Sunday, 17 March 2013

Food Fight. A Rally to Save New York's New Amsterdam Market

I was disheartened to read that the future of New York's New Amsterdam Market was in peril.

I visited the New Amsterdam Market in July and met up with talented vegan blogger and cookbook author, Hannah Kaminski. We both roamed around the rows of stands together, snapping photos and talking about food.  I loved the market and It's unique location under a highway overpass.  

If it were to close, I think we'd all be worse off.

Fans of the market have launched a campaign to save it and their request is a simple one:  restore and preserve the market's two landmark buildings as anchors and by doing so, create a premier destination for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world.

They may want to talk to the managers of the vibrant St Lawrence Market in Toronto who in 1970 saved their market from destruction. The National Geographic Magazine in their book,  Food Journeys of a Lifetime voted the St Lawrence Market one of the top 10 markets in the world. 

If you're a fan of farmers' markets, please spread the word.  Blog about it,  facebook, tweet and talk. 

Here's some recent press about the Market and the fight to save it:

The Brasier

The New Amsterdam Market web site

If you live in or near New York, haul out your placard and go to City Hall  on Tuesday March 19 at 12 Noon.  Fight.


1 comment:

Lost in Provence said...

I love the ambiance at this market--look how young everyone is! That is fantastic and reason enough to keep these budding entrepreneurs in business. But also it never works when old markets are torn down--it saps so much life out of an area--just look at Paris and the original Les Halles...

Thanks for this.