New Amsterdam Market Will Live to See 2010

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Photo: Courtesy of New Amsterdam Market

The fourth and final New Amsterdam Market day of the season will take place on Sunday at the Seaport in front of the old Fulton Fish Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Among the 80-odd vendor offerings this time around will be gingerbread from Saltie, charcuterie from the Piggery, fish from Port Clyde Fresh Catch, and mostarda made from New York state fruit by chef Michael Vignapiano. Heartland Brewery will sell wassail for $6 a cup; all proceeds benefit City Harvest. Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery will operate a very World's Fair-ish sounding Baking Pavilion.

Because the so-called Wintermarket marks the end of one season and the beginning of another, we asked New Amsterdam founder Robert LaValva what 2010 has in store. "The market really advanced significantly this year because we had four consecutive monthly market days," he said. "Next year, I hope it will continue evolving at this incremental and organic pace. As it does, it will continue to gain a growing coalition of supporters." New Amsterdam Market will hold a second fund-raiser in February featuring oysters on the half shell and beer, and will have its first monthly market day next spring.

Wintermarket [New Amsterdam Market]