Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Busy Saturday at Moore Street Market -- Plantains Flying Out The Door!

In preparation for the upcoming holidays, the pastele-making frenzy has begun! Cases and cases of plantains are selling out, along with all the filling ingredients.

We started our holiday shopping bag give-away today -- spend $5 with any merchant and get a canvas Moore Street tote. Business has been brisk today. We'll be giving away shopping bags every weekend through Christmas.

Some new vendors joined us this month: All Star Cuts unisex hair salon, owned by Jose Colon, who grew up just 3 blocks from the market; and Delicias Tainas, selling traditional Puerto Rican food and owned by neighborhood resident Pablo Rivera. Two Girls & Two Pups Bake Shop is on temporary hiatus until the commercial kitchen is complete and they can prepare their full menu of baked goods -- look for them in a few weeks.

Arturo Rivera is back again with his weekend jewelry and accessories counter -- the November weekend flea market is back next weekend, and will run every weekend through Christmas.

Here are some photos of a busy market!

Arturo Rivera's jewelry stand

Pablo Rivera, left, of Delicias Tainas

Delicias Tainas in action

"Meatball" distributing shopping bags

Maria of Botanica Esperanza

All American Coffe Shop is packed

AC Tropical, packing them in!

Jose Colon and customer, All Star Cuts

Abby's Food, with lines for plantains

The always busy Ramonitas Restaurant
Daily menu, Delicias Tainas

Stay tuned for information about our holiday events schedule. First on track -- an art workshop for the entire family on how to make wood-block prints. We are doing this jointly with Arts In Bushwick on Sunday, December 16th -- more details to follow. Hope you can join us!

And rumor is that Santa will be here as well -- he'll let us know when he checks his very busy schedule. Until then, have a lovely Thanksgiving holiday!

P.S. Community Board 1 approved our plan for an urban farm at 104 Moore Street -- hope to be tilling soil before the end of the year!

Joan Bartolomeo
Moore Street Market

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