Summer is indeed here, even if the weather doesn’t feel like it. But we all feel like eating and taking part in the food community. Here’s some ideas to keep you busy this weekend.
**Red Bell Public at Early Girl Farm will be holding a pig roast take out. Two spit roasted Berkshire pigs from Pennsylvania will be slow cooked to perfection. Take away boxed dinners are available beginning at 5 pm for $15.00 each. Each dinner comes with freshly harvested sides from Early Girl Farm and homemade cheddar cornbread. Lemonade, brownies and Joe and Liza’s ice cream pints are available also. Call ahead to reserve, 631-488-8483, yours or just come down. We’ll serve until we run out.
**The Sag Harbor Farmers Market will be hosting a talk from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Get to Know GMO: The biotech industry and FDA maintain GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) pose no special risk and so labeling is unnecessary; The New York Times Editorial Board agrees. However, existing research studies on GMO safety are industry-conducted and inadequate; human health risks remain unknown.Polls show 90% of Americans want the right to know what’s in the food they buy. Labels on GMO foods will allow consumers to make informed decisions about what they want to eat. Bills mandating the labeling of GMO foods have just been introduced to the NY Assembly and Senate. Learn more about why all of us should contact our legislators to let them know we want them to support these bills. Presented by Kathleen Furey, education and media director for GMO Free NY.
**The Shelter Island Farmers Market opens for the season.
**Solé East will host “A Night of Classic Italian Food & Film” to benefit the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation at 7 p.m. The event will feature fare by guest celebrity chef Ralph Pagano, the executive chef of Alba restaurant at Solé on the Ocean in Florida, whose TV appearances include Iron Chef and Hell’s Kitchen. The evening’s featured film is It Started in Naples, a 1960 romantic comedy starring Clark Gable and Sophia Loren. Cocktails start at 7 p.m.; dinner service is at 8 p.m. (cash bar), and the film begins at 9 p.m. Other event highlights include a 50/50 raffle and a raffle for a two-night stay at Solé on the Ocean in Florida.
Tickets are $75 per person and are available online at montaukplayhouse.org, by phone at 631-668-1124 or 6310668-2105, at the Willow gift store in the village of Montauk, and at the door. Guests who mention the event while booking a stay for that weekend will be offered a 10 percent discounted rate (two-night minimum, Friday andSaturday required).
**Students from Southold School will be at the Greenport Farmers Market to talk about their school garden. 9am to 1pm, rain or shine.