Celebrate Food Day – Sunday, October 12th

October 1, 2014 in Past Events

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Slow Food East End is hosting a food drive and Snail Supper on Sunday, October 12, during Columbus Day weekend. Officially Food Day isn’t until October 24th, but we’re celebrating early!

Event: Slow Food SuperFood Drive Snail Supper
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time: 4:30 – 7:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: Dodds & Eder Landscape Design Center, 11 Bridge St., Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Phone: (631) 725-1175

Please RSVP Below:
Food Day is an annual national event that inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. It ties in perfectly with Slow Food’s mission to educate people about the benefits of good, clean, and fair food for all.

Slow Food East End will celebrate Food Day with a SuperFood Drive Snail Supper, a community potluck dinner that offers you an opportunity to share delicious, nutritious food with others in our community – both at the potluck dinner and through your donation to a food pantry.

Our Food Day celebration will be educational, including a fermentation demonstration by health coach Nadia Ernestus. This event is FREE and open to the public. All you need to do is bring a SuperFood dish for the potluck supper and a SuperFood donation for food pantries on the East End!

What to Bring:

1. For the potluck supper, please bring a “SuperFood” dish that serves 6-8 people. If possible, it should be made from local, seasonal ingredients and homemade. What exactly are “superfoods”? The term “superfoods” refers to foods rich in especially healthful nutrients such as antioxidants, healthy fats, fiber and phytochemicals. Examples of superfoods include dried fruit, oatmeal, almonds, peanut butter, canned tomatoes, dry or canned beans, whole grains, barley and lentils. Just Google “superfoods” and you’ll get a multitude of “top 10″ lists of delicious foods that are packed with nutrients.

2. For your donation to the Food Pantry, please bring a non-perishable food that fits into the “SuperFood”category. See below for suggestions. This event is BYOB, so bring whatever beverage you prefer. If you want, make your drink a SuperFood, too! Please also bring a serving utensil for your dish.

Can’t come but want to make a donation? Please drop pff your SuperFood donation at Dodds & Eder over the Columbus Day weekend. Hours are Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Dodds & Eder is located at 11 Bridge Street in Sag Harbor.

What is Food Day?

Food Day is an event to inspire Americans to improve their own diets and work toward solving food-related problems at the local, state, and national level. Food Day was started by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and other food leaders in 2011. Last year over 5,000 events took place throughout the United States.

Food Day inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies. This year, Food Day will have a special focus on food access and justice for food and farm workers.

This annual event involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists, united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it.

With Food Day, we can celebrate our food system when it works and fix it when it’s broken. You can read more about Food Day by clicking here.

Our thanks to Dodds & Eder for sharing their beautiful showroom with Slow Food for this event. There’s room for all, so make your reservation today!

Super Snail Supper and Annual Chapter Meeting – 2014

August 11, 2014 in Past Events

annual-potluckAll members and friends of Slow Food East End are invited to attend a Super Snail Supper and our Annual Meeting on Sunday, Sep 21, 2014, 4-7pm at the Shelter Island Historical Society. We want this to be the biggest and best Snail Supper and Annual Meeting ever!

This is a FREE event and it’s open to all, members and friends alike. It’s the highlight of the year! Just bring a favorite “slow” dish to share and a serving utensil. BYOB, too. This is a family-friendly event, as long as your kids will eat their veggies.

Havens House Barn on the Historical Society’s grounds is a beautiful historic building. It’s a great place for our meeting because it’s a wonderful space – and convenient for just about everyone. We hope you will take this opportunity to:

  • Learn more about our Slow Food Chapter
  • Get to know current officers and chapter leaders
  • Meet candidates for chapter leadership 
  • Share a wonderful meal with Slow Food friends

What to Bring:  A dish made from local ingredients – from your garden, your CSA, or a local farm stand or market. Bring a main dish, side dish, salad, or dessert – it’s your choice. Your dish should serve 6-8 people. Please bring a serving utensil, too. BYOB.

Volunteer to Help!
Are you willing to help us set up for the potluck and meeting? Can you stay a few minutes afterwards to help take down tables and chairs and clean up? It would be a great help!

8th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour

August 10, 2014 in Past Events

North Fork Foodie Tour
Sponsored by North Fork Reform Synagogue on
Sunday Sep 7, 2014, 10am – 4pm

This remarkable event has become a highlight of the pleasure, education and unique environment so proudly represented on the North Fork.

New this year: 8 Hands Farm (sheep for wool, meat & cheese); Young Widows Farm for eggs; L.I. Mushroom Farm and enjoy revisiting some of your previous favorites (Catapano Dairy Farm, Lavender by the Bay, Shinn Estate Vineyards,
Koppert Cress and many more!)

Enjoy talks and demonstrations by some of the North Fork’s finest: including John Ross, one of the North Fork’s premier chefs, and Andy Lowry who will talk about oyster farming!

Chart your own course for a day exploring the bounty of the North Fork with behind-the-scenes tours and meet the extraordinary people who have dedicated their lives to the art of great local food and wine. Learn about artisanal foods, wines and new methods of sustainable agriculture.

Bring your cameras and participate in the Photo Contest as you enjoy the tour.

TICKETS:
In person at Barth’s/Riverhead, Bookhampton/Mattituck, Gallery M/Greenport, Complement the Chef/Southold.

Purchase tickets online, click here

Sustainable East End Development

August 9, 2014 in Past Events

SEED

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Al’s East End Clam Bake – Sunday Aug. 17

July 29, 2014 in Past Events

This event is SOLD OUT!
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Slow Food member Al Goldberg is hosting a Clam Bake for Slow Food members and friends. But you must RSVP! This event will take place around the poolside at Al’s home in East Hampton. Space is limited so make a quick decision and reserve your space now!

Al is a lifelong fisherman and master custom rod builder, teaching rod building in regional workshops around the country and in the local adult ed and scout programs. He has taken up cooking as a hobby since he retired. Al attends cooking school during the winter in NYC. His specialty is seafood, however his friends are constantly pestering him for Osso Buco, Short Ribs and Gravlax. He makes a mean cheesecake, too! Al is a retired corporate executive and consultant in the direct marketing industry.

What to Bring:
Al is preparing steamed lobsters and fresh corn, steamed Spanish-style clams, his famous fishcakes, and key lime cheesecake. Guests are asked to bring side dishes such as salads or other summer favorites that serve 6-8 people. In keeping with the Slow Food tradition, please keep your potluck offerings fresh and local. Bring your own favorite beverage to share – and try to make it local, too.

To help us in planning the menu, please let us know what you plan to bring using the Perfect Potluck website. Once you have RSVP’d, we’ll send you a link to this site so you can see what other guests are bringing and add your dish.

Phone: 631-668-0385

Snail Supper to Celebrate Publication of the FoodBook!

July 18, 2014 in Past Events

Event:  Snail Supper to Celebrate Publication of the FoodBook!
Date:  Friday, July 25, 2014
Time:  6:00 pm
Place:  Home of Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz, 39 Peconic Hills Drive, Southampton, NY 11968
Cost:  $20 per person for Slow Food East End members, $25 per person for non-members.

Price includes one copy per person of the new FoodBook!

Since the mission of Slow Food East End is to spread the word about the advantages (health, economic, environmental) of eating locally and seasonally, we ask you to bring a potluck dish to share that serves 6-8 people and fits in with our mission. Please bring your favorite beverage, too. Whether it’s wine, beer or something else, try to make it local.

School Garden Events Set for June 12 and 13

June 2, 2014 in Past Events

Thursday, June 12th
4-6pm
Springs School Greenhouse and Garden
Address: 48 School St, East Hampton, NY 11937
Telephone: (631) 324-0144

Next meeting at Springs School on Thursday, June 12th. Come see the Project Most Springs Seedlings program in East Hampton. Now, in its fifth year and under new garden leadership, it is a great example of how a program can be successful and sustainable. Agenda to follow.

 

Friday, June 13th
9:30-11:30am
Southould Elementary School
Address: 420 Oaklawn Ave, Southold, NY 11971
Telephone: (631) 765-5208

Attend the second annual Southold Earthfest on Friday, June 13th at Southold Elementary School (see attached flyer). Last year, this event showcased the Edible School Garden movement to the NY State Department of Education. It promises to be be even better this year. Please send your RSVP to David Gamberg and a pre-printed visitors pass will await you upon arrival.

 

RSVP to both:
Gamberg, David <dgamberg@southoldufsd.com> and Jennifer Bruer <jbruer@southoldufsd.com>

 

Shellabration Event

April 28, 2014 in Past Events

Sorry, but we are Sold Out!

 

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Josh Levine Benefit Great Success

April 14, 2014 in Past Events

A messsage from Judiann Carmack-Fayyez, Chapter Chair

Dear members and friends,

No doubt, we have a very special food community out here on the East End. With our collective energy and commitment to good, clean, and fair food, we will transform the larger food system. Reflecting on the past two events that Slow Food East End has held, the Gerry Hayden Tasting Event and the JLMF/SFEE Cocktail Party and Dinner, it is obvious that there is a shared vision and purpose among us here. More importantly, however, is this community’s continual commitment to band together in support of each other in good times and bad. In a way, this is reflected in the fair in our mantra of good, clean and fair food. Life is not always fair, as when disease or death strikes someone in their prime, and we can deal with it individually or we can rally together to make something bad turn into something good. Thankfully, our community consistently chooses the latter.

On behalf of Slow Food East End, I would like to thank all of the people in our community who contributed to make our 4th Annual Josh Levine Memorial Foundation/Slow Food East End Cocktail Party and Dinner such a great gathering and a great success. To have so many great chefs – and such splendid local food and wine – in one generously donated room at an accessible price point is a testament to the generosity and ethos of our community. In every cloud there is a silver lining and we on the East End always seem to find that silver lining. Thank you to everyone who so generously participated in the JLMF/Slow Food East End Cocktail Party at Dodds and Eder and The Dinner at the American Hotel. The edible school gardens of the East End will help to perpetuate this incredible food culture and tradition in generations to come.

Frank Trentacoste Expands Farm; to Work with Children’s Camp

April 1, 2014 in Past Events

Bhumi Farms in Amagansett, started by Frank Trentacoste last year  has increased its size from two acres to 5 acres  . “We are planning on offering more varieties of vegetables and larger servings of farm favorites,” says Frank. Even so, they expect to sell out their shares this season, so if you want to join the CSA hurry. Contact Frank at  www.bhumifarms.com

Bhumi Farms has also struck a partnership with the East Hampton Sports Camp @ Sportime. Frank will be teaching a farming elective each week to interested campers. “I’m really excited about teaching children good eating habits before they fall prey to McDonalds, Taco Bell et al and all their catchy jingles,” says Frank. I created a farm share that runs concurrent to the camp duration, so interested families will be able to pick-up their farm share while they pick-up their children. Two for one. Some of the vegetables in the farm share will be grown and harvested by the children