Dear Local Gourmands,
Despite the heat, there’s plenty going on this week when it comes to local food, urban ag, and gatherings of good people who like to nosh and talk, talk and nosh. Also, my friends at Meerkat Media have hit it big with their film Every Third Bite! Their 9-minute movie about colony collapse disorder is featured in the Media That Matters festival and has been hailed by New York magazine and Eating Liberally!
Wednesday, June 11 6:30pm
good friends + good food + good wine: a benefit dinner for Heifer China
$75 to $250 donation
Author Anna Lappé, filmmaker Chris Talbott, and Added Value co-founder and Executive Director Ian Marvy invite you to join us for a delicious meal to support Heifer China’s community rebuilding efforts in the wake of the devastating earthquake. Three-course dinner, wine included. All proceeds benefit Heifer China, addressing the roots of hunger through sustainable agriculture and community development. RSVP today, space is extremely limited: email@example.com and indicate vegetarian or chicken entrée. Can’t join us, but want to make a tax-deductible donation? Visit www.heifer.org/helpchina
Wednesday, June 11
541 Amsterdam Avenue at 86th Street
Open 8:30 am
On June 11, Barney, that great shrine to smoked fish and the father of all lox shops, turns 100 years old. To celebrate, the restaurant will roll prices back to what they were on opening day—so a sandwich that normally costs $15 will be 90 cents.
Wednesday, June 11 6:30-9:30 pm
Drop Off Service, 211 Avenue A between 13th and 14th Street
Join us at Drop Off Service, where there are nearly a dozen $3 and $4 beers available till 8 pm. Socializing, networking, and drinking while enjoying epicurean banter.
Wednesday, June 11 6–8 pm
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Composting Indoors: Worm Bin Basics
No charge, but registration is required:
Worms will eat your kitchen scraps and make them into compost for your indoor and outdoor plants. You will learn all about vermicomposting, or composting with worms, including how to make a home for these hungry red wiggler worms and how to maintain the worm bin. Participants will receive a copy of the book Worms Eat My Garbage by Mary Appelhof, and may purchase a $10 voucher for a pound of worms and a plastic worm bin.
Thursday, June 12 6-9pm
NYCNEN Fundraiser & 10th Anniversary Celebration
Theme: You say you want a revolution? You say you got a solution? School Food
Meeting Location in Private Downtown Loft–Address upon RSVP
Volunteer opportunities available!
Please join us for our annual fundraiser AND 10th anniversarycelebration, featuring Special Guests, a Silent Auction, Refreshments, and More! For more information or to RSVP, please contact Kerri-Ann Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 12, 6 – 7:30pm
Weekly Herb Walks in Prospect Park
(meet at the Lincoln Rd and Ocean Ave entrance to the park (Prospect Park stop on the Q and B trains)
Do plants get your goat? Join Brooklyn herbalist Jacoby Ballard, resident herbalist at Clinton Hill’s Hollenback CommunityGarden, for weekly guided herb walks. We will walk through the trails of the park and find what wild foods and medicines grow around us! You will learn how to identify, prepare and use these plants as they have been for millennium! We will meet at the Lincoln Rd and Ocean Ave entrance to the park on the benches just inside the park (Prospect Park stop on the Q and B trains) every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 8:30 am and 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6pm.
On the rise:
Tuesday, June 24 6-10pm
City Harvest Presents: Summer in the City
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
See some of the hottest chefs and cocktail artists in the city in action and support City Harvest’s work feeding hungry men, women, and children in New York.
Sunday, June 29 10am-4pm
New Amsterdam Public
South Street Seaport
The June market has galvanized interest from over 50 farmers, food producers, purveyors, distributors, bread bakers, caterers, and chefs, as well as photographers, filmmakers, food systems advocates and other pioneers of a regional, sustainable food economy from diverse locales extending to Quebec, the Finger Lakes, and southern Virginia. By gathering these proponents in one setting, New Amsterdam Market will join our thriving Greenmarkets to help place New York CIty at the forefront of this emerging and evolving movement.