Taste of The Marcellus:
NYC Chefs Showcase Choice Local Foods From Region
Threatened by Fracking
Sunday, Sep 25, 11 AM – 4 PM
New Amsterdam Market, South St. & Peck Slip, New York, NY
Taste of the Marcellus will highlight food producers and ingredients from the Marcellus Shale region of New York and nearby Pennsylvania. The event will celebrate the bounty of food from this region and educate the public about protecting our food and water from horizontal hydrofracking (fracking) for natural gas, a highly industrialized form of gas drilling currently being proposed for New York State.
Savory tastes from the Marcellus region will be prepared and sold by notable NYC chefs, including Print Restaurant’s Heather Carlucci-Rodriquez (maple bacon sticky buns) and Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s #43 (braised Piggery pork with Cayuga Pure turtle beans and Trumansburg pickles). Early Bird Cookery’s Amy Miller will bring artisan ice cream to the Market, also made with ingredients sourced from the Marcellus Shale.
The Marcellus Shale is an ancient geologic formation that runs deep under a large area of the mid-Atlantic region, including much of upstate New York State’s southern tier — an area of pristine waters; produce, dairy and livestock farms; and breweries and wineries.
This area is under significant long-term threat from fracking for natural gas, a brutally invasive extraction method that will inevitably despoil our farmlands and water resources as it has in other states where it is being practiced. While some of the food-related enterprises and communities on the Marcellus have recently been badly damaged by Hurricane Irene, there is abundant evidence that permanent and irreversible harm would be done if fracking is allowed to proceed.
At Taste of the Marcellus, information about fracking and its effects on farming in New York State will be provided by: Food & Water Watch, Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, United for Action, Baum Forum, The Valley Table Magazine, and others.
The New Amsterdam Market, a market of the region’s artisan producers, purveyors,
and chefs, is held every Sunday rain or shine May through mid-December. For more information about the Market please visit www.newamsterdammarket.org or call
Taste of the Marcellus: Press Release and Flyer
Contact: Hilary Baum, Baum Forum, (718) 884 5716, firstname.lastname@example.org