This Saturday, April 22, 1-5 pm
rain date Sunday, April 23, 1-5
St. Joseph Villa
81 Lynn Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY
Although every day is Earth Day for a farmer, grower, fisher, and vintner, we invite all to join us this weekend to celebrate our local aqua and agriculture leaders who insure we have healthy options for our diet as well as local organizations and businesses who strive to inform and tackle challenges of ecologic conservation by example all year long.
 Slow Food East End supports healthy farming and business practices. If you do too, you’ll enjoy sharing Earth Day with us: Come to learn, taste, sip, and shop. Meet farmers, winemakers, food producers, environmental experts, eco-activists, artists, and artisans. Food, beverages, and wine will be available for sale.


Meet at the Good Grounds mural, near the food truck for
10-minute presentations followed by 5 minutes of Q&As
1:45pm: Welcome by Pennie Schwartz, President of Slow Food East End
2:00pm: Snail of Approval 2023 Awards by Robin Tyson-Stoehr, SFEE board
2:15pm: Ecological Culture Initiative, An all-volunteer community garden at St. Joseph Villa harvests all their produce for a Hampton Bays food pantry and has established a robust compost program. Learn from Joe Lamport, Zero Waste Director, how you too can create great compost for your home or community.
2:30pm: Slow Food presents Flour Power It’s the yeast we can do! Home bakers are supporting local food pantries on the East End, learn how easy it is!.
2:45pm: Shinnecock Kelp Farmers – A group of indigenous women operate the kelp farm on the shores of St. Joseph Villa, learn about the kelp farming history of Shinnecock Nation and the importance of kelp for healthy waterways and aquaculture. 
3:00 pm: Peconic Land Trust — 2023 marks 40 years of this organization doing great work protecting thousands of agricultural acres on the east end for farming and naturalized lands from development. Learn key points of history and local accomplishments of this visionary program which has helped revitalize and preserve our farming culture on the East End.
3:15pm: Cornell Cooperative Extension -Fisheries Dept. Discover why a local F.I.S.H. (Fresh, Indigenous, Sustainable, Healthy) diet is the way to best way to support local fishing and about the many options available when choosing local fish for your menus.
3:30pm: Relic, Meet the brothers behind a local clothing design company that works to support cleaner beaches and waterways by using proceeds to reseed oysters to our bays. Hear about their Coastal Collaborative Program, a fabulous beach clean-up project imagined and built by Relic Design.

Long Island Wine Country turns 50 this year!

Long Island boasts over 60 distinct wine producers and 3500 acres of cultivated grape vines between the maritime regions of North Fork, South Fork, and western Suffolk County, that produce about 500,000 cases of wine annually.
Long Island is leading the charge in sustainability, defining the future of wine regions. With cutting-edge vineyard practices and innovative winemaking techniques, Long Island is at the forefront of environmentally responsible winemaking. Almost 50 years after commercially grown grapes were planted the East End, Long Island Long Island is proud to be the first wine region on the East Coast to have a certified sustainable viticulture program in place.
Join us on Earth Day as we raise a glass and celebrate LIWC’s 50th anniversary year. You’ll enjoy a chance to taste a selection of delicious LIWC wines, available for purchase, made with a passion for excellence from local winemakers, and take home your own Slow Food East End tasting glass as a souvenir — reuse your glass often and know your purchase supports
SFEE Feed the Forks initiatives.
Balo’s Food Truck will be onsite featuring their famous Stuffies and other delicious bites featuring local Long Island fish.
Vegan options will also be available for our friends who prefer a plant-based-diet.
Americart and Please Be Seated Party Rental helped make our event possible.
You’ll be well served by these vendors for any local events you have planned this year.
Nina Cosci, 631-790-9977 americartli.net
The event is free to attend – but please register in advance to help us plan.
We’re looking for volunteers! Do you want to help make this event run smoothly? Contact us here to get involved.
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