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Weekend Market Picks March 1 & 2, 2014: Knoll Krest Farm Fresh Pasta

 

Knoll Krest Farm Pastas

Knoll Krest Farm from Dutchess County, New York is best known for its delicious, organic eggs from cage-free chickens. Once you have a farm fresh egg, you will never look at a yolk the same way again. Fresh eggs have so much more flavor, and the yolks are invariably a deeper yellow and sometimes even orange.

It stands to reason that if you have an abundance of eggs, one way to preserve them and turn them into more products is to make pasta. And that is exactly what Knoll Krest does. Their fat tagliatelli, penne, radiatori and shells come in several varieties, including whole wheat, spinach, carrot, tomato and basil, and plain of course.

The pastas cook up in just a few minutes. You can add your favorite sauces and toppings. But I prefer to eat them with just a touch of butter so I can enjoy the texture and flavors of the noodles themselves.  You can find Knoll Krest’s eggs and pastas at the Union Square Greenmarket on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Weekend Market Picks!

I am so happy to be back with the best and newest market events for the weekend!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

East 67th Street Flea: This year-round flea and vintage market also features farm-fresh produce and food vendors. It is a wonderful place to find vintage jewelry and unusual antique objects.  6AM – 5PM, PS 183, East 67th Street between 1st and York Avenues, Manhattan (Map)

McGolrick Park Winter Farmers Market: I love the variety in this market, which features primarily farm products but also prepared foods, including frozen soups, dressings, nut butters and more. 11AM – 4PM, Lutheran Church of the Messiah, Nassau Ave. and Russell Street, Brooklyn (Map)

Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014

Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg and Chelsea Market: Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg is an exciting destination if you are looking for curated vintage collections, new designers, fashion, art and home decor! The current pop up market inside Chelsea Market runs through March 9th, 2014. In Williamsburg – 10AM-7PM, 70 North 7th Street, Brooklyn (Map); in Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave., Manhattan (Map)

Brooklyn Flea & Smorgasburg: The Brooklyn Flea’s well-known vintage and handmade market is sharing a huge but cozy warehouse space with their local and artisanal food market for the winter season. This Saturday and next, the Flea is hosting the Fashion Pop Up Outlet, featuring some amazing bargains on top designer clothes! 10AM – 6PM, 80 North 5th St., Brooklyn (Map)

Real NYC Market: If you are looking for New York’s community of independent fashion and accessories designers, visit this market. And don’t be afraid to try things on and maybe get a little bit wilder than usual! 11AM – 7PM,  233 Mott Street, Manhattan (Map)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Jackson Heights Greenmarket: One of the larger farmers markets in the city, the Jackson Heights Greenmarket is a great destination for fresh regional produce in Queens. Continue your shopping and dining in one of the many amazing international restaurants in the neighborhood. (Feel free to ask fellow shoppers from the neighborhood for their favorite eatery recommendations!) 8AM – 3PM, 34th Ave at 78th St, Queens [Map]

Enjoy the weekend and bundle up!

~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

 

Knoll Krest Farm Handmade Artisanal Pasta

Knoll Krest Farm Handmade Artisanal Pasta

Knoll Krest Farm Fresh Eggs

Knoll Krest Farm Fresh Eggs

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