December 4, 2013
Every December, over 250 beginning farmers from across the United States gather at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and advocacy organizations at the National Young Farmers Conference: Reviving the Culture of Agriculture. On December 4-6, 2013, Stone Barns Center will host the 6th annual National Young Farmers Conference, providing participants with access to inspiring keynotes and more than 60 unique workshops that address soil science, technical skills, agricultural policy, farm business management, marketing, and more.
November 25, 2013
The Slow Food NYC monthly Happy Hour! It’s fun, social, and informal. But it’s also your opportunity to talk to the leadership of Slow Food NYC and let us know what you think. Got a great idea for an event? Looking for ways to get involved? Want to learn more about Slow Food? Just looking to have a relaxing drink with other “Slow” minded people? The Slur is your opportunity – free and open to everyone.
The JakeWalk, opened by the owners of Smith street’s Stinky Brooklyn and Smith & Vine, exploits their connections to offer up a broad and educated selection of cheeses and wines along with their assortment of small plates. Combined with a comfortable decor and reasonable prices, it is an ideal neighborhood wine bar. But their huge selection of whiskeys (over 120) and seasonally changing original cocktails proclaim that it is also a fantastic local cocktail bar. The JakeWalk places an emphasis on food-and-drink pairings and the educated staff is always ready to make suggestions.
For Slow Food’s Slur, The JakeWalk will be creating a special cocktail and offering our attendees a 20% discount for the evening.
November 16, 2013
Thinking about getting honeybees next spring? Now is the time to prepare. This one-day workshop will address all the questions aspiring beekeepers need to ask as they prepare to embark on this spiritual yet profoundly nature-bound journey. Beekeepers with one or two years’ experience will also find this a useful opportunity to take stock of their experiences to date, ask questions, and share insights.
Weather permitting, the day will include a visit to the Pfeiffer Center’s apiary, where we will open some hives and demonstrate techniques for working with bees.
Megan Durney is Head Gardener and principal beekeeper at the Pfeiffer Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Bill Day first learned beekeeping from Gunther Hauk at the Pfeiffer Center. He keeps bees at Blue Field Farm in Blauvelt, NY.
This one-day workshop runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm; fee: $95. Visit www.pfeiffercenter.org/workshops to register online.
November 14, 2013
Join Slow Food Huntington on Thursday, November 14th, for their monthly meeting (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). All are welcome! The meeting will take place at Co-Chair Lisa Eicher’s house. For directions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (516) 380-3218. Hope to see you there!
November 13, 2013
November 13th, Edible Brooklyn & Brooklyn Brewery Present: What’s Cooking? A Chefware Expo for the Home Cook
Join Edible Magazine for their first ever chefware expo where we will be highlighting talented, local craftsmen and their beautiful serving ware including handcrafted ceramic plates to slate cheese boards. Guests will enjoy demos, one-on-one interaction with the craftsmen, networking and the opportunity to win an item from several of the exhibitors in our raffle.
September 21, 2013
11 am – 6 pm
A traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy the Amazing Maize Maze, visit the Con Edison Ecology Booth where you can adopt-a-worm for your home compost bin, get great planting tips, recycling ideas, and enjoy free crafts for kids! The fair features, pie-eating and corn-husking contests, Lumberjack shows, pig-racing, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway. Visit our Bavarian Garden, Irish band on Saturday and German band on Sunday, craft and food vendors and more. This is a fun event for the entire family!
CHILDREN: $5.00 (12 & under)
Free with Farm Membership
* Admission does not include maze, carnival rides/games and various other fair activities.
Want to enter our Blue Ribbon Competition? Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Vegetables, Baking, Canning, Floral Arrangements, Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your fair entry journal, email us your mailing address at email@example.com.
September 19, 2013
A very special evening event bringing together the New York City food movement hosted by Food Tank: The Food Think Tank. The event will feature Jen Chapin, singer/songwriter, as the musical guest, and a series of speakers making valuable contributions to changing the food system. Speakers include: Jonathan Bloom, author of American Wasteland; Emily M. Broad Leib, Director of Food Law and Policy at Harvard Law School; Mary Cleaver of The Green Table: Cleaver Company; Christine Datz-Romero of the Lower East Side Ecology Center; Kevin Duffy with City Harvest; Elise Golan of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); Dana Gunders of the Natural Resources Defense Council; Brian Halweil of Edible Communities; Stephanie Hanson with the One Acre Fund; Diane Hatz of Change Food and TEDx Manhattan; Danielle Nierenberg of Food Tank; Nick Nuttall of the U.N. Environment Programme; Gary Oppenheimer of AmpleHarvest.org; Tristram Stuart of Feeding the 5000; Marcel Van Ooyen of GrowNYC; and many more to be announced soon!
September 11, 2013
Spinning Plates is a documentary about three extraordinary restaurants and the incredible people who make them what they are. A cutting-edge restaurant named the seventh-best in the world whose chef must battle a life-threatening obstacle to pursue his passion. A 150-year-old family restaurant still standing only because of the unbreakable bond with its community. A fledgling Mexican restaurant whose owners are risking everything just to survive and provide for their young daughter. Their unforgettable stories of family, legacy, passion and survival come together to reveal how meaningful food can be, and the power it has to connect us to one another.
Reception to follow
September 8, 2013
The Peconic Land Trust’s Ag Center is once again the kick-off point for the North Fork Foodie Tour.
Hosted by the North Fork Reform Synagogue, this self-guided tour provides the opportunity to meet local food artisans and get a behind-the-scenes tour of many interesting locations usually reserved for the trades, along with cooking demonstrations, talks and tastings.
For information on the many farms, wineries and food purveyors taking part this year, please visit North Fork Reform Synagogue.
September 8, 2013, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
7th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour
Directions to Ag Center, 3005 Youngs Avenue, Southold
Tickets are $25/person, free for children under 13. For more information and to purchase, call 631.722.5712, go here or visit Gallery M in Greenport, Complement the Chef in Southold, BookHampton in Mattituck, or Barth’s Pharmacy in Riverhead.
September 7, 2013
On Saturday, September 7, Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm and Rockaway Beach Club come out stinging with the Third Annual NYC Honey Fest. Located on the 86th Street Boardwalk at Rockaway Beach — recently rebuilt post-Hurricane Sandy — Honey Fest features a buzzing schedule of bees, beers, brains, and ediBles on the beach.
Vendors of all stripes will sample and sell their goods, from local monofloral honeys to honey-infused desserts, beeswax-based candles and cosmetics to bee-inspired silkscreened tees. Kid-friendly activities, a movie screening on the beach, observational hives, and intro classes round out the day.