its 7th year, and it continues to provide a venue for some remarkable designers, from ceramics, fine clothing designs and hats to handmade soaps and children’s toys.  I’ve seen some remarkable products in this sweet market.

Fort Green Greenmarket:  I always tune into the happy vibe at this farmers market.  It is a distinct and unique feeling based on the great relationships between the market vendors and the community, who find true value and pleasure underneath the market tents.  Neighbors stop by for fresh juice and a muffin after a run in the park, or they’ll bring their kids to pick up produce for the week.  So go to the Artisan Market and pick up some delicious fresh treats at the Greenmarket just up the hill.

Sunday Only

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Food Truck Bazaar: Don’t have time to chase your favorite trucks around the city? Then come to this one-stop food truck shop for all your favorite treats! Kimchi Taco Truck, Rickshaw Dumpling Truck, Kelvin Natural Slush Truck, and The Cavity Shoppe, as well as the HKFM debuts of Coolhaus, Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck and Two Pitas in a Pod!

Hester Street Fair’s Sunday Summer Picnic: The Hester Street Fair is devoting Sundays to special food events, and this weekend is the first one!  They invited over 20 food purveyors because of their picnicky food.  How awesome is that?  The idea is to come, grab a bite of something delicious, grab a seat, and chat with your neighbors.  You can play ping pong and enjoy live music too.  Can’t think of a nicer way to spend a Sunday!

Enjoy the weekend!  And don’t forget your sunscreen!



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