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.

Schools Gardens To Host Benefits

January 11, 2014 in Past Events

 “Souper Bowls”: Second Annual North Fork Benefit,

Sunday, March 2 at the Greenport School Cafeteria, Noon to 3 pm.
Admission $10 for adults and $5 for children
Bring your bowl and spoon, sample as many luscious soups as you’d like provided by local restaurants.

Music by Second Hands. Arts and crafts.

Proceeds to be shared by Greenport and Southold School Gardens

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Gerry Hayden Fundraiser Event: Sunday Feb. 23, 2014, 4:30pm-7pm

January 11, 2014 in Past Events

gerry haden videoSOLD OUT! The Gerry Hayden Tasting Event at Kontokosta Winery has reached maximum capacity and we have stopped taking reservations. The support for Gerry has been overwhelming. Thank you for your interest in attending this event. If you would like to make a donation that will go directly to help provide for Gerry’s quality of life care, you may do so by clicking here.

If you would like to make a DONATION that will go directly to help provide for Gerry’s quality of life care, you may do so by clicking here.

We hope to see you at a future Slow Food East End event.

Celebrate Chef Gerry Hayden & The North Fork Table and Inn at a very special tasting event at Kontokosta Winery, 825 North Road (Route 25), Greenport, NY.

Kontokosta Winery, Slow Food East End and notable East End Chefs come together to honor Gerry Hayden’s exceptional culinary accomplishments, his ongoing commitment to nurturing our local, sustainable farm culture and his many efforts to promote education and awareness about the good food movement. Learn more about Chef Hayden as he speaks openly and eloquently about his life-long passion for good food and his ongoing fight against ALS. Money raised will help provide for his quality of life care.

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Kontokosta Winery is the North Fork’s first tasting room and winery with a waterfront location on the Long Island Sound.

32nd Annual Organic Farming & Gardening Conference, January 24-26, 2014

January 8, 2014 in Past Events

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Join NOFA for its annual, one of the largest sustainable agriculture conferences in the East.  The conference strives to inspire, inform, and provide an unparalleled opportunity for networking and for reciprocal teaching and learning.
More than 80 workshops are offerend as well as a special children’s conference, entertainment, and the most delicious meals made from food donated by NOFA farmers. Whether you’re a beginning or experienced farmer, organic gardener, dedicated homesteader, or food advocate, there’s something for you.
Location: Saratoga Hilton & City Center, Saratoga Springs, NY  
Receive a $10 discount when you register by Dec. 13th.
To register online, click here or call 585-271-1979 x509 Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm to register.