This week on Taste Matters, Mitchell interviews Robert LaValva, founder of the New Amsterdam Market in Lower Manhattan. Robert tells us about a number of markets in New York City and explains their intricacies and how they differ from one another. After the break, he talks about the historic South Street Seaport where the New Amsterdam Market is located. This program has been sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. Today's music provided by The Hollows.

"We've really come to a point where something is happening and changing, and there could be a whole reemergence of a local food distribution system." [14:40]

"If you're eating from the land around you and what it best produces and in the seasons that it produces it, that I think is kind of the baseline from which a local food culture can grow." [28:50]

Robert LaValva on Taste Matters