Farmers

A Seed Saving Success: Long Island Cheese Pumpkin

In the High Summer issue of Edible East End, Erica-Lynn Huberty told the story of the Salt of the Earth Seed Company, which has embarked on a massive seed-saving project to protect our food supply while saving the best seeds to grow the best produce for our region. One success story, predating Salt of the Earth, is the Long Island cheese pumpkin, which also got a mention in our Fall 2005 issue. 

The News From Oregon Road; Updates from Shinn Estate Vineyard

Each week, David Page of Shinn Estate Vineyard sends out a newsletter updating subscribers on the latest news and the state of the vineyard. And that’s what I like about this newsletter. It keeps me updated on the growing season and on the latest methods Barbara is using in the vineyard, which she farms sustainably as a member of Long Island Sustainable Wine Growing.

Weekly Update from Browders Birds: Foodie Edition; Did you Know They Make Mayonnaise Now?

At Browder’s Birds, we get a lot of visitors. It is very rewarding to show off our healthy, happy animals and explain how we farm using rotational grazing with mobile structures and portable fencing. We are always transparent at our farm and you can see our animals in the brooder, out on pasture and even on processing day. Lately, we have had a lot of chefs stop by the farm to learn more about the ingredients they feature!

Fresh Chickens, or “Little Gerrys” on Sale at North Fork Table and Browder’s Birds

That’s right, the North Fork’s Browder’s Birds have begun a locavore poultry project that is sure to have you singing, “It’s the circle of life,” in no time. Mattituck’s organic free-range chicken farmers are currently feeding two of their flocks scraps from the highly touted North Fork Table and Inn and the chickens will ultimately appear on the restaurant’s menu on the weekend of July 25.