Learn the tricks of the hot sauce trade from Brooklyn Grange's president and Director of Agriculture Ben Flanner!
Every year we churn out thousands of bottles of Brooklyn Grange hot sauce made from our farm fresh peppers. Now that we've got it down to a science, we're ready to simmer the knowledge down and share it with you! In this workshop we'll start with a quick harvest of peppers and a few other ingredients, then move into production mode. You'll learn what goes into each batch, how to determine heat levels, and how to make a shelf-stable sauce with minimal processing required. We'll also talk about the differences between green and red sauces, and how to consider the flavor profiles of your peppers when putting together your sauce.
For you heat enthusiasts and home gardeners out there, this a great way to get started making your own signature sauce!
About Ben Flanner
Ben Flanner is the Director of Agriculture, President, and co-founder of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm. He is widely considered a pioneer for his groundbreaking model, which adapts existing green roof technology to intensively cultivate vegetables, beginning with Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, a pilot project on a 6,000 square foot Brooklyn roof, which Ben co-founded in 2009. A year later, in 2010, Ben and his partners scaled up the model and, in 2010, launched Brooklyn Grange, a commercial-scale urban farming business, eventually expanding to 2.5 acres spanning two roofs. As Director of Agriculture, Ben directs all agricultural endeavors on the farm; as President, he brings his system optimization background to bear, making sure the business remains as fiscally sound as it is ecologically healthy.
When he’s not meeting with soil scientists to develop a better growing mix or tinkering with a fussy irrigation pump, Ben can be found whipping up a batch of his homemade bitters, or lacto-fermenting whatever is in season at his Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment.
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD FARM. DETAILED DIRECTIONS CAN BE FOUND BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW.
PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, Brooklyn Grange will not provide credit or refunds for tickets purchased on our website for a workshop, dining event, yoga class, or tour. Events take place rain or shine. Please understand that buying a ticket to one of our events is no different from buying a concert ticket, theater ticket, or movie ticket. You are always welcome to gift your class to a friend if you cannot make it!
Coming to a Brooklyn Grange workshop, tour or event? Take a little piece of Brooklyn Grange home with you! Disguise yourself as one of our farmers with a Brooklyn Grange hat, or carry home some farmer's market veg in one of our handy totes! Try our hot sauce, which is good on just about everything and comes in two delicious flavors. Want to learn more about our business? We wrote a book!
PLEASE NOTE: At the present time we do not ship merchandise. Please only make a purchase if you are attending a workshop, tour or other Brooklyn Grange event. We will have a list of all items purchased at check-in and will make sure you get your goods before the end of the event!
Merchandise prices are as follows:
Hot Sauce - $8
Hat - $10
Tote - $12
Book - $22