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Rick Nahmias' The Migrant Project Volume 5, Issue 4

Fall 2012


Fall Fun

We haven't quite started putting out the yule logs and the menorahs yet, but the holidays are creeping up on us, and this year Chelsea Market has everything you need to make your fall gatherings great.

Here is just a partial list of all the amazing, wonderful things you can find at Chelsea Market to jazz up your fall parties. Visit facebook.com/ChelseaMarket and leave us a comment to add to the list! • The best pumpkins in the city: Manhattan Fruit Exchange • Growlers of beer from The Filling Station • Baskets of crisp, crunchy fall apples and jarred goods from Chelsea Market Baskets • Mouthwatering brownies from Fat Witch Bakery • Custom iced cookies to suit any occasion from Eleni's • Yummy fall vintages from Chelsea Wine Vault • Cheese! No party is complete without cheese, and Lucy's Whey has the best • Flowers for the table from Gramercy Park Flower Shop • Cookware for roasting that fall turkey from Bowery Kitchen Supply • Pasture-raised turkey from Dickson's Farmstand Meats

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Marketplaces

Man-about-town George Krauth dishes on the fashions, flavors, designs and décor he discovers as he travels the globe tracking trends in his capacity as Creative Manager for Jamestown.

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travel a lot, and everywhere I go, I fall in love with products I find. I’ve gotten so inspired, in fact, that I’m bringing some of these goods to a new retail venture, Mixson Market in Charleston. Like Star Provisions in Atlanta or Chelsea Market in New York, Mixson Market will be a hip spot to get quality meat, cheese, coffee, wine and made-to-order sandwiches. More than that, the market will be a community gathering space, a place where people can relax over a cup of coffee or shop for amazing housewares like wool blankets, Herschel Supply Co. backpacks, Falconware enameled plates from the UK, cookbooks and vintage French bread boards. In addition to falling in love with great products, I also relish the unique marketplace communities I find in both small and large towns. That spirit definitely inspires Jamestown’s placemaking. At Warehouse Row in Chattanooga, TN, for instance, we’re working to create an out-of-this-world mercantile food market, starting with local favorites Petunia’s Silver Jalapeño and Southern Burger Company. For more about some of the markets mentioned in this article, visit mixsonmarket.com, starprovisions.com and chelseamarket.com.

Lucy's Whey, in the arcade at Chelsea Market 3


The Migrant Project

Now on view at Chelsea Market, Rick Nahmias' exhibit,The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers, details the lives and struggles of an invisible and neglected population.

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rom spring 2002 through winter 2003, photographer and writer Rick Nahmias traveled to more than fifty rural California communities, photographing migrant workers and recording their stories. The resulting body of work has been shown across North America, Europe and Asia and presented on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Nahmias' photographs are now on view at Chelsea Market.

California migrant farm workers supply the United States with more than half the produce we eat each day...The Migrant Project details the lives and struggles of the rarely seen faces of this invisible and consistently neglected population.

The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers explores one of America's largest invisible and castoff populations. The exhibit depicts everything from family life, children and pesticides, to the search for housing, work and health care. America's produce doesn't pick itself. Nahmias' photographs provide a tangible link between the vegetables we find in our supermarkets and the workers who harvested them. As you look at the photos on the walls of Chelsea Market, you'll begin to understand the realities and dreams of what has historically been one of the poorest segments of our society. The Migrant Project exhibit comprises some forty framed and matted selenium toned silver gelatin prints as well as a twenty-minute documentary, Fair Food: Field to Table, which Nahmias created for the California Institute for Rural Studies in 2009. The Migrant Project will be on display at Chelsea Market through October. 4


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Pumpkin Soup

What's more fall festive than serving pumpkin soup in a pumpkin bowl? We'll show you how.

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his hearty, savory fall soup is filling enough to be a main course, or make your bowls from mini-pumpkins and serve as a starter! Ingredients: • • • • • • • • • • •

2 cups of pumpkin flesh in small chunks 2 to 3 cups stock (chicken or vegetable) 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary 8 cloves garlic 1 8-oz. package of baby bella mushrooms - quartered 1 large sweet onion, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup heavy cream + more for swirling hint of white wine cinnamon or nutmeg and salt & pepper to taste 4 small pumpkins (hooligan, sugar pie, acorn squash, etc.)

Preparation: Pre-heat oven to 4000F. Cut a large circle around the stem of each pumpkin. Remove lid, scoop out seeds, sprinkle inside with salt (add a bit of sugar if you like) and bake (lids and bowls) for 20 to 35 minutes to make the serving bowls. At the same time, coat pumpkin chunks and garlic liberally with olive oil, toss with rosemary and roast on a tray at 4000F for 30 minutes or until they are soft. When the pumpkin is nearly done, melt butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan or dutch oven and cook onions until they start to caramelize. Add 2 cups of stock, and then the roasted pumpkin and garlic and bring to a boil. Simmer for another 10 minutes. Process soup in batches in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add more stock if you like a smoother consistency. Return soup to saucepan. Add cream and a couple tablespoons of wine (wine optional). A dash of cinnamon or nutmeg will give it that "holiday" feel. Warm through without boiling and ladle into still-warm (but not piping!) pumpkin bowls. Swirl with cream or créme fraîche and sprinkle with a bit of parsley for color.

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DIRECTORY

Amy's Bread (212) 462-4338 amysbread.com

Jacques Torres Chocolate (212) 229-2414 mrchocolate.com

Anthropologie (212) 620-3116 anthropologie.com

L'arte del Gelato (212) 366-0570 lartedelgelato.com

Bar Suzette chelseamarket.com/barsuzette

The Lobster Place (212) 255-5672 lobsterplace.com

Bowery Kitchen Supply (212) 376-4982 bowerykitchens.com Buddakan (212) 989-6699 buddakannyc.com Buon Italia (212) 633-9090 buonitalia.com Chelsea Market Baskets (888) 727-7887 chelseamarketbaskets.com The Cleaver Company (212) 741-9174 cleaverco.com Dickson's Farmstand (212) 242-2630 dicksonsfarmstand.com Eleni's Cookies (212) 255-6804 elenis.com

Lucy's Whey (212) 463-9500 lucyswhey.com Manhattan Fruit Exchange (212) 989-2444 manhattanfruitexchange.com Morimoto (212) 989-8883 morimotonyc.com Ninth Street Espresso (212) 228-2930 ninthstreetespresso.com Nutbox (347) 689-9948 thenutbox.com One Lucky Duck (866) 205-4895 oneluckyduck.com People's Pops peoplespops.com

Fat Witch Bakery (888) 41-Witch fatwitch.com

Posman Books (212) 627-0304 posmanbooks.com

The Filling Station (212) 989-3868 tfsnyc.com

Ronnybrook Farm Dairy (212) 741-6455 ronnybrook.com

Chelsea Wine Vault (212) 462-4244 chelseawinevault.com

Ruthy's Baked Goods (212) 463-8800 ruthys.com

Chelsea Thai Wholesale (212) 924-2999

Sarabeth's Bakery (212) 989-2424 Sarabeth.com

Friedman's (212) 929-7100 friedmanslunch.com Gramercy Park Flower Shop (212) 475-4989 gramercyflowers.com The Green Table (212) 741-6623 cleaverco.com Hale & Hearty Soups (212) 255-2400 haleandhearty.com

The Tippler (212) 206-0000 thetippler.com Tuck Shop (212) 255-2021 tuckshopnyc.com


EXCITING NEW RESTAURANT!

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THE CLEAVER CO.

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THE TIPPLER

15th St. Arcade

THE LOBSTER PLACE CHELSEA THAI WHOLESALE

Bar Suzette, The Filling Station, Gramercy Park Flowers, Jacques Torres Chocolate, Lucy’s Whey Nut Box, Nut Box Spices, One Lucky Duck, People’s Pops, Tuck Shop

FRIEDMAN’S

BUON ITALIA

MANHATTAN FRUIT EXCHANGE

SARABETH’S BOWERY KITCHEN

CHELSEA MARKET BASKETS

CHELSEA MARKET BASKETS

POSMAN BOOKS

STRAY KAT POP-UP

L’ARTE DEL GELATO MORIMOTO

ARTISTS & FLEAS POP-UP


Chelsea Market Concourse