Lots of local food events this weekend!

Skip the Fancy Food Show in Manhattan and check out Brooklyn’s own UnFancy Food Show instead. This event was started last year by a couple of food industry veterans as an organic response to the expensive, marketing-driven show at the Javits Center. This year nearly 20 producers will be on hand, including Vermont cheesemakers Jasper Hill Farm, Mast Brothers Chocolate from Williamsburg, Sixpoint Craft Ales from Redhook, Wheelhouse Pickles , and Bronx Bee Honey. It’s this Sunday at the East River Bar from 12 to 6.

Also on Sunday is the 3rd gathering of the New Amsterdam Market, an organization working to establish a public, indoor, year-round regional market at the Seaport in Manhattan. An assortment of over 50 vendors will be there including Hudson Valley Fresh, Flying Pigs Farm, and Saxelby Cheesmongers. It’s happening from 11 to 4 at New Market Square.

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