February 20, 2013 in Past Events
February 20, 2013 in Past Events
Thank you to all our supporters!
The dinner and cocktail party raise funds for the the Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation, which supports Edible School Gardens of the East End.
Last year’s contributions were used to fund stipends for three master farmers and provide equipment grants to individual school gardens. The schools’ projects for last year included integrating what children are learning in the gardens with school curriculums, and adding three new schools to the gardens group for a total of 20.
You can still donate on the Foundation website.
February 11, 2013 in Past Events
Learn how to make an investment in your local farm and get a season’s worth of fresh food every week through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share. Northeast Organic Farm Association will sponsor the event in Riverhead Polish Hall, 214 Marcy Ave, on Saturday, March 2, 1:00-3:00 pm.
February 6, 2013 in Past Events
The East End’s only winter market featuring locally grown and artisanal foods will reopen for its third season on February 9 in a new location, Christ Episcopal Church, 5 Hampton Street, corner of East Union Street in Sag Harbor.
The market will operate every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm until mid May, when the Sag Harbor summer market resumes. It will offer a variety of products from local farmers and merchants, including produce and organic chickens, prepared foods and desserts. Area vendors to be represented are Sunset Beach farm, Regina Farm Stand, A Taste of the North Fork, Josephine’s Feast, Martine Abitbol, Dolce Nirvana, Joe and Liza’s Ice Cream, Gula-Gula Empanadas and Mecox Bay Dairy.
For more information contact Ana Nieto, email@example.com.
January 16, 2013 in Past Events
Why I joined Slow Food:
I first heard about the idea of “slow food” nine years ago when my husband Tom came home after meeting with Ted Conklin and some members of Slow Food USA at the American Hotel. At first I thought “ok, slow cooking, I know about that” but when I realized it was a growing international food movement to keep small farmers farming, encourage restaurants to source locally, start farmers markets, help schools begin “edible gardens” and sing the praises of local food, and that we could start our own chapter, right here! I was hooked. I love that our local chapter is helping keep the north and south forks “green”, and I’m meeting such wonderful new friends and sharing awesome food and fabulous recipes! firstname.lastname@example.org, 631-323-2320
January 14, 2013 in Past Events
The Board of Directors has named Richard McCarthy Slow Food USA’s new Executive Director, and sent along the following biography.
Richard has been a Slow Food USA member since 2001 and brings 17 years of executive leadership experience in the non-profit sector. He will begin on January 22, 2013, and we could not be more excited.
After years as an activist in the political arena, Richard co-founded a community garden in the heart of New Orleans. Through that process and the radical change that nourishing social space created in the neighborhood, Richard pivoted to food as an avenue for change. He is driven by the uniquely uniting role food can play among all of us to work towards a shared sense of purpose and interdependence.
Richard is currently the Executive Director of Market Umbrella (www.marketumbrella.org), an internationally recognized mentor organization for markets, community building and sustainable economic development. Since he founded the organization in 1995, it has steadily grown and now serves 1,200 markets around the world. He’s an innovative leader with proven success in using food to advance social change, and we’re very lucky to have him.
One of the things we are most excited about is that Richard has had a long and deep commitment to Slow Food. He’s been a Slow Food member since 2001 and led a delegation to Terra Madre in 2008. Richard is also very active in his local New Orleans community, as mentioned above, having founded the Crescent City farmers market and then Market Umbrella. He’s been advocating for food workers and farmers for over 20 years and played a key role after Hurricane Katrina in helping to restart the local agricultural economy, where with the revival of farmers markets, he helped provide returning residents with a sense of normalcy and resilience. After Hurricane Katrina he partnered with Slow Food to help commercial citrus farmers sell their post-hurricane harvest to Slow Food members around the country, and he launched the White Boot Brigade, a project he worked on with Slow Food USA and the New York City and San Francisco chapters that seeks fair trade for fishing families of the greater New Orleans coastal waters.
December 30, 2012 in Past Events
Do you “like” Slow Food East End on Facebook? 668 people “like” us and what we have to say about good, clean, fair food, especially on the East End of Long Island. Click here to “like” us!
We’d like to welcome Slow Food East End member Susan Khah as our newest contributor to Facebook. Susan will manage our Facebook page and post local events and articles relating to the Slow Food movement. Susan loves keeping up with the local Foodie Scene. Susan says, “I recently lived in San Francisco where I posted regularly about my local foodie finds. It was a great obsession of mine.”
Thank you, Susan, for offering to help out with Facebook!
You, too, can post on the Slow Food East End timeline. If you come across an article or an event that other Slow Food East End members would be interested in, we invite you to share it with all of us.
To volunteer to help with Slow Food East End communications, events, membership or education, just let us know your interests. Send an email email@example.com. We are a volunteer organization and our success depends on your involvement!
November 25, 2012 in Past Events
November 8, 2012 in Past Events