This past weekend, we were thrilled to attend Bolthouse Farms and Mobile Media Lab's #foodpornindex InstaMeet at The Brooklyn Grange. Our lovely host for the evening was one of our favorite still life photographers, Sharon Radisch who gave us a lesson in food photography after we toured the beautiful Navy Yard location of the farm. As lovers of both food photography and gardening, we were pretty much imploding with joy over the evening's itinerary. Here are some photos from the event!
As many of you know, we are huge organic gardening fans, so touring the rooftop farm of the Brooklyn Grange was truly a big check off our bucket list. I can't believe we never made it there when we lived in NYC--if you ever visit, make it a priority to stop there--they even have summer movie nights and dinners. Sounds dreamy right?
If we still lived in NYC, I would most certainly belong to The Brooklyn Grange's flower CSA! These local wildflowers make me weak in the knees.
These bee hives come with a great story. To our horror, there were a ton of dead bees on the ground outside the hives. However to our relief this is totally normal! Apparently, towards the end of the season, all the lady bees kick out the men from the hive. Talk about female-dominated societies ;)
I don't think we've ever scribbled down so many notes before--so many gardening tips! Note to self: must plant fairytale eggplants! These sunflowers we scattered everywhere around the farm. They make us happy!
These heirloom tomatoes are the envy of fair weather gardeners everywhere!
We were treated to these sweeping views overlooking the navy yard and into lower Manhattan.
How cute is this Brooklyn Grange hideout overlooking the farm? Oh, and the view at sunset--swoon!
To cap off the evening, Erick and I worked as a team as I styled our just-picked veggies and he shot them. If only we always had a 360 view of New York and that much light when we shot all our posts...as opposed to the tiny corner of our porch that gets light for maybe two hours a day. Hey, we can dream!
Thanks to everyone who made the evening magical!
Emily + Erick