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Vocabulary post: Global/Local

Sarah Hemmerle
Professor Krondl
Word: Global/Local

When I think of the word global and relating it to our food and beverage class I think of products and produce that come from somewhere other than the United States. Goods that are imported and are grown outside and brought to the U.S. to be distributed and sold around the country. When I think of the word local I think of foods and goods that are produced/grown nearby. Where I am able to purchase these local goods all in an area that is close and I’m familiar with. Usually, local foods in NYC are found at farmers markets like the one our class went to. To represent the word local I chose a picture of fruits and vegetables at a farmers market. These foods are grown in an area close by. The thing about buying foods globally when it is out of season in the United States is they are imported from other countries to be distributed.

I chose the picture of an olive oil bottle that’s been shipped over from Spain and a picture of tropical fruits. When purchasing from another country the food will taste different. This is because of the weather conditions, soil and climate the food/ingredients are grown in.

When making a recipe for a restaurant you could have 2 of the same item but that come from different regions of the country or world. Like how oranges can come from either Brazil or Florida and even if they are the same type of orange they will taste different as ingredients in a dish. One might be more tart or sweeter than the other which will change the quality, texture, and taste of a dish.

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Market Day

Sarah Hemmerle

Professor Krondl


Oozing local honey with buzzing bees, purple potatoes, freshly baked bread, and funnily shaped pumpkins are just some of the fun finds at this local market. Union Square Greenmarket can be found on 14th street and is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. It was founded in 1976 in order to protect farms upstate and the lands being destroyed. Greenmarket is a farmers market made up of 70% NY state farmers and other local farmers from VT, CT, and NJ. I thought it was interesting that the items and produce brought to the market has to be 250 miles within driving distance of the city.

At this market, there is so much offered, from baked goods, soaps, to floral bouquets, local beer, and apples of all shapes and sizes. I loved how many different varieties of apples and potatoes there were. I had never heard of a Mutsu apple or a goldrush potato. I enjoyed learning about the foods offered and how texture, taste, and smell plays a big role when picking out produce. What I thought was unusual was the local honey stand had bees flying in every direction around the goods. It was hard to get near an item or even smell the soap they had without touching or getting in the way of a bee. What I thought was interesting is that there were so many people at the market on a Wednesday morning. I saw a lot of individuals shopping with their carts and mothers with small children as well as young hipsters.  

My favorite part was seeing all the different varieties of foods and seeing what good quality looks like in fresh produce. I enjoyed getting to try the honey, jams and smell the lavender. This is definitely something I recommend to people of any age because it’s interactive and a good learning experience.


Food Hall Blog

Food hall

Professor Krondl Food & Beverage

Sarah Hemmerle

HMGT 1102



I chose to go check out the DeKALB market hall in the city point shopping center Saturday October 6th from 2-3pm.  I wanted to go because I have never been to a food hall and it was located in Brooklyn close to where I live. When I entered the market I was overwhelmed by the many stands and options. Smells were coming from every direction, it was busy, people were eating and enjoying their food.  There were neon signs hung everywhere which made the place a whole lot brighter. There was a variety of vendors, each with a unique touch to their cuisine. The diversity of the food and the cultures was amazing, there was the Eight Turn Crepe which is a Japanese crepe shop, there was the Arepa Lady which served arepas which is most found in Colombian cuisine and Fulton Landing seafood Co. which serves a variety of seafood.


  When I went to the  market I tried out the Tikkai chicken from DK Jani, an authentic pakistani food stand. It was a pita wrap with lettuce, tomato, red onions, chicken, cucumber and a creamy spread with herbs and mint.  The dish was very pleasing to the eyes, had quite an amount of heat to it. I payed $12 for the meal and thought that It was a little pricey because the portion size was small. I also ate food from the Foragers Market and got their home style with a choice of 3 sides and 1 protein.  I chose to get brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, salad and chicken. The meal was very filling and perfectly seasoned. I was stuffed after eating half that I had to take the rest home as leftovers. I payed $13.49 for my meal which I thought was a pretty good deal because of the size of the portion.  Afterwards I got a creamy matcha latte from the Noble Tree. It was on the pricey side ( around $6 ) but I think its because its a specialty drink and I added almond milk to it.

When walking around the market I saw a lot of varieties of stands one of them included Cafe Davignon that served coffee and pastries. I was interested but thought it was too basic of a place to get food from because in NYC there’s plenty of coffee shops and they all serve similar options.  I wanted to try new foods I hadn’t before and step outside my comfort zone. I usually don’t prefer to eat spicy cuisine but wanted to try something new which was the pita wrap from the pakistani stand. Something I was not willing to try was Guss’ Pickles because they only served pickles and I felt that they needed to serve it with something else.  I’ve always seen pickles as a side to a dish or eaten it with something that blends well. At Guss’ pickles all I could get were pickles, I didn’t want to purchase just 1 item that wasn’t filling and didn’t think it was worth buying because pickles are pretty simple.


I was tempted to buy food from Wiki Wiki a shop that serves Hawaiian food. The reason I didn’t get any of the food was because I thought the bowls were higher in prices around $12-14/bowl and the food offered reminded me too much of the food I work with at my job. I wanted to branch out.  The portion size was pretty large and I wanted to save room for different foods I wanted to try.

Overall the market had a lot of vendors and each shop had an open kitchen which made it interesting to watch.  In the kitchens not only had fewer workers than a restaurant would but, I noticed a lot of the workers were of spanish and asian origin.  The shops were smaller in size, and had smaller menus compared to if they were a restaurant. I think the prices were the same whether the shops in the market would have been a restaurant because the items on a lot of the menu were pricey or the same as prices in restaurants which is a range of $8-15.  I noticed when walking around the market that the customers were made up of a lot of hipsters, young families and adults.


I would definitely go again to this food market because there is so much I hadn’t gotten to try. I loved the variety of choices and how it was all in one location.  It’s a lot more fun if you bring friends or family to share the food with and explore. The food was delicious but a bit pricey and I would recommend not going on a busy day because you don’t have to wait in a long line and trying foods you’ve never had before.  


DeKalb Market Hall. (2018). Retrieved from