NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GOOD FOOD FEST, taking place Sunday, October 9 from 11am to 4pm in the Meatpacking District's Gansevoort Plaza, today announced the addition of family programming, GOOD FOOD for KIDS, presented Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, The Sylvia Center and Organic Valley. The free event showcases good food that is traditional, locally-sourced and 100% traceable from over 50 of New York's finest chefs, restaurants, artisans and farms. All proceeds benefit The FEED Foundation and God's Love We Deliver.
"New Yorkers are increasingly supporting restaurants that feature farm fresh and seasonal foods. This festival is an opportunity to show continued support while raising money for two wonderful organizations," said Bion Bartning, Founder and CEO, Basis. "We've assembled a diverse list of restaurants that offer affordable food tastings and, with the help of our partners, included programming to extend the fun to the whole family."
"Stone Barns is excited to be part of GOOD FOOD for KIDS, as it provides an educational opportunity for parents and children to increase their awareness of healthy, seasonal and sustainable food," said Jill Isenbarger, Executive Director of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. "By engaging children, we connect them with the sources of healthy food and teach them the value of land stewardship."
GOOD FOOD FEST Restaurant and Chef Tastings
Sample food from over 20 of New York's brightest chefs and restaurants participating in the tastings including Gramercy Tavern, Perry St, Pastis, Marc Forgione, Dell'anima, BLT Bar & Grill and Van Leeuwen. Celebrate the best of the season's harvest through traditional, locally-sourced and traceable foods. The tastings showcase the city's most established venues alongside up-and-comers at an affordable price and in a casual atmosphere.
GOOD FOOD for KIDS
Newly added family programming, GOOD FOOD for KIDS, encourages children to build a more intimate relationship with real food and an awareness of environmental issues. Representatives from Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, The Sylvia Center and Organic Valley will lead fun and interactive demos including:
- Vietnamese summer roll making
- Pickle making
- Butter making
- Egg freshness testing
- Local milk tasting
- Vegetable weight guessing contests
- Green book readings
Check the website for updated schedule information regarding GOOD FOOD for KIDS.
GOOD FOOD FEST Artisanal Marketplace
Join the city's finest artisanal producers, purveyors and farms while sampling and buying foods sourced from regional and seasonal ingredients. Participating artisans include Liddabit Sweets, Granola Lab, The Good Batch, Tumbador Chocolate and Horman's Best Pickles. By supporting these entrepreneurs and small business owners, you are investing in small to mid-sized farms and the New York area foodshed.
GOOD FOOD FEST Private Reception
To cap off the celebration of good food, there is an after party from 4:30 to 6:30pm in the Garden Rooms of The Standard Hotel's Biergarten. Don't miss this opportunity to mix and mingle with festival's chefs, restaurants, artisans and farmers in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Space is limited to the first 100 guests and tickets are now available for purchase on the event website.
Ticket and Map Information
To purchase tickets for the GOOD FOOD Tastings and the GOOD FOOD FEST Private Reception, visit www.goodfoodfest.com. Keep checking for updates on participants and for details on the festival space. Tickets will be available for purchase the day of the festival.
About GOOD FOOD FEST
GOOD FOOD FEST brings together local chefs, restaurants, artisanal producers and family farms in celebration of the season's harvest. The event is free to attend. If you wish to sample tastings from participating chefs and restaurants, tickets are now available for purchase online. Partners include Farm to Chef and the Meatpacking District Improvement Association (MPIA). For more information, visit www.goodfoodfest.com.
SOURCE GOOD FOOD FEST