A Victory for the Neighborhood: Brooklyn Victory Garden

by Emily on January 10, 2011 · 6 comments

in Food,Local Businesses

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Inside Brooklyn Victory Garden"]Inside Brooklyn Victory Garden[/caption] Brooklyn Victory Garden is a food lover's dream mini-market - the tiny shop sells only sustainable meats and dairy and all their packaged goods come from producers right here in New York City or from a little further afield in New England. I'm a proud resident of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. When people ask me where I live, I usually say Fort Greene since I live on the border between the two neighborhoods and people seem to be more familiar with Fort Greene. We have fewer fancy things in Clinton Hill than our neighbor to the west, but a beautiful thing happened a couple of months ago when Brooklyn Victory Garden quietly opened shop right between the bodegas and Golden Krust shops of Fulton Street. Walking in, shoppers are surrounded by meat and cheese cases labeled with names of local farms and producers. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="338" caption="Locally-grown cornish game hens at Brooklyn Victory Garden"]Locally-grown cornish game hens at Brooklyn Victory Garden[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Sausages from Salumeria Biellese of Manhattan at Brooklyn Victory Garden"]Sausages from Salumeria Biellese of Manhattan at Brooklyn Victory Garden[/caption] The list of local food artisans repped on their shelves goes on and on, but some of my favorites they carry are My Friend's Mustard, Schoolhouse Kitchen, Rick's Picks, Brooklyn Brine and Hot Bread Kitchen. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Pies from The Blue Stove in Williamsburg, Brooklyn"]Pies from The Blue Stove in Williamsburg, Brooklyn[/caption] They've got a case of gorgeous cheeses. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cheese! At Brooklyn Victory Garden"]Cheese! At Brooklyn Victory Garden[/caption] Brooklyn Victory Garden goes beyond great groceries. Co-owner Tess Gill said the shop plans to begin coffee services at 7 am with bread and pastries in late January. The shop also carries artwork, accessories by my favorite jewelry designer, New Yorker Erica Weiner, and thrift store finds including glassware. Gill and her husband Tom Bartos opened the business in October after having lived in the neighborhood for three years. Behind their motto of "Local goods for the local good" is a desire to bring their neighbors truly healthy food at reasonable prices. As you know, Mouth of the Border loves entrepreneurs and supporting local food businesses. Stop into Brooklyn Victory Garden and give them a warm welcome. Tell them Mouth of the Border sent you! Brooklyn Victory Garden 920 Fulton Street NY 11238 (718) 398-9100 http://brooklynvictorygarden.com/ Follow BVG on Twitter Like BVG on Facebook Check out more photos from inside BVG on Flickr. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="We live in Brooklyn, baby!"]We live in Brooklyn, baby![/caption]

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  • http://www.jonathanlandau.com/ jzlandau

    Love this place. Checked it out last weekend. Where else can you pick up a shirt and a hangar?

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      I see what you did there ;-)

      Happy to see your name in the comments, JZ! Another recent post of mine is
      featured on Scoutmob today: http://scoutmob.com/new-york/scoutfinds/1056

      Good times.

  • http://skimkim.com Skimkim

    They have our stuff there, too! Go git some Skimchee, BK. Great post. Keep it up. http://skimkim.com & http://blog.skimkim.com

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      Thank you so much for your comment, and for stopping by. LOVE your stuff! So
      excited to have such great stuff for sale all in one spot, especially in my
      nabe.

      • http://skimkim.com Skimkim

        You’re so lucky. I live in Sunset Park, BK where my local food choices are dunkin donuts & KFC. Hmph. Oh well, it’s a huge apartment! We’ll keep you updated on what’s new!

        • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

          You live in Brooklyn’s Chinatown (and mini Latin America!) and you say these
          are your choices. Oh nooooooo. When I get out there for the site we MUST go
          eating together. I need a little DD in my life from time to time, but as for
          the rest, you have even more ethnic food choices than do I.

          And yes, please do keep me posted! xo

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