NEW AMSTERDAM MARKET
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a gathering of purveyors
the vision for the seaport
Market vendors 2005-2014
defining sustainable
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New Netherland, as once envisioned





New Amsterdam Market was first held at the New York City Municipal Building on October 2, 2005. Our mission, then as now, is to support sustainable food systems, regional economies, & fair trade through an emerging small business community.

The name for the market, and its mission, were inspired by a map published by Claes Janzoon Visscher between 1655 and 1677. It depicts a city-centered bioregion, then known as
New Netherland. The Region's capital, originally New Amsterdam, eventually became the City of New York.

As a gathering of purveyors, New Amsterdam Market will heighten the selection, quality, and availability of Regional foods, fostering increased demand, production, and supply. In time, the food system centered by the market will help shape the boundaries of a new Region, as determined by viable, reciprocal relationships between cities, fisheries, and farms. Systems of this type have long formed the backbone of enduring - or sustainable - economies. Such has been the function of the Public Market in its long history as a cultural institution and thriving forum of commerce and exchange.

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