What to do This Week: The Edible Calendar

You can find out all week long.

The Summer Solstice was celebrated in part with the New York premiere of Shelly Rogers’ documentary What’s Organic About Organic? a new food flick that takes stock of what the Certified Organic label means within the context of today’s sustainable food movement.

All week long, screenings of the doc will be followed by panel discussions with many of the city’s local ag luminaries including Bob Lewis, Michael Hurwitz, Fred Kirschenmann and Joan Gussow. Check out the complete list of the “green screen” events at HERE Theatre.

If you’re lamenting the fact that strawberry season has nearly passed, learn how to make it last a little longer: Tonight Kelly Geary of Sweet Deliverance will be jamming on berries at the Brooklyn Kitchen Labs. While we’re on the topic of urban homesteading, the Horticultural Society of New York offers a class on container gardening to those who would like to learn how to grow their own in challenging city-sized spaces.

Hang out with us at Water Taxi Beach-South Street Seaport tonight for the Great New York Shuck ’n Suck, an oyster eating event to kick off the Fourth Annual NYC Food Film Fest. Eat oysters on the half shell to your heart’s content while shorts that feature bivalves light up the silver screen.

From the DIY-spirited ventures that will be showing off their best at the UnFancy Food Show at the Bell House, to the first New Amsterdam Market of the season at the Old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan, this weekend is rife with opportunities to sample sweet and savory snacks from some of our favorite local and regional purveyors. Not to mention the Cheesemonger Invitational, the Southside CSA Picnic at Williamsburg Walks, and a Matt Timms takedown (judged by Edible deputy editor Rachel Wharton) to keep your schedule in step with meal time.

For a complete list of the week’s upcoming events visit Local Gourmands or our calendar page.

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