WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE UrBARN?
EXPLORE SUSTAINABLE FOOD WITH JUST FOOD AND FRIENDS
AT THE GREAT GOOGAMOOGA FESTIVAL IN BROOKLYN’S PROSPECT PARK, MAY 19-20
Featuring the Great CSA Chef Smackdown, ABC Kitchen, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and Fleisher’s Grass-fed & Organic Meats
(NEW YORK, N.Y.) – May 16, 2012 – Join Just Food and friends this weekend at the Great GoogaMooga Festival for a family-fun filled UrBARN experience including exhibits, tastings and demonstrations on sustainability, local and seasonal eating, and more! The Great GoogaMooga is a food, drink and music festival taking place in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park this May 19-20th.
UrBARN is a visual representation in support of Just Food’s mission to connect local farms with New York City communities and will feature exhibits, interactive activities, and educational programming on sustainability and the local food system. The UrBARN pavilion was designed by Pratt Institute architecture and industrial design students in collaboration with the Great GoogaMooga, the award-winning Rockwell Group and Pratt’s Center for Sustainable Design Studies. Visit Just Food at the UrBARN for activities including:
- The Great CSA Chef Smackdown: On Saturday and Sunday, competing “cheftestants” get a mystery box of locally grown veggies and 45 minutes to make something wonderful. The two-day contest will be the launch for Just Food’s CSA Chef Smackdown contest that will run later in the season and will focus on home chefs from the CSA community citywide.A Journey of Two Tomatoes Exhibit: Where does our food come from? What impact do our food choices have on our environment and on our personal health? In order to find out, we’ll follow two distinct paths: the journey of a local and organic tomato and the journey of an industrial and conventional tomato.
- Seed Bomb Station: Join the guerilla gardening movement and beautify your own piece of NYC. Buy or make your own seed bomb – a compact pack of seeds, clay and soil – to throw in your backyard, empty lots or community gardens to beautify your neighborhood.
UrBARN EVENT SCHEDULE MAY 19-20TH
Saturday, May 19th
11:15 to 12pm: Wonderful Wigglers: A Worm Workshop for Little Ones with Just Food Executive Director Jacquie Berger
1:15 to 2pm: How Sourcing Locally Creates a Sustainable Environment with Chef Dan Kluger from ABC Kitchen
3:15 to 4pm: The Great CSA Chef Smackdown:Saturday’s contest will pit former Top Chef contestant, author and chef Andrea Beaman against Cathy Erway, passionate home cook, blogger and author of The Art of Eating In. Judges will include Brooklyn Community Foundation’s Toya Williford, Executive Director of Just Food Jacquie Berger, and Nicole Taylor, host of Hot Grease on Heritage Radio Network.
5 to 5:45pm: Sustainable Livestock and Butchering with Fleisher’s Grass-fed & Organic Meats
Sunday, May 20th
11 to 11:45am: Seasonal Cooking for Everyone with Just Food Community Chef Tree Williams
12:30 to 1:15pm: Sausage Making with Adam Kaye with Adam Kaye from Blue Hill at Stone Barns
2:15 to 3pm: The Great CSA Chef Smackdown: Sunday’s contest will pit Chef Nissa Pierson, owner of Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center against Chef Holly Sheppard owner of Fig & Pig Catering, and former contestant on Food Network’s Chopped. Judges will include WNYC’s Leonard Lopate, Ben Hudson of Brooklyn Brewery, and Just Food’s Jacquie Berger.
4 to 5pm: What is Farm to Fork? with Fleisher’s Grass-fed & Organic Meats
Can’t make it to the UrBARN, but want to learn more about seasonal eating and growing food? Just Food offers seasonal cooking and gardening workshops and special events throughout the year. Visit us at justfood.org for more information on upcoming programming.