- a fabulous new NYC market that follows in the footsteps of the San Francisco Ferry Terminal Market, the London Borough Market, Las Ramblas Market in Barcelona and the tradition of yesterday years when producers of artisan products and country farmers traveled to cities such as New York to sell their delicious offerings to us city folk.
How appropriate that the site of the New Amsterdam Market is being held once a month in the footsteps of the old wholesale Fulton Fish Market (which was relocated to the Bronx Hunts Point Market Area )
The resurgence of interest in artistanal foods,
the slow food movement, the quest
for the 100 mile menu and a healthy interest
in local organic and/or naturally produced
food and beverage all contribute to the need
and desire for more markets
like the New Amsterdam Market in NYC
and other urban areas.
As a citizen and a NYC boutique caterer
Thank you for bringing this
newest fantastic market to our fair city!
The next scheduled dates in 2009 for
the New Amsterdam Market will
be 22nd of November and 20th December.
Giving you enough time to order
or pick up speciality food for the
upcoming holidays such as Thanksgiving + beyond.
think organic - think local - think fresh - think delicious!
free range turkeys, crown roast of pork,
oysters for the new year,
handmade preserves + cheeses for those cheese boards,
organic chocolate for anytime!!!
With a different slant and emphasis than the
Greenmarkets, the New Amsterdam Market
does not require vendors
to be the sole growers of the food they sell.
Meaning that distributors, butchers
and makers of prepared foods,
like Fairway Markets and Basis Foods
(eg Basis Farm to Chef picks up from farmers
+ delivers to wholesale customers), can + do
participate in the retail New Amsterdam Market.
The founder of The New Amsterdam Market,
Robert LaValva is a man with a mission
read about this unsung hero here in this article
in the Soho News
Serving seasonal delicious, fresh, local
+ often organic (or naturally grown) food
creates a vibrant market that is more than
a stop on a checklist of weekend errands,
but a place that fosters a new age
of local community and social gathering.
With this type of commitment
to source regional ingredients
the by product is a natural promotion
of rural + urban economic development
of small businesses and independent farms
that we so need to support!!
and for all that + a bag of terra chips,
CuisinEtc, a NYC boutique Caterer, is very grateful !
seed art from the Hudson Valley Seed Library
real masa from NYS corn
turned into fantastic quesadillas
by Hot Bread Kitchen
HOT BREAD KITCHEN IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT:
--Bakes artisanal breads from around the world
-- Creates a community of bakers and bread connoisseurs
who are committed to preserving bread-making traditions
-- Honors the culinary experience of immigrant women
and provides entrepreneurial and job skills
torpedo sized burgers - pure beef and delicious
Monique from Roquette Catering happily rolling truffles
organic mexican style chocolate
home/made - delicious truffles and preserved fruits
try that in your next bloody mary
- Brooklyn Brine they are Rick's Picks competitors
(both were at the market)
Brooklyn Larder was selling a plate of
herbed white beans with housemade sausage
that smelled and looked divine...
Last Sunday I had the pleasure of wandering around the
11:00am to 4:00pm once a month usually on a Sunday
griddled buns ready to be "lobsterized"
basting butter into the lobster rolls
guess someone's dogs were barking after walking round the market all day!