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Holy cupcakes! Martha Stewart’s in Brooklyn!
Well, she was. The TV/magazine/home goods mogul spent a recent Sunday afternoon at the Brooklyn Flea, which is an immensely popular outdoor market featuring more than 100 vendors selling clothing, jewelry, crafts and food.
With a camera crew in tow, Stewart was filming a segment for the November 10th Brooklyn-themed episode of “The Martha Stewart Show.” According to the show’s team, the episode “will put a spotlight on the borough’s culinary movement, which is all about local, sustainable, small batch food and nowhere is that more apparent than at the Brooklyn Flea Market.”
Stewart took to her blog, www.themarthablog.com, to post a short synopsis of her experience at the Flea.
“My television crew and I have been working on an upcoming special about the New York City borough of Brooklyn, with a strong emphasis on the food scene,” she wrote. “We paid a visit to the incredible Brooklyn Flea Market and once again, my niece, Sophie Herbert, a proud Brooklynite, joined me for the occasion.”
So what did Stewart think of the Flea? She loved it, of course.
“On Saturday, it’s held in Fort Greene and on Sundays, it’s under the Brooklyn Bridge, now called DUMBO. More than 100 vendors gather beneath this most beautiful bridge and it’s so much fun to stroll around and to sample all the delicious and varied food,” Stewart gushed.
During her trip to the Flea, Stewart tasted a variety of homemade dishes from the local vendors. She enjoyed prosciutto, arugula, and fresh ricotta open-faced sandwiches from Salvatore Bklyn (www.salvatorebklyn.com), spicy dill pickles from McClure’s Pickles (www.mcclurespickles.com), and a “delish” rice and bean pupusa from the Red Hook Food Vendors.
The Flea’s founders couldn’t be happier with the national television coverage that comes with a spot on “The Martha Stewart Show.” In fact, Stewart’s visit to the event has already done wonders.
“The combination of the weather and the Martha buzz made it by far the most successful day that vendors have had all year, which is great news,” organizers say.
There’s still time to visit the Brooklyn Flea and eat the same grub that Stewart did. The Fort Greene Flea runs every Saturday at 176 Lafayette Avenue, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., through November 21. The Brooklyn Bridge Flea is every Sunday at 22 Water Street, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., through November 22. Vendors are open rain or shine. Learn more at www.brownstoner.com.
“The Martha Stewart Show” airs at 11 a.m. weekdays on NBC.
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