According to the ‘gram, this past week was National Farmers Market week. I love a good made-up food holiday, and turns out I’ve been celebrating without even realizing it! For the month of August, Rockefeller Center is home to a 9-5 farmers market, Wednesdays through Fridays. Each day, some of the vendors change, but each week, they’re the same. Make sense? Since I’ve been spending my lunch breaks at the market, I’ve gotten to know the purveyors and decided I’d share my favorites with you.
PSA: In my opinion, fruits and veggies sitting out all day in the middle of Manhattan is not the cleanest-sounding way to eat fresh. My farmers market go-to’s are honey, jams and breads (shocker).
Honey // Andrew’s Honey
Andrew’s Honey is where it’s at. They say you’re supposed to eat honey sourced locally so you get the right…ingredients? Well, it doesn’t get more local than Andrew’s. His honeys are from all different Manhattan neighborhoods, so I can literally get UES honey! Once, I was feeling semi-hipster and bought Williamsburg honey. It was really good. Anyway, they’re a little pricely ($20/jar) but it lasts and is worth it.
Jam // Beth’s Farm Kitchen
This vendor is my new jam (get it?!). I’ve done a million taste-tests – I wonder if they’ll ever cut me off – and still can’t decide which to actually buy. I’m leaning towards the rhubarb (minus strawberry, so good) and the garlic & herbs. They say that one tastes great on sliced tomatoes and as a chicken marinade. If only I bought tomatoes and marinated meats…
Breads // Breezy Hill Orchards
I am so not picky with this category, I’m sold at “fresh loaf.” So far, I’ve had a lot of good bread samples, but since I’ve been traveling, it didn’t make sense for me to buy one. I will next week, though!
What do you love at the farmers market?