As far as La Marqueta is concerned, there's been talk of reviving the market that sits under the Metro North tracks in East Harlem and it seems like there's some activity at hand. Last year, there was a lot of news about setting up bakery shops inside the formerly popular local market on Park Avenue, between 111th and 116th Street. There hasn't been much said about it since then, so this bit of new information is encouraging. Fortunately, things seem to be a go at this point and a farmers market will be part of the big picture for the new La Marqueta. Read more about the farm truck in the New York Magazine article: LINK. Photo by Ulysses
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
☞ SHOP: The New La Marqueta to Open in July?
New York Magazine reports on the farmer's market food truck that is set to launch their offerings at the new and improved La Marqueta on July 1st. A 32 year old banker and his cousin decided to get a truck to sell produce and meats from their family farm (which has been around since the 1760's) and to circumvent all the paperwork that one usually has to go through to get set up in the city's regular farmer's markets. They also just got approval for accepting food stamps so the community at large will be able to benefit from the regionally grown goods.