New Amsterdam’s Wintermarket Sunday

The New Amsterdam Market hosts its fourth annual Wintermarket this weekend, the last event of 2011, and it promises to be festive, fun and full of fish.

Organizers tell us this Sunday’s event will be the largest Wintermarket yet, with more than 70 vendors. They include a special emphasis on seafood, with 11 vendors from throughout the Northeast selling marine products from fresh-shucked oysters and wild-gathered seaweed obtained through  more responsible fishing practices that protect the environment. James Beard Award winner Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish, helped select the vendors and will be on hand to sell and sign copies of his book. Chef David Pasternak of ESCA Restaurant will be cooking up local striped-bass chowder.