Pow! Burger

June 9th, 2017

Pow Burger Food Truck: June 10th {Additional dates forthcoming}

Estelle Gourmet

June 9th, 2017

Appearing 6/10, 7/15, other dates TBD. Estelle Gourmet is a French cooking boutique which provides savory fresh, healthy and balanced meals.

Jack Knife Sharpening

June 9th, 2017

Jack Knife Sharpening: Kitchen Knives sharpened by a professional, whether a homemaker or a professional chef. He will be appearing 3rd Saturday of every month.

Pickles, Peas, and Pixelcraft Kids at the Grand, plus….

June 9th, 2017

This week we’re excited to introduce three new vendors: Pickle Me Pete, Pow Burger Food Truck and Estelle Gourmet.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Have you heard of Pickle Me Pete? Founded in 2009, this local pickle producer creates fresh, delicious and both old-fashioned and inventive flavored pickles that are barrel-cured the traditional way in Brooklyn. He has a huge assortment of goodies. Try the half sour, wasabi sour or horseradish pickles. You’ll also find a full assortment of olives, and even pickled green tomatoes too!

Pow Burger will be serving up burgers, fries and other treats from their food truck, and Estelle Gourmet will bring a bit of French flair to the market with delectable treats to enjoy on-site.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Juggles the Clown
The friendliest clown around, Juggles will be strolling around the Market, greeting all ages and providing plenty of laughs with his silly magic tricks, balloon surprises and, of course, juggling.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
“Little Seedlings”
“Little Seedlings”: Children are invited to visit the hands-on garden for a guided gardening experience during market hours. (Located in back of the library–enter through the children’s room or the outdoor side gate closest to the library’s parking lot)

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse!
With special guest Pixelcraft Kids
Recycle, Reduce, Reuse! With special guest Pixelcraft Kids, a local Sound Shore business dedicated to encouraging good old fashioned play (i.e. getting kids away from the game consoles and back to using their hands to make things!) will guide children through two projects that recycle old objects into something new and exciting. Broken down crayons and old comic books will emerge with new lives as jewelry and cool carrying cases. (Supplies are provided, but children are encouraged to bring any broken down crayons from home they’d like to transform!)

12:00 pm
Cooking Demo by Sonia Urban
The Grand Welcomes Back Sonia!
Cooking Demo at noon: Sonia Urban of Sweet Wishes Catering demonstrates how to make healthy tacos using fresh market ingredients.

BID Music
Charles Hipser
A native of  Paris, France, Charles Hipser has been a New Rochelle resident since 1999. In addition to playing blues and ballads, he plays Central and South American folk songs and Argentinian tangos.He enjoys skiing and sailing and riding his super cool yellow scooter around town. Charles is  a huge supporter of our Grand Market and we’re always happy to have him grace us with his musical talents.

Knife Sharpening Returns!
You asked and we’re delivering: Knife sharpening returns to the market starting next week (June 17th….and every third week of the month thereafter) with Jackknife Sharpening.

This week’s vendors:
Artisan NR: Handmade treasures from local Sound Shore artisans–this week: whimsical soaps, jewelry and nature photography (Special artistic guest next week…stay tuned!)

Big Bang Coffee: Fair trade, organic coffee from Peekskill NY. {Pick up at the Little Beehive tent}

Estelle Gourmet: Authentic French crepes & quiche

Farm EATS: Local NY 100% grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork and chicken.

Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library: Used books for sale, on Library Green and in the Library’s lobby.

General Cochran Farm: hormone and antibiotic-free milk, eggs, beef, chicken, farmers cheese, Mozzarella and more from Wassaic, NY

Graziella Gardens: Potted plants of all kinds, plus handmade wooden bandsaw boxes and knitted goods.

Little Beehive: Handmade creations from a variety of regional artists, plus Melanie Reichler’s own natural soaps, candles and cleaners. Coffee from Big Bang Coffee Roasters sold here.

Luscious Little Dessert Company: Classic southern desserts. Sweet Potato Pie, Sweet Potato Poundcake and more.

Migliorelli Farm: Fresh fruit, vegetables and greens straight from Dutchess County. Fresh-pressed cider and other goodies (donuts, bloody mary mix) also occasionally available.

Nahmias et Fils: Hudson Valley distiller. Don’t miss their specialty, Mahia (fig eau de vie).

Pots Canna Lillies: A charitable labor of love for Trish and Rob “Pots” Pizzonia. All proceeds from plant sales benefit the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation.

Pow Burger: Yummy burgers and more, served up right next to the Grand Market via their food truck.

R&R Produce: Wall Street Journal featured farm offering fresh produce and herbs from Orange County’s fertile black dirt region.

Red Hibiscus: NYC-based Caribbean bakery selling a variety of buns, scones, tarts and more. Vegan products available.

Sweet Things and Wild Thyme: NY State honey and bee products, including honeycomb and pollen.

The Only Mart: Bubble Tea, Kombucha, Organic fresh-pressed juice and other healthy snacks

League of Women Voters Information Tent: Register to Vote

Lead Sponsor, Montefiore Hospital

OPENING DAY Saturday, June 3, 2017

June 3rd, 2017

Saturdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green

1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801
EASY Parking on Lawton Street!


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital is Lead Sponsor of Weekend Market Featuring Health and Wellness Activities

Live Entertainment, Lawn Games,

Fresh Produce, Grass-Fed Beef, Crafts and More!

The Grand Market returns to downtown New Rochelle on Saturday, June 3, with farm-fresh foods, artisans’ crafts, live entertainment and activities for kids and families. With a bounty including organic produce and grass-fed beef, plus new items such as sugared pecans and a fig-based Moroccan spirit, the market will serve up a weekly event where foodies, gift-hunters and other browsers can find favorite staples and something new in every visit.

The Market runs every Saturday June through October from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green in the heart of downtown.

“The Grand Market will have the entertainment, activities and of course the incredible food that drew visitors last year, with new vendors and attractions this year,” said Jennifer Furioli, Market Director with the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District, organizers of the market. “As always, you can find the find the freshest ingredients of the highest quality to create meals that impress, or just for tastier, healthier eating every day. And with the entertainers, activities and almost 30 vendors, you can find something new and delightful every Saturday.”

Special events will include a sweet potato pie-eating contest (No hands!) courtesy of the Luscious Little Dessert Company, on Americana Day, July 1; and French food, crafts and music on July 15 for Bastille Day.

In recurring activities, kids can learn the secrets to growing their own food at the Family Gardening Experience and can make crafts on the frequent Family Market Craft days presented by the BID.

Some favorite attractions from last year will return, including a lawn chess set, cornhole boards and the oversized Connect Four set. Entertainment will include a clown, balloon magic and live music and storytelling.

Lead sponsor, Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, and local chefs will present cooking demonstrations. And if you’re ready to cook but your chef-grade cutlery isn’t at its best, Jack Knife Sharpening will be on hand on many Saturdays to hone a precise edge on a knife or other cutting implement while maintaining the blade’s integrity.

The vendors will include returning gems, including A Place 2 Go, the nearby Caribbean restaurant with a soul food twist, bringing the mouthwatering brisket, jerk pork and jerk chicken that drew lines in the past. This year, the restaurant staff will serve their meals from a food truck that the restaurant debuted at last year’s New Rochelle Street Fair.

“They can get food that makes them happy,” said Chyrisse Crisp, owner of the restaurant.

New attractions will include Nahmias et Fils from Yonkers, the only distillery in the United States that produces Mahia, a versatile Moroccan fig-based spirit. Geaux Nuts of Westchester will offer sugar-coated pecans from a family recipe, while FarmEats from outside Albany will bring grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork and chicken.

Melanie Reichler, co-owner of the recently opened shop Little Beehive at the New Rochelle train station, will return this year to sell her handmade candles and honey-based soaps as well as other wares from the store.

“The Grand Market is everything a local community should have,” Reichler said. “The food and craft vendors sell quality products. With live music, plus lawn games and other attractions for children, this market makes for a great family outing. I am happy to be a participant.”

With its new line-up of vendors and weekly fun, the Grand Market continues to evolve, offering one more sign that downtown New Rochelle is growing into an ever more vibrant place to live, work and play.

“Newcomers to the Grand Market will find that regulars know – that the weekly event is just one of the reasons to come find out all that downtown New Rochelle has to offer,” said Ralph DiBart, Executive Director of the New Rochelle BID. “One visit, and a quick stroll up just about any street is enough to see that it’s all happening downtown.”

In addition to Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital other sponsors of the New Rochelle Downtown Grand Market include: A. Bulfamante Landscaping; Halstead New Rochelle and MacQuesten Development. Additional support comes from New Rochelle (Mayor’s Office, City Manager’s Office, City Council, Parks and Recreation, Development, Police, Fire Departments); the New Rochelle City School District; the New Rochelle Public Library; the New Rochelle Council on the Arts; ArtisanNR; and the League of Women Voters.

For more information, visit:

The New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) is a non­profit association of over 800 business and property owners whose prime goal is economic development, new business and new investment. As part of its mission, the BID is also devoted to assuring clean and safe streets, adequate parking and exciting downtown activities and events. By creating a vital downtown experience, the BID focuses on attracting shoppers, recruiting new businesses, and providing enhanced services—it is pledged to preserve the charm and appeal of this commercial center as the historic heart of the greater New Rochelle community.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zev Haber


Zev Haber kicks-off the Grand Market season with a terrific show. He is a perennial favorite for good reason—his terrific blend of original music-making, singing and joking around always delights young children and adults.

Don’t miss our Family Garden Experience! Every Saturday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Just steps from the market is a secret garden oasis with drop-in activities involving fresh vegetables, flowers and herbs. Plant a seedling, pick a pea, and seek advice from seasoned gardeners. Enter through gate by library parking lot or via library’s Children’s Room.

Journeyman’s Bakery

May 27th, 2017

Sold at Fable: Farm to Table. Journeyman’s Bakery: Community supported bakery (CSB) located in Peekskill, New York, focused on preserving the ancient tradition of bread baking while exploring the role that bread plays in sustaining a community. Journeyman creates a mix of naturally leavened (sourdough) and yeasted breads using flour that is milled in New York State. All bread is baked by Westchester resident Michael Sellers.

Big Bang Coffee Roasters

May 27th, 2017

Appearing Weekly. Big Bang Coffee Roasters: Fair-trade, organic coffee from Peekskill NY {pick-up @ Little Beehive tent}

Little Beehive

May 26th, 2017

Appearing Weekly, with exceptions. Little Beehive: Handmade creations from a variety of regional artisans.

Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital

May 26th, 2017

Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital: Grand Market sponsor will be present over the course of the season with an array of activities and useful community advice.

The Only Mart

May 26th, 2017

Appearing Weekly. The Only Mart: Healthy sandwiches and salads, bubble teas, organic fresh-pressed juices perfect for lunch at Library Green!

Red Hibiscus Bakery

May 26th, 2017

Appearing Weekly. Red Hibiscus Bakery: NYC-based Caribbean bakery selling a variety of buns, scones, tarts and more.

Nahmias et Fils

May 26th, 2017

Nahmias et Fils: Hudson Valley Master Distiller David Nahmias and his wife Dorit hand-craft their award-winning spirits with the finest, natural ingredients. Mahia (fig eau de vie) is their specialty.

H&J Star Creations

May 26th, 2017

Periodic. Check back for dates and sign up for our weekly market news for more info. H&J Star Creations: pouches, cosmetic bags, totes, coin purses in unique and beautiful fabrics from across the world! 

Graziella Gardens

May 26th, 2017

Periodic. Check back for dates and sign up for our weekly market news for more info. Graziella Gardens: potted plants of all kinds, plus handmade wooden bandsaw boxes and knitted goods.

General Cochran Farm

May 26th, 2017

Appearing Weekly. General Cochran Farm: hormone and antibiotic-free milk, eggs, beef, chicken, farmers cheese and yogurt from Wassaic NY!

Geaux Nuts

May 26th, 2017

Periodic. Check back for dates and sign up for our weekly market news for more info. Geaux Nuts: New Orleans original sugared pecans–a traditional southern delicacy, now available for all to enjoy!

Fruit & Pepper

May 26th, 2017

Coming in August. Fruit & Pepper: Small batch jams… with a punch. Fruit & Pepper combines peppers with fresh local fruits to make you view jam in a whole new way with flavors like:  Raspberry Habanero, Blueberry Lemon Drop and Apple Fresno. (Coming end of summer!)


May 26th, 2017

Appearing Weekly. Farm EATS: Local NY 100% grass fed beef, pasture raised pork and chicken.

Fable: From Farm to Table

May 26th, 2017

Returning Late June. Fable: From Farm to Table: A Westchester (Ossining) farm, Fable is a year-round source for the freshest produce, all grown locally and without the use of harmful pesticides. Vegetables, fruit, herbs, fresh eggs and more.

A Place 2 Go

May 26th, 2017

Appearing 6/3; 6/17; 6/24; 7/8; 7/22; 8/5 & 8/19
Traditional Caribbean Island cuisine along with Southern American Soul. Food Truck.