We try and bring a new summer drink to the Brooklyn Flea every summer. Our first year we made Watermelon Shiso Lime Coolers. We alternated that drink our second year with our Passionfruit Mint Limeade, which we sold as our summer drink exclusively last year (and which we made mojitos with all summer long if Mark brought back any leftovers). This year we’ll bring those back since they were wildly popular, but we concocted a new drink that I really like: Hibiscus Lemongrass Lemonade. It’s got a splash of lime and ginger.
We’re bringing that along with other goodies (have I mentioned our Massamam Spice Peanut Butter Sandwiches that we’ve been bringing to the Flea? No? More on that later) to the opening day of the Brooklyn Flea Smorgasburg in Williamsburg this Saturday. Somorgasburg? What’s that? It’s the first all food flea market in NYC (maybe the country? Who knows!). You can read about it in this NY Times article if you non-subscribers haven’t reached your paywall (on a total tangent, the geeks on our NYU ITP listserv, my grad school, are all sharing ways in which they’ve successfully found a workaround with the paywall). A full list of vendors is in the Times here (oh hi, our company name and link is in the NY Times).
It’s really amazing how far the Flea has come since it’s inaugural year in 2008. It’s spawned a renewed interest in flea markets which have been cropping up everywhere in the city, worldwide press as a premiere NYC shopping and food destination, and it’s even changing the food scene here in NY. We’ve been a part of the Flea since day 1, our official business anniversary date, and we’re happy to continue along for the ride wherever the Flea takes us.