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Next Week: “Five Borough Tasting” in Our Global Kitchen Exhibition

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Urban agriculture is booming in New York City, with a whopping 700 food-producing urban farms and gardens citywide. Starting next Monday, July 29, visitors to Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture, can taste foods made from five of these NYC gardens and farms.

Brooklyn Grange (Queens Rooftop)

The Queens rooftop garden of Brooklyn Grange. (The farm has another rooftop site at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.)

© Alex McClean


Each day next week, a farm from one of the five boroughs will serve tasty snacks, from corn salad to garlic-mustard pesto, in the exhibition’s working kitchen. 

FIVE BOROUGH TASTING SCHEDULE:

Monday, July 29           BronxFood Under Your Feet (in partnership with SAVE Farms) will show visitors how to find edible foods in the wild.

Food Under Your Feet (FiveBorough 2013)

Garlic-mustard pesto

© Food Under Your Feet


Tasting: Garlic-mustard pesto

 

Tuesday, July 30           Queens—Taste fresh salad from one of Brooklyn Grange's two rooftop gardens! 

Fresh Queens salad

Fresh salad from Brooklyn Grange, in Long Island City, Queens. 

© Anastasia Cole Plakias, brooklyngrangefarm.com


Tasting: Fresh Queens salad

Wednesday, July 31      BrooklynGotham Greens, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is partnering with Whole Foods to create the nation’s first commercial scale greenhouse farm integrated in a retail grocery space for the new Whole Foods store in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Tasting: Fresh Brooklyn salad

Thursday, August 1      ManhattanHarlem Seeds teaches children that it is possible to grow fresh food in Harlem and the joys of healthy cooking.

Harlem Seeds' fresh corn salad

Fresh corn salad

© Harlemseeds.org


Tasting: Fresh corn salad

 Friday, August 2          Staten IslandHeritage Farm, at Snug Harbor Cultural Center increases awareness about the importance of eating locally.

Summer squash

© Snug Harbor Cultural Center


Tasting: Roasted summer squash

 Visit Our Global Kitchen to try these treats! For tickets, click here.

 

The Five Borough Tasting is a collaboration between the Museum and the Design Trust for Public Space, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing design innovation to New York City’s public spaces and and to making New York a more livable, sustainable city. 

 Exclusive corporate sponsor for Our Global Kitchen is J. P. Morgan.

 Additional support for Our Global Kitchen and its related educational and online resources has been provided by GRACE Communications Foundation.

The Kitchen Experience is presented by Whole Foods Market.

 Major support for Five Borough Farm is provided by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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