Friday, November 11, 2011

Pickle Festival at Amsterdam Market

The first annual Peck Slip Pickle Festival is finally here! This Sunday, November 13, over 20 pickle and fermented food producers will join nearly 50 regular New Amsterdam Market vendors for a day of briny fun. Regular hours have been extended by one hour so stop by anytime between 11am and 5pm, and don't miss out on these special highlights:

In a Pickle about Bialys

At 12 noon, join Mimi Sheraton, acclaimed food writer and author of The Bialy Eaters, and Jessamyn Waldman, founder of Hot Bread Kitchen, as they discuss the elusive authentic bialy, a classic Jewish bread from Eastern Europe that's often eaten with pickles. This free event takes place at Pasanella & Son Vintners, located across the street from the Market. Please RSVP to

Beer Tasting

Local restaurant Fresh Salt will be pouring a selection of 3 regional beers for $5 per beer. Purchase an advance tasting ticket and get all 3 beers plus a bialy from Hot Bread Kitchen for only $13! 

Worksongs and Klezmer

Beginning at 3:30pm, the Sylvester Manor Worksongers -- a group of talented workers who tend the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island, NY -- will perform traditional work songs, accompanied by Klezmer fiddler Jonathan Cannon. The Sylvester Manor Worksongers will also be selling produce from the farm so be sure to visit their stall.