Spring is fast approaching – at least we hope so! The change of seasons will mark the return of the Fulton Stall Market, the only outdoor food market serving lower Manhattan’s historic Seaport District.

In its second year, the 2010 market is expected to feature a hand-picked collection of locally produced seasonal fruits and vegetables, handmade cheeses, organic breads, cut flowers and potted plants, area roasted coffee, New York state wines.

Approximately a dozen vendors will occupy the 16 former fish stalls that line South Street between Fulton and Beekman Streets.

Historically, the area is no stranger to vibrant food markets. The Fulton Market fed New York for centuries. Originally opened in 1822, it was a bustling market that sold vegetables, meats, dairy products and of course, most famously fish. The latter became the mainstay of the area and the stalls located on South Street served as home to the Fulton Fish Market until 2005, when it relocated to Hunts Point in the Bronx.

Today, Fulton Stall Market provides individuals and families living and working downtown with access to fresh foods and exceptional products produced by quality farmers and purveyors.

The selection of farmers and purveyors to join the 2010 Fulton Stall Market is currently underway. To obtain more information on the 2010 market opportunities, interested parties should contact Fulton Stall Market Manager Sara Weeks Dima at [email protected].

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