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Weekend Market Picks April 25 & 26, 2015: Rocket Salad

Rocket / Roquette / Arugula from Northshire Farm

Rocket / Roquette / Arugula from Northshire Farm

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 York. The tender leaves and crunchy stems make a wonderful salad with a slightly peppery kick. Try it as a bed of salad for a fresh crab cake.

One of the things I like to do with arugula is add several leaves to a cup of mayonnaise and run it through a food processor. I’ll make a turkey and cheddar sandwich on a crunchy rustic bread with the arugula mayo. It tastes fresh and tangy on the sandwich, and you can keep the mixture in the fridge for at least a week. Northshire Farm will have their greens, fresh eggs, raw honey and more the Union Square Greenmarket on Saturday.

This weekend is an exciting one in the markets, despite the crazy late spring weather (also known as “normal late spring weather”).

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Prospect Heights Craft Fair: Lovely annual handmade artisan market to support activities at PS 9. 11AM – 6PM, 80 Underhill Avenue at St. Marks Avenue, Brooklyn

Queens Night Market: NEW! I am very excited to see a new night market in the city! Open most Saturdays starting this weekend. 6PM-12AM, New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Tribeca Greenmarket: The Tribeca Film Festival runs through this weekend, so it should be a good time to visit this particular greenmarket! 8AM – 3PM, Greenwich Street between Chambers and Duane Streets, Manhattan

Saturday and Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2015

Artists & Fleas Williamsburg: With the L train not cooperating, it’s more important than ever to support businesses in Williamsburg, especially the markets! Check out UberPOOL ($5 flat rate along the L), car2go (also offering specials) or Citibike and East River Ferry. 10AM – 7PM, 70 N 7th Street between Kent & Wythe Avenues, Brooklyn

Crafts on Columbus: First of three weekends! 10AM – 6PM, Columbus Avenue from 77th to 81st Street, Manhattan

The Market NYC Williamsburg: Visit this cool artisan market in Williamsburg too! 11AM to 7PM, 218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

SHWICK Spring Cleaning Sale: Bushwick is cleaning out its closets and selling off its treasures at SHWICK this weekend! 11AM – 7PM, 6 Charles Place, Brooklyn

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Greenpointers Spring Market: Outstanding market for handmade crafts, drinks, music and art. 1PM – 7PM, Greenpoint Loft , 67 West St, 5th Floor, Brooklyn

Coming up: ID Pop Shop is opening April 27 – May 10 inside Chelsea Market!

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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