From Good Land

Black and Blue

eter Dankowski considers himself the last farmer in East Hampton. His grandfather, Henry, came from Poland
and first started farming in Queens, NY, before moving to East Hampton around 1932. Peter followed his grandfather and father, Henry Jr., into the fields. He rattles off today’s working acreage: “250 acres of potatoes, 250 acres of field corn, which is used to feed cows, and 25 to 30 acres of assorted vegetables which we wholesale to local farm stands, grocery stores and restaurants.”