Greenpoint Food Market Folds Up Its Tables, For Now

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If you thought flea markets were the last refuge of mom-and-pop start-ups, you were so, so wrong! The Greenpoint Food Market has decided to go on hiatus in the face of Health Department concerns that its vendors aren’t properly permitted and aren’t preparing food in a commercial kitchen. According to the Brooklyn Paper, the June 26 market has been canceled so that vendors can receive proper permitting, but with commercial kitchen space said to cost $250 to $300 for as little as five hours, it’s uncertain whether folks like the ironically titled Anarchy in a Jar can afford to go legit, or whether there will be fallout à la Red Hook Ballfields.

Market crash! City scrutiny scuttles Greenpoint food vendor gathering [Brooklyn Paper]