Queens County Market

by autumn on April 18, 2012

This past Saturday was pretty great—one of those days that strikes an ideal balance between productivity and indulgence. First I sat down with Carrie Murphy to record the next episode of Alphabet Soup (Did you listen to episode 13 yet? I’m pretty darn proud of it.) Like me, Carrie is a poet with a food blog. We talked about her new book (!), New Mexican food, girlhood, and more. Keep your ears peeled (and subscribe in iTunes) because it’s good talk.

After Carrie hopped on a bus back to DC, the boyfriend and I walked over to the first Queens County Market, a pop-up food market right in our neighborhood. The market has been getting a ton of great press, so I won’t double up on that, but I do have to say that I hope Saturday’s great turnout means that there will be another Queens County Market soon. I’d happily become a regular. I wanted to share some of my photos from the event.

The boyfriend got some chorizo from Charlito’s Cocina, but they also had this phenomenal fig “salami” (pictured above). It’s a super-smart idea for a meatless number and the depth of flavor (there’s both bourbon and port in it) was really impressive.

Nonna’s sauces from Spicy & Sweet.

I was so happy to see the lovely ladies from Sans Bakery at the market. They call themselves “the gluten-free bakery you’ve been waiting for,” and I had literally been waiting all week to try their gluten-free “fat mint” cookies after hearing about them on twitter. Girl Scouts of America, you’re on notice because this former girl scout prefers the “fat mints” to the thin.

Be sure to follow Queens County Market on twitter to stay up to date during this exciting time for the market.


Autumn Giles is the creator of Autumn Makes & Does and the co-host of the Alphabet Soup Podcast.

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1 Erin Smith April 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Fig salami sounds delicious! I also want to try Sans Bakery. I need to make a trip to the next market and check it out. Thanks for the updates.


2 autumn April 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Thanks Erin! I was happy to get the word out about this market and the awesome gluten-free fat mints.


3 Mags April 22, 2012 at 12:07 am

Thanks for the post. Totally agree – Queens County Market was awesome, and all the vendors whose products I tried were delicious. (The products, not the vendors = delicious!) Cannot wait for the next one.


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