The expansion of the new farm at the yard will double the amount of produce The Grange harvests. This year they should  harvest about thirty thousand pounds. At the Yard they are growing  tomatoes, salad greens, cucumbers, kale, rainbow chard,  herbs, peppers, eggplant and okra.

It’s true, you know. It’s not a dream. There is a secret world of verdant green fields spreading high above the city’s steamy gray streets. This world is growing, and a ...

 
Esposito's is a neighborhood staple on Court Street, just ask all the children that stop to pet the giant pig standing outside the  shop. They are called a Jersey Pork Store because when they opened in 1922 if your hogs came from Jersey then you  knew it was the best quality pork you could find anywhere.

Photographer Valery Rizzo shows us Carroll Gardens' true culinary soul, with a look inside a few of the neighborhood's old-school Italian bakeries, restaurants and specialty shops. Carroll Gardens, once home to a ...

 
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At Kings County Distillery, based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, corn grown on the shores of Seneca Lake at Lakeview Organic Grain, is transformed into moonshine and bourbon. Is there anything more American than corn? ...

 
Jimmy Lyons preps the raw cocoa beans on baking sheets before roasting them in a convection oven. Cacao  Pods together with beans from Peru and Madagascar. Cacao beans were used as currency by the Aztecs and  considered food of the gods.

In Brooklyn, a culture of refined chocolate making, using the finest cacao beans sourced directly from farmers in Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa, is on the rise. The last decade alone has seen the ...

 
The Rosca is traditionally eaten on January 6th (The Epiphany), during the celebration of the "Día de  Reyes"or Three Kings Day, which commemorates the arrival of the three Magi or Wise Men to find the baby Jesus. Sugar is sprinkled over parts of the Rosca just before it is placed in the oven.

Christmas Day is the centerpiece of ‘the holidays,’ here in the United States – a whirlwind of family, food, and gifts all crunched into a 48-hour period. By the time January rolls around, ...

 
The amazing space designed by Domestic Construction features hanging shovels, repurposed wood, glowing ball jars and  vintage toy farm figurines all of which decorate the walls, tables and ceilings.

The April opening of Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply – the first shop in the city dedicated specifically to urban farming and gardening – represented a clear milestone in the development of the booming ...

 
Handful of soon-to-be-pressed red grapes that were fermented on their stems (what winemakers call a "whole  cluster" fermentation).

Most of us enjoy raising a glass (or two) of wine, beer, or a fine spirit with friends – particularly in this season of good cheer.  While some know something about where those drinks come from, ...

 
Making their first appearance at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar, Jason Krugman's "Lighting Objects" are still  hanging around...literally.

Editor’s Note: Dekalb Market feels a little like something out of a Mad Max film – a futuristic-yet-rustic (and totally charming) bazaar featuring an array of artisanal food and craft shops housed in ...

 
Added Value has a program called the Urban Farm Corps, where young men and woman work with them on  the farm, through an AmeriCorps grant to a program called Green City Force.

The Added Value Farm in Red Hook is one of the largest and oldest (current) farming projects in Brooklyn.  In 2003, the founders, Ian Marvy and Michael Hurwitz, worked with the Department of Parks to ...

 
Jordan clipping and holding an abundance of freshly cut thyme.

Tenth Acre Farms in Greenpoint opened in the Spring of 2009. Founders Jordan Hall and Bennett Wilson have a successful film production studio, but when both found themselves Jonesin’ for the farming and gardening ...

 
Bicycle on Boardwalk, Rockaway Beach, New York.

It’s that time of the year when many of us city dwellers make our annual pilgrimage to lie in the sand at the edge of the sea, for a few hours, or a few ...

 
Rhubarb being sold by Red Jacket Orchards at the Greenpoint / McCarren Park Greenmarket.

Park Slope-based photographer Valery Rizzo is back this month with a bevy of portraits taken at Greenmarkets across Brooklyn.  Over the course of a few weekends, Valery worked the Greenpoint/McCarren Park and Grand Army ...

 
SCRATCHbread serving up MOZZtoast, made with their own fresh pulled mozzerella on Parmaloaf...bread with  a parmesan crusted bottom, sea salt, cracked black pepper and fennel, all topped with extra-virgin olive oil.

Photographer Valery Rizzo is back with another Brooklyn food story for us. This time, she took her Holga to Brooklyn Flea’s original Fort Greene location to capture some of the already-iconic market’s food ...

 
David Rothauser and Sean Bempong tending hives on John Howe's roof in Fort Greene

Editor’s note: Whoo-hoo! Our first photo feature! We’re pleased to introduce another new Nona contributor, Valery Rizzo. Valery is a Park Slope-based professional photographer with a love of good food and ...