Eat Pie and Shop
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 11:38 AM | Blaine Ashley
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Cobble Hill’s PS29′s  fourth annual Eat Pie and Shop is taking place this Sunday December 2nd from 11am to 4pm. The pie filled fest will include a Holiday Gift Fair, Pie Social and celebrity-judged baking contest, with proceeds benefiting the local school’s PTA funded arts and enrichment programs.

The pie competition will be an afternoon highlight, as bakers are invited to bring pies to be judged by parents and a panel of celebrity judges.  The panel will include Gail Simmons, Food & Wine and “Top Chef” judgeMelissa Clark, food columnist for the New York Times, Gia Giasullo, co-founder of Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, Steven Gutterman, Executive Chef of Gastronomie 491 and local restaurant owner Jeff Lederman, of Strong Place, Bocca Lupo and Nectar.  The winner will receive a gift package from Food & Wine and bragging rights for the year!  Judging will take place at 1pm.

Local bakers – both amateurs and professionals – will supply a wide variety of pies, for $5 per tasting ticket.  Pies will range in flavors, from fruit to creamy, savory and nut, so shoppers can come to shop, eat lunch and get dessert. To top off the pie, kids and adults are invited to try delicious frozen custard from Danny Meyers, Shake Shack now in Downtown Brooklyn.  And make sure to taste holiday treats donated by Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain.

The Gift Fair will highlight local artisans, craftspeople and merchants, and promises to provide a huge variety of handmade, local and sustainable gift-giving choices, from jewelry, to exclusive eco-friendly Brooklyn clothing from Dumbo’s Half Pint Citizens to handmade and classic toys from fork + pencil.  More than thirty different vendors from the local Brooklyn flea markets will be displaying and selling their handmade goods.

And, Toys for Tots donations will be hand collected by our US Marines!  Consider purchasing toys for donation from fork + pencil, who will be donating all profits to PS 29.  And while you shop, children can make holiday gifts the whole family will cherish by participating in free arts workshops by Brooklyn Craft Workshop or face painting by Mini Max Toys & Cuts.  Or give a smile!  Professional photographers will be holding holiday photo shoots, with all proceeds going to PS 29.

For more information click here.

Tags: Gia Giasullo, PS29, Melissa Clark, Sweet Tooth, Jeff Lederman, Food & Wine, Shake Shack, Gail Simmons, Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain