Urban Harvest and the New Amsterdam Market
Urban Harvest is Slow Food USA's festive tribute to the farmers, artisans, and chefs who are changing the way food is grown, produced, and consumed in New York City and the region. Come join us as we honor the craftsmanship and dedication required to provide us with foods that are delicious, ecologically sustainable, and humanely produced.
The New Amsterdam Market
Sunday, October 2, 2005 10:00am - 2:00pm
The New York City Municipal Building Arcade- 1 Centre Street
Free entrance. Tasting tickets: 6/$20
Before New York there was New Amsterdam, whose domain - the New Netherland - included not only what became New York State, but also New Jersey, Vermont, and western Massachusetts and Connecticut. The market, held in a magnificent Beaux-Arts portico designed by McKim, Mead, and White, will feature artisanal cheeses, wines, pickles and preserves, heirloom apples and hand crafted ciders, grass- fed meats, pastured poultry and more from the far corners of New Amsterdam's former hinterlands. Market vendors and NYC chefs will also sell tasting plates made with seasonal, regional ingredients.
The Spirits of the Region open tasting event and workshops
Sunday, October 2, 2005, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Institute for Culinary Education (ICE)- 50 West 23rd Street
Entrance Tickets: $65 general public/$55 for Slow Food USA members
Children are free except for Kids' Tasting
Tasting workshops $10 each (attendees must have entrance tickets to purchase workshop tickets)
Three Hours, Three Floors, Unlimited Fun!
At Spirits of the Region, Slow Food USA and the Institute of Culinary Education will present some of the finest handcrafted beverages available in today's New Netherlands during a three-floor, walk around tasting - a full floor each of Long Island wine, New World microbrews, and artisanal hard apple cider. For just one $55 ticket ($65 for non-members), you will have the privilege of experiencing all of these traditional beverages, poured by producers who have traveled from as far away as Vermont and New Hampshire, some of whom will be in New York for their first tasting event!
Special Workshops and Kids' Tastings
2 PM - Brewing Traditions in the New Netherlands
3 PM - The Apple Cider Comeback
4 PM - Long Island Wines - Past, Present, and Future
Informal workshops of the cultural and historical significance of beer, wine, and cider production in the region will take place throughout the afternoon. Discussions will be led by producers and enthusiasts, and will be accompanied by a few fine examples of these traditional beverages.
Kids' shrub tasting at 3 PM
Shrub is a vinegar-based fruit syrup made by Slow Food member Kim Tait in Pennsylvania. Kids will have a chance to sample the fruits that make shrub, then evaluate the taste and smell of six different flavors before choosing their favorite for a sparkling, homemade soda pop!
two locations- see description
New York, NY
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|