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Throwback Thursday: An Ode to Quail Hill Farm

A thing of beauty is a joy forever—be it a poem or a perfectly ripe tomato. And as we learned from Geraldine Pluenneke’s 2009 story, “The Poet, Grounded,” the joys of the page and palate converge at Amagansett’s own Quail Hill Farm in the shape of its director, Scott Chaskey.

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Our Time with Senator Gillibrand at Quail Hill (and on The Daily Show pre-DNC)

When Edible East End invited Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to visit Quail Hill Farm last week for a meet-and-greet over cobbler and coffee during national convention season, resident farmer Scott Chaskey noted, to adoring smiles, that “Never would we have guessed that a Senator was interested in CSAs.” The Senator’s visit was full of inspiring surprises, and demonstrated her fearlessness on hot-potato issues, from the 2012 Farm Bill to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” “You’re like The Who in a hotel,” said Jon Stewart when the Senator was on the The Daily Show last winter. “Wrecking the joint.”

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Nick & Toni’s Featured on the Chew

The Chew has been giving the East End some love and Nick & Toni’s in particular. Last week they were out here to film in the restaurant’s vegetable garden, and at Quail Hill and Topping Rose, for a segment on Jeff Negron and his business taking care of gardens for restaurants. This week they’ve put up a video about the East Hampton restaurant and how it’s always been important there to stick to locally grown produce and locally caught fish. Looking good guys!

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