This two-day tasting event will showcase local and regional, start-up food and beverage entrepreneurs. These emerging producers create their products using sustainably produced, local ingredients as well as fair trade and direct trade ingredients.
People attending the event will have the opportunity to meet local food and beverage producers and taste new products that are made on a small scale. Items that will be sampled are Heidi's Tickle Sauce, artisanal cider from The Cidery, Josephine's Feast preserves and chutneys, soup from Brooklyn Bouillon, Newton Farm Cooperative's pestos, Barry's Tempeh, Jojo's Sriracha Chili Sauce, Saucy by Nature salsas from Fresh Picked Pantry, Yolanda's pestos and Morris Kitchen's boiled apple cider syrup. Hudson Valley Harvest Cooperative will also be serving up hot morsels from local farms - Sir William Angus sausages, Sugar Hill beef burgers, Markristo's edamame, Hepworth Farm squash, corn from Gills Farm and butternut squash from Mead Orchard.
Proceeds from this event will support the activities and programs of not-for-profits Slow Food NYC and the New Amsterdam Market.
The Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest programs support good food education for New York City kids, including edible gardens, food and nutrition education, and student farm stands in 11 schools, and two urban gardens, where kids learn to plant, tend, harvest, and enjoy real food they work to grow.
New Amsterdam Market, rooted in a 2005 Slow Food USA market event celebrating local and regional bounty, has evolved into a weekly market of regional purveyors and other food entrepreneurs held in the Lower Manhattan's East River Market District, whose origins can be traced to 1642. New Amsterdam Market supports regional agriculture, responsible sourcing, and an emerging economy of small businesses.
Saturday, December 3rd,
from 2 pm to 5 pm at
Jimmy's, 43 E 7th St.:
(a full brunch menu and beer, cider, and wine will be available for purchase all day)
Admission to Saturday's event at Jimmy's No. 43 is $10.
For tickets go to
Sunday, December 4th,
from 11 am - 4 pm at
the New Amsterdam Market on South Street (between Beekman Street & Peck Slip):
The New Amsterdam Market is open to the public on Sunday at no charge.