A notice from Robert Shepherd, market manager at the McCarren Park Greenmarket and from GrowNYC:

Farmers Market Winter Warm Up
Wednesday, December 7, 7 – 10 p.m.
The Bell House

149 7th Street, Brooklyn (between 2nd and 3rd Ave.)
Tickets, $40

Join farmers market operators, GrowNYC’s Greenmarket and Harvest Home for an end-of-season party to wring out a soggy year and plant some hope for a strong harvest in 2012. Warm up to winter and dance our regional farmers into the night with music by Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens and Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band at the Bell House.

All proceeds benefit the Greenmarket and Harvest Home farmers who were hardest hit by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

  • Featuring live performances by Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens (8 p.m.) and Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band (9 p.m.)
  • ‘Cookbook Library’ silent auction, featuring 25 new titles by Mario Batali, Melissa Clark, Paula Wolfert and many more
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres by Great Performances featuring seasonal bounty, as well as cheese, pickles and baked goods provided by local farmers marketproducers
  • Cash bar, with $3 Brooklyn Lager on special all night