It’s a lazy quiet last week of summer here in Brooklyn (at least until Hurricane Earl decides whether or not to drop in for a beer). Not a whole lot going on this weekend … but stay tuned! LOTS to come in the next few weeks.
Snout ‘n Stout Pig Roast
The Mean Reddies are busy this weekend. In addition to Sunday’s Parked Food Truck Fest on Governor’s Island (see below), they’re hosting a whole pig roast and sidewalk party on Saturday in Williamsburg. Loads of pork will be served with a variety of craft beers. DJ Cowboy Mark of Kill Devil Hill provides tunes. Buy tickets in advance if you want to eat. Details here.
Saturday, September 4th 6-10pm. 50 N. 3rd St. between Berry & Wythe in Williamsburg. No cover. $10-$15 for food.
Return of the ‘Parked’ Food Truck Fest
Mean Red productions kicked the summer off on Memorial Day weekend with the first Parked Food Truck Fest at the now defunct Bklyn Yard, and they’re celebrating the end of the season by bringing it back for an encore in an even more idyllic location, with even more food. This edition of Parked will be held this Sunday at Colonel’s Row on Governor’s Island. Details here.
Sunday, September 5th, 12-5pm. Colonel’s Row on Governor’s Island. No cover.
Relive the back-to-school experience by taking some classes at Brooklyn Kitchen next week. Upcoming classes include a Focaccia master class with SCRATCHbread’s Matthew Tilden on Tuesday and a handmade dumpling class with Connie Sun on Wednesday. Both classes including beer pairings from Brooklyn Brewery. Details here.
The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street in Williamsburg, under the BQE
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 Brooklyn food writer Cathy Erway for an end-of-summer talk at 2pm – “Our back-to-school Read & Eat series begins with acclaimed writer, eater, chef, and fellow chicken-keeper Cathy Erway (The Art of Eating In) sharing her favorite end-of-summer recipes with produce picked right off the Rooftop. Yum: cooking & stories from a hometown hero. ”
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. (If you’re going to the Parked Food Truck festival on Sunday, stop by!)
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.