Category Archives: Farmers Markets

Get the Scoop at New Amsterdam Market’s Ice Cream Fest and Book Signing

From Ice Cream: A Global History (Reaktion Books) by Laura B. Weiss. Photo: Image Source/Rex Features.

Ice Cream Fanatics: The New Amsterdam Market’s 3rd Annual Ice Cream Sunday is Aug. 19. If you’re in NYC, stop by for ice cream from some great purveyors—plus, I’ll be signing (and selling) copies of my book, Ice Cream: A Global History.

The event’s from 12pm-4pm. I’ll be perched in a booth amongst the ice cream folks signing books from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Probably won’t have a whole lot of time to sample the ice cream. So…I hope someone brings me a few tastes.

Here’s who’s scooping and the scoop on tickets, hours, etc.

Gabrielle Carbone of THE BENT SPOON

Joseph Roselli of DREAM SCOOPS

Amy Miller of EARLY BIRD COOKERY

Tracy Obolsky of ESCA

Keren Weiner of IL BUCO & IL BUCO ALIMENTARI & VINERIA

Ashley Whitmore of MARLOW & SONS

Fany Gerson of LA NEWYORKINA

Catherine Oddenino of LUCA & BOSCO

James Distefano of ROUGE TOMATE

Forbes Fisher of STEVE’S ICE CREAM

Ben Van Leeuwen of VAN LEEUWEN ARTISAN ICE CREAM

TICKET INFORMATION

EARLY BIRD ADMISSION $30 – Starts 12pm

(10 Tasting Tickets, redeem for 10 miniature cones)

GENERAL ADMISSION $20 – Starts 1pm

(8 Tasting Tickets, redeem for 8 miniature cones)

At the door: $35 for Early Bird and $25 for General Admission

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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Upper West Side: Henry’s Signs Up to Support School Gardens

Henry’s, an Upper West Side American-style pub, is one of twenty restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn to sign up for a program to give back a portion of each guest’s check to a citywide school garden program.

The program, which takes place June 24-30, is to support the efforts of Grow to Learn NYC, a government-private partnership to spur the creation of school gardens citywide. Some of the city’s top restaurants are participating, including Gramercy Tavern, Ma Peche, Northern Spy Food Co. and Back Forty. Many will be offering a special Greenmarket menu for the week.

Details follow:

School gardens get a boost in a week-long restaurant promotion.

 

Henry’s
2745 Broadway @ 105th Street.
NY, NY 10025
212 866 o600

 

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Upper West Side: 97th Street Greenmarket to Lose Organic Grain Seller

Is New York turning into Iowa? Well, not exactly. But wheat is being grown in New York State. And one company, Cayuga Pure Organics, an upstate New York grain and bean grower, has been selling freshly milled whole oats, barley, and rye at the 97th St. Greenmarket.  But hurry. The Ithaca New York concern, founded in 2003 by two area farmers, won’t be at the locale past next week, according to company founder Erick Smith.

Not just in Iowa: wheat grows in NY. Photo: by Bern@t

Not just in Iowa: wheat grows in NY. Photo: by Bern@t

On Friday, a woman selling at Cayuga’s booth said business at the 97th Street locale had been “slow.”  Asked whether the company, which grows its own grains like corn and spelt and then mills them in a nearby upstate town is decamping  to (ahem) greener pastures, Smith said: “It is true that we will not be at the 97th St market after next week.” Sales haven’t “been strong enough to justify it,” he added

However, Smith says that Cayuga will continue to market its wares in the neighborhood further uptown, at the Columbia greenmarket on Broadway at 114th Street.

While not exactly the heartland when it comes to grain production, NY does plant some bean and grain crops. The  state placed 10th in oat production, 32nd in wheat and 24th for soybeans, according to the NY Sate Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Here’s a list of Cayuga’s products:

  • Black beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Red beans
  • Navy beans
  • Soybeans
  • Clover seed
  • Cornmeal flour
  • Spelt Flour
  • Rye flour
  • Farro
  • Freekeh (roasted spelt)
  • Whole Wheat
  • Whole Otas
  • Whole barley
  • Whole rye
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Polenta
  • Cracked wheat
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Greenmarket Tours with Butter and Savoy Chefs Slated for September

If you want a glimpse of how chefs buy at the Greenmarket, these two farm-to-table tours with Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter and Peter Hoffman of Savoy may be just the ticket.  Afterward, you get to eat a meal at each chef’s restaurant prepared from what they’ve gathered at the market that day. Here are the details for these two events:







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New Amsterdam Market Goes Monthly Starting Sept. 13

North Fork, LI farm stand

Lots of New Yorkers are growing their own food on rooftop gardens, in the back of pickup trucks,and in community plots.

But if you’re a shopper, not a planter, then you might want to check out the New Amsterdam Market on South Street in the old Fulton Fish Market space. This farmer’s market has operated sporadically over the past year or so. Now, it’s going monthly, beginning Sunday, Sept. 13. That date happens to coincide with the citywide celebration of Harbor Day / Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial. I’ve never been in town when the earlier markets were staged, but I’m going to check out the Sept. 13 event.

There’s a complete list of past vendors—ranging from the Sullivan Street Bakery to West County Cider from Colrain, Maine—on the New Amsterdam Market’s web site. Purveyors participating in the fall markets will be posted soon.

Here’s the schedule

  • Sunday, September 13
  • Sunday, October 25
  • Sunday, November 22
  • Sunday, December 20

Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm

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