We’ve already hipped you to the coolest events this month, but there’s more to say! Our editors have rounded up some of the more interesting things for you to pay attention to right now, from installing your own apiary to designing a CSA coloring book. Dig in!
Kids in the Garden
Barber and Basque
Some big news from the Basque Culinary Center—they are launching a Culinary World Prize to recognize chefs who are improving the world through their innovation. The judges are impressive: Dan Barber, Heston Blumenthal, Renee Redzepi and more. Nominate chefs here.
Humbly, we feel Edible puts on the very best events. This is just a reminder to buy tickets early for our Good Spirits event in March. It’s going to rock, certainly.
Get a Job
Good Food Jobs has some great opportunities right now, like lead butcher at April Broomfield’s Salvation Burger, intern at Sir Kensington’s (cool condiments) or graphic designer for Murray’s Cheese. Go on the hunt!
Adopt Some Oysters
Do you want to be like our cool digital editor/oyster mom Lauren? Then adopt some oysters, why don’t you? The Billion Oyster Project has announced training dates for monitoring your own oyster restoration station: April 8, May 13, June 4 and September 10. Email [email protected] to register, and learn more about BOP in our nifty feature story.
Good Food Winners
Honey From Your Roof
Food Waste and Davos
The Rockefeller Foundation announced at Davos its plans to undertake a $130 million food waste initiative. Cool.
Be a Greenmarket Winter Warrior
The NYC Greenmarkets have launched a program to encourage shopping at their year-round farmers markets, where you can earn rewards for visiting often during the cold months. Inquire with your local market manager for details.
Speaking of Greenmarket…
They just published their year in review—lots of cool stuff! For instance, did you know they surpassed 5 million pounds of food scraps collected for their compost heap? Or that they now have 500 school gardens? Good job, guys.
We're putting together a coloring book with contributions from urban farmers, our CSA members, and other passionate local food folks. If you'd like to contribute, send us an email to [email protected] with subject title "coloring book"! Check out this beautiful drawing our friends @artsinparts made inspired by the micro greens we received in our CSA last week – they are a non profit that offers free art, ecology and nutrition programming to the youth in the Rockaways and they're a bunch of lovely gals! #notjustveggies #foodfamily #localrootscsa #csa #foodisart #coloringbook #localproduce #healthynyc #soiltocity #localrootsnyc
CoffeeFlour Chocolate Bar
MOFAD is Hiring
Get Your Product on the Store Shelf
Join us at the Brooklyn Brewery on March 2 for an informational panel to learn what goes into the selection process of curating the offerings at some of New York’s most loved small-batch-focused shops and grocers. Tickets are only $10!