Conversation with Ben "Moody" Harney
Join the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center for a virtual conversation with Moody Harney, whose black-owned mobile oyster cart and catering business The Real Mothershuckers (based in NYC) was inspired by Thomas Downing. Downing was the son of freed enslaved parents and built a highly successful business selling oysters throughout the city. Mr. Harney will explain how overfishing and water pollution affected oyster beds in New York Harbor in the19th century and led to the shift of oysters from streetfood to luxury food in the 20th century. Harney’s talk will conclude with a Q&A, and will also be available for viewing at a later date.