The Locavore Hunter – Geese Gone Wild
From Slow Food: “Do you find yourself looking for sources of meat that are local, free range, hormone and antibiotic free? New York State recently announced a plan to control its Wild Goose population by Euthanizing 170,000 birds and disposing of their bodies. An enormous waste of food according to locavore hunter, writer, and instructor, Jackson Landers.
Join Slow Food and Jackson Landers for an afternoon of eating Canada geese and discussing how to safely hunt, butcher and cook this traditional food – even if you are an apartment-dwelling urbanite. We will be cooking and eating geese hunted just for this event. Jackson will demonstrate how to butcher a goose while local chef Leighton Edmondson will prepare the cuts for the class to taste. Tasting will include pairings with New York state wines.” Click here for details and tickets.
Saturday October 30 from noon-2:30pm at Ger-Nis, 540 President Street, Suite 2A in Gowanus. $25 for Slow Food members, $35 for non-members
Bushwick Calabaza Fest
Mashups may have already peaked in the music biz, but they’re always welcome in the food world. This weekend, Eco Station combines the Day of the Dead, Halloween, squash and great food at Calabaza Fest in Bushwick. In addition to an on-site farmers market, there will be cooking demos, pumpkin carving contests, and a slew of other activities.
Saturday, October 30 from 10 am – 5pm at Maria Hernandez Park (Knickerbocker Ave between Suydam St and Starr St), Bushwick. Free.
East New York Farm’s Pumpkin Festival
East New York Farms are putting on a familiar fall fest this weekend, with one cool twist: in addition to Halloween mainstays like pumpkin carving and apple bobbing, this year they’re holding a seasonal pie contest. The rules state that the main ingredient must be in season (preferably sourced locally). Fresh pie? In.
Saturday, October 30 from 9am – 5pm, at East New York Farm – 613 New Lots Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn. Free.
Added Value Red Hook Farms Market and Volunteer Day
Stop by the Added Value Red Hook Farm on Saturday to pick up farm fresh produce from the farm and from other regional growers like Red Jacket Orchards. If you’d like to get your hands dirty, they’ll be happy to put you to work in the field.
Saturday, October 30 from 10am-4pm at the Red Hook Farm – 580 Columbia Street (across from Ikea)
Prospect Farm Fall Harvest Fest and Soup Cook-Off
Support & learn about a local community-run urban farm. Enjoy tours of the fledgling farm, games, music, raffles, soup and more.
Saturday, October 30 from 11-4 at Prospect Farm – 1194 Prospect Ave, btwn Vanderbilt St. and Seeley St in Windsor Terrace. Free.
The Where The Wild Beers Are Fest comes to Brooklyn: “This isn’t your typical beer festival, it’s a collaborative effort where fans of the funk and bacti-curious people come together to share and celebrate the often rare and certainly unconventional wild and sour ales. These beers have been produced for hundreds of years, but after shriveling to near extinction in the age of pure yeast cultures, they are on the rebound due to artisan brewers and enthusiastic imbibers like you.”
Saturday, October 30 from 12-4pm at Mission Dolores – 249 4th Ave (between President and Carroll) in Park Slope. Free – donations welcome.
Kings County General Store Halloween Party
Join Kings County General Store at Southpaw for trick-or-treating, scary movies, spooky music by Mikey Palms & Friends and lots of good Brooklyn food and drink.
Sunday October 31 from noon-5pm at Southpaw – 125 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope. Free.
Eagle Street Rooftop Farm Halloween Market
Come in costume and get a treat at Eagle Street’s last market before November 21, as Annie and crew are beginning to close down the farm for the season.
Sunday, October 31 from 9am-4pm at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, 44 Eagle Street (between West and Franklin) in Greenpoint
Brooklyn Grange Market (last one this year!)
This Sunday (Halloween!) will be the Grange’s very last farm stand of the season at Roberta’s Sunday Market. Stop by for some veggies, drink a little cider and help them celebrate the end of the first full season of farming at Brooklyn Grange!
Sunday, October 31st 11am-5pm at Roberta’s Sunday Market, 261 Moore St. Brooklyn, NY
Benefit Dinner for Added Value Farm at The Good Fork
The Good Fork has been using produce from their neighbors at Added Value’s Red Hook Farm since they opened. They’re hosting a benefit dinner for the farm on Wednesday, November 3rd. Proceeds will help the farm recover from the loss of 90% of their crop in the freak hail storm a few weeks ago. Video and details here.
Wednesday, November 3rd from 5:30 – 10pm at The Good Fork. 391 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook. $75
Gowanus Canal Conservancy Fall Beer Tasting
Michael Ayoub of Fornino is hosting a benefit for the Gowanus Canal Conservancy on Wednesday. Beers from Keslo Brewery will be paired with Fornino’s artisanal pizzas, and plans for the future of the canal will be discussed. Details and tickets here.
Wednesday, November 3rd from 4-7pm at Fornino – 256 Fifth Avenue between Carroll St. and Garfield Pl. in Park Slope. $99