Coping with the Season-Shift: Visit the Dandelion Clock at Silas Marder Gallery

These first fall days have been breathtaking–Long Island winemakers in the midst of harvest are particularly psyched. But the season-shift does bring certain wistfulness–fewer tomatoes hang on the vine, summer squash makes way for pumpkins, and things go to seed. Which is why you must see “The Dandelion Clock,” on view at Silas Marder Gallery through this Sunday, September 30.

How Green Can You Be? Canio’s in Sag Harbor Enters the Eco-Challenge

Edible readers are no sustainability strangers. We chronicle winemakers boosting the ecological and social impact of their grape growing, and explain why oyster farming can clean up the bays. Eating and drinking local has all sorts of footprint-shrinking benefits. But now Canio’s Cultural Cafe in Sag Harbor is challenging us to look within our own homes and lives and “change one habit for the planet.”

How We Will Eat on the Third Screen, in HTML5

Earlybirds at LongHouse Reserve build fires, chop veggies and heft a 200-pound heritage pig onto a spit. Or at least that’s what I did, with grass still dewy and before my first cuppa Joe. It was a wakeup call for the exhilarating, and devastating, conclusions of this anti-conference gathering: the digital space is dumbing down food writing, HTML5 isn’t the holy grail, and most food blogs will never make a single dime.

Edible Roadtrip: Hudson Valley Hard Cider and Heady Discussion at LongHouse Revival

This Friday, Stephen and I hit the road for Longhouse Revivial, a Hudson Valley gathering of food writers and food interested folks, timed for the start of apple pie and pig roast season. We will provision ourselves along the way (Tuthilltown Spirits, coffee in Hudson, varietal apple cider), and hope for the same mind-opening adventure that drew folks to Yasgur’s farm nearly a half-century ago: Got to get back to the land and set my soul free.

Last Chance to Subscribe and Get Discounted Tickets to Edible Escape

Our reduced subscription prices–an effort to help stimulate the economy (and your appetite)–have been so popular this summer that we are extending the deal for one more week, until September 16. What’s more, all subscribers get a discount code for all Edible events, including our October 17 travel tasting, Edible Escape. Buy two tickets and you’ve basically saved more than the cost of your subscription.

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.”

Golf and Eat: The Essential Guide for East End Duffers

While many of the East End’s golf courses–there are more than 50 in all–offer water views, bay-scented air and sand-traps flecked with fragrant (and edible) beach roses, there are only a few that go out of their way to feature Long Island cuisine worth telling your caddy about. Edible visited seven of these courses for our High Summer issue and were pleased to find extensive local wine lists, farm-to-table cocktails and breakfasts, lunches and dinners that would draw any locavore to the links.