New Amsterdam Market

I had planned on today being a lazy Sunday (since I never have lazy days any more!), and I woke up and brought Bailey to the dog park. I was chatting with a fellow dog owner and she told me about the farmer’s market she was going to hit up — right around the corner by South Street Seaport. I brought Bailey home, grabbed a whole-wheat everything bagel and headed down there — I knew I couldn’t go hungry.

The market is called the New Amsterdam Market, and everything is sourced from relatively local (no further than Maine) and sustainable farmers. From their website:

Reinvented for our present time and needs, New Amsterdam Market will incubate a new and growing business sector: purveyors who source food directly from farmers and producers whom they trust to be good stewards of our land and waters

It’s located in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge on South Street, near the old Fulton Fish Market.

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I grabbed some veggies:

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Some organic, grass-fed duck (MMMMMM) and chicken (not pictured), and I meandered around to all of the different stalls, with the smile of a delighted yuppie foodie on my face. I talked to an incredibly energetic guy at the Kombucha Brooklyn┬ástall and tried a cup of the kombucha. I can’t say I now have as much energy as he did, but it was good – far less bitter than the ones I’ve tried from Whole Foods. The very last stand as you’re walking out is Luke’s Lobster. I got a small lobster roll, and it was AMAZING.

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This beats regular grocery shopping! The market is once a month through the end of the summer and then will be every Sunday. I can’t wait until it’s every Sunday!

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