Monday, Sept 21st, 6PM
115 5th Avenue, 6th Fl | Manhattan
Join us for an evening of drinks and collaborative thinking, as we invite entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators in good food to showcase business and develop ways to help good food pioneers be the best they can be. Tickets are $15. Use the code: FOODSTANDFRIEND for discounted entry!
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What we’re reading this week…
Current events in food + food for thought!
>Hooray! Organic farm sales are up 72% from 2008.
>The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency announces the first ever national target for food waste.
National Event Pick:
Thurs, Sept 24th, 3:30PM-4:45PM ET
Leveraging Healthcare Funding to Build Healthier Communities – an NGFN webinar
Interested in how food affects healthcare? This webinar will teach you about the legal provisions requiring nonprofit hospitals to invest in their communities. With that as a starting point, you will learn how your Good Food business or Good Food support organization might tap into this large stream of funding. The panelists (Marydale DeBor of Fresh Advantage and Martha Page of Hartford Food System) will explain the specific steps in the process where food organizations can interact with the nonprofit hospitals to work together to improve food systems, address food insecurity and promote “food for health.” Register in advance.
1.Tues, Sept 22nd, 6:30PM
Brooklyn Grange Navy Yard Farm| Clinton Ave at Flushing Ave| Brooklyn
Tasty Tuesday: Canning and Preservation
Ease into the fall and winter months with our friends at Brooklyn Grange and some great preservation tactics. Chef Brandon Byrd of Parker Red will lead you in touring the farm, learning about preservation tactics and tips, and tastings (and also lots to take home). Tickets are $75.
2. Fri, Sept 25th- Sun, Sept 27th
69th Regiment Armory| 68 Lexington Ave (between 25th and 26th streets)|Manhattan
The New York Coffee Festival
New Yorkers, take pride in your coffee scene! New York’s flagship coffee event celebrates the burgeoning specialty coffee scene in this great city. There will be workshops, tastings, barista competition, coffee art, and live music! The New York Coffee Festival is also the official launch event for the charitable Coffee Week NYC™, which promotes the vibrancy of the coffee industry while raising money for clean water and sanitation projects in coffee producing communities. General tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
3. Sat, Sept 26th, 1PM-4PM
Gansevoort Plaza| Gansevoort St and Washington St | Manhattan
TASTES NYC– benefitting New York City Lab School
TASTES NYC is presented by The Lab School, with the support of Meatpacking Improvement Association. An outdoor foodie extravaganza with dozens of the city’s top chefs. All proceeds from the event benefit The NYC Lab Middle and High Schools. A true hidden gem, The NYC Lab Middle and High Schools for Collaborative Studies are among the city’s most sought-after public schools for grades 6-12. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door.
4. Sat, Sept 26th, 11AM-6PM
Brooklyn Botanic Garden| 990 Washington Ave| Brooklyn
Chile Pepper Festival
Ay ay ay! New York’s hottest fall tradition features blazing bands from around the world, including Latin, Cajun, Jamaican, and Moroccan beats! Feel the burn as you sample spicy sauces from Brooklyn and beyond, view capsaicin-inspired artwork, and indulge in the heat of artisanal goodies from chile-chocolatiers. Tickets are $20.
5. Sun, Sept 27th, 11AM
Meet at 30th Ave & 31st Street| Astoria
Astoria: Taste of the World
A tour of Astoria from the 92nd St Y! Learn the history of the Greeks, Italians, Germans, Middle Easterners, South Americans and Southeast Asians who have made Astoria one of the most diverse places on earth. Explore local eateries and sample foods from diverse cultures, including honey-laden baklava, soft Colombian sweet bread, flaky Greek spanakopita and much more. The tour ends at 1:30pm, tickets are $55.