Monday, November 23, 2009

Greenpoint Food Market

 Every market weekend, I swear that I'll get up on Sunday and visit the New Amsterdam Market.... and though the comfort of my bed on Sunday morning yet again proved to be too difficult a hurdle to overcome, I did manage to visit a smaller, up and coming market in Brooklyn on Saturday, the monthly Greenpoint Food Market. Organized by Greenpoint resident (and pal from college, I'd like to add!) Joann Kim, the market boasts a variety of local vendors, many of whom are startups and make their goodies at home, and provides them with a wider audience through the market.

These are my fave type of markets, because I'm always impressed with the creativity of NYC's food community, and I love finding something new, delicious, and vegetarian to take home with me! Among the goodies I sampled: Anarchy in a Jar's jams and chutneys. The last jar of their addictive strawberry balsamic was sold just as I sampled it, but their sweet Plum Nugget with Port and Ginger has now become a breakfast fave- I mix it into some thick Greek yogurt with some Fairway ginger snap granola. Yum! Also some big ups to Mama O's Premium Kimchee, which is made in small batches with natural ingredients, unlike the average commercial kimchee. Founder Kheedim Oh was eager to share his latest Mama O's variety- a vegan kimchee! If you're a fan of all things hot and spicy, be sure to pick up a batch at the next Greenpoint Food Market on Saturday, December 19th.

I'll be back and ready to sample some more!

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