Best Place to Get Down on the Farm (in the Middle of the City) (2010)

Brooklyn Kitchen

When it comes to green space, New York is not found wanting—besides Central Park and Prospect Park, there are gardens, cemeteries, playgrounds, and a plethora of weedy vacant lots. Still, you wouldn't exactly call it bucolic. Nevertheless, there's a move afoot that has Flatbush Avenue looking a lot like Tobacco Road. Red Hook has sprouted fields of vegetables, Bushwick restaurants grow their own produce, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers tutorials in rabbit-rearing and beekeeping. But the Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg, a countrified culinary emporium, may be the epicenter of all this pastoral energy, aiming to teach hipsters how to go farm-to-table, right in their own backyard—or on their own tar-papered roof, or fire escape. Recent classes include "Jam-tastic," "Urban Chicken Keeping," "Brewing Beer at Home," "Pie Intensive," and "Summer Dinner Party: The South WILL Rise Again, Damnit!" And, downstairs, there's a general store where you can purchase supplies for all your canning, pickling, preserving, smoking, and brewmastering needs. You'll need to go elsewhere for that chicken feed.

Location Details

100 Frost St.
New York NY 11211


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