HRN Live Event Series: Foraging Like a Local

Join HRN and Dana Cowin at Farm to People for Foraging Like a Local, the second in our spring series of live events

HRN Live Event Series: Foraging Like a Local with Dana Cowin

On April 12, at 6:00 pm, join HRN and Dana Cowin of Speaking Broadly at Farm to People, 1100 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, New York for Foraging Like a Local, the second in our spring series of live events.

Join us for Foraging Like a Local: A conversation about the edible landscape around us. The evening will highlight exciting ways to see, taste and experience the natural world whether among the concrete or the trees. Dana Cowin, host of Speaking Broadly and long-time former editor in chief of Food & Wine magazine, Melissa Metrick, host of HRN’s Fields and Tama Matsuoka Wong, Forager, Meadow Doctor, Lawyer, Author, and Owner of Meadows + More talk about the beauty and bounty of overlooked, sometimes maligned growing ingredients; the how to prepare what we find, how to think about the future through resilient, found foods. 

In NYC but can't wait until April 12 to try Farm to People's food sourced from regional, sustainable farmers? Get a free Farm Box (a $25 value) full of fresh-picked produce, pasture-raised meats, dairy, and more, delivered right to your door when you sign up for Farm to People home delivery using the code FARM25.

HRN's mission is to create a more equitable, sustainable, and delicious world, so tickets to Foraging Like a Local are only $15. If the cost of a general admission ticket is not feasible, please utilize the discounted ticket option for a free ticket.

We can't wait to see you there! Get your tickets below.

About Farm to People

Farm to People is empowering farmers and home cooks to change the way we shop and eat. Farm to People’s mission is to make great food conveniently available to everyone in NYC. They provide an easy alternative or complement to channels like farm stands, CSAs, and farmers. Sourcing directly from regional, sustainable farmers and delivering right to city-dwellers' doors, each week choose from an assortment of fresh-picked produce, pasture-raised meats, dairy, and more. Experience their commitment to "building a better food system" at their cozy Bushwick Kitchen & Bar.

The Bar at Farm to People is a place for New Yorkers to enjoy food and drink that is intentionally sourced with a story about where it comes from. The food menu features a seasonally inspired selection that highlights the farmers and producers. The drink menu is a carefully curated list of natural, organic, and biodynamic wines, and local beers.

About the Panelists

Dana Cowin, the former long-time Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine, is a tastemaker, talent scout, author, lecturer and radio show host. When Cowin is not sharing advice on the best new restaurants to try, food trends to watch, or interviewing inspiring role models, she devotes her time to organizations she cherishes, including serving on the boards of City Harvest and Hot Bread Kitchen.

Melissa Metrick is an NYU Adjunct Professor and manages the NYU Urban Farm Lab. Metrick teaches a hands-on Urban Agriculture class at the farm, where students learn how to grow food and implement sustainable urban agriculture practices. Metrick has upwards of a decade of experience in urban agriculture, from teaching children how to grow food at the New York Botanical Gardens to managing the garden at Roberta’s, where she designed and created the on-site kitchen garden. A graduate of the Master’s Program in Food Studies, she also holds a Horticultural Certificate from Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and is a Master Composter.

Tama Matsuoka Wong is a forager, weed eater, meadow doctor , lawyer and mother of three. She is the author of the backyard field guide and cookbook Foraged Flavor (Clarkson Potter June 2012) nominated for a James Beard award in 2013. After graduating from Harvard Law School and serving more than 25 years as a financial services lawyer in Tokyo, New York and Hong Kong, she returned with her family to Hunterdon County New Jersey and rediscovered her passion for the natural world. In 2007 she was named Steward of the Year by the New Jersey Forest Service.


Latest Episodes