TastebudsNYC Brooklyn Greenmarket Bike Tour, Saturday, October 11th
Meet Greenmarket farmers, nosh your way through some of Brooklyn's finest farmers' markets, and go on a fun bike ride with TastebudsNYC!

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and the farmers' markets are on the cusp of fall.  All this means that now is the best time to EAT! Work up an appetite as we bike the Saturday Brooklyn Greenmarkets and eat fall's bounty.  The tour begins at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge (on the Manhattan side) as we exodus off the island and into Brooklyn.  Our first stop is McCarren Park, where Baker's Bounty will supply us with some of their tasty scones and muffins for breakfast; we'll move on to press apple cider at Brooklyn Borough Hall, tour the Ft. Greene market with a neighborhood chef, and taste cheese from some of the region's finest.  We'll end our insider's tour at Brooklyn's largest Greenmarket, Grand Army Plaza, with a market-inspired lunch in the park.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Heidi@tastebudsnyc.com.  For more information, visit www.tastebudsnyc.com.  Cost, $15.
When: Saturday, October 11th
Starting Point: Williamsburg, Brooklyn (exact location will be emailed to confirmed attendees)
Ending Point: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

TastebudsNYC welcomes special guest Rick Field from Rick's Pick's: Wednesday, October 8th, 6:30 - 9:30, Drop Off Service, 211 Avenue A
*Rick's Pick's began humbly making pickles out of his cramped apartment in Brooklyn, using only the best Greenmarket ingredients he could find.  After positive feedback from friends and family, and after blowing away the competetion at several pickle contests, Rick decided there was no turning back.  In March of 2004, Rick made it official and started his pickling business.  Today, he still finds time to experiment with new flavors and combinations.  Most days you can find him in his studio on the LES or at the Union Square Greenmarket.

TastebudsNYC turns one year old!  Help us celebrate on September 3rd!
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6:30 - 7:30 pm: private cheese shop tour.  Contact heidi(at)tastebudsnyc(dot)com for more info
7:30 - 9:30 pm: drinks and birthday cake at Vol de Nuit, 148 West 4th Street, between 6th Avenue and MacDougal Street

Red Hook Bike Tour
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11:30 am: meet at Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, Prospect Park West and Flatbush in Brooklyn. We won't spend much time here, but you can arrive early if you'd like to shop.  Once we're all gathered, we'll move on together to Red Hook.
12:00 pm: Soccer Tacos - Thank goodness they're back! You don't actually have to order a taco at this congregation of Latin and South American vendors.  There's also papusas, quesadillas and horchata to wash it all down.
1:00 pm: Added Value Farm - Added Value is a perfect example of urban agriculture.  Nestled among the buildings of Red Hook is this farm started by two Brooklynites and run by teens of the neighborhood.  Every Saturday they have a market to sell their veggies and the first Saturday of the month is always full of fun activities.
2:00 pm: Sixpoint Craft Ale - our own tour of my favorite (and it will be yours too, if it's not already) locally brewed beer!
Possible post-brewery stops include Steve's Key Lime Pies and Baked