Above photo: Eve’s Cidery 2020 has sure been a wild ride. The holiday season is looking a little different this year, as we all know. But long after Small Business Saturday has passed, as we close out the new year and embark upon a new 2021 chapter, we encourage you to continue supporting the small local businesses, farmers, producers, and craft beverage makers who have kept you fed, happy, and well all year long. They…

New York City’s Public Markets celebrate the rich history and diverse cultures, communities and cuisines of the city we love. Join us as we celebrate the Women of La Marqueta Market and Hot Bread Kitchen incubator! There will be a kick-off ceremony at 2 pm, live music, food, beverages and art for sale, networking, voter registration and info on training, M/WBE Certification and grants and funding to start-up or expand your own business. Shop, dance,…

New York City’s Public Markets celebrate the rich history and diverse cultures, communities, and cuisines of the city we love. Join us as we celebrate the Women of Essex Market! There will be a kickoff ceremony at 2 pm, live music, networking, voter registration and info on training, M/WBE Certification and grants and funding to start-up or expand your own business. Shop the market, network with other women entrepreneurs and get inspired during the 19th…

For over 100 years, Essex Market has served as a meeting place for the Lower East Side community. It is a public market made up of many smaller vendors who pride themselves on getting to know their customers. Its friendly vendors offer a unique array of products in a welcoming, community-oriented environment. You can be on a first-name basis with your butcher, cheese monger, grocer, and fishmonger. And if you’re in the mood to nosh,…

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…

This past spring, the US Department of Agriculture released results from the 2017 Farm Census, which is taken every five years. For the first time, the survey allowed farming families to list more than one “principal” farmer. Couples who own farms no longer must designate one person—usually a husband—as the principal farmer. As a result, women as a percent of farmers has risen by 26% nationwide and by 36% in New Jersey. Some of this…

This past spring, the US Department of Agriculture released results from the 2017 Farm Census, which is taken every five years. For the first time, the survey allowed farming families to list more than one “principal” farmer. Couples who own farms no longer must designate one person—usually a husband—as the principal farmer. As a result, women as a percent of farmers has risen by 26% nationwide and by 36% in New Jersey. Some of this…

Here at EscapeMaker, we are on a mission to connect all you adventurous, curious, farm- and food-loving travelers to unique local experiences. We’re here to open your eyes to the herculean effort that goes into getting those fresh apples into your farmers market tote, or crafting that crisp, hoppy pint of beer in your hand. In our “Escape to the Maker” series, we hope you’ll take time to learn a little bit more about the…

One of the most special parts about living in New York is the quick access to so many different Northeast regions, famous for their fresh air and utter beauty. Spend the weekend in Central New York, where you can take off on a rare adventure below ground at the Howe Caverns! 156 ft below the earth’s surface, your journey will wind through limestone corridors, cavernous galleries, under massive boulders, until you discover a subterranean riverbed…

Oh, sweet summertime, how we’ve been longing for you! With your bright shining sun, long days and – most importantly – your seasonal produce! Is it just me, or does your diet automatically become healthier come warmer months? I’m just constantly surrounded by fresh ripe berries, bright leafy greens, colorful summer squash, and more. The raw deliciousness is a no-brainer. So while perusing the market this week, I was inspired by an abundance of colorful…