Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Another trip to New Amsterdam via cheese, bread, and cider

This past Sunday was the second of this cycle's New Amsterdam Markets. AV and I braved a recalcitrant subway that seemed hell-bent on denying us access to the South Street Seaport and ultimately emerged into the beautiful fall sunshine down near the East River. Once again, a pictorial journey below... along with a strong encouragement to stop by when the market comes back next month! Check out their website here.

Before we made it to the market, we stopped by the Cupcake Express booth outside the Seaport. Looked okay, but $4 a pop!! Geez!

Delicious raw milk cheeses from Birchrun Hills Farm

More tasty sparkling cider from Bellweather! We bought another bottle. Oops?

Yogurt from Maple Hill Creamery. We tried the blueberry and the lemon... both like delicious melted ice cream.

"Renaissance ricotta" from Narragansett Creamery. Increadibly creamy and delicious, especially topped with the berry-cranberry compote. Mmmm.

Sausage from Dickson's Farmstand Meats. AV's verdict: Meh.

Bagels from Fairway. Apparently Bloomberg thinks they're the best in the city? Sure.

Olive and raisin bread from Sullivan Street Bakery. I love olive bread.

Cheddar cheese samples from Organic Valley.

Incredible-looking cheese from Brooklyn Larder. The crowd was too thick around this one for us to get a taste...

A seasoned tofu sample from Basis Farm to Chef. Surprisingly tasty!

And there you have it! Several pounds of cheese samples later, we emerged with full bellies and one bottle of bubbly. A successful day indeed!

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