In case anyone was wondering, there IS demand and community support for a permanent, indoor food market in NYC that features local, sustainable products.
It was damn cold, rainy, sleety and windy, but that didn’t keep away the crowds who came to sample that porchetta, talk to the sweet nut forager man or sample cheeses. As I worked at the information table, it was rewarding and exciting to see the community response. If at times it was a bit wacky. An elderly woman was hoping that the market could provide her with an affordable supply of almond milk, or the engaging man who suggested that the market should sell seashells. But, for most of that wind and rain swept day, the crowds were 4 and 5 deep, so can you imagine the turnout on a clear day?
Come on NYC; don’t let Philadelphia and the Reading Terminal Market have all the fun and glory.
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(But getting back to that porchettta…it was a teeny little thing that would have had the Umbrians laughing their heads off! And it wasn’t even wrapped in the obligatory white paper napkin!)