Last December we interviewed Robert LaValva about his efforts to keep NYC’s former Fulton Fish Market a public market for New Yorkers. Decembers’ market went off without a hitch; despite snow and sleet and toe-chilling temperatures, New Yorkers came out in droves to buy wild foraged edibles from Vermont, sample local cheeses, taste New Jersey gelato, etc.
This Sunday, June 29th, from 11 am – 4 pm, the market returns, this time during market high season! For those of you living in NYC, Westchester, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, etc., come and taste the best of what this foodshed has to offer, and come support the notion of a public market that showcases the best of local, sustainable food, of public spaces remaining public and being used to good end. Because, as Kim Severson covers in yesterday’s NY Times, there are those folks, namely developers, who’d like it to shake down slightly differently.
Slow Food USA will have an info table there–if you do come out to shop, come say hello!