February 8th, 2020

Valentine’s Day is next week so kickoff your weekend with some holiday-inspired market goodies. Wave Hill Bread is bringing heart-shaped baguettes and croissants dyed with beet juice for festive brunching. While you’re there, pick up a loaf of challah bread and save it for a Friday night, Valentine’s Day dessert of chocolate bread pudding.

If your valentine’s jam is chocolate, you’ll want to make sure their present comes from a six-star grand master chocolatier who has won America’s best for the past five years! Luxx Chocolat is bringing new artisanal chocolate collections, salted caramel bars, bourbon-infused dulce de leche, Luxx’Mores s’mores and more dark chocolate treats for Valentine’s Day. All of her desserts are made with seasonal, local (when possible) and organic ingredients, making them extra special.

It’s not red or pink, but Growing Heart Farm purple bok choi is stunning enough to incorporate into a Valentine’s Day dinner. The deep plum leaves are contrasted against bright lime-colored stalks and are a bit sweeter than the green varieties. Add it to an apple and persimmon salad for some extra crunch or stir fry it with garlic and ginger and serve over rice.

We are thrilled to announce that Don Carvajal Coffee will be a permanent fixture at the Market! Dutch Coffee has decided to step back to spend more time with their little ones, and while they will be missed, we are delighted Hector and his Don Carvajal team will be bringing Colombiam, Haitian, and Dominican coffee sourced directly from family farms and roasted locally in Queens every Monday morning at 4am. Hector’s journey to start his own coffee roasting business is so inspiring, he was recently covered in El Diario.

Treat your valentine (or yourself) to some caramels from La Petite Occasion. Michele is bringing the last of her blood orange and chocolate orange caramels in pretty packages that come in all sizes.

Music is the Levins.

See you at the Market!