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Moo & Oink Market.

What a weekend we had in Newburgh! On Saturday, we attended the grand opening celebration for our friends’ new local food market, Moo & Oink.

We are SO EXCITED to have a place to shop for food within walking distance from our house. That Moo & Oink’s focus is on local and organic foods just adds to the pleasure! It’s across the street from our favorite restaurant, Caffé Macchiato, on Liberty Street. We’re so used to seeing empty storefronts and dilapidated buildings that it’s a little shocking (in the best possible way!) to see this revitalization taking place. A cheesecake bakery and another restaurant are opening soon, too, and we recently got a lovely art supply store…all on the same street! Newburgh just keeps chugging along, getting better and better, little by little. When we made the decision to move to Newburgh three years ago, we had no idea what would happen—this is all very, very welcome. I feel like I have a community!

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  • Reply mollyoh November 17, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    this post just made my day. moo and oink is my cousin’s shop! the last time i was in newburgh, they were tearing down walls and laying down barn wood floors, and look at it now; packed to the brim with amazing (local!) food and very happy neighbors. here’s to small towns and small businesses!

  • Reply Anna at D16 November 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Molly! Which one is your cousin? You need to come back for a visit — the shop looks GREAT, and we’ve been stuffing ourselves with fresh pasta, local apples, and pumpkin ice cream since they opened. 🙂

  • Reply HSN November 17, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you Anna – I LOVE that we have a community! Cheers and best to you and Evan – and all the N’burgh pioneers!

  • Reply mollyoh November 17, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    spencer! we grew up together on the coast of maine, and now that i’m in nyc we’re practically neighbors again. i’ve been talking about newburgh non-stop since i last visited. you guys are really carving out a nice spot for yourselves up there. i will certainly be back, this time with my boyfriend in tow!

  • Reply Irishgirl November 17, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    It was a great opening day for them. It was packed in the store. A welcome addition to the city.

  • Reply Chrissy November 17, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    SO cool! I got an e-mail from Molly – my soon to be cousin in NYC – about Moo & Oink, that she got from our great friends Anna and Evan’s blog . . . not only is that fabulous b/c Molly regularly puruses their blog (small world – no relation but the common thread of fabulous taste) but also that Moo & Oink is getting such wide-spread (beautiful) representation! Thank you for you generous support – I can’t wait to introduce everyone!

  • Reply euni November 17, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Yeah Anna! I will definitely have to go there since it’s so close (though, I’m not as close to Moo & Oink as you are.) We need more things like this in our little neighborhoods. 🙂

  • Reply kristen c. November 17, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    moo & oink is incredible! i work for safe harbors (which is in the cornerstone residence), just a block away, and am so happy to have such a wonderful market, cafe and group of people right around the corner. newburgh’s energy is so vibrant these days – the change is happening!

  • Reply Martha November 17, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Wow…looks like a great place!

  • Reply sweet fine day November 17, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    How great for your town! This post made me smile and you keep making me think about leaving Brooklyn!

  • Reply m November 17, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    And how fun is it to be able to say, “I’m running down to The Moo … “

  • Reply read me... November 18, 2008 at 4:49 am

    WOW it looks fantastic… you lucky things!!

  • Reply Jess November 18, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Hi, I’ve been reading your blog for some time now and I just made the weirdest connection! I’m Nick Krefting’s fiance! I happened to see these pictures on Sarah’s facebook – and had no idea that this blog was written by you since I never looked at the about section! Love the blog!

  • Reply Anna at D16 November 18, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Jess, how funny! I’m sure you’re clued in to the details of Nick’s relations by now, so you know that I’m his sister’s sister. It’s a small world, yeah?

  • Reply Marion November 18, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    If I lived in the US I would definitely consider moving to Newburgh. It looks like such a lovely community with awesome old houses…it’s jsut something we don’t have here in Germany. Small stores are having such a hard time here…

  • Reply Pam November 19, 2008 at 7:19 am

    It looks great! I love the wonderful sense of community locally owned business give a neighborhood. Nothing compares to purchasing local, “homegrown” products. I try so hard to shop locally, eat at local restaurants, shop at local boutiques, and even get my morning coffee from the neighborhood coffee house vs. the commercial coffeeshop. Your descriptions and pics of your town are so inviting! Your chamber of commerce needs to know about you! Keep up the great work! Your blog is great, I really enjoy it!!!

  • Reply erin@designcrisis November 19, 2008 at 10:53 am

    How exciting! We’re getting an organic market around the corner early next year, so I empathize with your excitement! It’s going to change my life!

    Your store looks better, though. Run by friends and staffed by cute boys.

  • Reply Jess November 19, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    I do indeed! Maybe we’ll meet one day 🙂

  • Reply lena November 20, 2008 at 10:49 am

    There’s a chain of grocery stores in Chicago of the same name catering to the inner city community. I was so confused at first… looks like a great addition to your community!

  • Reply Karrey November 20, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    I’m sooo excited at the prospect of the neighborhood grocery store making a comeback in modern America. We need more places like Moo & Oink!

  • Reply Karen M. November 20, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    This place rocks. I have to go more often. Congrats and best of luck.

  • Reply Sarah November 21, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Stumbled upon you site through I started reading when you did that little intro for Newburgh, and I thought that’s not Newburgh, Newburgh is it? But it was! Small world. I live in Orange County, and truth be told I typically go no further than 300. I mean I’ve been to Front Street for the theater and docking, but not historic Newburgh, which seems to be in its glory!
    May take a trip to Moo+Oink for some goods to make dinner with! Great review in the Times Herald Record.
    I’m so in! Thanks for bringing this section of Newburgh to my attention!

  • Reply Anna at D16 November 21, 2008 at 9:25 am

    Sarah, downtown historic Newburgh has come a long way in the last few years! The area around Washington’s Headquarters on (and off of) Liberty Street is really starting to thrive. You owe it to yourself to have lunch at Caffe Macchiato, then head across the street to Moo & Oink for groceries…and while you’re at it, go stock up on art suppies down the street! 🙂

  • Reply The Other Anna November 21, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    You really aren’t helping my deep desire to leave the city! 😉

  • Reply Sara November 24, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks for posting your pictures of Moo and Oink! I am a friend of Heather & Andy N. and googled “moo and oink newburgh” to see how things went with the grand opening… and voila! I found your blog! The pictures make me wish I was there last weekend to celebrate the new shop and see all the fabulous changes to Newburgh since I was last there over 2 years ago. I am looking forward to reading more of what you have posted here. Many thanks!

  • Reply Cherry December 10, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    I love your post! I’m thinking of moving to Newburgh -buying a house on Lander Street. I’m so glad to see that this is around the corner! Please email me so I can ask questions to a persona that is finally positive about Newburgh.

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