On Saturday, April 14 more than 50 food and farm getaway destinations within a day’s drive or train ride of NYC will be exhibiting on the main floor of Skylight One Hanson in the old Art Deco Williamsburgh Savings Bank in downtown Brooklyn, as part of the second annual EscapeMaker.com Local Food & Travel Expo. Edible magazines are a co-sponsor of the event, where in addition to meeting representatives from local counties, towns, farms, wineries, dairies, fisheries, breweries and bed & breakfasts, you can scope out what’s hot in sustainable travel, book vacation packages right on site, and–best yet–sample local wines and foods.
This year’s Expo also features a “Made in Brooklyn” Marketplace in the old bank vault downstairs, where even Edible-reading locals can get a fresh new perspective on their own city as an agri-tourism escape and culinary destination. Attendees will be entered to win 50 local getaway prizes, and there will be educational workshops, food demos and other activities throughout the day. (Get the complete list of food and drink sellers here; and the roster of exhibitors and prizes right here.) Use code “EDIBLE2012” to get $3.00 off your ticket purchase… but that’s online only, so click here now to buy yours.
The 2nd Annual EscapeMaker.com Local Food & Travel Expo
April 14, 2012; 12 pm to 5 pm
Skylight One Hanson in the Williamsburgh Savings Bank
Tickets $13.00/ Kids Free
Presented by EscapeMaker.com, Cabot Cheese, Amtrak, Zipcar and Brooklyn Tourism. Free bike valet will be provided by Transportation Alternatives in the adjacent lot. For information on vendors, directions and to purchase your tickets: http://www.escapemaker.com/travelexpo