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Sept 10:NYC: Italian Culinary Trolley Tour! (Mario Batali's Edible Garden/ Eating Tour of Bronx's Little Italy and more!)

From: Regina
Sent on: Thursday, September 8, 2011 2:19 PM
Taste of Tuscany - Italian Culinary Tour From Seed To Plate!  Urban Farm Tours!! Tixs only $25!  
((Ten complimentary (free) tixs available - until comp tixs run ou!! ))
*Round-trip trolley service leaving from Manhattan*   Last tour of the season!
All aboard for a narrated group tour of some of the borough’s most amazing working farms, where community farmers tend to their plots of land, micro-entrepreneurs harvest honey, and chickens roam freely.  (See attached for official flier)
September 10 - Taste of Tuscany: Italian culinary tour from seed to plate!
(Featuring a tour of Mario Batali’s Edible Garden, the Italy Garden and the Bronx’s historic Arthur’s Avenue)
Feel like you’re touring the Tuscany countryside as you embark on a delicious culinary exploration of various Italian herbs and vegetables. Embrace the beauty of the borough’s ecological treasures at some of New York City’s biggest urban farms!
Tour activities include:
*Grape Stomping! Old world wine-making practice! (Feet washing station provided)
*Italian herbs tasting at The New York Botanical Garden’s Mario Batali’s Edible Garden.
*Cheese-making workshop offered by Mike Greco of the famous Mike’s Deli
*Tour of Bronx’s Historic Little Italy (Cheese shops, butcher shops, bread shops &  more)
*Lunch will not be provided – Many food options available for purchase
Arrival time: 9:30AM at The New York Visitors and Convention Bureau, located on 810 7th Avenue (and 52nd Street), Manhattan. 10AM sharp departure from midtown Manhattan, 3PM return.
Can't commit the full day or prefer to take the train? Meet up with the tour group in the Bronx - Take the train and meet us at La Finca Del Sur located at 138th Street and Grand Concourse at 10:30am. Take the 4/5 train to 138th Street and Grand Concourse. Farm is located directly across the street.
Cost: $25/per person. Limited complimentary (free) tickets available - Email for more information!  RSVP required.  All proceeds go towards the support and programming of Bronx community gardens.
To register, or for more information, call[masked] or [address removed]
Co-hosted by The Bronx Food & Sustainability Coalition, The Bronx Tourism Council, and Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden.

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