Brooklyn Victory Garden is Clinton Hill’s neighborhood destination for meats, gifts and cheeses that are locally, ethically and sustainably sourced. Since opening in 2010, this husband & wife team have expanded their products to include seasonal vegetables (some grown in their garden behind the store), coffee, pastries, breads and sandwiches. Their motto is “local goods for the local good,” and around the holidays, you’ll find that the shop is stocked with gifts that are sure to please a foodie or Brooklyn-lover on your list. Here are five to consider.
Cheese Boards from The Vermont Butcher Block & Board Company
Created especially for BVG, these boards, made of either maple or cherry woods, are branded with our name (or “Starget” logo) and come with a stainless steel cheese knife. $19.99
BKLYN Star Diner Mug from enamoo
From a pair of fun graphic designers who’ve been selling their wares in Brooklyn for years, this recent creation puts their star design onto a very cuddly, cherry red mug. Sure, we all NY, but some of us BKLYN even more! $15.99
Brooklyn Victory Garden Hot Chocolate Pops
Melt one of these little babies into a hot cup of milk, and enjoy the richest, chocolaty-est, delicious-iest cup of heaven. (And, wonder of wonders, they conveniently fit into a BKLYN Star Diner Mug.) $3.50
Ricki’s Cheesemaking Kit from New England Cheesemaking Supply Co.
Make your own Mozzarella or Ricotta with this easy to use kit. The whole process takes ±30 minutes, but we’ve had fun making an evening out of it: invite some friends over, drink wine, make cheese, tell stories, laugh, eat cheese, go forth and lead extraordinary lives. $24.99
One-Gallon Beer Making Kit from Brooklyn Beer
Making beer is not difficult. It requires little space. It will save you money and taste better than what you find in most stores. Each kit contains a pre-measured mix of grain, hops, yeast, and spices (when spiced). Once you’ve brewed one batch, try another one of their mixes. Cappers & caps sold separately. $49.99
Brooklyn Victory Garden (718-398-9100) is located at 920 Fulton Street in Clinton Hill. It’s open 8am to 9pm weekdays, and 8am to 8pm weekends.