I had a great time attending GrowNYC‘s 3rd Annual Taste of Greenmarket at The Altman Building last night. This annual event celebrates our local farmers, chefs, and food cornucopia from this autumn’s harvest, and proceeds go to the Greenmarket Youth Education Project, which connects “thousands of New York City schoolchildren in grades K-12 with Greenmarkets, farmers and chefs each year.”
I LOVE NY’s Green Heart NY program supports events like this because it is important for us as New Yorkers to put a spotlight on our farmers, as well as the creative chefs and mixologists who are inspired by them. It was a real honor for me to attend and serve as a representative of the program, and if you’d like to learn more about how New York State is a leader in farming, you can visit the I LOVE NY website for information on Farm Tours as well as general Fall Activities.
One of my favorite dishes was The Green Table & The Cleaver Company‘s Mary Cleaver, who served “corn cakes with tomato marmalade” [see photo] – this dish was so flavorful and like a comfort food but with a twist, I couldn’t help but pop in a few more! As for drinks, there were too many to remember hehe =P
It really was an entertaining and filling night for all locavores and many other foodies like myself! I had such an unforgettable time, and I can’t wait to attend future Taste of Greenmarkets.
With salivating taste buds,