A different kind of market laden with insider trading is about to open on Wall Street. While green acres and New York City might seem incongruous, Andaz Wall Street, the lone hotel in the prominent financial district is bringing the two together by re-launching the seasonal farmer’s market. “It is a great pleasure to bring back the Andaz Wall Street Farmer’s Market which was a huge success last year among neighbors and visiting hotel guests alike,” said Andaz Wall Street General Manager Toni Hinterstoisser.
The starting bell will officially ring on May 17, 2011 at the Andaz Wall Street Plaza near Water and Wall Streets. Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., guests of the hotel and local buyers can indulge in the market’s fresh local produce, meats, dairy, and other goods.
Market visitors will also be able to sample cuisine from Andaz’s popular Wall and Water restaurant as they browse the market. The restaurant’s intrinsic philosophy was founded on a market-to-table concept and continues to source all of their ingredients through several local Hudson Valley farms. Executive Chef Maximo Lopez May creates a seasonal menu to highlight the local finds. For newcomers and guests hoping to get a taste before the market’s opening, the restaurant will be offering a special set menu on Easter Sunday.
Andaz Wall Street will also become the first hotel to sponsor a community-based agricultural farm (CSA). Members can pay a nominal fee to receive varying produce from Down Home Acres Gardens every week from the middle of June until the end of October. New York City members can pick up their portioned baskets at the Andaz Wall Street Farmer’s Market each Wednesday.
The Andaz farmer’s market will continue every Saturday and Wednesday through November. For more information contact the Andaz Wall Street at 212.590.1234.