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CFSBK Paleo(ish) Potluck Gone Local (pretty much)
Inspired by the release of Food Inc, our latest Paleo Potluck will focus on celebrating the abundant seasonal treats available to us from local sources. All are welcome!
When: Saturday, June 20th from 6:30pm onward
Where: Margie’s pad, 745 Union St. #4 (btwn 5th and 6th Aves)
-Paleo foods plus dairy and beer. This means no grains, refined sugar (honey is ok), or beans.
-All ingredients must be locally sourced. The definition of “local” is often debated; for our purposes, we will keep things a little lax and use foods grown/produced within 500 miles.
-Salt, pepper, spices and basic condiments like olive oil and vinegar are exempt, however you must note their use and, if known, their origin. Try to keep use of condiments to a minimum/from the USA or, better yet, make your own if possible!
-Be ready to share something about your offering: the recipe (unless it’s a family secret); the name of your farmer, the experience of making/procuring your food…
-If you don’t cook, there are plenty of local cheeses, beers and wines you are welcome to bring, but the same 500 miles rule still applies.
-Go to a farmers market: be adventurous and talk to your farmer. Ask what things are and how to prepare them, they’ll be happy to give you tips.
-Find out your farmer’s practices: just because it’s local, does not mean it’s grown without chemicals/pesticides.
-Use your senses: What looks and smells wonderful? Sample, sample, sample!!
-Remember there will be lots of food, so you just have to provide enough for everyone to have a taste.
-Union Square farmers market is NYC’s largest and happens all day on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (Wed and Sat are bigger). Grand Army Plaza’s market is Saturday. You will find produce, meats/fish, cheeses, specialty handmade foods, wine, herbs and flowers.
Cheese, artisanal snacks/provisions and meat:
Blue Apron Foods (Union btwn 7th and 8th Aves)
Brooklyn Larder (Flatbush btwn Bergen and 6th Ave)
Bierkraft (5th Ave btwn Union and Berkeley)
Stinky Brooklyn (Smith and Degraw)
Murray’s Cheese Shop (Bleecker btwn 6th and 7th Aves)
The Greene Grape (Fulton and S. Portland) also sells meat and fish
Staubitz Butcher (Court St. btwn Warren and Baltic)
Marlow and Daughters Butcher (Broadway btwn Berry and Beford in Williamsburg) where Malcolm and Laurel got the most delectable steak ever ever
Bierkraft the absolute best place to find local beers
Big Nose, Full Body (7th Ave btwn 11th and 12th Streets) Margie loves this place especially
Picada y Vino (5th Ave btwn 3rd and 4th Streets)
Need some help? Talk to Margie, Malcolm or Laurel. If you know what you want to make, feel free to give Margie a heads up at Margie(AT)crossfitsouthbrooklyn.com