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Weekend Market Picks October 24 & 25, 2015: NY Chup Small Batch Ketchup

Finally! NYC Chup makes zesty artisanal ketchup!

Finally! NYC Chup makes zesty small batch ketchup!

We’ve had artisanal mayo and mustards for ages. And now, finally, we have handmade, small batch, all natural ketchup from NY Chup! I am a huge fan of ketchup, and I am happy to report that their Classic flavor is rich, spicy and delicious. Each bottle is hand-numbered.

I met NY Chup Chef Andy Blackman, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, at the Grub Street Food Festival last weekend. You have to get the basics right before you start getting creative, and Chef Blackman has my full permission to go wild. Try his Cilantro Lime, Bourbon, Spicy Habanero, and especially his signature Bronx Masala. I imagine these ketchups also make excellent marinades for beef and chicken. I’ll have to try it and let you know.

Find NY Chup in multiple fine food stores in New York and regional farmers markets.

Weekend Market Picks:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

East Harlem Harvest Festival: It’s a great day to go uptown and spend the afternoon eating, shopping and meeting new friends at this 4th Annual festival hosted by our friends at the Urban garden Center. Artisans, games for kids, and a pig roast and beer garden for the adults! 12PM – 5PM, 1640 Park Avenue at 116th Street, Manhattan

Fall Craftstravaganza: Join New York’s fine craft artisans for this neighborhood market in Chelsea. There will also be a Doggy Halloween Parade, so dress up with your pup! This event is also a benefit for arts programming at the Museum School. Details here! 11AM – 6PM, West 17th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, Manhattan

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show: They sure don’t make clothes like they used to. Find amazingly crafted vintage fashion and accessories for women and men at this inspiring event. Tickets required, and you can get a discount by contributing clothing, handbags or shoes to Housing Works. 11AM – 6PM, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues, Manhattan

Queens Night Market: This is the second-to-last event of the season for the year. So bundle up your family and friends for food, music, dancing, artisans, and pumpkin decorating! There is also parking across the street for a mere $3. 6PM – 12AM,  90-02 168th Street, Jamaica, Queens

South Bronx Farmers Market: If you want to see a market that is important to its local community, go to the Bronx on Saturday. Find fresh local produce, and learn a bit about health and nutrition! 10AM – 4PM, 138th Street, between Willis and Alexander Avenues, Mott Haven, South Bronx

UrbanSpace Garment District Food and Beer Garden: Eek! Saturday is the last day of this month-long food pop-up in mid-town! Stop by for lobster rolls, arepas, tacos, mini doughnuts, wood-fired pizzas and much more. Saturday is also the Garment District’s Art Festival! 41st Street and Broadway, Manhattan

Saturday and Sunday, October 24 & 25, 2015

Hell’s Kitchen Flea: It feels like a good weekend to go see what’s come out of New York’s closets at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea on the West Side. Everything there has a history and a future. 9AM – 5PM, West 39th Street & Ninth Avenue, Manhattan

The Market NYC: If you find yourself in the Village, check out the individual boutiques at at The Market NYC on Bleecker Street for three floors of local designers, vintage fashion and body products. Open Wednesday – Sunday, 159 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

Wind Up New York City Watch Event: Thanks to the skint for the heads up about this extremely cool event. If you love a beautiful timepiece, you won’t want to miss this fair featuring “affordable micro and independent” watch brands. 10AM – 6PM, 101 Wooster Street between Prince and Spring Streets, Manhattan

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Greenpointers Fall Market: The Greenpointers markets always feature amazing local artisans, great food and drinks fun activities. The theme for Sunday’s event is Foragers and Foliage. Can’t wait to see it this time around! 1PM – 7PM, Greenpoint Loft, 61-67 West Street, Brooklyn

St. Vitus Halloween Flea Market: St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn is hosting what appears to be an awesome lineup of “30 vendors of records, jewelry, books, patches, art, screen prints, clothing, beauty products, food, glamour shots and even massage! Drink specials and friendship all day long.” They had me at “Glamour Shots.” 1PM – 5PM, Saint Vitus Bar, 1120 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City


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