Edible Garden Festival

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The Edible Garden returns to the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, bringing plenty of fun for adults and kids alike, with cooking demonstrations in the Whole Foods Market® Family Garden Kitchen, daily, family-friendly activities, and hands-on gardening.  As a Garden friend and chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali has a featured role during The Edible Garden. Visit “Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens,” an interactive space filled with beds of vegetables and herbs where you can pick up recipes for his popular dishes, and learn how to create fresh, seasonal family meals.  The fun culminates with a visit by Mario himself during the Festival in September!  Edible Garden Festival: Sunday, September 23, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden.  Take part in a day long festival of Edible Garden fun exploring “Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens,” cooking demonstrations by NYBG staff, gardening activities, and food sampling in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden.  Activity lineup:  Take a drop in tour of the chef beds in ”Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens”.  Decorate a harvest bag to use to shop for fresh ingredients for your favorite Mario Batali recipes.  Make a chef’s hat to wear when practicing your culinary skills.  Solve Mario’s Menu Mystery to help you explore the chef beds in ”Mario Batali’s Kitchen Gardens”.  Sit in on cooking demonstrations by Family Garden chefs at 11 a.m., 1, and 3 p.m. at the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen.  Enjoy food sampling by vendors offering snacks and organic goodies.  Edible Garden Festival ticket includes all Festival activities and All Garden Pass access.  Non-Member Adults $25, Student/Senior $22, Kids $10/Members Free (ticket does not include Mario Batali cooking demo).  Click here for more information.