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Hattie Carthan Community Garden Annual Food Heritage Festival

Saturday, June 23, 2018

2:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

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One of the most interesting things about the food of the African diaspora is how closely it connects the people who prepare it, often without them even realizing it. There are several characters that almost all cuisines of the African Diaspora share: seasoning technique; cooking techniques such as stewing and frying; the prevalence of starchy mashes or porridges eaten with stews and soups or on their own. Among African, Latin, and Caribbean cuisines, ingredients are nearly identical, most likely due to the similarity in climate. Tropical foods such as plantains, cassava, coconuts, and palm oil are staples in West African and Afro-Brazilian cooking. The distinctive ingredients of southern cuisine, as well as the style of cooking them, have been common for centuries in Africa.

We invite you to taste our rich heritage in the bountiful garden!

All dishes are homemade much of our greens and salads are grown in the garden:

  • Meat Plate - $10 (3 choices of meat)
  • Vegetarian Plate - $8
  • Homemade Pies - $2 per slice
  • Sorrel & Herb Drinks - $2
  • Fresh Fruit Smoothies 
  • Roast Corn - $3
  • Sage Sausages - $2
  • Chicken foot Souse - $2 
  • Bowl - $3

*Southern BBQ Galore * Wild Meat * Live Blues Music * Live Farm Animals*

For any questions on this event, please contact Yonnette Fleming at (718) 638-3566 or


Hattie Carthan Garden (in Hattie Carthan Community GardenThis is an Accessible location
719 Marcy Avenue, Brooklyn
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Food available for purchase between $2 to $10.

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(718) 638-3566

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