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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Weekend Market Picks for August 20-21, 2011 And Orange Foods at the Greenmarkets

As I walked through the market this week, I noticed the beautiful, bright variations of the color orange.  Here are some of the fresh and delicious products I found at the Union Square Greenmarket during the week to remind us that summer is still with us.  Enjoy all of the seasonal wonders of local foods at our farmers markets throughout the city.  The photo gallery features these items and farms:

  1. Orange Carrots from Phillips Farms

  2. Orange Tomato Soup from Central Valley Farm

  3. Bright Zinnias from The River Garden

  4. Sun Gold Tomatoes from Race Farm

  5. Translucent Red Pepper Jelly from Berkshire Berries

This weekend, I’m focusing on Food and Farmers Markets! All the best trends come out of the markets, so here’s a little tidbit to think about as you stroll through the markets this weekend, nibbling on a meatball or a cake pop:: Food in the form of a ball is the new Cupcake!

Saturday and Sunday, August 20 & 21

Chelsea Market: Chelsea Market is an indoor market filled with foodie pleasures.  I often have breakfast meetings here, or I’ll pop in for a cookie or a taste of chocolate.  That’s the great thing about this market: you can also have brunch, lunch and dinner here, or pick up fine fresh, local, and imported ingredients for a special meal.

Saturday, August 20

Hester Street Fair:  I foresee about 19 courses in a meal at the Hester Street Fair – their food lineup is fantastic, as usual.  Go to this market to eat.  And eat some more.  Not to mention the goods, with some of New York’s most creative designers and makers all under the London plane tree canopy on Hester Street.

Smorgasburg:  A frequent Market Pick, Smorgasburg is another market where you’d better be hungry to eat right then and there.  Seriously tasty stuff, freshly baked, grilled, sauced, and scooped.  And the Williamsburg Waterfront Greenmarket has the season’s best produce and tasty food demos.

Sunday, August 21

New Amsterdam Market:  It’s the Second Annual Ice Cream Fest!  Try 10 amazing artisanal ice creams!  Sad to say that advance tickets are sold out, but there will be plenty to taste!  This event is a benefit for the market, so come and show your support!

Fulton Stall Market:  Situated across the street from New Amsterdam, the Fulton Stall Market has a much different vibe.  They’re there to serve the local neighborhood and tourists with delicious food you can grab on the run, fresh produce, and also handmade crafts from members of the {NewNew} Etsy Artisan Group.

Go forth and build up a big weekend appetite!  And if it’s food in the shape of a ball, snap a picture and then eat it.  Mark my words – it’s a trend.


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