You’re Invited: Slow Food East End Annual Potluck Supper and Meeting

August 13, 2013 in Past Events

Sunday, September 15, 2013
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shelter Island Historical Society
Havens House Barn
16 South Ferry Road
Shelter Island, NY 11964

All members and friends of our chapter are invited – and encouraged – to attend. This event is free, open to all – and it’s really the highlight of the year. Havens House Barn is a beautiful reproduction of a historic building convenient to both the North and South Forks. Bring a favorite “slow” dish to share and a serving utensil. BYOB, too.

Order of Business  FUN!

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

Please RSVP!

We’d like to know if you are coming so we can plan accordingly.

Please email Linda Slezak at LndSlzk1@gmail.com to confirm your attendance.

All For the East End Bash to Benefit Local Non-Profits

June 23, 2013 in Past Events

All For The East End is planning the biggest party of the summer to raise money for East End nonprofit organizations and 1000 discounted tickets are available right now*. It will be a fab night of grooving and moving to Nile Rodgers and Chic, plus Swedish DJ sensation Avicii. This fun music event is a benefit for All For The East End (AFTEE), a unique charitable organization focused solely on raising money for the nonprofits that make the East End of Long Island such a great place to live.

Proceeds from the concert will support AFTEE’s establishment of an East End Fund. Nonprofits will have the opportunity to apply for grants from this fund, so our chapter could benefit from this event.

Event:  AFTEE’s Nile Rodgers Dance Party – East End
Date:  Monday, August 19, 2013
Time:  5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location:  Martha Clara Vineyards, 6025 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY

Tickets:  All For The East End website: www.aftee.org
Rain or Shine!

*As a community organization, the AFTEE board has set aside 25% of the general admission tickets to be sold at $50 on a first-come, first-served basis to residents of the East End. Because of the special pricing, these tickets will be subject to specific requirements. To qualify for a resident ticket, your primary residence must be in one of the five East End towns. Your billing zip code must match your residential zip code. Gate entry will be through a separate entrance and will require picture ID and proof of residency with valid credit card. Purchasers must be present at the gate.

All For The East End is a 501(c)(3) non-profit establishment whose primary purpose is to raise awareness of the role not-for-profit organizations play in making the east end of Long Island one of the most desirable places to live in the world and to establish a fund of new money that they will have access to through a grant process. The Long Island Community Foundation will manage and administer the disbursement of funds obtained through AFTEE’s efforts.

March to Stop Fracking and Say Yes to Renewable Energy

May 31, 2013 in Past Events

Date: June 17
Location: Albany
Co-sponsors include New Yorkers Against Fracking, Frack Action, Food & Water Watch, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Democracy for America, 350.org, Center for Environment Health and Justice, Working Families Party, Citizen Action-NY, NYPIRG, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Environmental Advocates and NOFA-NY.  For more info, click here.

Spring Events Generate Great News Coverage

May 29, 2013 in Past Events

Slow Food East End was front and center at two big events on the East End in mid-May, one on the North Fork and one on the South Fork.

Newsday, along with several other East End publications, and News 12 Long Island covered the School Garden Expo at Southold Elementary School on Thursday, May 16. Roger Tilles, Long Island’s representative on the NY State Board of Regents, and local school officials toured the school garden and students’ projects. You can read the Newsday article here. To view the video clip from Newsday, click on this link.

Friday, May 17 was Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day across the country. Slow Food East End and the Edible School Garden Group joined forces to host a Food Revolution Day potluck dinner at the Bridgehampton School Greenhouse. Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz, Slow Food Chapter Chair, welcomed everyone and shared the stage with School Garden Coordinator Ian Piedmonte and Farmer Frank of Brumi Farm.

Participations enjoyed sharing homemade dishes, touring the school’s beautiful greenhouse and gardens, and tasting the results of cooking demonstrations by three local chefs: Nadia Ernestus, Bryan Futerman and Silvia Lehrer.

 

Breaking News 12/21: FDA will make “significant changes” to The Food Safety Modernization Act

May 15, 2013 in Past Events

These changes were made to precisely the points that worried farmers most. Hold on to your worms and compost! They’re not going anywhere.

Thank you to everyone who took action. Sometimes our voices are actually heard! WOOT WOOT!

READ: http://grist.org/food/a-big-win-for-small-farmers-and-the-eaters-who-love-them/

READ MORE: http://pingree.house.gov/press-releases/federal-regulators-agree-to-request-from-congresswoman-chellie-pingree-to-revise-important-food-safety-rules/

Food Revolution Day Celebration, May 17

May 1, 2013 in Past Events

Slow Food East End, together with the Edible School Garden Group of the East End, will answer celebrity chef Jaime Oliver’s call to join a national “Food Revolution Day” Friday, May 17.  Farmer Frank, a new East End farmer who started Bhumi Farm in Amagansett this season, is Jaime Oliver’s Long Island ‘ambassador’ for the event is assisting us with event.

Our activities will take place at Bridgehampton School Greenhouse, 2685 Montauk Highway, 5 to 7 pm.

We will share a potluck supper so please bring a fresh, local entrée, side dish or dessert for 6-8 people to share.

During the event, three local chefs will be on hand to demonstrating how to prepare delicious and nutritious food:

Nadia Ernestus (Hampton’s Health Coach);

Bryan Futerman (Chef and owner of Foody’s in Watermill) ;

Bhavani Jaroff (Slow Food Huntington; Natural Foods Chef, Educator, Radio Host, and Food Activist)

The Bridge Marimba Band will accompany the festivities.

What is Food Revolution Day?

Food Revolution Day is a global day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills. It’s a chance for people to come together within their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources. Food Revolution Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone by focusing on three simple actions – cook it, share it, live it.

East End Food Revolution Day, May 17 – Potluck Supper – Cooking Demonstrations – Music

May 1, 2013 in Past Events

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Location: Bridgehampton School Greenhouse, 2685 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Potluck Supper –Please bring a fresh, local entrée, side dish or dessert for 6-8 people to share.

Edible School Gardens of East End Meeting Wed., May 15

May 1, 2013 in Past Events

4:30 – 6:00 pm
Quogue School

More information

Board of Regents Representative to Attend Edible School Gardens Showcase in Southold

May 1, 2013 in Past Events

David Gamberg, Superintendent of the Southold Union Free School District has invited school garden representatives from around the east end to showcase highlights of their school garden activities at an Expo on May 16, from 11 am to 1 pm on the Southold School grounds. Rogers Tilles, a member of the New York State Board of Regents will attend “to bear witness to how gardens programs are developing lifelong habits of the mind for the children of our schools,” according to Mr. Gamberg.

Persons wishing to participate on behalf of their schools should information the Southold School by calling 765-5400 no later than May 8.

Earth Day Eco Fair

April 11, 2013 in Past Events

Presented by Seatuck Environmental Association & Suffolk County Parks present

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 11 am–6 pm (Rain date:Sunday, April 21)

A full day of educational family fun featuring nature programs,live animals, music, art, games and food to celebrate Earth Day 2013

at the Suffolk County Environmental Center, 550 South Bay Avenue ,Islip

CARNIVAL BOTHS

Wild Animal Face Painting, Flying Squirrel Slingshot, Nature Art, Alewife Migration Challenge,  Native Plant Potting, Mountain Bike Obstacle Course,  Adopt-A-Quail

ACTIVITIES

Salt Marsh Exploration

Enjoy an up-close look at the diversity of life in one of the mostproductive habitats on the planet.

Birds in the Woods

Grab a pair of binoculars and observe some of our common feathered friends of the forest.

Insect Adventure

Get your hands dirty as we roll over logs and dig through the leaves in search of some incredible insects of the forest.

Green on the Scene

Learn some botanical basics as we make leaf and bark rubbings of our favorite plants.

Words in the Wind

What did you see today? Use haiku and other writings to record your observations, then hang hand them them around the site.

ANIMAL SHOW

LIVE MUSIC

FOOD COURT: Evergreen Island Caterers, Tula Kitchen, Roxy’s Ice Cream Catering Truck

GREEN BUSINESS EXPO: Meet LI businesses that support Seatuck’s conservation mission

PLUS juried nature photography show,  raffles, and more

GREEN MARKET  Sponsored by sherry’s Healthy Gourmet

 

 FREE PARKING • SHUTTLE SERVICE

for more info: www.seatuck.org

Suggested Donation: $5/person; $15/family