As people who spend our days farming we strive to see as little food waste as possible. Simply stated, wasted food is wasted energy. So we look for ways we can cut down, we turn bruised peppers into hot sauce and split tomatoes into sauce. After our big butcher paper dinners, crab and crawfish bodies are added into our compost. As the shells break down, the calcium and other nutrients help enrich the soil. But what about the crops that we simply don't have a market for? The edible weeds and seeds that are found in abundance on our farm but at the end of the day are not harvested because we don't have a buyer. As farmers we are just one part of the equation. We need creative chefs who are looking to solve the same problems we are and are considering the full picture.
In steps chef Winston Chiu of BonBite. When he came to us with the idea of a compost dinner, where the whole focus is to create a whole meal from crops that would otherwise be considered waste, we were more than intrigued. We were excited. The chef will be working with our farmers over the next several months to glean from the edges of the fields, gathering all the ingredients he needs to make a bountiful meal.
It's a farm dinner of epic proportions and you are invited to the feast!
Entrees will be served family style. Menu and more details coming soon!
This workshop will take place at our Brooklyn farm, located on the roof of Building 3 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Detailed directions can be found by following the link below.
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
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!