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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Weekend Market Picks August 6 & 7, 2016: Anticipating Peach Pie

The peaches are just getting big and juicy

Local peaches are just getting big and juicy

It’s Peach Season and the Rio Olympics opened! I’m in summertime heaven!

There was a late frost that destroyed many of the peach blossoms, but our farmers have managed to nurture the remaining fruit to sweet, juicy perfection. Peaches are my favorite North American fruit. Their only competition for me is mangoes, but they’re not local. So peaches are the thing for me for as many weeks as I can possibly eat them. James makes a killer peach pie, but it’s hard for me not to eat all the ingredients before he can get to making the pie. Maybe, hopefully, we’ll work things out this week and make a pie for my friend’s mom who is visiting. I’ll try my best not to eat all the peaches or the pie.

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Hester Street Fair Celebrates Jamaican Independence Day:  Jamaica became independent from the UK on August 6th, 1962. The Hester Street Fair is celebrating this historic event with a party! Check the evite for times and performances. Food and beer are available too! 11AM – 7PM, Hester Street at Essex Street, Manhattan

Pottery Barn Chelsea Pop Up: The home furnishings store has invited several local designers to participate in a special pop-up on Saturday. Pick up beautiful jewelry while you fondle the soft towels. 12PM – 7PM, 104 7th Avenue at 16th Street, Manhattan

Sugar Hill Greenmarket: This neighborhood is a designated US Historic District. It’s name comes from the sweet life there during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s. This sweet farmers market provides fresh produce and baked goods for the neighbors, as well as bilingual nutrition workshops every weekend. 8AM – 4PM, West 155th STreet and St. Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan

Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2016

Artists & Fleas: The mix of people and products at this market makes it a great place to spend hours shopping, chatting, and finding inspiration. The two locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn are equally great, but quite distinct from each other. So go to both. 10AM – 9PM Mondays – Saturdays, 10AM – 9PM Sundays. 88 10th Avenue at W. 15th Street, Manhattan; 12PM – 7PM, Artists & Fleas, 70 North 7th, Brooklyn

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Fashion Haul: The first of several vintage fashion events is this weekend at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea. Put together cool outfits with funky and classic clothes, shoes, and accessories. Instagram your outfit #HKFM9AM – 5PM, West 39th Street and 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market: This large market feels like the markets I’ve been to in Africa, filled with beautiful colors. You can find traditional African textiles and fashion, as well as baskets, wooden crafts, and also contemporary styles. 10AM – 8PM, Open 7 Days, 52 West 116th Street at Malcolm X Boulevard, Manhattan

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Park Slope Sunday Down To Earth Market: The Old Stone House in Park Slope hosts this large and diverse farmers market. You can find all the fresh local fruits and vegetables you need, as well as cured meats, pickles, granola, samosas, teas, and much more. 10AM – 5PM, 4th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn

Sugar Hill Market: This market showcases fashion and food. Stop by to meet fabulous emerging designers and makers in Harlem, and kickstart your fall wardrobe with unique and beautiful clothes and accessories! 1PM – 6PM, La Maison d’Art, 259 West 132nd Street, Manhattan

Vendy Plaza: On the other side of Harlem is Vendy Plaza, the market in East Harlem where you can find incredible food entrepreneurs selling foods from around the world. I’ve been blown away by the foods I’ve tasted here. There is seating where you can eat comfortably. and music so you can dance afterwards. And also beer. 12PM – 6PM, Park Avenue between 115th and 116th Streets, under the Metro North tracks, Manhattan

Opening Monday, August 8, 2016

ID Pop Shop: Back from a wonderfully successful inaugural pop up in Boston, ID Pop has announced an extension of their August event in Chelsea Market this month. This independent design event will run from August 8 – 21, and you mustn’t miss it because they have an outstanding collection of designers lined up for us. 10:30AM – 7:30PM, Cheslea Market, 75 9th Avenue, Manhattan

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