After a wild whirlwind of events last week, we’ve got just a few highlights for you this time. Don’t take the quiet week for granted … September is is going to be overloaded with crazy-cool happenings. Stay tuned.
Tomato Canning Class
If you are a tomato fanatic like us, you’ve certainly noticed that it’s been a truly epic season for heirlooms and all varieties of our favorite summer fruit. As a matter of fact … we’ve found that on more than one occassion we’ve had more gorgeous tomatoes on hand than we knew what to do with. For any others out there who’ve found yourself in the same situation, you might want to check out Kimberly Sevilla’s Tomato Canning class at Red Rose & Lavendar in Williamsburg on Sunday. It’s only $25 and you get to take home a can of Kimberly’s own famous canned tomatoes.
Saturday, August 28, 10am. Red Rose & Lavendar, 653 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg. $25
Brooklyn Honey Harvest Tour
On Sunday, Megan Paska of Brooklyn Honey is leading a tour of her hives in Carroll Gardens, at BK Farmyards in Crown Heights, and at Eagle St. Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint. Lunch, drinks, and some Brooklyn Honey to take home are covered by the $50 fee. You can join the tour by bike, car, skateboard, or any other means you can think of. Details on Facebook here.
Sunday, August 29, all over Brooklyn. $50
SCRATCHbread Opens Its Doors
SCRATCHbread is hosting a shindig this Sunday at their new kitchen in Bed Stuy. SCRATCHbread says “Stop by and raise a glass at our amazing new food workshop. We’re showing off our space to friends and neighbors, breaking some bread, and previewing tasty bites from SCRATCHbread’s toast menu at our walk-up retail window (toasted stuffed savory muffins, griddled chai sticky buns, and other morsels of deliciousness). We’ll have Brooklyn Soda Works’ latest seasonal soda on tap, wine courtesy of Chestnut restaurant, and work some super local produce from BK Farmyards into the mix. We’d be tickled to see you, and please spread the word!”
Sunday August 29, SCRATCHbread (1069 Bedford Ave. at Lexington), 2-6pm. No charge.
On the Farms
Eagle Street Rooftop Farm is open on Sunday from 9-2. Stop by for fresh produce at the market, to volunteer on the farm, or to join Eat’s Jordan Colon for a ‘Hot Sauce’ demo at 2pm – “There’s no greater localist in the neighborhood than Jordan at Eat. With a menu featuring squash seed oil, seasonal produce, and the slow-food style of cooking from scratch right in front of his diners, he and his staff (brother included) make this Greenpoint rooftop farm proud. This Sunday, he’s going to teach us to make HOT SAUCE from our spicy rooftop peppers. Zing! Yum.”
The Added Value Community Farms in Red Hook and on Governors Island are busy as usual over the weekend. Stop by the Red Hook farm on Saturday between 10am and 4pm to check out their produce at the market or to get your hands dirty farming. Or take the boat to Governor’s Island on Saturday or Sunday to buy fresh island produce or to volunteer (starting at 11am).
The Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm will be offering their rooftop organic produce and tasty salads at Brooklyn Flea every Saturday through the harvest season. You also can find their produce at these locations: Weekday On-Site Market – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3pm-7pm in the lobby of the building housing the farm, 37-18 Northern Blvd, Queens. Saturday Farm Stand – Saturday, 11am-3pm at Vesta restaurant, 2102 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY. Sunday Farm Market – Sunday, 11am-5pm at Roberta’s, 261 Moore St, Brooklyn
BK Farmyards offers their own organic Brooklyn produce and eggs at their market each Wednesday at 600 Kingston Ave. (between Winthrop and Rutland) from 3pm-7pm.