For the second year, Local Roots NYC is offering a Pop Up Thanksgiving CSA–basically all the fresh, local goodness of your usual farmshare, but with a special, bigger selection of ingredients curated for Turkey Day.
May your your cornbread stuffing contain loads of briny East End oysters, and your cranberries be from local bogs. Here’s to the result of those trips home from the Greenmarket with Long Island cheese pumpkins, Jersey Brussels sprouts and Upstate bacon. Pass the rolls, praise the host and don’t forget the pickle platter, without it, it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving in Brooklyn.
While many among us will spend the day goofing off at our desk jobs dreaming of the enormous meal ahead; shopping for the enormous meal ahead; or languishing in LaGuardia to make it in the nick of time to the enormous meal ahead, today is generally one of the busiest days of the year for most markets–be they Green or Whole. As you wait for those cranberries to caramelize, we’d like to offer some reading materials from posts past at our sister pub, Edible Manhattan.
Don’t forget to join us in just four hours for a live Q & A on our Facebook page with Chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill! From 2-4pm, Chef Portale will be answering all your questions about preparing and executing your Thanksgiving feasts (check out more details about it all right here.) Want to know how to flavor the whipped cream on the pumpkin pie with rosemary bitters? You could win lunch for two at his restaurant just by asking!
You’re probably technically at work until Wednesday, but we know what’s really on your mind: What’s the deal with deep-fried turkeys? Is there a secret to super-fluffy mashed potatoes? Are giblets really necessary for gravy? What apples are best for pie? That’s right, there’s plenty of Googling to do in the next few days as you prepare for Thursday’s big feast. But now you don’t have to: Chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill will be on-hand tomorrow for a live Q & A on our Facebook page.
Clinton Hill chef Matt Weingarten’s makes the Native American snack called pemmican, which has historically made use of both fall harvest foods on the Great Plains and a successful hunt for buffalo.
Our colleagues over at Edible Manhattan are teaming up with chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill for a live discussion on the Edible Manhattan Facebook page on Tuesday November 22nd–next Tuesday, and two days before Thanksgiving. From 2 to 4 p.m., Chef Portale will be answering your questions about preparing the perfect seasonal and locally inspired Thanksgiving feast.
Dig this helpful guide from the folks at GrowNYC, the non-profit group behind city Greenmarkets. It’s a list of which of their farmers citywide are selling turkeys, plus how to order them and where you can pick them up. And if it’s heritage breeds and pastured poultry you’re after, don’t forget your mail-order friends at Heritage Foods USA, whose office is based in Williamsburg. There’s also the Meat Hook (Williamsburg), Marlow & Daughters (Southside), and Fleischer’s Grass-Fed and Organic Meats (Park Slope), too.