Edible will be sharing Lindsay Morris’s Farmer Portraits throughout this summer. Here, she introduces her beautiful and important series with a portrait of Quail Hill Farm’s Scott Chaskey.
Our seed diversity is in great danger. Meet the East Enders working to preserve it.
Viewing a full field makes a seed seem heavier.
Scott Chaskey, the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill farm director, will read from his newest book Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics, and Promise of…
Last year, we got powerful and passionate responses to our vote for your Local Heroes on the East End. For the past few years,…
Colin Ambrose of Estia’s Little Kitchen paired farmers and chefs for a carrotpalooza. • Photographs by Lindsay Morris
By reading Chaskey’s book, what kind of life-changing content would I discover that might require another major adjustment to my world view and a response to a critical call to action?
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.
Each year Edible Communities, the family of local food magazines, of which Edible East End is a member, gives its readers an opportunity to acknowledge and recognize the dedication and work of our local heroes: the farmers, chefs, merchants, food artisans and nonprofit organizations that feed us.
The joy of dining in a farm field under a big moon.
With many restaurants and food businesses still without power, and big buyers of Long Island produce like J. Kings and Fresh Direct reporting no gas for their fleets, the densely-planted raised beds behind Estia’s restaurant in Sag Harbor provide inspiration for storm-mitigating self-sufficiency.
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.”