In a nutshell: The vibrant New Amsterdam Market in New York’s Financial District brings vitality to the efforts at redeveloping the East River Market District.
The Old Fulton Fish Market at South Street (between Beekman Street & Peck Slip) came alive on Sunday, June 23, as the beloved New Amsterdam Market burst into action. A bell, ringing loud and clear in the air, signaled the start of the market at 11 am, immediately followed by uproarious clapping and whistles. Over 70 participants–growers, producers, purveyors, distributors, chefs, cooks, and advocates of an emerging food system dedicated to responsible food production, regional economies, and fair trade–had stalls ready to share their delicious goods and overflowing knowledge with the public.
This was sadly the only market event to be held the entire 2013 summer season due to circumstances involving ownership and leasing of the space. A rally in support of saving Fulton Fish Market (#savefultonfishmkt) was held at high noon.
May they achieve their mission of establishing “a public market to promote and sustain a thriving society of small businesses; responsible agriculture, fisheries, and food production; regional economies, and fair trade between regions; and equitable access to real food.” More information can be found here.
In the meantime, check out the wonderful spirit of the market through the gallery below:
The third installation of the Local Grains Bread Pavilion, organized by Peter Endriss of Runner and Stone.
Il Buco Alimentari. Their chocolate bread is RIDICULOUS.
The Il Buco Alimentari team having fun crafting sandwiches!
Hot Bread Kitchen.
Zaatar pitas with labneh.
Toby’s Estate Coffee.
Dutch Diva. Marja Samsom crafts mini Dutch pancakes known as poffertjes.
Poffertjes flipping action!
Breezy Hill Orchards.
Anarchy in a Jar.
Nuts + Nuts.
Bottled-up hair of the dog.
Spicy ‘n Sweet.
Z Food Farm.
El Poblano Farm.
Sip Soups. The farm fresh chilled soups that they had on hand: cucumber with goat’s milk yogurt and mint, and carrot with dill and Finnish rye.
King’s County Jerky.
White Pike Whiskey.
Dickson’s Farmstand Meats.
Main Street Farm.
Amagansett Sea Salt.
Luke’s Lobster. Get a fresh lobster, crab, or shrimp roll…
…or buy a lobster fresh for your kitchen pot!
Cellars at Jasper Hill.
Jasper Hill’s various cheeses.
P&H Soda Co.
Sohha Greek Yogurt.
The toppings for the savory yogurt include everything bagel, za’atar bliss (za’atar and EVOO), harissa hot salsa (tomatoes, coriander, onions and harissa infused EVOO), or beets melody (beets, walnuts, and EVOO).
Home By The Range. The two local sandwiches they offered were Jersey Cow (pastured braised short rib) and Garden State (grilled squash with braised kale and pesto).
B.R. Guest Hospitality Group.
The only thing longer than this line-up of cherries was the line to get the cherries themselves!
The Bent Spoon.
Rallying to save New Amsterdam Market.
Edible Communities had all their New York-based publications out for distribution, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Hudson Valley.
New Amsterdam Market
South Street (between Beekman Street & Peck Slip)
New York, NY