Yesterday we had the honor of representing vendors of New York food markets at a press conference held by City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn. Along with other council members and supporters, Speaker Quinn called for a permanent market at the site of the former Fulton Fish Market.
“The new market should represent the culinary talent, diversity and entrepreneurism of our local food industry and of the history of this great neighborhood and this great part of Manhattan, which has been a critical part of the food history of New York City.”
As a representative for the vendors, I discussed how as a child I would visit the Fulton Fish Market with my father. What impressed upon me the most was the great sense of community and vitality of the market. When Element was given the rare opportunity, as a distributor, to participate in the New Amsterdam Market, we had a chance to share high-quality, fresh, and unique seafood with the public, but not only that, we got to meet and network with other like-minded vendors, thus launching more events and partnerships. Markets are more than just about food, they’re also about community. We are very lucky to be a part of such a robust effort and it would only benefit New Yorkers to have a permanent market in the space.
Below are some links to some of the press coverage: