Farm Candy is a GEM of a store in South Street Seaport. It recently moved from its former location to its new spot right next to the soon to open Scotch & Soda (where Ambrose Beer Hall used to be). The charming store is home to the proprietary line of Farm Candy products which range from the most creative, delicious, multi-purpose sugars and salts to pasta sauces, tapenades to chocolate bars and much, much more. The Farm Candy boutique also sells a curated selection of stylish turkish towels and throws.
Pamela Stone is the store’s owner and creator of the Farm Candy line of products. She grew up in the Garden State and as an adult lived in France, Italy and the Caribbean before settling here in NYC. Between her apartment in the city and her weekend retreat in the Catskills, Pam draws upon her background and her current environment to create unique blends of salts and sugars that are both beautiful to look at and make everything they season more memorable.
Here, we get to chat with Pamela Stone, the store’s owner and creator of Farm Candy products, about what she loves about being in Lower Manhattan.
What do you love about the Seaport/FIDI and why did you move to the neighborhood?
That combined feeling of being in a small European village while also being in one of the most vibrant major cities in the world. The cobblestoned streets and historic buildings and being part of a real community and neighborhood while surrounded by beautiful skyscrapers in the middle of the financial center of the world.
What is your favorite restaurant? What is your favorite dish there?
That’s a difficult one to answer because we have so many great restaurants in the neighborhood. My top three in the Seaport District would be Barbalu for the Spaghetti with sSpicy Shrimp and Arugula; Acqua for the Pappardelle Funghi & Tartufo and Mark Joseph for a perfect martini, amazing steaks and the best creamed spinach in the world!
Your favorite coffee shop or bar?
Coffee Shop – I mostly drink coffee at home in the morning but if I have a caffeine craving during the day, Jack’s is my go-to place.
Bar – My favorite bar in the neighborhood is Dorlan’s. Jeremy and his partner are wonderful, the oysters are always fresh, they have the best sliders and wedge salad and they make great cocktails and also serve my favorite bourbon, Widow Jane.
What would you like to see in the neighborhood?
A live music venue would be fabulous and is needed. Some of my most fun nights were spent dancing at Artists Loft when they were open and also when they held the Sound Off New York events outside.
What upcoming restaurant/ store/ event are you most excited for? (can be general, ie. all the restaurants moving here especially the plethora of fast-casual eateries)
I’m super excited for 10 Corso Como and Scotch & Soda and anything Jean-Georges!
On a Sunday afternoon, I like to…
If I’m in town I love to spend the day at Farm Candy, walk around the seaport for a bit, popping into some of the other shops and then meet up with friends for an early dinner at one of the neighborhood restaurants or bars. If I’m upstate, I usually spend the afternoon relaxing, reading and creating new Farm Candy products and flavor profiles.
My favorite song/ recording artist is..
That’s a tough one, my taste in music is so random and all across the board but if I had to pick a favorite song it would be Tapestry by Carol King.
Last meal on earth?
It would have to start with some amazing caviar, crème fraiche and blini’s just because how can your last meal not include caviar. It would then be followed by stuffed artichokes and the biggest bowl of delicious PASTA possible. (Yes, I’m a carb addict).
Your favorite piece of clothing or accessory?
My hand painted (RJP) Rialto Jeans, my Great Bag Co. Gold Bag and my favorite fingerless gloves from Lee Lee’s Forest.
Can’t leave home without…
My Clarins Sun Stick. It is my everything. Sunscreen, moisturizer and lip gloss.