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Join Us For a Very Special Evening as We Resume Our Live Events
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Wednesday, July 14th (rain date July 15th) at 5:00-7:00
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Slow Food East End invites you to Walk and Wine at the gorgeous Peconic River Herb Farm, a boutique-style specialty plant nursery located on 14 landscaped and wild acres along River Road, Calverton.  
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 Join us for a walking tour of the property with herbalist and master farmer Melissa Mapes and for a Macari Vineyards wine tasting with Gabriella Macari.  Enjoy this peaceful shady, oasis, home to hundreds of specimens along the Peconic River, while it’s closed to the public. Melissa will take us on a foraging tour of the property to discover seasonal edible and therapeutic herbs. Along the walk enjoy tasting stations for wines and herbal waters. Following the walk will be a continuation of the wine tasting of Macari wines plus continued discussion with Melissa about edible and therapeutic uses for commonly found local herbs and with Gabriella about how important herbs are for the holistic approach the winery takes raising their grapes. Herbs are a core component of the winery’s complex composting program.
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When–On Wednesday July 14 5-7pm (rain date Thursday July 15) bring your questions, wear your sensible shoes (* meet in the parking lot). 
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Where–Peconic Herb Farm, 2749 River Rd., Calverton
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Become a member to get a discount on the tickets.
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About the Speakers
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Melissa Mapes, Avid Naturalist, Forest School Leader, SFEE Master Farmer and herbalist, comes from a long line of East End farmers and continues her family passion for agricultural life through education as a Master Farmer with SFEE and schools across Suffolk County.  Through SFEE Melissa is currently working with the Butterfly Effect Project based in Riverhead mentoring young gardeners who plant & maintain BEP’s Intergenerational Community Garden.
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Gabriella Macari is the Director of Macari Vineyards. She is a Master of Wine candidate and Certified Sommelier and has worked with her family at Macari Vineyards since inception in 1995. The Macari Family winemaking tradition dates to the 30s & 40s when Gabriella’s grandparents and great grandparents made wine at home, in the 1960s a 500 acre potato farm was purchased but it would be 30 more years before the family started planting vines. The winery is committed to ecological and holistic soil care, the biodiversity practiced at the winery has won it many awards for its nationally acclaimed wines.
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