New Food Markets Downtown

| 17 Feb 2015 | 01:10

    Three markets are bringing fresh meat and produce to downtown neighborhoods

    As the residential population downtown continues to swell, the community demand for fresh local food is higher than ever. Here are three markets coming this summer in the downtown area:

    Night Market on Water Street

    Thursday, July 19th

    4 - 8 p.m.

    2 Coenties Slip

    The Downtown Alliance and GrowNYC will host the second of two special Night Markets as part of summer long effort to enliven Water Street. Visitors will enjoy the rare chance to shop at a downtown nighttime Greenmarket farmers market, while eating seasonally inspired dishes sold by neighborhood restaurants, and sipping on beer, wine and hard cider. Music will provided by The Jazz Foundation. Food, music and family activities will make the Water Street Night Market a great event for New Yorkers of all ages.

    Andaz Wall Street Farmers' Market

    Thursdays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    75 Wall Street

    Beginning June 26th, every Thursday, Andaz Wall Street's hotel plaza will host its outdoor farmers' market. The farmers' market suppliers will also provide the hotel's outlets with fresh produce to be featured on all menus. From basil, beans and beets, to rosemary, rhubarb and rutabaga, the freshest batches will be presented each week by an array of rotating local farmers. For the 2014 season, the hotel's principle farmer will be David Zaback from Z Food Farms. Andaz Wall Street's Executive Sous Chef, Victor Cruz, along with the Hotel's Purchasing Manager, Joel Patraker, have been working together for nearly a year to revive the hotel's weekly Farmers' Market. The Andaz Wall Street Farmers' Market will continue through mid November.

    New Amsterdam Market on South Street

    Saturday July 26 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Sunday Aug. 24 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Sunday Sept. 28 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    New Amsterdam Market is held on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip in the Fulton Market District of Lower Manhattan. Vendors include the Wild Food Gatherers Guild of Vermont, Big City Fish Share, Lancaster Farm Fresh Collective, Long Island City-based Free Bread, Hudson Valley's Edgwick Farm, meats from Brooklyn Cured, Catskills Provisions, and dozens of other regional and local purveyors.