Sunday, September 24, 2006

Edible Feast Dines in Brooklyn

Everyone is always shocked to hear about a farm in Red Hook, Brooklyn. But growing up on raised beds on top of an old concrete baseball diamond is the beautiful Red Hook Community Farm, run by Added Value.

We dined in the fields last night with the youth who work on the farm, their friends and families, and commuity leaders and Parks Dep't folks who have been supporters of the project. (Oh, and the crew from The Endless Feast wandered among us with their mics and cameras, capturing it all on tape).

The weather added the drama. Predicted thunderstorms and winds turned out to be an intense sky that kept changing--and a stressed out production team. In the end, everything worked like magic and Laurent's concoctions from all the local foods (and beer) was divine.

The beautiful pics below are courtesy Phil @ Digital Horizons.

Diners at the Added Value/Endless Feast dinner
The production team peppers local community leaders with questions and the farm.
Ian Marvy (co-founder, Added Value) and chef Laurent from the delicious ICI.
Bryant and me with youth from Added Value. After a GREAT meal!
The gorgeous Ludie Minaya (of Conscious Cravers) and me at the feast.