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!

This week we'll be preparing a Zucchini Spaghetti recipe and brainstorming the benefits of healthy portion sizes (there's lots!).

Santa Claus Visits The Market!

Come visit with Santa Claus this year at Essex Street Market! The jolly ol' fellow will be here from 2pm-4pm to hear your wishes, and pass out candy canes to kids. We're also decorating the Market Tree! Make your own ornament and help us string lights. Hot chocolate for everyone!

Specialty Olive Oil & Vinegar Tasting

On Tuesday, December 12th 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.

Chocolate & Cheese Pairing

Join us on Monday, December 18th to experience the culinary power couple -- that's cheese and chocolate-- with 5 tastings paired by master-monger Andrew Clark of Formaggio Essex. Just in time for the holidays! We'll walk through five perfect pairings, and sip on sparking cider. Reserve your spot today!