Hudson Yards Farmers Market
Hudson Yards’ Down to Earth Farmers Market is one of most dynamic markets in the city. The “there’s something for everyone” trope is wildly overused, so we’ll just say this: if you enjoy fresh produce, vibrant soups and salads, mouthwatering baked goods, authentic kimchi and every kind of pickle your heart desires, you’ll love this place. From June through the middle of November, vendors from all over New York and New Jersey come to display their meticulously crafted fare. Fortunate residents of the 555TEN luxury rentals are right down the block from this charming market, which runs every Thursday from 10am-6pm through November 16th.
Here’s a rundown of some of our favorite vendors at the market:
Since the 1950s, the Horman family has been in the pickle business, and it shows. According to the “Picklosophy” section of their website, Nick Horman states that after graduating college, he realized his mission in life was to “create quality pickles that could show people what a pickle could, and should, be.” He takes pickles seriously. From classic dill and bread & butter to brown mustard, horseradish, sweet cajun, spicy sour, and a variety called “red flannel,” their pickles make sure that all taste buds feel welcome.
Many New Yorkers see kimchi as a chic, new superfood, but the art of preparing fresh kimchi began over 1,500 years ago, in Korea. The owner of Kimchi Kooks, Kate Kook, is continuing the tradition while adding a contemporary flair. As Kook notes, her technique has been passed down for generations. What truly separates Kook’s kimchi is how she plays off that foundation to create intriguing products like kale kimchi and cabbage and beets kimchi, which sit alongside original white kimchi and other classic varieties.
Nemeth Orchards has been selling their fare at farmers markets in the city for 30 years, and by all accounts, they’ve been a hit from day one. You’d be hard-pressed to find a fresher or more delicious apple pie than Nemeth’s. Everything they sell, from their sinfully sweet muffins and pastries to their aromatic apple cider, is made from the apples and berries they grow. On a brisk fall evening, there is nothing better than some warm pie from Nemeth.
Fresh soup is another seasonal staple, and Simply Soupreme has you covered and then some. Their line of dairy-free, gluten-free, carrageenan-free, additive-free, drinkable soups not only cater to an array of dietary restrictions, but they are filled with nutrients and are (most importantly) delicious. From classics like tomato basil and lemongrass miso to more avant-garde options like cucumber mint, carrot ginger, pumpkin pie, and butternut-apple flavors, there’s something for all palates here.
These are just a few of the vendors frequenting the Down to Earth Market this fall. Click here for a full rundown.