New Amsterdam Public Market

[From the website:]
New Amsterdam Public is a non-profit organization whose mission is to establish a year-round, indoor public market where butchers, grocers, fish and cheese mongers, and other purveyors [ed. – coffee!!!] will help create and foster a sustainable food system in the City of New York.

In an effort to create support for the market, they will be hosting a market meeting on Sunday, June 29th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the New Market Building, under the FDR and adjacent to the South St. Seaport. In attendance will be table with as many as 50 farmers, food producers, purveyors, distributors, bread bakers, caterers, and chefs, as well as photographers, filmmakers, food systems advocates and other pioneers of a regional, sustainable food economy.

It just so happens that the New York Coffee Society is one of those advocates, and will be hosting a coffee table at the market meeting for the New Amsterdam Public Market. We’ve invited several current or soon-to-arrive New York area coffee roasters to join us by donating coffee and selling it for charity. We’ll be cold-brewing some of it, french pressing some of it, and selling all of it, with proceeds to benefit both the market and Bikes to Rwanda.

I met Robert LaValva, the director of the market project, and Cerise Mayo, the program director, at Brooklyn Uncorked a few weeks ago, and we began to talk about the project. I was impressed by the project and thought it would be a good opportunity to introduce some of the current and soon-to-be area coffee roasters. So here we are.

Immediately following the market, Daniel Humphries will be hosting a coffee cupping, though I left the details of that cupping to Daniel, so it may be the coffees we’re selling at the market, or it may be something completely different! Who knows!

Anyway, I hope everyone who can come will. I’m hoping this will be a lot of fun, and will generate a lot of interest in the exploding New York coffee scene, as well as generate a bit of money for good causes.


~ by neoney on June 19, 2008.

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