Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn’

farm city, here i come!

September 9, 2010

I’m super excited to be participating in the Farm City Fair this Sunday (9.12), part of the larger 2-week-long Farm City event. I’ll be leading a worm composting demo and tabling all day alongside the NYC Compost Project in Brooklyn. If you come to the event you’ll also get a chance to learn some other great DIY skills from some of my favorite people, like:

  • Foraging with Leda Meredith (Leda’s Urban Homestead)
  • Pickling with Kate Payne (Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking)
  • Honey Extraction with Meg Paska (Brooklyn Honey)
  • Sausage Making with Tricia Okin (BK Tactical Meet Labs)
  • and much more!

(Thanks to Adriana Velez & BFC for making it possible!)

Full details on the day’s events below:

The Fair is a wild new take on the traditional County Fair.

Join us for a day-long celebration of art and food grown in Brooklyn!

The Fair aims to collapse the boundaries between consumer and producer, reducing disconnect between city dwellers and sources of our food stuffs.

Festivities engage all the senses:

Featured artists premiering new works include:

Featured Chefs putting Brooklyn into the local diet include:

  • Sean Rembold, Marlow & Sons;
  • George Weld, Egg; and
  • Chris “Ted” Jackson, Ted & Honey;
  • Tom Mylan, Famed Butcher from The Meat Hook

Sunday, September 12, 2010
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Invisible Dog Art Center

51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn 11201

(Except for The Food Experiments, where you can also have some fine libations courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery)


eco fun in greenwood, brooklyn

July 7, 2010

Come out to Greenwood Brooklyn this summer for some fun hands-on workshops for kids of all ages!

I’ll be co-leading a workshop on worm composting on Saturday, July 17. We’ll show you how to set up an indoor composting bin and how to care for your new friends, the red wigglers.

sun in bloom eco-eatery

March 26, 2010

I just came from Sun In Bloom, my friend Aimee’s new holistic eco-eatery on the border of Park Slope and Prospect Heights, where I had a delicious live vegan burrito made with sunflower seeds, yummy spices, cabbage, avocado, and more goodness packed in to a sprouted grain wrap (or you can go all veg with a cabbage wrap). I’m amazed at what she’s put together in just 3 short months in the old Organic Heights location on Bergen Street.

The menu is an all-day feast of breakfast-inspired treats and sandwiches, wraps & salads – like the burrito I had. Plus on the weekends there are items like do-it-yourself gluten-free pancakes and other brunchy tasties. Not to mention the delicious desserts, all vegan, some gluten-free (I hear the cashew-based cheesecake is divine). Oh yeah, and it’s all organic and/or locally sourced.

In affiliation with FRESH the movie, Sun In Bloom is hosting two food-centric events (see below). A good time to taste the living vegan menu and mingle with passionate foodies! See below for full details.

FRESH Farm to Table Dinner Event

Saturday, April 3 2010
7:00 PM

Sun in Bloom
460 Bergen St, Park Slope Brooklyn, NY 11217

You are invited to a LIVING vegan EXPERIENCE for your FRESH Dinner at Sun In Bloom, a new Holistic Eco-Eatery in Park Slope. This unique restaurant provides a loving and inviting space that nourishes the community. Sun In Bloom’s menu offers affordable and accessible organic raw cuisine and macrobiotic dishes, along with outrageous vegan and raw desserts. The dinner will start with a sampling of our signature appetizers, a choice between two entrée options, finished by a tasting of our outrageous vegan and raw desserts, such as our amazing strawberry shortcake. To make the night even more special the owner and chef, Aimee Follette will be sharing the journey that lead her to open Sun In Bloom and the overall vision of the positive impact she is passionate about making.

Tickets: $50 At this event you will receive a movie voucher to see FRESH at Quad Cinema from April 9-15.
For Reservations, call Sun in Bloom at 718-622-4303.

*FRESH Farm to Table is sponsored by Clean Plates NYC, Manhattan’s only guide to organic, local, sustainable and delicious restaurants for both carnivores and vegetarians.

FRESH Living Raw Cuisine Tasting Event

Saturday, April 10 2010
7:00 PM

Sun in Bloom
460 Bergen St. Park Slope Brooklyn, NY 11217

Come to Sun In Bloom, a new Holistic Eco-Eatery in Park Slope to enjoy the divine pleasure of a LIVING vegan EXPERIENCE! This unique restaurant provides a loving and inviting space that nourishes the community. Throughout the evening you will be surprised with a variety of our signature raw hors d’oeuvres, which we will describe while you sample. To give you a small preview, Sun In Bloom’s famous kale chips are marinated in aphrodisiac ginger sesame dressing and then dehydrated to make the perfect guilt free and delicious snack. And, we could not end the night without a tasting of our irresistible and gluten-free raw desserts. You will not want to miss the amazing strawberry shortcake, chocolate-chai spice cake, and chocolate truffles to name a few!

Tickets: $36. At this event you will receive a movie voucher to see FRESH at Quad Cinema from April 9-15.
For reservations, please call Sun in Bloom 718-622-4303.