A fig tree does indeed grow in Brooklyn. Lots do, actually, largely thanks to fig farmer Nelson Ryland who runs a family business selling fig tree cuttings out of his beautiful Victorian house in Ditmas Park.
When you meet Keith Swenson, co-owner of Righteous Foods, a Fort Greene–based oyster delivery business, you’d never guess he’s relatively new to the bivalve biz. The former Wall Street trader shucks oysters bare-handed and talks seafood policy like someone who’s been wearing waders his whole life.
It was one of our biggest How To’s yet, with a full house of budding entrepreneurs, armed with notepads, questions and a whole lot of ambition, looking to learn How To Sell from our panel of experts.
Cacao Prieto may be owner Daniel Preston’s retirement fun, but it’s also nothing short of brilliant. When he’s not busy patenting his ideas or building heirloom cacao libraries, the Red Hook distiller spends his time creating cacao-infused rum and other fantastic spirits.
How can something so delicate and nuanced bear such a revolting image?
And explain the name ‘We Rub You.’
The city’s new star seafood seller isn’t a middleman. She’s a middle woman.
New Yorkers hit the Oregon Trail.
In our current issue, Amy Cortese takes us behind the scenes into the wacky world of Brooklyn’s commercial kitchen spaces–incubators for edible entrepreneurs like the folks at People’s Pops and Robicelli’s Cupcakes.
At Butter Beans, kids ages 4 to 12 hit rooftop farms, make ice cream and create cookbooks.
A spate of food-focused buildings house fledgling food companies.
In this week’s NY1 segment, we visited Hayseed’s Big City Farm Supply in Greenpoint, an urban farming shop and training center that will be open through June.