If you know Tanya Fields, you know that she knows food and she knows how to throw down some good ol’ fashioned cooking. If you REALLY know her then you know that she’s also an outstanding singer (rumor has it that she’ll be singing at this fundraising brunch). But if you REALLY, REALLY know Tanya, then you know that she walks the talk and is one our borough’s leaders in food justice, environmental justice and so many social issues impacting our communities.
That is why on Sunday, March 15th, Tanya Fields, affectionately known as Mama Tanya, along with her organization, ‘The BLK Projek” will be hosting a ‘Brunch With Mama Tanya’ (I got my ticket, do you?!)
Fields tells us:
“Sunday, March 15th from 12 – 4pm join the BLK Projek for an afternoon of southern inspired culinary delights, performances, remembrance and unlimited mimosas at Brunch With Mama Tanya. Executive Director, Tanya Fields will guest chef a southern themed, buffet style Brunch to raise funds for The BLK Projek’s Libertad Urban Farm. The BLK Projek addresses food justice for marginalized women and youth by utilizing the “Good Food Movement” to create economic development opportunities for marginalized women and youth of color. Our programs include the South Bronx Mobile Market and Libertad Urban Farm. Next Sunday’s brunch will raise funds for our urban farm which has it’s first Spring workday Saturday, March 28th. So grab a ticket and nosh on bananas foster french toast, chicken & waffles, curry carrot salad and sweet cornbread with a spring compote and basil whipped cream. Eat great food for a great cause. http://www.theblkprojek.org/purchase-your-brunch-with-mama-tanya-tickets“
According to the event description, the event will be a locally sourced (where available), down home, southern style Sunday brunch guest chef’ed by Executive Director, Tanya Fields and hosted by BLK Projek member Imani Vidal. Join us, Sunday, March 15th from 12-4pm for a brunch prepared lovingly by “Mama Tanya” as if you were in her own little Bronx kitchen. If you are following her on Instagram then you have most likely drooled over her culinary delights and now she’ll share them with you. An afternoon of southern style culinary treats, performances, presentations and celebration, we will inform you of our progress thus far with the Libertad Urban Farm and share our vision for the future.
Tickets to Brunch with Mama Tanya start at $50 per person. While this is a fundraiser we would like to see a significant number of community residents in attendance so we are offering a limited number of “Pay as You Can” tickets to community members and we have special rates for group tickets. Please contact info (at) theblkprojek (dot) org or 718.635.0951 for more details.
Proceeds for this fundraiser will benefit our Libertad Urban Farm project. Our first Spring workday is March 28th. Can’t make the fundraiser? Consider donating to our crowdfunding campaign on Fundrazr.
Casita Maria is located at 928 Simpson St, Bx, NY 10459.