Events Calendar

Monday, September 10th, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Holistic Farm Management through Biodynamic Practices

KK’s the Farm

59945 Main Rd, Southold, NY 11971, USA

We are a family-owned and operated farm using biodynamic practices. Our plantings are grown entirely from seed. By using raised beds and no till methods we maintain and sustain good soil structure. We fertilize naturally using biodynamic compost made on site, recycling all of nature's offerings. Visitors will learn about these practices as well as our companion planting practices and year round greenhouses. Note: these tours are open only to apprentices on farms that participate in the CRAFT program.

2018-09-10 17:00:00 2018-09-10 18:30:00 America/New_York Holistic Farm Management through Biodynamic Practices Holistic Farm Management through Biodynamic Practices | Monday, September 10th, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm Amangansett Food Institute

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Cast Iron Cooking with Pasture Finished Local Beef

Attend this special workshop to gain confidence in preparing local, grass finished beef at home and get inspired to engage with East End farmers.We will gather outdoors around a custom-built, wood-fired oven with Terence McGuire of Homeslice Pizza & Catering to learn about cooking with cast iron and how to bring out the best flavors from local beef and produce. A rancher from Acabonac Farms will join the workshop to educate participants about the different cuts of meat and showcase the benefits of grass-fed and pasture finished beef. Products from Amagansett Food Institute's South Fork Kitchens will be incorporated into a meal to be shared together by participants and instructors.This is part of the Seasonal Cooking Series at South Fork Kitchens. Tickets are $75 (discounted for members) and available online.

2018-09-12 18:00:00 2018-09-12 19:30:00 America/New_York Cast Iron Cooking with Pasture Finished Local Beef Cast Iron Cooking with Pasture Finished Local Beef | Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm Amangansett Food Institute

Saturday September 15th, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 PM

Permaculture: What it is and How Can it Be Useful on Long Island?

The Manor House

80 North Ferry Road Shelter Island, NY

This lecture / workshop will engage participants in an interdisciplinary and hands on experience demonstrating how to create a resilient agro-ecology and architectural system that integrates with the surrounding biotic community and collaborates with natural processes.

During this three hour program you will learn how to address many of the primary anthropogenic challenges threatening the world’s aquatic and terrestrial resources. Solutions to overdevelopment applicable to coastal communities throughout the world facing climate change will be presented. Dr. Fasanella fills in the gaps between the human food web, our built environment, and the externalities that affect the surrounding ecosystem.

Topics reviewed include: alternative architecture, ecological engineering, environmental justice, regenerative community development, relocation self-build housing, and sustainable food systems. All attendees will be involved in a group project that provides in-depth training in how to solve problems at a local level. Register at https://www.sylvestermanor.org/workshops

2018-09-15 14:00:00 2018-09-15 17:00:00 America/New_York Permaculture: What it is and How Can it Be Useful on Long Island? Permaculture: What it is and How Can it Be Useful on Long Island? | Saturday September 15th, 2018 from 2:00-5:00 PM Amangansett Food Institute

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Grass-fed Beef Production on Long Island

Acabonac Farm

Location TBD

Acabonac Farms raises 100% grass fed, pasture finished beef locally on Eastern Long Island. We never use herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, GMOs, hormones or sub-therapeutic and growth-promoting antibiotics. Our farming philosophy is to build soil health, grow diverse forages and produce healthy and delicious protein for our local community in a manner entirely consistent with nature. Note: these tours are open only to apprentices on farms that participate in the CRAFT program.

2018-09-18 17:00:00 2018-09-18 18:30:00 America/New_York Grass-fed Beef Production on Long Island Grass-fed Beef Production on Long Island | Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm Amangansett Food Institute

Saturday. September 22, 2018, from 1:00-5:00 PM

SEED SAVING & VARIETY IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to conserve seed of your favorite varieties on your farm or garden or learn how to improve a variety to thrive in your local environment? Join Organic Seed Alliance and farmers at Sylvester Manor and learn basic plant breeding and seed stewardship skills through classroom and field-based interactive activities. This workshop is designed for market and CSA growers, hobby farmers and experienced gardeners.

Suggested donation of $10 at the door. Register at https://www.sylvestermanor.org/seed-alliance-form

2018-09-22 13:00:00 2018-09-22 17:00:00 America/New_York SEED SAVING & VARIETY IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP SEED SAVING & VARIETY IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOP | Saturday. September 22, 2018, from 1:00-5:00 PM Amangansett Food Institute

Monday, September 24, 2018 from 12:00-8:00 PM

Variety Showcase NYC

Project Farmhouse NYC
76 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Join Organic Seed Alliance and Sylvester Manor at this special NYC edition of Culinary Breeding Network's Variety Showcase. This is an interactive mixer where you will TASTE new and in-development vegetables, fruits & grains, including new multi-colored carrots grown in our very own Windmill Field and prepared by two NYC-based farm-to-table chefs!

2018-09-24 12:00:00 2018-09-24 20:00:00 America/New_York Variety Showcase NYC Variety Showcase NYC | Monday, September 24, 2018 from 12:00-8:00 PM Amangansett Food Institute

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 from 5:00-6:00 pm

Blue Revolution: Utilizing Aquaculture as a Means for Sustainable Fish Farming

Manna Fish Farms

361 Beach Road, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Manna Fish Farms is on course to be the first open ocean finfish farm in Federal waters off the East Coast of the United States. Utilizing submersible cage technology, Manna Fish Farms will build and operate a commercial fish farm, growing finfish and research IMTA (Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture) with macroalgae (kelp) and shellfish (sea scallops). Manna Fish Farms will use world proven submersible cage and automated feed technologies to grow local, wild species finfish. The proposed 1.5 square mile site is located eight (8) miles from shore, off the South Shore of Eastern Long Island. CEO and Founder Donna Lanzetta will introduce us to Manna’s approach to sustainable aquaculture.

2018-09-25 17:00:00 2018-09-25 18:30:00 America/New_York Blue Revolution: Utilizing Aquaculture as a Means for Sustainable Fish Farming Blue Revolution: Utilizing Aquaculture as a Means for Sustainable Fish Farming | Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 from 5:00-6:00 pm Amangansett Food Institute

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Small-Scale Dairy Production

Mecox Bay Dairy

855 Mecox Road, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, USA

At Mecox Bay Dairy, we believe that ‘Happy Cows Make Happy Cheese!’ Animal comfort and care is paramount and a driving concern of all that we do.Our beef cows are all grass-fed on over 30 acres of pasture that has been in the Ludlow family for five generations. Our milking cows are also primarily pastured, eating hay in the winter, which makes for excellent milk and therefore delicious cheese! Note: these tours are open only to apprentices on farms that participate in the CRAFT program.

2018-10-02 17:00:00 2018-10-02 18:00:00 America/New_York Small-Scale Dairy Production Small-Scale Dairy Production | Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm Amangansett Food Institute

Tuesday, October 16th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Food Manager's Course at South Fork Kitchens

East End food producers and food handlers can now complete their Suffolk County Food Manager Certification at the Amagansett Food Institute's South Fork Kitchens facility this October. All food service operations, including temporary establishments, that are located in Suffolk County are required to have a currently certified individual on their premises during all hours of operation.

This all day course will provide in depth information on Suffolk County guidelines regarding temperature control, foodborne illnesses, and proper pH. It will also cover equipment, hygiene, and facility maintenance, including for catering and pop up events.

This course offered by Suffolk County is available to members of the food service industry and the general public. Students who successfully complete the course are issued a certificate that lasts for three years. The Food Manager's Course Manual and examination are available in both English and Spanish.

Locally sourced fare is available for lunch at South Fork Kitchens for an additional $10.

2018-10-16 08:00:00 2018-10-16 15:00:00 America/New_York Food Manager's Course at South Fork Kitchens Food Manager's Course at South Fork Kitchens | Tuesday, October 16th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Amangansett Food Institute

Tuesday, October 30th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

CPR/AED/First Aid Training at South Fork Kitchens

Amagansett Food Institute is offering an opportunity for farmers, food producers, and community members to gain certification in CPR/AED/First Aid as well as training in kitchen safety at our South Fork Kitchens facility.

The training will cover topics relevant to food producers, food service workers, and farmers including a kitchen safety presentation led by Stony Brook University campus police and an Ecolab in-service training for food professionals.

The CPR/First Aid certification is authorized by the American Heart Association. From the AHA: "This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning. [It covers]...critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until EMS personnel arrive. Skills covered in this course include burn treatment, choking relief in adults, children, and infants and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest."

First Aid Training will take place in the morning, followed by a lunch break. CPR/AED, certification test and kitchen safety training will occur in the afternoon.

Locally sourced fare is available for lunch at South Fork Kitchens for an additional $10.

2018-10-30 09:00:00 2018-10-30 15:00:00 America/New_York CPR/AED/First Aid Training at South Fork Kitchens CPR/AED/First Aid Training at South Fork Kitchens | Tuesday, October 30th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Amangansett Food Institute