Tomorrow: 2nd Annual Greenpoint/McCarren Park Borscht Cook-off

by Pamela Boyle on

This Saturday at Greenpoint/McCarren Park, we are so excited to host the Second Annual Borscht Cook-Off! Some of you may remember last year’s competition, when Karczma narrowly beat Polish Meat Market for best borscht. This year we are upping the competition with the addition of Lomzynianka, Eat, and Divine Brine’s Robert Schaefer.

The rules of the competition are simple: Use local beets. We leave the rest open to the chefs, so expect some variety on different types of borscht and different ingredients. We need tasters like YOU to come sample the different soups and vote on your favorite to decide who reigns supreme! The competition will go from 10:30am – 12:30pm (or while the soup lasts) so come on by to taste and cast your vote.

In addition to the borscht-off, we are excited to announce the sale of Greenmarket DIRT. All that hard work hauling your food scraps can now be returned to your garden. See attached flyer for ways to preorder your bag and get a discount.

And lastly we want to help spread the word that this Sunday there will be an e-waste recycling event in McCarren Park just north of North 12th Street from 10am to 4pm. Please see the link here to get more information.

McCarren Park Greenmarket is open Saturdays from 8am-3pm on Union between Driggs and North 12th. Compost and textile drop off until 2pm.

Pamela Boyle

Pamela Boyle

A native New Yorker, Pam Boyle spent most of her college and post-college years pursuing a career in translation. The Spanish language, plus a growing interest to learn more about farming, led her to a family-run farm in the mountains of Costa Rica where she worked and learned the basics of maintaing a small-scale sustainable farm. Once back in Brooklyn, she was eager to learn more about the local farming communities in the tri-state area and to try out some of the farming techniques in her rooftop vegetable garden. She is very excited to be working with Greenmarkets, spending her Saturdays at Grand Army Plaza with the farmers and helping the community gain access to fresh, local food.