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


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


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.



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



for more info: www.seatuck.org

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

Edible East End Food Truck Derby, April 20 at Tanger

April 11, 2013 in Past Events

Edible East End Magazine will sponsor a “Food Truck Derby” at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead on Saturday, April 20 from Noon to 5 pm.

Vendors serving everything from hibachi shrimp and local fish tacos to Italian pastries will be on hand, including Long Island Oyster Company, North Fork Table and Inn, Morris Grilled Cheese, Peconic Bay Winery, True Believer Cider, Hampton Coffee Company, Korilla BBQ, Coolhaus, and Van Leeuwan Ice Cream.

The “Derby” will be part of Tangers Great Taste, Great Style Home & Garden Weekend, Thurs. through Sat. from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m, and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The weekend will also include sales on spring items in selected shops, and a parking lot sale of outdoor furniture.

Edible School Garden Group to Meet April 24th

April 1, 2013 in Past Events

The Edible School Garden Group  will meet on Wednesday, April 24th at Southold School from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Southold will tell us all about their upcoming visit from a member of the Board of Regents, who is coming to see how the school garden is incorporated into the school curriculum. We are hoping that our Edible School Garden curriculum will be ready for presentation.

 Place:  Southold School
Time:  4:30 – 6:00 pm
Address:  Southold Union Free School District, 420 Oaklawn Avenue, Southold, New York 11971
Phone:  631-765-5400
Website:  http://www.southoldufsd.net/home.cfm

The May meeting will be held at Quogue School. The June meeting will be at Sag Harbor’s Eco-Walk. The exact dates of these meetings are yet to be determined.

Grow Your Own Food All Year Long

March 30, 2013 in Past Events

South Fork
Date:  Saturday, April 6, 2013
Time:  12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Location:  Fair Foods Farmers’ Market, 4 East Union Street corner of 114 in Sag Harbor, NY

North Fork
Date:  Sunday, April 21, 2013
Time:  2:00 pm
Location:  Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First Street, Greenport, NY

Renato Stafford of Homegrown, who has been passionate about organic vegetable gardening for over 20 years, will share many innovative techniques to grow wholesome and plentiful food all year long.  Topics include making soil, choosing a site, seeds, weeds, succession planting, crop rotation, food storage, and building a four-season “High Tunnel” greenhouse. Teaching old world methods presented with enthusiasm, Renato has helped many homeowners, schools and businesses grow healthy organic food right in their backyard./