Fresh Bites: Free Cooking & Nutrition Workshops

Every Wednesday starting at 10:30am, join us for free cooking and nutrition workshops at the Market! Learn how to make delicious, affordable meals using fresh fruits and vegetables. These classes are free and open to the public (no advance registration necessary!), and also translated into Spanish.

Each week we'll demonstrate how to make a different recipe, such as sweet potato chili and beet-and-carrot slaw. Participants who attend the full workshop will receive a $2 "Market Money" coupon that can be redeemed for fruits and vegetables at the Market. Join us every Wednesday for a new recipe and lesson!

Fresh Bites: Free Cooking & Nutrition Workshops

Every Wednesday starting at 10:30am, join us for free cooking and nutrition workshops at the Market! Learn how to make delicious, affordable meals using fresh fruits and vegetables. These classes are free and open to the public (no advance registration necessary!), and also translated into Spanish.

Each week we'll demonstrate how to make a different recipe, such as sweet potato chili and beet-and-carrot slaw. Participants who attend the full workshop will receive a $2 "Market Money" coupon that can be redeemed for fruits and vegetables at the Market. Join us every Wednesday for a new recipe and lesson!

Specialty Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting

On Thursday, September 14th at 6:30pm, join us for an olive oil and vinegar tasting at Essex Olive & Spice House!

Owner Saad Bourkadi originally hails from Fez, Morocco, where his family has been growing olives for four generations. Now living in New York, Saad is importing his family's oil for the first time. During this tasting, you'll whet your appetite with 12 different infused olive oils and 6 infused vinegars. You'll also compare 3 extra virgin olive oils from Morocco, Italy, and Spain and learn how to differentiate between them.

All tasters will receive spice samples to take home from Saad's shop, too! Learn more and sign up here.

Music at the Market

Join us for live Music at the Market! On the Second Saturday (or Sunday!) of every month we feature a different performance. This month we welcome doo-wop acapella group Spank, who seduced us last fall with their melodic Motown harmonies. Be sure to stop by between 11am & 1pm to see them live!

Brew School: Porto Rico Coffee Cupping

Peter Longo -- third-generation owner of Porto Rico Importing Co. -- will walk us through a traditional coffee cupping to carefully evaluate aroma, mouthfeel, flavor, and aftertaste. You'll walk away with a greater understanding of your morning cup of joe, including the sometimes elusive background knowledge on coffee growing, processing, and roasting.

Each participant will receive two cupping experiences and a freshly baked pastry. Get your tickets here!