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Brooklyn Slate Company in Red Hook, Brooklyn is the third story in my three part series shot for Nona Brooklyn about makers of food related products in Brooklyn.
I have wanted to do a story about Brooklyn Slate Company since I purchased one of their beautiful Slate Cheese Boards over a year ago. Husband and wife team Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka live and work in Red Hook Brooklyn and source the black, red and green slate from Kristy's family quarry in Upstate New York. Pieces are carefully handpicked and transported to their studio for additional cutting and cleaning to make them food safe. After giving each one its signature rough edges they are then packaged in small batches using materials that can later be repurposed. They have also cut custom boards for Williams-Sonoma and many fine establishments in Brooklyn use their boards such as Mast Brothers Chocolate, Baked, Stinky Bklyn, Beer Table, Fort Defiance, home/made and Parish Hall.
The Company has since expanded enormously and now produces a whole line of slate products and accessories including slate beverage coasters, placemats, garden markers and their popular terrarium rocks. Additionally they produce wooden cheese knives, mineral oil and soapstones for the life of your cheese board and have most recently added a showroom which is open to the public, in Red Hook, where they feature other specialty items for gatherings and the home.
Visit their showroom at 305 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn or you can find more information or order from their website here http://www.brooklynslate.com/