We’re absolutely delirious with joy over today’s gorgeous weather and so are all the markets that make spring and summer so enjoyable in this city. Just yesterday, we shared the news that Brooklyn Flea Williamsburg will finally move outdoors to its new home at 50 Kent, starting this weekend and now, Greenpointers is reporting that the neighborhood’s McGolrick Park Farmers Market will join them a week later, kicking off their outdoor season at McGolrick Park on May 11.
This winter, the market was tucked away in Greenpoint’s Lutheran Church of the Messiah, but next Sunday, it will officially move to the center of the nine-acre McGolrick Park (located between Nassau Ave. and Driggs Ave and Monitor St. and Russell St.), and feature 17 vendors with a few more to join later in the season.
Here are some purveyors that caught our eye:
American Pride Seafood – To know their seafood is to love their seafood. They often sell out by the end of the day, so they’re becoming very well known!
Demi Olive Oil – Husband and wife, John and Demitria, travel to their property in her native Greece to produce olive oil and import it to the U.S. They will be at the market as a “Day Vendor,” meaning they sell on special occasions. Seize the opportunity to savor their olive oil.
Horman’s Best Pickles – Overheard last summer: A customer walking away from their stand and saying to his friend, “I LIVE FOR these pickles.” That moment when you’re sure that you could hang tight with somebody.
Pie Lady & Son – When you talk with Wil’s mom, the Pie Lady, it’s quick to see how he turned out so great. She started her business by selling pies from her back porch in Nyack, NY.
Orwasher’s – By sourcing locally, Owner Keith Cohen is single-handedly reviving the New York grain harvest. Over the winter, Serious Eats named their baguette the Best of 2013.
Stone & Thistle Farm – Pastured-raised meats and chicken from upstate New York. They also have amazing prepared foods, such as jams and sauces made on the farm.
And as a reminder, the first day of the market’s outdoor season also happens to be Mother’s Day, but they’ve got you covered. Visitors will be invited to make handmade cards at a special on-site crafting tent.
For more information about the market, visit MPFM online.
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