Business membership is open to anyone in the food business -- farmers, food producers, food entrepreneurs, vintners, fishermen, etc. -- who do business on Long Island's East End. The cost is $150 per year, and in return, members receive the following benefits:
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North Fork Chocolate Company creates handcrafted chocolates and desserts. They incorporate local ingredients such as fruit, sea salt, honey, and dairy with pure Belgian chocolate to craft a variety of artisinal products. You can find North Fork Chocolates at their new retail location in Aquebogue, online, and in restaurants and retails stores throughout the East End and New York.
Anke Albert founded Anke’s Fit Bakery to unite her two passions, health and baking. She uses no refined sugars or wheat flour in her products, only healthy, natural, whole food ingredients. Anke’s products are sold at local farmers markets and in stores on the South Fork and in New York City. They can also be ordered online.
Sweet ‘tauk lemonade was founded by Deb Aiza who wanted to create a drink that captures summer. Sweet ’tauk is a certified B Corp that places emphasis on sustainably sourcing, distributing, and producing their product. The lemonade can be found at the Sweet ’tauk shop on Etna Avenue in Montauk, in retail shops throughout the East End, and at local farmers markets.
Hamptons Aristocrat is a farm to fork catering company that offers a weekly menu inspired by and prepared with fresh and local ingredients. The company has also launched The Dessert Project- an individual pizza pie made with organic and local ingredients, then frozen for lunch and dinner on busy days.
Carissa Waechter of Carissa'a Breads uses local whole wheat flour that she hand mills herself in the breads and other products she bakes. She also uses only fresh, local herbs and vegetables in her focaccias and pizzas. Carissa bakes bread for several East End CSA farms and her bread can be found at farm stands and the Montauk farmer's market.
The Good Farm Delivery was started in 2013 by Megan Schmidt as a way to bring the farmer's market directly to the customer. Peak seasonal food is offered every week, chosen by the customer, and then delivered to their door. The Good Farm Delivery is open May through October and delivers throughout the South Fork.
Flour Girl Jen was founded by East Hampton resident Jennifer Corazzo. Jen makes a wide range of baked goods and desserts such as cookies, pies, and pastries. Her products are handcrafted locally and can be found at Hamptons Seafood Company, Serene Greene Farm Stand and the Southampton Farmers Market.
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, on Shelter Island, NY, has been stewarded for eleven generations by the same family. They recently turned the property into a not-for-profit entity whose mission is to cultivate, preserve, and share the land as a place where people celebrate food and arts. The farm grows a wide variety of fruits and vegetables available at its farm stand and through CSA memberships.
Peter Garnham has his own 1-acre culinary and medicinal herb farm, called Maidstone Farm and has been involved in EECO farm in East Hampton for several years. Peter is a Master Gardener, teaches parts of the Master Gardener course and other gardening classes for the Cornell Cooperative Extension and writes regularly for Horticulture and Fine Gardening magazines. He lives in Amagansett.
Dock to Dish is a sustainable seafood cooperative that works closely with The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and The Concerned Citizens of Montauk to help members get to know their local fishermen and learn about the seasonality of fish. Members receive a weekly share of sustainably harvested seafood with in-depth explanations of the species, methods of capture, and the fishermen who harvested it. As one of the country’s first community supported fisheries, Dock to Dish helps repair the disconnect between marine resources, consumers, and the local fishing community that depends on them.
Amanda Merrow and Katie Baldwin founded Amber Waves Farm in 2009. They now grow 250 varieties of organic fruits and vegetables, maintain a flock of 100 laying hens, and have revived the cultivation of organic wheat on the East End. They have also made education a central part of their mission and work with local schools to introduce children to the basics of farming. Amber Waves Farm offers a CSA membership and sells its products at local farmers markets.
Open Minded Organics, owned and operated by David Falkowski, cultivates a variety of mushrooms, the best known being blue oyster mushrooms. They are available at the Open Minded Organics farm stand in Bridgehampton, NY and at other farm stands and farmer's markets throughout the South Fork.
The Milk Pail was founded by the John and Evelyn Halsey in 1969. Today the farm is run by their daughters, Jennifer and Amy, who are twelfth generation farmers. The Milk Pail’s farm stand in Water Mill is open year-round and sells apples, peaches, pumpkins, and other fruits as well as unusual bedding plants that are grown in Amy’s greenhouse. The Milk Pail also offers you-pick apples and pumpkins in the fall.
The Springs General Store, owned and operated by Kristi Hood, specializes in baked goods, preserves, and catering using local foods. Since taking over the historic post office building that houses the store Kristi has made it into a community hub, even providing a school lunch delivery program. Everything at Springs General Store is homemade and baked from scratch.
Sang Lee Farms, in Peconic, NY, has been producing vegetables since the 1940s. Fred and Karen Lee and their children manage the farm with a focus on sustainable land stewardship. They grow more than 100 varieties of organically certified fruits and vegetables, which are availalbe at their farm stand as “Fresh-Lee Cut” products. They also offer CSA memberships and sell their produce at local farmers markets.
Bhumi Farms, founded and managed by Frank Trentacoste, is an organic farm that uses no pesticides or chemicals and treats soil with the aim of growing the highest quality produce possible. Bhumi Farms offers a CSA membership, and its products can be found at local farmers markets. Gift cards and baskets, and cooking classes are also available.
Paul Hamilton farms a small plot of land in Springs and maintains vegetable gardens on properties throughout East Hampton. He runs the Springs farmers market. You can find Paul’s fruits and vegetables at the Springs market and at his farm stand at the end of Springs Fireplace Road.
Bees’ Needs, owned and operated by Mary Woltz, maintains apiaries at fifteen locations on the East End and provides pollination services for many local farms. Mary uses non-invasive practices in caring for her bees and lets them follow their natural behaviors with minimal interference. Bees' Needs honey and other products are sold at several East End stores, farm stands, and farmers markets.
Arlotta Food Studio is a family owned business specializing in balsamic vinegars, olive oils, and tapenades. The family raises organic olives on their small farm in California and infuses their oils and vinegars with fruits, seasonings, and herbs. Arlotta products can be found at farmers markets throughout Long Island and purchased online.
Laura O’Brien founded Josephine’s Feast! in 2009 and makes artisanal preserves of highest quality. She hand-prepares every jar using seasonal fruit responsibly grown by East End farmers and her own apple pectin stock. Her other products include chutneys, spice rubs and blends, heirloom cakes, fruit butters, and more. Josephine’s Feast products can be found at local farmer's markets and ordered online.
Invincible Summer Farms in Southold, NY specializes in growing rare and endangered heirloom and open-pollinated varities of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The farm maintains a seed bank and works with plant breeders throughout the world to bring region-appropriate vegetables to the East End. Invincible Summer Farms practices sustainable agriculture and has signed the NOFA-NY Farmer's Pledge. They offer CSA memberships, sell wholesale to local restaurants, and operate an online store.
Balsam Farms grows a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs, and is perhaps best known for its delicious corn. You can find Balsam Farms’ produce at its farm stand in Amagansett and at many local farmers markets and restaurants. Balsam Farms also offers a CSA membership each season.
The Amagansett Sea Salt Company's salt is crafted by hand, and every step of the process is carried out on its salt farm in Amagansett. The salt is available at local farmers markets and retail locations on the East End and in Manhattan. It is also available online.
The Raymond Halsey family, who own and manage The Green Thumb Organic Farm in Water Mill, NY, have farmed the same land for over 300 years. They are committed to sustainable agriculture, which means using organic, natural farming practices. They grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs, which they offer through CSA memberships and at their famous farmstand on the Montauk Highway, open from May through November.
Acabonac Farms raises 100% grass fed, pastured beef right here on Eastern Long Island. Their mission is to be a trusted source of delicious, healthy food and to steward the land and livestock using time-honored, environmentally responsible farming practices. The cattle are raised humanely, freely moving through pastures where they graze diverse, natural grasses without the use of herbicides, pesticides, or GMO seeds. They are never given sub-therapeutic antibiotics or growth hormones. The focus is on building soil health and raising happy cattle, which ensures a nutritious, locally grown product.
Fairview Farm at Mecox products include a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers, heritage pork, pastured chickens and eggs, and homemade pies, jams, granola, and cookies. In the fall, the farm opens its 8-acre corn maze, cut in a different pattern every year, along with a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and a corn-cannon shoot. Its Bridgehampton farm stand is open from April through December.
Mar-Gene Farms in Mattituck, NY, is owned and operated as a certified organic, family farm by Gene and Maryann Krupski. They produce unique and traditional vegetables available at North Fork farmer's markets and the Glass Greenhouse and Farm Market in Jamesport.
Share the Harvest Farm, located at EECO Farm on Long Lane in East Hampton, provides organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs to local food pantries and other organizations. Community outreach and education are also important components of its mission.
Goodfood. is a joint venture between Allison Katz of Ali Katz small batch baking and Luchi Masliah of Gula Gula Empanadas. Their specialty food store and cafe on Pike Street in Mattituck serves Ali Katz's pastries, Gula Gula empanadas, and seasonal prepared foods. Goodfood. brings flavors from around the world using fresh, local, and organic ingrediants.
Garden of Eve Organic Farm, occupying 50 acres of land in Riverhead, NY, grows certified organic produce and flowers, and raises sheep, turkeys, and 1000 laying hens. It serves 1,500 families through its CSA, and conducts educational farm tours. It also hosts birthday parties and other family events. Its products are available at their farm shop and at local farmers markets.
Christine Clemens is the owner and head chef of Hamptons Haute, a catering and private chef business that also sells specialty cookies to local markets. Christine uses her network of farmers to purchase locally grown produce as well as grass-fed, organic meats. Hamptons Haute emphasizes that the greatest foods come straight from the earth to your table and that there is no need to use artificial ingredients when making high-quality dishes.
Quail Hill Farm, a stewardship project of the Peconic Land Trust and one of the oldest CSA farms in the country, covers 30 acres of land in Amagansett, grows more than 500 varieties of fruits and vegetables, and offers CSA memberships to more than 250 families. Its produce is also available at local farmers markets.
Holly and Chris Browder founded Browder’s Birds in 2010. They raise organic pastured poultry and Cotswold sheep on their 16-acre farm in Mattituck. Their chicken and eggs are found at restaurants and markets throughout the East End. Browder’s Birds also offers a CSA and participates in several farmers markets.
From Scratch Farm, founded by Jared and Nicole Jeanotte, is a pastured poultry farm located in Southold, NY. The seven-acre family farm offers pastured poultry CSA subscriptions and sells eggs from their laying hens, all of which are housed in mobile chicken coops and fed organically. From Scratch Farm has several pick-up locations throughout Long Island.
Mecox Bay Dairy in Water Mill, NY, the South Fork's only dairy farm, is owned and operated by fourth generation farmers who once grew potatoes but began artisanal cheese production in 2001. The cheeses are made from the milk of Jersey Cows and are aged at least 61 days. They are available at local farmers markets and retail shops.
Jennifer and Jim Pike own Pike Farms where they grow mixed vegetables, herbs, and fruit on 65 acres in Sagaponack, NY. Their most popular crops are sweet corn and tomatoes, which can both be found at their farm stand along with the large variety of other produce they grow and local baked goods. Pike Farms’ farm stand is located on Sagg Main Road in Sagaponack.
Finnwheel Farm is a small farm located in the hamlet of Springs in East Hampton. On two acres of land they grow a variety of specialty heirloom vegetables using organic methods. Along with their produce, Finnwheel Farm sells eggs from their free-range chickens each Saturday at the Springs Farmer's Market. During the week, you can tour the farm and pick up fresh produce at their farm stand on Talmage Farm Lane.