Red Jacket Orchards is on the move. In addition to growing over 25 different kinds of apples (and many other fruits), they’ve recently launched several CSAs to bring their harvest directly to fans in Brooklyn and Manhattan. They’re also working with GrowNYC, the organization behind NYC’s Greenmarkets, on a project to bring fresh, local produce to bodegas in Bed Stuy. The project is called Fresh Bodegas, and The Brooklyn Kitchen is hosting an event tomorrow evening to raise funds.
Supporting this cause won’t be hard as event attendees will enjoy tasty bites from local chefs, cheese from Lucy’s Whey, Sixpoint beers, produce from Williamsburg’s Tenth Acre Farms, and cocktails made with Red Jacket fruit. There will also be an auction featuring items from The Brooklyn Kitchen, the Meat Hook, and Red Jacket patriarch Joe Nicholson will discuss the past, present and future of his family’s farm.
More on the project:
“Fresh Bodegas will provide the convenience of shopping at the corner bodega with the variety of local produce available at neighborhood Greenmarkets by making regular deliveries of Red Jacket Orchard’s products and fruit and vegetables from regional farms to bodegas in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, an area of the city with particularly limited access to fresh produce. Help us raise funds to purchase refrigeration units for the bodegas to store the produce in while attending this harvest event full of food, cocktails, chefs, and fun.”
Tickets are $30. The event is from 6:30-9:30pm on Thursday, October 28 at The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St. in Williamsburg, under the BQE).
Get your tickets here.