Chelsea Gets A New Market

Residents of Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood will have a reason to spend a little more time in the sun once the Chelsea Triangle French Market opens Friday across from Chelsea Market.

The Chelsea Triangle French Market is a French-themed market and will feature about 12 stands at the intersection of Ninth Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets.

"I think it's important to give people access to fresh produce," said Jenna Christophe, assistant district manager of Community Board 4, which approved the opening of the market. "The market will specialize in French produce including baked goods, cheeses, and meats," she said.

The Chelsea Triangle French Market is separate from the Grow NYC Green Markets hosted throughout the city in notable locations like Union Square in Manhattan and Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. The initiative to open a French market at the Chelsea Triangle is a partnership between Bensidoun USA, operator of authentic French open-air markets, and Chelsea Improvement Company, a neighborhood improvement organization, according to Christophe.

Farmers and local restaurants will sell their products at the Chelsea Triangle French Market every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the midst of Manhattan's West Side through Nov. 24.

Sean Flynn is a Junior Writer for The Daily Meal. Follow him on Twitter @BuffaloFlynn