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  • Oct 10, 2010 · 12:00 PM
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Update: We will do a hivecheck with a tent at 1pm, for beekeepers and others interested in learning about fall/winter prep. Thanks to Joseph & Donna McElroy for hosting this potluck BBQ in the fantastic garden at Brook Park! There are several spots there to roast, toast, grill or smoke meat, fish, tofu, vegetables or warm your favorite dish.
Please RSVP as soon as you can and let us know what you'd like to bring so we can plan for the right numbers of people, and make sure meat eaters and vegetarians alike are served.
Prep Notes 4 BBBQ 10-10-10 The weather looks warm & sunny for our event. As the smoking process takes 2-5hours-depending on the weight of the food we smoke-most food will start to be ready around noonish so please plan to attend between noon & 5pm, or come along earlier if you'd like. Around 5pmish we will start to break down, clean up & head home so as not to be cleaning up after dark. Also, as Jim & Liane will be in attendance, we will ask them to look in our hive & give us their input on whether or not we get honey this fall & hive winterization. Like any NYC community garden, Brook Park is an environmentally sensitive area & we ask that folks be responsible and make sure to observe recycling, composting and trash removal (adequate containers will be available to help in these efforts). Also, Brook Park has a port-a-pot & Joseph&me will have to make sure that we will have access to water for our event.
To be provided by hosts Joseph & Donna 1. We will be using charcoal, as well as, hickory wood chips & chunks for smoking 2. As we are carnivores, we will have available: steelhead trout, chicken, & pork country style ribs 3. Our homemade banana walnut cake 4. Bean salad 5. Case of .5L Perrier 6. Fresh fruit-bananas, apple pears 7. Our homemade BBQ sauce, mostly used while cooking
Suggested list of items to bring 1. Any food that you would like to cook on the grill as a grill is also available for cooking 2. Napkins, plates, cups, utensils, BBQ sauce, condiments, beverages 3. Folks those who would like to take food as they leave, please bring aluminum foil, plastic bags 4. Veggie foods 5. Snacks of your choosing

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  • Simon K.

    I must say, I had a most excellent time.

    October 12, 2010

  • Delores

    Thanks Donna & Joseph for hosting a really lovely BBQ. Marvin & I had a wonderful time and the food was really delicious. I still dreaming about the fish & the pear tart. Yummy!!

    October 11, 2010

  • Delores

    It was a great party, fantastic food, music and atmosphere was really comfortable and laid back. We got a chance to see Donna & Joseph's hive inspection, That went really well under Jim's supervision. I had a wonderful time.

    October 11, 2010

  • wen

    thank you, donna + joseph! great food, great music, great people!

    October 11, 2010

  • Oona

    great to meet some good people.

    October 11, 2010

  • Nicole T.

    A glorious day!!

    October 11, 2010

  • Susan N.

    Thanks, Donna and Joseph. Such a magical oasis you and your community have created. Great seeing all the people and tasting the delicious variety of food. Nice.

    October 10, 2010

  • Liane

    Donna & Joseph --Thank you for hosting such a fabulous event! Cannot remember when I've seen such a bounty come together so smoothly.
    You are amazing!

    It was wonderful to be among friends, both beekeepers and gardeners,
    and to have such a pleasant day in all respects.
    Thanks to all who attended.

    October 10, 2010

  • Joseph Franklyn M.

    ooh - I am smoking blue fish and eggplant as well! Gonna be goooood.

    October 9, 2010

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