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.