From The New York Shitty Inbox: A Rotten Tomato

July 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This items comes courtesy of the proprietress of the Greenpoint Food Market: JoAnn Kim.

Dear Friends and Fans of Greenpoint Food Market,

We regrettably announce the sad and unfortunate death of Greenpoint Food Market. The tumultuous shitshow of a ride we’ve experienced over the last couple of months have dealt us quite a blow and we marketeers and vendors are working out the kinks to potentially resurrect the market come September.

The most pressing challenge is for all the homemakers to find and pay for a certified kitchen to produce their food. There are  two available rental kitchens in the area and both are none the cheap. Under new participating requirements vendors are not only required to produce from a certified kitchen but would need to be incorporated and insuranced to use the facility. This on top of permits and certificates from the city health dept makes it one knotty intimidating venture, especially considering vendors rarely break even at GFM. It’s really all beside the point. GFM functions first and foremost out of a love and support for folks to share food, foster and cultivate a community, and secondly function as a nesting ground for artisanal food entrepreneurs to strengthen their wings and fly off to a bigger and wider world of opportunities and dreams fulfilled.

In the next couple months we will focus mainly on opening an incubator kitchen in Greenpoint. Right now we are fine tuning budgets, non-profit/for-profit legal structures, location searching, and researching all available resources from small business economic organizations and federal grants and private foundations and whathaveyou. If you are reading this and can lend a hand in any shape or form, we’ll hold it and kiss it and appreciate it. The next couple months will also give vendors time to inquire within and make some serious decisions as to whether or not their foodventure is worth making legit and if it’ll really take them somewhere. It’s a serious risk but what the hell is the point of living if you don’t take some risks eh?!

So without further ado, Greenpoint Food Market thanks ALL vendors and ALL friends and ALL fans for all the love and support you’ve shown us so far. We hope to get all our shit together very soon and rise from the dead stronger, healthier, tastier, and just plain kickass.

Clearly our fair city finds it a more productive (READ: easy) use of their time to pick on the little guy than address more pressing issues. And believe you me— north Brooklyn has them. Good luck and godspeed JoAnn!

Miss Heather

SATURDAY: A Very Special Greenpoint Food Market

February 10, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

This item comes courtesy of Joann Kim, the brains behind the Greenpoint Food Market. She writes:

Hello GFM fans!

After a month hiatus we are happy to return with full force, preparing for the next food market to be held February 13th!

It will be a Valentines Day Extravaganza of sorts, a celebration of all that is nauseating and lovey dovey, highlighting the holiday with a cascade of heart pins, heart on strings, red-tinted EVERYTHING and a kissing photo booth!

The day will feature a cascade of lovely treats: from aphrodisiac inspired recipes to heart shaped cookies, a photo kissing booth courtesy fellow Greenpointers Color Me Katie and Hyla Skopitz, a secret foodmirer bulletin board to share your food crushes and indulgences, and a heart-hunt: find the heart, win a GFM goodie bag. We are also very pleased to present music  by DJ Jimmy T and a performance by Rifle Recoil @ 3pm. We are also grateful to add to a growing list of food-related artworks by artists Jessie Oleson and Jesse Kuhn who will share a few prints on food and love!

Check the facebook invite here, and join the group if you haven’t already! And spread the love!

You can get the full rundown of what delights await you this upcoming Saturday by clicking here. Check it out!

Holiday Foodtacular: Greenpoint Food Market
February 13, 2010; Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Messiah
129 Russell Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: Holiday Foodtacular

December 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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As if there was not enough shaking this upcoming weekend I have another item to pass along: the Greenpoint Food Market’s Holiday Foodtacular. Here’s the 411 per their press release:

We are OH so proud and excited to present the next Greenpoint Food Market, DECEMBER 19th!!

It’s that time of year when cash flows freely all for the sake of showing some love for our friends and family and there’s certainly no better way to show you care than showering them with delicious foodstuffs to be graciously devoured. We will be decorating the church to show off our giddy festivities and share what each vendor has to offer straight from their kitchen to you.

Greenpoint Food Market will show some love to our supporters by giving away gifts from our neighborhood staples like Cafe Grumpy, t.b.d., Word Bookstore, Cafecito Bogota, Kill Devil Hill, Five Leaves and more! We are beyond grateful for this support and opportunity from our local businesses!!

We are also very proud to present a performance from that piano guy you see playing often at union square! You know, he rolls around a piano in the city and plays the craziest skilled songs with his nimble fingers. Colin Huggins is the man behind the keys and he will be accompanied by tap dancers to blow us away with beats and song!

Also nod that head and tap some toes while listening to some sounds and beats moderated by Greenpoint’s own DJ Jimmy T and his Electric Cowbell. There will records from their new label Electric Cowbell Records available for sale!

To see the rather extensive list of participating vendors, click here. Take my word for it: there’s something for everyone!

Holiday Foodtacular: Greenpoint Food Market
December 19, 2009; Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Messiah
129 Russell Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

And that’s all she wrote!

Miss Heather

THIS WEEKEND: The Greenpoint Food Market Returns!

November 17, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Three words: Hot. Chocolate. Cookoff.

The Triumphant Return of the Greenpoint Food Market
November 21, 2009; Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Messiah
129 Russell Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

TOMORROW: Enid’s 7th Annual Apple Pie Bake Off

October 16, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Being a big, big fan of apple pie myself I could not resist passing this item along. Interested entrants take note: you need to submit your pies between 4:00 and 4:45 p.m. and there is no cost whatsoever to enter!

Enid’s 7th Annual Pie Off
October 17, 2009
560 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Good luck!

Miss Heather

P.S.: Don’t forget that tomorrow the Lutheran Church of the Messiah will be hosting another Greenpoint Food Market starting at noon. Tip: try the pancakes at Bing. Very tasty! For more information click here or here (to check out their web site).

New York Shitty Day Ender: Blue Ribbon

October 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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From the Greenpoint Food Market.*

Miss Heather

*Which is pretty damned cool and I encourage everyone to check out. Try the scallion pancakes with coriander mustard. WONDERFUL!

From The New York Shitty Inbox: Greenpoint Food Market

October 7, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

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Joann Kim (who sent me the above flier) writes:

As summer wanes and the crisp fall air makes room for more snuggle time we’re preparing for another awesome Saturday at the market. Since it’s launch we’ve had a mix of returning and new vendors and it’s been amazing to sample and take home sweet and spicy caramel, baba ghanouj, coffee and some amazing scallion pancakes.  This week we’ve got folks providing soup, caramel, pickles, jam, empanadas, spreads and baked goods and more all ready to consume and take home, so make sure to come by and sample some delicious treats!

We’d also like to make a humble request, only to ask you to continue spreading the good word about Greenpoint Food Market within your community. We depend on word of mouth and a curious and hungry belly and  appreciate your support thus far.

I have a confession to make: this is something I have long planned to check out but have simply never gotten around to. Methinks this weekend I will have to do something about this. You can learn more about the Greenpoint Food Market by checking out their web site. CAVEAT: do not click the previous link if you are hungry!

Greenpoint Food Market
Every Saturday, Noon until 5:00 p.m.
Lutheran Church of the Messiah
129 Russell Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

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