The new magazine Organic Life by Rodale’s is filling a much-needed niche for people who want to live and eat a little more mindfully. It’s a mix of recipes, garden how-tos, shopping guides for things like bikes and chemical-free gum, travel guides, and informative health articles.
This weekend, they took it offline with their inaugural Farm2Fork Festival, which featured three events at the pretty warehouse space Villain in Williamsburg: a tasting event, a sit-down dinner in the same transformed space, and finally a brunch. As much as I wanted to give my whole weekend over to this feast of locally-sourced, organic food, I could only make it to Bites of Brooklyn. But it was well worth waking up for.
Inside there were about eight different restaurants serving miniature entrées on compostable plates and bowls. More plates were passed out at the end of each chef’s demonstration, featuring seasonal ingredients like beets and apples. The event was sold out, yet there was more than enough food and drink (Sixpoint beer, Reed’s ginger ale, kombucha) and oysters to go around.