Amsterdam's December Markets are always a festive affair and
this year is shaping up to be the most stellar yet! Our 2010
season comes to an end on December 19 but don't worry: the next
three Sundays will provide plenty of opportunities to stock
up for holiday entertaining and gift-giving. __SUNDAY, DECEMBER
York State Wine Market
Organized in collaboration with the New
York State Wine and Grape Foundation, this week's
market will feature a special celebration of our grape growing
regions, with over
30 New York wineries joining the regular roster of
market vendors! Vintners will be grouped by grape regions so
you can sample the various New York terroirs. Stop by to sample
the different vintages and discover new favorites. A selection
from each winery will also be available for purchase by the
glass starting at noon.
Wine and Oyster Tasting
In conjunction with the Wine Market, the New Amsterdam Market
School will host a very special Wine
and Oyster Tasting with Jim Clarke, the beverages
director at Megu New York and a prolific wine writer, and Nellie
Wu, the General Manager of Brooklyn's family owned and operated
W&T Seafood and a frequent teacher of oyster education programs
around the city.
Jim and Nellie will present a lively discussion of New York's
wine regions, terroir, and grape varieties, then give an overview
of six oyster varieties and how terroir (or "mere-oir")
also influences their flavor and texture. Guests will enjoy
a guided tasting of 6 delicious local wines paired with a dozen
oysters from six unique growing regions.
The session runs from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at 224 Front Street.
Tickets are $75 and all proceeds benefit the Market. Class size
is very limited so purchase
your tickets now!
Lore Artisan Goods
We are pleased to announce a collaboration with Lore Artisan
Goods, a new enterprise promoting the manufacture of useful
goods made to last. They will be showcasing a selection of beautifully
crafted objects at the Market and the Market School, including
clay cooking pots, porcelain enamel pots and storage bowls,
handmade wooden utensils and cutting boards, horticultural knives,
Creole coffee pots and more. Stop by the Market Desk for more
Watershed Agricultural Council
Also joining us this week is the Watershed Agricultural Council
with a range of locally crafted wood products from the Catskills
region. Some highlights include handmade wooden bowls from Katrok
Woodworks; handmade spice racks and (just in time for the holidays)
Christmas ornaments from Manifold Design; cutting boards and
lazy susans from Catskill Craftsmen; and one-of-a-kind hand
mirrors crafted from Hudson Valley black walnut with a birch
bark backing from the Catskills by Judd Weisberg Designs. Be
sure to visit their stall to find out more about our region's
woodworkers, artisans, and sawmills.
Calling All Accordionists!
Do you play the accordion? Come mingle with fellow musicians
while providing a unique soundtrack for our Wine Market! If
you're interested in joining, e-mail us at accordions(at)newamsterdammarket.org
for more information.
COMING UP IN DECEMBER
The season isn't over yet! We're continuing to confirm more
vendors and events for our Coffee, Cocoa, and Citrus Market
on December 12 so check our website
often for updates! To date we have over 15 purveyors of coffee
and cocoa, plus a full afternoon of coffee-related workshops
and activities at the Market School. And stay tuned for more
info on our year-end Solstice Market and Bell Ringing, as well
as exciting news about next steps for the Market. .
New Amsterdam Market meets Rain or Shine, on South Street Between
Beekman Street and Peck Slip in Lower Manhattan, at the site
of the historic Fulton Fish Market.
here for directions