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[media-credit name="Downtown Express photos by Terese Loeb Kreuzer" align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit]Judging by the New Amsterdam Market crowd when it opened on Sunday, April 29 for the 2012 season, shoppers had been hard-pressed to find fresh, local food during the winter and couldn’t wait to get their hands on it. The weekly market on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip showcases food producers from Maine to Maryland and the businesses that use their products.
New Amsterdam Market founder Robert LaValva estimated that there were between 3,500 and 4,000 people at the opening market, which featured bread from 15 New York City bakeries as well as a variety of other foods such as cured meat, jam and ice cream. The market opened at 11 a.m. Many of the vendors sold out well before the closing bell at 4 p.m.
— Terese Loeb Kreuzer