Moore Street Market is the only remaining La Guardia-Era structure in New York City. Opened in 1941, this Brooklyn gem is integral to the fabric of East Williamsburg. The Market is characterized by deep-rooted Latino influences, ubiquitously seen in the Market’s cuisine and produce sold. Formerly managed by the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation, the 15,000 square foot market is located within the bustling Graham Avenue shopping district in between the J and L subway lines….

Italian heritage, cuisine, and hospitality are overtly observed when walking throughout Arthur Avenue. Since October of 1940, the public market has remained fixed along Belmont’s main thoroughfare as an established culinary beacon situated within the Bronx’s impressive Little Italy district. The surrounding area was almost exclusively Italian in the early 20th century and upon opening day Arthur Avenue has been predominately occupied by Italian vendors. Today, once inside the boisterous space, the rich smells of…

La Marqueta was founded in 1936 to provide entrepreneurial opportunities for pushcart vendors. This market has been and continues to be an iconic East Harlem marketplace. Celebrate the vendors of this public market at the 2nd Annual Deck the Stalls Holiday Market. On December 8th in the Seaport District, and from December 13th – 15th at Essex Market, enjoy a special celebration of small businesses and local vendors that represent the unique cultures of New…

December is host to all kinds of festive holiday events and experiences across the region! Check out some of the great agritourism destinations and special events below and plan your weekend getaway or day trip to explore the fiery fall colors, crunchy leaves, seasonal eats, craft beverages and more before the temperatures drop. Happy traveling, EscapeMakers! November 29 – December 1: Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market (Hudson, NY) Head up to Hudson Thanksgiving Weekend…

For more local trip ideas, checkout http://www.discovercentralnj.com Holiday trips in the family car while growing up in the 1970s often featured my mother leading the family in singing “Over the River and through the Woods,” a holiday poem and song written by a prominent abolitionist in 1844. It goes this way: “Over the river, and through the woods, To Grandmother’s house we go; the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white…

November is host to all kinds of fall-fabulous events and experiences across the region! Check out some of the great agritourism destinations and special events below and plan your weekend getaway or day trip to explore the fiery fall colors, crunchy leaves, seasonal eats, craft beverages and more before the temperatures drop. Happy traveling, EscapeMakers! November 2: The 7th Annual New York State Craft Brewers Festival (Syracuse, NY) The unique fest features over 150 specialty…

Fall in New York is unlike any other season. The changing leaves, the chill in the air and the endless local apples and cider make the farewell to summer much easier! Though the apple growing season is winding down, the harvest festivals and cider celebrations are still in full swing. Check out some New York Apple-inspired getaways for your escapes this season. Nine Pin Cider’s Cider Maze (October 25th) Join Nine Pin Cider at Samascott’s Garden…

Download Elizabeth’s course, “Hosting Farm-to-Table & Cider Dinners” here. Elizabeth Ryan is a renowned fruit grower and cider maker. Elizabeth bought Breezy Hill Orchard in Dutchess County in 1984 and has since expanded to operate two more orchards. What started out as a roadside fruit stand selling fresh apples has evolved into the area’s most unique purveyor of local foods grown using sustainable farming practices. Stone Ridge Orchard is a 114-acre ecologically managed orchard in the…

The fall season is all about apples in New York state! What better way to pay tribute to these sweet, juicy jewels of the earth than to talk about their delicious characteristics, the endless potential for ways to eat them, and, of course, where you can pick them this season. Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the latest in our series of “Apple Spotlights!” Apple Variety: Empire Background: With the popular…

The fall season is all about apples in New York state! What better way to pay tribute to these sweet, juicy jewels of the earth than to talk about their delicious characteristics, the endless potential for ways to eat them, and, of course, where you can pick them this season. Presented in partnership with the New York Apple Association, check out the latest in our series of “Apple Spotlights!” Apple Variety: Honeycrisp Background: Sometimes the name…