Neat as in fun, not necessarily as in napkin-free: Above, a Bean and Apple chocolate caramel peanut cup would have oozed all over my fingers if I hadn't popped it down an instant later. (Back at the Bean and Apple display, a gal and a guy are sitting behind the table, and I ask, who's Bean and who's Apple. Actually, they're both me, says the gal, a transplant from Boston to New York.)
Also from this periodic showcase for small-batch cookery, held in a church basement: roasted pumpkin, butternut squash, and goat cheese spread from Kors d'Oeuvres; chocolate chocolate chip gingerbread cookies (watch for the zing from that crystalized ginger!) from The Lindzertort Bakery; Marmite-and-organic-peanut-butter "mitey bites" from Aja Tahari Marsh (a.k.a. "Sandwich Friend," who also prepared other wares befitting the name); spinach-and-mushroom and spicy beef empanadas from La Tia Faby; dried beef, a build-a-jerky base from SlantShack Jerky; tomato and black mustard seed chutney, and another featuring spicy carrot, from The DP Chutney Collective; and a Scottish shortbread mince pie from a gal named Sarah, who usually prepares them only for friends, come the holidays.
Greenpoint Food Market
Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell St. (Nassau-Driggs Aves.), Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Monthly, more or less (but let's root for more)