A Fundraiser for BK Farmyards Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service hosted by Jimmy’s No. 43 will bring together 20 pie enthusiasts to compete for bragging rights for the best sweet and savory pies in the city. Gourmet goodies from sponsors Jimmy’s No. 43, Whisk, and more will be awarded to the winners. The competition will take place at Jimmy’s No. 43 on Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The pie masters currently scheduled to compete include
Attendees can sample an assortment of pies and participate in a raffle to join Stacey Murphy for one day as an urban farmer, fresh eggs from BK Farmyards’ egg CSA, and reusable grocery bags from Bags for the People. A live band will join in to sweeten the festivities.
BK Farmyards is a Brooklyn based decentralized farming network increasing access to affordable, fresh food and providing new local jobs in urban agriculture. They partner with homeowners, developers, schools, and organizations to transform idle land into farmyard. All proceeds from this event go toward developing a 1-acre plot at the High School for Public Service in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. BK Farmyards has incorporated science, health, physical education, and art into the school curriculum. In addition to participating in after-school volunteer days on the farm, the students have established a Farm Club, and they will work on the farm through a summer youth employment program to learn sustainable agriculture and community leadership.