Feb 2013

Slow Food February Newsletter-Local Biz Update

Reprinted from Slow Food Huntington Newsletter - 2/12/13

Kickstart local agricultural programs

How to invest in local business with delicious returns

There are currently two Kickstarter campaigns for two Long Island Ag businesses that could use a little promotion and we have decided to give them a hand:

John Condzella, a fourth generation farmer, is growing Hops in Wading River and is in desperate need of a 
hop picking machine.
Keith Luce, also with a farm and from Luce's Landing restaurant in Jamesport, has livestock, but is is trying to raise $ for 
equipment to specialize in smoked meats and charcuterie,etc.
If you feel so inclined, please give them a little boost.

Sip Tea Lounge 
286 New York Ave, Huntington

Nicole Basso, of The Tea Plant, who provided tastings for the screening of the film "All in This Tea" last year, and who many of you may know from the Huntington Farmers' Market, has opened the chicest little tea room around. Pastries to accompany her wonderful teas are baked on-site every day. 

Saturday, February 16, 10am - 6pm TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way We Eat Free Event - Screening, Sky Room, Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington
Please join us for a viewing party of the ever fascinating TEDx Manhattan Conference on food. This day-long conference features guest speakers discussing food and farming. This is a free event!

Visit the Speakers page to learn more about the speakers.
For more information about our local screening, click here
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Sundays, 10am - 2pm 
Winter Farmers' Market
Indoors at Jack Abrams School, Huntington

G&G Winter Markets is hosting its indoor Winter Market at Jack Abrams School, 50 Tower Street in Huntington Station. The Market is open every Sunday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, through April 28, 2013, and will feature local and organic produce from four Long Island Farms using season extension and hydroponic growing techniques as well as vendors with local artisanal breads, cheese, dairy products, fresh pasta, and much more.
Cooking demonstrations, talks by local authors, and other presentations will be a feature of this market.
“It is going to be a wonderful season full of new beginnings,” said Lona Graepel, Market Organizer. “With many of the vendors sourcing ingredients from the New York region this is good news for local producers as well as the community. This weekly event will be located in the gymnasium; a space that will allow the market to grow significantly and easily accommodate craft tables for children, live music by local musicians, and a place for the whole community to reconnect in a family-friendly atmosphere, while at the same time support local farmers and budding local entrepreneurs.”

For additional details on vendors, visit the
Winter Farmer’s Market’s website