Calling all foodies big and small! Brooklyn Based Kids is throwing its first-ever family food fair, One More Bite, on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Green Building in Gowanus.
At One More Bite we’ll be encouraging kids to try new foods and learn how good food is made. Local farmers, activists and entrepreneurs will offer delicious samples of their products, and lead kids of all ages in hands-on activities. As your kids learn about the food system, and try new flavors, they’ll also be seeking out stamps for the special passbook they’ll receive upon arrival, and win a treat of their choice from Ovenly, Barkthins, Pirasta or Goodie Girl Cookies at the end for their efforts.
The whole family is invited to try small bites from Pure Genius Provisions, McClure’s Pickles, Umi Kitchen, Cava Grill, True Made Foods, Tuckrbox, All Granola, Gotham Greens, Les Trois Petits Cochons, Rick’s Picks, the Vermont Cheese Council, GrowNYC and Yankee Queso. You’ll also find coffee, juice, beer, wine, mimosas and cheeseburgers for purchase, from Greenpoint restaurant, Cassette.
Your kids, meanwhile, can do hands-on activities with:
- Annie Novak of Growing Chefs and Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, who will be leading a series of activities about Monarch butterflies and how they pollinate our favorite snacks
- City Growers, who will explore all the different parts of plants that we eat through art projects–from leaves to roots to flowers and fruits
- Pure Food Kids will ask kids to guess and measure the amount of sugar they think a processed food contains
Once they’ve had their fill they can try their hand at “food coloring” with Private Picassos between 11am and 2pm using apples, pears and mini pumpkins as the medium for their masterpieces. So come dressed for a (washable) mess!
And parents, we haven’t forgotten you. We’ve scheduled three great, drop-in talks for mealtime inspiration too:
- 12pm: Finding the joy in family meals with Kate Huling of Marlow Goods and a contributor to Dinner at the Long Table
- 1pm: Panel with nutritionists who are also parents, Samantha Rigoli, RD, and Aynsley Kirshenbaum, MS Human Nutrition, on what they do, and don’t eat at home (and how that’s probably different for everyone)
- 2pm: Tips on encouraging the pickiest of eaters to try new foods with Andrea Kapner of Tiny Turnips Kitchen and Kate Homes of Carried Away Chefs
Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door and kids are free. (And while you’re getting tickets, enter our online raffle for cooking classes and other prizes!) The first 100 guests get a goody bag, and afterward you can show your tickets at Ample Hills for a $1 off a cone at the end of the fair. Make a day of it!