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Weekend Market Picks May 6 & 7, 2017: Fiddlehead Ferns

It's fiddlehead fern season in the Greenmarkets!

It’s fiddlehead fern season in the Greenmarkets!

Whew! Who else got soaking wet on Friday? I just stopped caring how deep the puddles were and how wet my clothes got. And that’s because I know how much cleaner and fresher the city will be, and how plump and lovely all the spring produce will be.

And speaking of spring produce, it’s peak fiddlehead fern season! They’re a Super Food, you know, like kale, asparagus, and broccoli all rolled up into one beautiful, antioxidant side dish. They don’t stick around for long, so pop into your local greenmarket and pick up a pound or two of them. Here’s a beautiful recipe for Stir Fried Fiddlehead Ferns from the New York Times.

This is also opening weekend of Brooklyn Owl’s new shop! For unicorns only. (Not really – mermaids are welcome too.)

Weekend Market Picks

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Alive & Thrive Wellness Market: If you’re interested in all things Mother Earth, come to this market. It features lectures and demonstrations, a selection of holistic vendors, and also food by Insatiable Vegan and services by healers and readers. $10 Admission.  11AM – 7PM, MINKA brooklyn, 1120 Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn

Astoria Spring Tiny Market: Who doesn’t love a tiny market? This one looks like it will be the perfect place to shop for mother’s day gifts: knits, cards, candies, cookies, Cork Buds, and much more! 2PM – 6PM, Judy & Punch, 34-018 30th Avenue, Astoria, Queens

Chelsea Farmers Market: OPENING DAY! I love this market because it’s so picturesque and filled with beautiful local produce, as well as breads, pickles, spirits, olive oil, and pasta sauce. In other words, this market features both ingredients for cooking as well as prepared foods. 9AM – 4PM, North side of 23rd Street, just east of 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Kairos MarketNEW MARKET! I’m happy to welcome the Kairos Market to the markets family! This event showcases fine local designers and features music and even beer! Enjoy $1 off your beer with each purchase! 12PM – 5PM, Threes Breweing, 333 Douglas Street, Brooklyn

Salvation Army Spring Flea Market: You can imagine how great this jumble sale is going to be with everyone clearing out their cupboards and closets for spring cleaning. Sell your treasures, or buy new ones! 9:30AM – 2PM, The Salvation Army Brooklyn Bay Ridge Corps,  252 86th Street, Brooklyn

Thrift Sale at the Church of Heavenly Rest: This church bazaar promises a bounty of treasures, including clothing, housewares, jewelry, and much more, plus “award winning coffee.” Admission is $5 from 10AM – 1PM, and $3 from 1PM – 4PM. 10AM – 4PM, Church of the Heavenly Rest, 2 East 90th Street, Manhattan

We Be Art Vendor Market & Fashion Show: We Be Art will feature extremely talented local designers and artisans, as well as a fashion show, including the wonderful designers from SanJules. Hosted by Tribal Truths Collection. 1PM – 6PM, Kumble Theater, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, May 6 &7. 2017

BUST Craftacular: Come out to shop from 90 fabulous handmade artisan entrepreneurs at the Spring Craftacular! BUST Magazine hosts wonderful craft artisan events, and this one will be no exception. There will be craft workshops too! 11AM – 7PM, Greenhouse Terminal Warehouse, 73 West Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mother’s Day Artist Market: Shop for your mom, or better yet, bring her along to this unique artisan market, hosted by Bushwick Vendors Market! There’s also a bar and live music to enjoy together! 2PM – 6PM, The Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn

NYC Vintage Classics at Grand Bazaar NYC: Grand Bazaar NYC is coming up with some really exciting themed markets, filled with vendors selling amazing products. This weekend, you will find vintage treasures: collectibles, clothing, vinyl, accessories, books, furniture, and more! 10AM – 5:30PM, 1-100 West 77th Street at Columbus Avenue, Manhattan

Spring Food & Craft Market: Some of the best food in the city can be found on our markets, and this event promises to feature some amazing local food vendors. It’s taking place at Finback Brewery, so you can be sure the beer will be great! 1PM – 6PM, Finback Brewery, 78-01 77th Avenue, Queens

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City


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