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Summer markets: the dilemma

UncategorizedLaena McCarthy

Summer 2010 Spring is coming! And we need to decide what markets we're selling jam at this summer. While there are secret "pop-up" style underground markets in the works (shhhh!), we'll also be at some of the regular spots around town. But we have a problem.

So many outdoor summer markets to sell the jam at, but which do we choose?!!

We can't be at all of them (unless we build some jam robots to sell for us), so below are some options we're considering, and we'd love to know what you think and which ones you like!

New Amsterdam Market: from NY Magazine....

"...you won’t only find local farmers and their harvests, but cheesemongers like Anne Saxelby, butchers from Marlow & Daughters—the liaisons between producer and consumer. Another point of differentiation from the farmers’ market is the snacks: Sara Jenkins’s porchetta sandwiches and Luke’s lobster rolls, steaming bowls of organic-bean chili and local oysters on the half shell, plus the best ice cream you can find in Princeton, New Jersey (some would say anywhere)." at South Street Seaport, starting in May.

Hester Street Fair:  from Time Out NY....

"Brooklyn Flea may be the poster child for New York’s nouveau-market boom, but if you shop with your stomach like we do, there’s competition across the bridge: Hester Street Fair, opening for business Sat 24. “We knew that if we had great food, the rest would fall into place,” says fair cofounder and former MTV News host SuChin Pak. She envisions the flea market, located in the Seward Park Co-op, as a hub for local restaurants—look out for grub from area all-stars like An Choi, Luke’s Lobster and chef Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop (scooping all-natural snow cones), as well as non-native options, like Montreal-style bagels from Brooklyn’s Mile End. Hester St at Essex St (hesterstreetfair.com). Sat, Sun 10am–6pm. Starts in May."

Brooklyn Flea (at Williamsburg waterfront too this year):

"From April through Thanksgiving, the markets take place outdoors: on Saturdays in Fort Greene and on Sundays in Williamsburg.... Featuring hundreds of top vendors of antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food. The New York Times called the Flea "One of the great urban experiences in New York"; Country LivingBudget Travel, and Delta Sky ranked the Flea one of the best markets or antiques shows in the U.S.; and Time Out NY named the Flea one of New York's Essential Pick-Up Spots."