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

Market Dinner at Fresh Hamptons, April 27

March 28, 2014 in Past Events

Sunday, April 27, 2014
6:30 pm
Fresh Hamptons Restaurant
 203 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY
Cost: $85 per person, INCLUDES 3 DRINKS PER GUEST, GRATUITY & TAX.  Reservations are required: 631-537-4700
Deadline for reservations is Friday, April 25th. Space is limited to 75 guests.

A communal dinner created by Chef Todd Jacobs, especially for Slow Food East End

Menu includes 2 drinks, choice of MERLOT LENZ NORTH FORK OF LI, NY, CHARDONNAY MARTHA CLARA NORTH FORK OF LI, NY, LONG IRELAND CELTIC ALE (ON TAP)

WELCOME RECEPTION AT BAR

HOWARD PICKERELL’S PECONIC PRIDE OYSTERS
GRILLED OYSTERS WITH CHIVE BEURRE BLANC
RAW OYSTERS WITH JALAPENO-YUZU & SCALLION MIGNONETTE
CRISP TEMPURA BATTERED OYSTERS WITH OLD BAY AIOLI

FIRST COURSE

CLASSIC FRENCH ONION SOUP
MELTED MECOX BAY DAIRY GRUYERE CHEESE
(tasting portions)

MAIN COURSE – SERVED FAMILY STYLE

OVEN ROASTED LOCAL SKATE WITH LEMONGRASS & KAFFIR-LIME VINAIGRETTE
PAN ROASTED RALEIGH FARMS ORGANIC CHICKEN WITH FRESH ROSEMARY & PAN GRAVY
BRAISED MECOX BAY HERITAGE PORK OSSO BUCCO MILANESE WITH LOCAL ORGANIC TOMATOES
LOCAL ORGANIC GREENS & GRILLED ASPARAGUS SAUTÉED WITH GARLIC
CREAMY LOCAL ORGANIC CORN POLENTA WITH LOCAL DRIED TOMATOES
MECOX BAY SUNRISE & BASCAM BLEU CHEDDAROVEN ROASTED ORGANIC ROOT VEGETABLES
CARROTS, TURNIPS, PARSNIPS, BEETS & YAMS WITH CARAMELIZED ONION, SEA SALT & KAFFIR LIME OIL

DESSERT

WARM LOCAL ORGANIC PEACH PRESERVE TART WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM

 

 

Newest School Garden Hosts 1st “Empty Bowls”

March 17, 2014 in Past Events

A fundraiser to benefit the Shelter Island Edible School Garden
and the Shelter Island Food Pantry

Sunday, Marcy 30
Shelter Island School Cafeteria
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Tickets at the door: $15 adult, $10 senior, $5 children, $30 max per family

Kiddie arts and crafts & 50/50 raffle

4th Annual Joshua Levine / Slow Food East End Dinner & Cocktail Party

February 19, 2014 in Past Events

Please join us on Sunday April 6th, 2014.

Event Details:
5:00 PM – Cocktail party & silent auction at Dodds & Eder, Sag Harbor, NY (SOLD OUT)

7:00 PM – Dinner at American Hotel (SOLD OUT)

The Online Silent Auction is still available: Click here to place your bid!

Support Hampton Bays School Garden with Soup and Ice cream Supper

January 29, 2014 in Past Events

Soup and Sundae Night, Wednesday,February 12th,  5:00-7:00 PM.
Hampton Bays Middle School Cafe

Featuring soups prepared by chefs from from Hampton Bays restaurants. Bring a bowl, buy a hand painted bowl, or use one of theirs.
Taste as many soups as you like and enjoy ice cream from Carvel.
Admission $5 children and seniors; $10 adults.

Winter Farmers’ Markets Open in Riverhead and Bridgehampton

January 13, 2014 in Past Events

Riverhead’s  a new, weekly indoor market will on Saturday, February 1, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.. at the former Swezey’s, 117 East Main Street, across the street from Suffolk Theater.

Holly Browder of Browder’s Birds in Southold, who is helping organize the market, reports that 35 East End purveyors have already signed up to offer up local goods. A Taste of the North Fork, Long Island Livestock Co., Goodale Farms, Carissa Breads, Merkin Fisheries and the Southampton Soap Company are among the vendors. Only locally produced products and food are permitted.

The market will run through May 17, and vendors are still being recruited.  Click here for a registration form.

Topping Rose House Restaurant and Inn in Bridgehampton is also hosting a winter farmers market on a monthly basis in its Barn event space. The next market will be held on February 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and it will continue every third Saturday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. for the duration of the season.

 

LI Agricultural Forum January 16-17, 2014

January 13, 2014 in Past Events

The Long Island Agricultural Forum (Ag Forum) returns for its 33rd year to Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus in Riverhead on Thursday and Friday, January 16th and 17th.

This two-day conference will include topics focusing on the interests of Long Island’s agricultural and horticultural industries. All growers and dealers in these industries are encouraged to attend. The Forum provides the opportunity to keep up-to-date on the latest issues and technology, as well as to accrue important pesticide recertification credits. Registration is $45/person. For more information or a registration form, call Linda Holm at 631-727-7850, ext 341, or visit www.ccesuffolk.org for the complete schedule.