Brooklyn is celebrating autumn full force, with harvest festivals, pie bake-offs and an entire roster of Halloween activities. Prospect Farm is getting in on the action with a unique twist of their own. They’ll be hosting a traditional Fall Harvest Festival on October 30th on their urban farm and as an additional incentive for fall fanatics there will also be a soup cook-off. The Fall Harvest Festival will run from 11 AM to 4 PM at Prospect Farm, located on 1194 Prospect Avenue.
The proud Brooklynites who registered for the soup-off can bring their favorite homemade soup with them to the festival and try to win the honor of being declared the best in Brooklyn, among other cool prizes. The only requirements are at least one locally sourced ingredient and enough soup to feed 8-12 people. The judges of this soup-off will be local well known culinary blogger Brandon Maya and Joe Brancaccio, owner of Brancaccio’s Food Shop. The turnout should be decent, since the festival and the cook-off have already gotten some press at the Huffington Post. In addition various Brooklyn blogs have written about it and volunteers distributed flyers Saturday 10/16 for the event.
Aside from the soup-off, there will also be games, face painting, tours of the farm, and of course music. Local residents should make sure to drop by. No festival would be complete without food and music and Prospect Park will have plenty of both.