Friday, October 8, 2010

Governors Island Food Flotilla and Harvest Festival

From the Waterpod docked at Governor's Island, July 2009, overlooking the Buttermilk Channel.

Just when you thought that the local food movement had pulled the last rabbit out of the last hat...

A flotilla will cross the Buttermilk Channel - that body of boating water between the Island and Brooklyn, tomorrow, Saturday, October 9th, from Red Hook to Governor's Island. There it will be handed the harvest baskets produced by the Added Value Farm on the Island (same outfit as the Red Hook Community Farm), and transport it back to the Island of Long (Brooklyn is never the mainland!).

According to the publicity release, "Depending on wind and currents, the boaters will leave Red Hook around 11am, arrive soon after noon at the Governors Island ferry dock to load up the boats, depart around 1pm, and arrive back in Red Hook round about 2 pm.

Come out and celebrate our history, celebrate the harvest and show your support for sustainable communities (and commuting)! Give our expert boaters a rousing send-off at Governors Island (at the ferry dock) or a big welcome in Red Hook (at Valentino Pier at the end of Coffey Street)."

There will be food - The Good Fork, iCi (who will make pumpkin pizza) and  The Red Hook Lobster Pound, amongst others. There will be the flotilla, there will be music.

And as usual, the ferry to the island is free.

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