Weekend Market Picks August 3-4, 2013: Sweet and Fluffy Roxbury Mountain Maple Cotton Candy
My sister-in-law Marcy has an even bigger sweet tooth than I do. So whenever we visit each other, I know I’m in for lots of treats. No guilt, of course, because it’s only for a weekend, right?
Marcy was in the city for business recently (she’s a phenomenal event florist at Dragonfly), and we wandered through the Union Square Greenmarket. Of course, she honed right in on Roxbury Mountain Maple’s cotton candy. They sell bags full of the maple fluff, and also containers if you want a slightly smaller quantity. Let me tell you – it was lovely.
The maple cotton candy just seemed lighter and not as sweet to me as regular cotton candy. It also melted in my mouth rather than crystalizing into the familiar sugar solids that stick to your teeth. It was still pretty sweet, though, and we managed to nurse the rest of the container over the course of the afternoon.
Roxbury Mountain Maple is a family owned business in New York’s Catskills Mountain. They sell wonderful maple syrup, maple cream and maple peanut brittle. Roxbury also sells lovely wedding favors, decorative glass bottles filled with their wonderful amber syrup. (Take note, Marcy!)
I once brought Roxbury Mountain maple popcorn and maple candy for my mom and her friends in San Diego to try. They gobbled everything down before I could even blink. Visit them at Union Square or online, or even head up to the Catskills for a maple weekend!
Weekend Market Picks
Saturday, August 3, 2013
East 67th Street Flea Market: Forever one of my favorite flea markets, this one is a nice size – not too big, not too small. You can go back over and over, get to know the vendors and always find something new on their tables. They also have fresh produce, and so you can pick up your fruits and vegetables for the week in addition to your vintage baubles. 6AM – 5PM, PS 183, East 67th Street between 1st and York Avenues, Manhattan
Hester Night Market: Just last week, someone tweeted to me asking why New York didn’t have a permanent night market. We have several periodic ones, but nothing on a consistent basis — until now! At least for the month of August, the Hester Street Fair is extending its Saturday hours and bringing us music under the stars. 12PM – 10PM, Hester Street at Essex, Manhattan
Saturday and Sunday, August 3 & 4, 2013
Antiques Garage: It’s been too long since I’ve shown this classic vintage market some love. It is literally inside a garage (I have no idea what they do with the cars every weekend), so don’t miss the two floors packed with interesting bits of history to sift through and take home. So many treasures. 9AM – 5PM, 112 West 25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, Manhattan
Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg Ice Cream Bonanza: It gets even better?! Yes. This weekend, you can taste some of the finest, creamiest and most unique ice creams around. All this in addition to the regular unbelievable fare at Smorgasburg on Saturday and the Flea on Sunday, both in the same Williamsburg location. Sunday in Philly too! Saturday 11AM – 6PM, Sunday 10 AM – 5PM, East River State Park (90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St.), Brooklyn
Super (Duper) Market: Super Duper Market is back and filled with a wonderful combination of New York local food purveyors, plus tasty treats from the West Coast. You can also find food- and kitchen-related products, including tableware, kitchen things and cookbooks. Not to play favorites or anything, but Humphry Slocombe is here from San Francisco with their famous Secret Breakfast ice cream. This market is hosted by Paper Magazine, and you will love what they have created for us this weekend. Saturday 11AM – 6PM, Sunday 11AM – 5PM, 268 Mulberry Street, Manhattan
Sunday, August 4, 2013
GreenFlea: The GreenFlea is back on Sunday! After several weekends of repairs to the school and the schoolyard, this classic Upper West Side flea market is open again. The outdoor space features flea market wares, as well as handmade products and antiques. Don’t miss the vendors inside the school hallways and the cafeteria, or the wonderful neighborhood Greenmarket just across Columbus Ave. 10AM – 5:30PM, Columbus Avenue between W. 76th and W. 77th Sts., Manhattan
McGolrick Park Farmers Market: I’m very excited to be visiting this Down To Earth market on Sunday because I just love the variety of food sellers it features, from Calcutta Kitchen’s Indian simmer sauces and Momo salad dressings, to Pie Corps and Brooklyn Cured’s meat and poultry, plus fresh farm produce. 11AM – 5PM, Russell St. off Nassau Ave on the sidewalk outside park, Brooklyn
And don’t miss this amazing Estate Sale on Saturday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!
Marcy Green Enjoys Roxbury Mountain Maple Cotton Candy
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