We believe harvest season is cause for celebration and in that spirit we’re joining forces with Edibles statewide and the Greenmarket geniuses at GrowNYC to present our second annual Eat Drink Local week, September 26 to October 6. (Yes, that “week” is 11 days long, so get your appetites ready.) Dozens of participating chefs, farmers, brewers and vintners are pitching in to host farm feasts, wine tastings, even an afternoon “Edible Institute” at the New School and Sotheby’s first-ever heirloom-vegetable auction. Find the whole lip-smacking locavore lineup—including each day’s official ingredient, from clams to cider—at ediblemanhattan.com.
This year we’ve added a competitive component; we hereby put forth our first-ever EAT DRINK LOCAL CHALLENGE. During the 11-day festivities, our staff has vowed to tackle every last experience listed below. We’ll document our efforts on our Facebook page, and invite you—make that dare you—to join in.
Whether you conquer a dozen of these do’s or just one, tell us all about it at our end-of-week party at the Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Thursday, October 7, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (judging at 8:30). Bring evidence of your efforts, be that a picture of you at an upstate orchard, the limerick that trip inspired, or a pie you baked from the Braeburn booty. There’ll be prizes aplenty—may the best eaters win!