So in case you don’t get our email newsletter (known by the technologically savvy as our e-news) you maybe didn’t hear about four of the The Eat Drink Local week events we’re very super-pysched about. We wouldn’t want you to miss em, so here they are below. (And if you want that enews, BTW, you can sign up over there to the right.)
In honor of Eat Drink Local week the luxury auction house Sotheby’s is hosting The Art of Farming, its first-ever vegetable auction on Sept. 23rd, featuring more than 30 farms. Put up your paddles for Lady Godiva squash, Long Island garlic, pink banana pumpkins and Winningstadt cabbage!
During Eat Drink Local week we want to stretch your thinking more than your waistline: On September 27th we’re hosting the Edible Institute at the New School. That’s four panels of the best minds in real food talking about the next step for local farms, the state of authentic eats and the DIY movement. And it’s just $20.
We’ve picked a food for each day of Eat Drink Local week–clams! squash! grapes! — and on October 4th we’re inviting you to eat them all at the Festival of the 11 Ingredients at Chelsea Market. Market vendors from the Green Table to Friedman’s Lunch, from Lucy’s Whey to Fat Witch Bakery will be serving with Kelso of Brooklyn beers and Long Island wines to wash it down.
There’s more to eating local than eating out, hence our Eat Drink Local Challenge. We’ve got a list of 20 must-trys from canning to clamming to making butter to reading Michael Pollan, and we want you to master em all (okay, one) and tell us about it on Facebook, Twitter via Flickr or in person at the Festival above.
From September 26th to October 6th Edible Manhattan, Edible East End and Edible Brooklyn — in conjunction with Edibles statewide and GrowNYC — present Eat Drink Local week, our celebration of the local food chain through heirloom vegetable auctions, wine tastings, DIY challenges, lectures, garden tours, farm to table dinners and countless other events. Over the next few weeks we’re highlighting a few of the restaurants, wine shops and wineries, breweries and beer bars, farms and food artisans and cultural institutions that the week is meant to celebrate.