November 8, 2012 in Past Events
Slow Food East End awarded $4,000 in aid to school gardens at its annual meeting in Bridgehampton on September 30. Grants of $500 each went to eight area schools: Bridgehampton School, East Hampton High School, Greenport School, Hampton Bays Middle School, Sag Harbor School, Southold School, Springs School, and Tuckahoe School.
“Being able to help our local schools start and develop school gardens has been a mission of our East End chapter of Slow Food, since our founding in 2004 at the American Hotel. With the sustained generosity of the Levine family and the Josh Levine Memorial Foundation, we are able to provide funds for garden tools and supplies to schools this year, which builds on the technical support we are currently providing through the Josh Levine Foundation Internship Program where three master farmers are working with local schools to start and sustain gardens. It is fitting that we give out these first school supply grants at Hayground, site of our first Slow Food School Greenhouse” said Mary Morgan, president of SFEE.
The grants were specifically tailored to meet the needs of already established gardens helping with day to day needs rather than larger improvements. The monies will be used for a variety of projects and materials including compost bins, irrigation, tools, hoop houses, seeds, bedding plants, and wintering beds.
The winning schools are members of Edible School Gardens of the East End, an informal alliance that brings teachers and parents together to share ideas on how to best plan, develop and promote school gardens. At this time, the group has includes 16 East End schools. The remaining eight are Childhood Development Center of the Hamptons. Hayground, Orient, Quogue, Ross Lower and Upper Schools, Southampton, and Westhampton School,
September 2, 2012 in Past Events
The NY Locavore Challenge is a month-long campaign this September aimed at motivating consumers across NY state to eat local organic foods. Sponsored by NOFA-NY (Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY), the goal is to educate consumers about how to make healthy and ethical food choices and to cook with in-season, local organic foods while supporting local sustainable farms and food businesses.
This year’s program is versatile, fun and FREE! Participants have the option of signing up for either a Bite-Sized (choose 1), a Meal-Sized (choose 2) or a Feast-Sized (choose 3) Challenge.
Here are just a few of the fun ways you can take the challenge. Some are easy. If you’re a “Slow Foodie”, then you’re probably already doing many of these things – so challenge yourself by picking something that you haven’t thought of doing. Here are just a few of the options:
Take a 250 mile day challenge
Take a 250 mile week challenge
Take a 250 mile month challenge
Shop at a farmers market, farm stand or u-pick
Join a winter CSA
Eat at least 5 servings of local, organic, fruit & veggies per day
Sip on local milk, juice, beer, wine & spirits
Try food preservation (canning, freezing, drying)
Host a Locavore Potluck
Read a Locavore book
Participate in a Crop Mob
Join the Millions Against Monsanto Campaign
Lobby your food store to include more local product
Click here for the 2012 Locavore Challenge Registration Form and take a look at the entire list of ways to participate in the Locavore Challenge. Then let us know how many Slow Food East End members and friends are participating in this month-long campaign. Simply go to the Locavore Challenge Event on Slow Food East End’s Facebook page and hit “Join” if you want to take the challenge. We’ll be able to see how many people plan to participate. Our goal: 100!
September 2, 2012 in Past Events
|The Sixth Annual North Fork Foodie Tour
Sunday, September 9, 2012 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate the North Fork’s BountyFUN FOR THE FAMILY!
Partially underwritten by our generous sponsors:
The North Fork of Long Island is famous for delectable fare. Think Peconic Bay scallops and Long Island duck, strawberries, potatoes and wines. The tradition of farming has continued and expanded. Now it’s taken on yet another life as artisas have begun to produce distinctive foods and explore methods of sustainable agriculture. The North Fork Foodie Tour gives you a chance to meet the extraordinary people who have dedicated their lives to producing unique local foods and wines and learn how they do it.
August 21, 2012 in Past Events
Slow Food East End Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Hayground School, 151 Mitchells Lane, Bridgehampton, NY
RSVP: Mary Morgan at email@example.com
Slow Food East End’s Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper will be begin with the annual business meeting and election of officers, followed by a wonderful potluck meal of local foods prepared by Slow Food members (that means all of us)! If you’ve attended previous annual meetings, you know how much fun this is! And if you’ve never come to the annual meeting before, this is your opportunity to meet your fellow members and learn more about our chapter and the Slow Food movement on the East End.
Are you interested in becoming a part of the Slow Food leadership?
We are looking for candidates to run in our election as leaders. Because of its origins in Italy, sometimes Slow Food uses nominclature that is odd to U.S. ears. A “leader” is what other groups might call a board member.
We are a volunteer organization and the health and success of our chapter depends on members like you offering your talents and time to serve on committees and on the board. Please contact Mary Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. It’s a wonderful way to get to know people within the food community on the East End and to help educate the public about good, clean, fair food.
We really hope you can join us.
Please bring a dish for 6-8 people to share. We look forward to seeing you there!
August 10, 2012 in Past Events
This year’s Grown on Long Island Day will include a chef ‘”Seafood Throw-down’” and a farm food challenge.
The second annual countywide farmers market, Grown on Long Island Day, will be held at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center at 350 Yaphank Avenue in Yaphank from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, August 17th.
Admission to the event is free. Fresh local produce, including seafood, vegetables & fruits, wine, local artisan cheeses and jams, and Long Island grown perennials will be available for purchase from local farmers. Come and enjoy games and activities for kids as well as $2 wagon rides. Explore the century-old working farm, visit our animals and learn about historic and modern agriculture. Visit www.grownonlongisland.com for more information.
As part of the day, New York Sea Grant is hosting a Chef Seafood Throwdown. Two well-known local chefs will prepare a dish using local seafood and ingredients from the market. The dishes will then be judged by a panel of guest judges! The Throwdown begins at 11:00 am and judging will be held at 12:30 pm.
A Kids Sandwich Food Challenge for ages 9 and over will be held at 11:00 am. Come with your favorite bread and we will provide the rest! Participants will “shop” at select vendors to make their sandwich creation. $5 entry fee. (Register in advance at 631-852-4602.)
August 1, 2012 in Past Events
Alice Waters and the Edible Schoolyard Project have launched a new website called edibleschoolyard.org for educators to share lessons and best practices for school garden, kitchen and lunch programs around the world. The site also maps the growth of the edible education movement as programs join, creating a tool for members to connect with one another.
As leaders in the edible education movement, it is very important for the Slow Food community to have a large presence on edibleschoolyard.org. We encourage you to become a member of this group (by simply registering on the website) and to share this information with your friends and colleagues.
July 30, 2012 in Past Events
August 19th 5-7:30pm
Celebration, featuring a buffet of traditonal Indian foods prepared by local chefs, complimented by local wines.
Tickets: $125 pp. includes a one year membership to the Museum; contributions welcome.
A new effort to revitalize an important cultural center here, the Southold Indian Museum on its 50th anniversary. The museum – home of the Long Island Chapter of the New York Archeological Association, est. 1925 — houses one of New York’s most significant collections of Long Island aboriginal atitifacts, with over 100,000, many collected by local amateur archeologists, and one of the largest collections of Algonquin ceramic pottery, an impressive collection of Projectile points and clovis points, dating back to 8,000 B.C.
Southold Indian Museum, 1080 Main Bayview Rd, Southold. Open Saturdays & Sundays 1:30-4:30pm
July 15, 2012 in Past Events
A Field to Plate Dinner to benefit the new North Fork Education Initiative will be held at the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm in Jamesport on Saturday, August 12, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Top local chefs will share their favorite dishes featuring the bounty of the season. Live music, dinner, a silent auction and farm tour will make this a very special evening on the North Fork. The North Fork Education Invitiative
The North Fork Education Initiative (NFEI) is a new nonprofit on the East End whose mission is to create educational programs and opportunities with a focus on arts, environment and community.