Around this time of year, New Yorkers always seem to be jet setting around the world – chasing the sun and beaches. You likely see it in your Instagram feeds – exotic islands filled with New Yorkers sitting by the water, eating wonderful meals. While our island may lack the Mediterranean Sea and white sandy beaches, there is no shortage of delicious food. What if we told you that you can take a ferry from one island to another to enjoy an afternoon of deliciousness? What if we told you that you can do it from the comfort of your home city? The islands we’re talking about are Manhattan (obviously) and Pig Island. No, not the island in the Bahamas that takes its unofficial name from the fact that it is populated by a colony of feral pigs that live on the island and in the surrounding shallows but the food festival in Brooklyn!
Pig Island was conceived by Jimmy Carbone and Josh Ozersky who provide NYC Chefs with pigs purchased directly from small farms. Pig Island aims to educate consumers and serve delicious food! This year Pig Island is proud to source from Flying Pigs Farm in Washington County, NY. This is like the most epic cookout you’ve ever been to!
Food Karma Projects hosts the event on September 7. There will be more than 20 chefs who come together for this pork-laden festival on the Red Hook, Brooklyn Waterfront and compete for the most delicious porcine dishes. There will also be craft beer, hard cider, spirits, and other food offerings – all-included with a general admissions ticket! This year marks the 10th Annual Pig Island NYC and they are proud to honor their founding mission by supporting small, sustainable farms with the best practices!
We have been visiting Pig Island for years and can tell you that it is something we never get bored of and look forward to every year. The best part is that it’s still summer, after Labor Day and on the water! We always travel by ferry and use it as our way of keeping our summer vacation going!
If you’re not as delusional as us, come for the meat! You will not be disappointed. For more information and tickets, visit pigisland.com!