I'm just putting this up there in case anyone wants to check it out:
The New Amsterdam Market is off pier 17 near the South Street Seaport. Whoa, South Street Seaport. Scary territory.
Anyway the Market has growers and purveyors of delicious native New York food. A fun and yummy way to learn a bit about what's locally available. I assume it's fun since I've never been, but I'll report back my findings. Wearing a plastic Statue of Liberty hat.