Celebrate Grown on Long Island Day


Long Island is home to more than 30,000 acres of working family farms producing more than 100 products.

Help celebrate those families and the food, plants and wine they produce at Celebrate Grown on Long Day, Friday Aug. 8, 2014 at Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank from 10am to 2pm.

Put on by the Long Island Farm Bureau and partners, the annual event is the chance to purchase local in-season grown on Long Island produce, meet look farmers and farm animals, taste wine, eat corn and watch the Seafood throwdown competition.

The iron chef type competition will pit Kyle Romeo of Jedediah Hawkins against Steven Amaral of the North Fork Chocolate Company. They’ll use a secret ingredient and fresh produce from the market to create their dishes.

Expected to be on sale is most in-in-season vegetables and fruits, jams and jellies, oysters and other in-season seafood products, roasted corn, goat cheese and goat milk ice cream. There will also be wine and vodka tastings. Vendors include: Waters Crest Winery, Island Harvest, Seemore Carnivorous Gardens, R&M Andrews & Son Farm, North Fork Chocolate Company, Patty’s Berries and Bunches, J Kings Food Service, Long Island Spirits Inc., Pindar Vineyards, Divine Brine Foods Inc., Farm Credit East and/Pat Wiles Corn Roasters, Long Island Farm Bureau, Peconic Land Trust, Suffolk County Soil and Water, Davis Peach Farm, North Fork Boutique Gardens, Mar Gene Farms, Noank Aquaculture Company, Martha Clara Vineyards, PE & DD Seafood and Goodale Farms.

After filling up on all that food explore the Suffolk County Farm with a wagon ride around the farm and visit the farm animals.