Food Festival Celebrates Brooklyn Brands

By Paul DeBenedetto on June 11, 2014 8:50am | Updated on June 13, 2014 2:49pm

 Jars of pickles getting ready for brining at Brooklyn Brine. The Gowanus picklers will be one of the companies showcasing at this year's Brooklyn Eats festival in Bed-Stuy.
Jars of pickles getting ready for brining at Brooklyn Brine. The Gowanus picklers will be one of the companies showcasing at this year's Brooklyn Eats festival in Bed-Stuy.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Take a bite out of Brooklyn later this month.

The second annual Brooklyn Eats festival will showcase 70 artisan vendors from across the borough, all under one roof in Bed-Stuy on June 27.

The trade show, organized by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, highlights the fast-growing food manufacturing scene in the borough, C.E.O. Carlo Scissura said.

"Brooklyn Eats is the hottest food show in Brooklyn and it's where our food and beverage companies make the jump from flea market tables to store shelves," read a statement from Scissura.

"It is the one show that brings makers and buyers together for business while allowing the public to experience the foods and beverages that are on the forefront of Brooklyn's food scene."

This year's festival, in the former Pfizer Building at 630 Flushing Ave., features food and drink from vendors like the Brooklyn Winery, Brooklyn Brine Co., Kombucha Brooklyn, Blue Sky Bakery and dozens of other artisan brands.

Growth in the borough's food scene mirrors that in manufacturing employment as a whole since 2003, the chamber said. The food and beverage sector has made the most gains with 27 percent of all new manufacturing jobs in the borough, according to chamber statistics.

Guest speaker Bill Sanford, the president and C.E.O. of Fairway, which has a location on the Red Hook waterfront, called the borough a "foodie mecca" and said he hopes to bring more Brooklyn brands into his chain of stores.

"If I can share a few 'secrets' on how to get these products into Fairway by speaking at Brooklyn Eats, I am pleased to do so," said Sanford.

"It's good for Fairway and it's good for Brooklyn."

Brooklyn Eats is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for general admission. You can purchase tickets online.

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