Supporting Amagansett Food Institute means joining a community of growers, producers, and consumers working to cultivate a more sustainable and equitable food system on the East End of Long Island. Learn more about our membership levels below. If you have questions, please call us at (631) 632-5129 or email email@example.com.
Business Membership is meant to highlight the best of what the East End of Long Island has to offer, including locally grown and crafted food and beverages, and local businesses that support our food. Our members include farmers, fishermen, vintners, brewers, food and beverage entrepreneurs, chefs, restaurants, institutions, distributors, and more.
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.
The Long Island Food Council acts as an advocate for the Long Island Food and Beverage industry, an information hub and a catalyst for networking. They are committed to offering meaningful benefits and the resources you need to grow and run a profitable business. They aim to leverage the power of the food and beverage industry to help grow the economy on Long Island.
After many years of hosting big backyard barbecues for friends and family at his home in East Hampton, Jason Wagenheim launched East End Cowboy to develop a line of barbecue sauces and rubs inspired by the flavors and ingredients found on the South Fork. East End Cowboy uses locally-sourced produce and supports the farming community in Long Island by incorporating local ingredients into its products and recipes, and promoting farms and local food businesses. Instagram: @east.end.cowboy.
Australian Chef Lisa Rutherford runs Lisadan, specializing in small luncheon, dinner and canapé parties as well as producing delicious weekly products such as quiches and pies to sell. Lisadan is proud to support local farm stands and businesses always preferring the wonderful quality and variety available in the area.
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.
Aki grew up in Antwerp, Belgium and has recently relocated from Connecticut to the Hamptons. She has always been passionate about food, but especially creating quality soups as a staple of her meals. She’s a strong believer in healthy and properly sourced produce. All of her cooking has been locally sourced; organic whenever possible.
Therefore, for her there was no better choice then to move to Eastern Long Island because of all the local farming. Her mother always said “love goes through the stomach” which is true but Aki always felt that “if you eat well, you live well”
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.
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.
Panoram Asados is a full-service caterer of premium Argentine Asado Experiences, owned and operated by native Argentine and wine importer, Mariano Cebrián. An "asado" is the most popular social gathering in Argentina centered around slowing down and reconnecting with those around you while enjoying Argentine grilled delicacies cooked onsite and hot off the grill. It's a celebration of seared meats, Argentine wine, community and culture. Panoram Asados brings this ancestral Argentine experience to your backyard or event space.
The Argentine Asado Experience is great for private events, home entertaining, corporate dinners or any kind of celebration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With over 20 years of experience in the Hamptons in the restaurant and catering business, our employees know how to meet your needs and fast. We know what you want before you want it. We call it concierge catering. The result is an extraordinary experience. Watch the wood-fired oven work its wonders, taste pizza after pizza, and then, our grand finale, we serve you our own gourmet dessert pizzas. Night falls and the oven keeps glowing, still warm to give you a pizza to-go for a late night snack.
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.
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.
Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN is a nationally recognized Culinary Nutritionist and leading authority on eating to prevent and manage illness. As a chef, nutritionist and innate healer she uses food as a conduit to deep transformation for those she works with. She inspires, educates and empowers people to eat and live to their full potential. Her book What The Fork Are You Eating is a must-read guide for anyone looking to improve food choice! Stefanie joined AFI to have a trusted home for her cookshops and more.
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.
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.
Finn’s Smoked Fish Dips is Seafood HACCP Certified and manufactures under a 20-C Food Manufacturing License. As owner and operator, Paul Slovak is hands-on with everything. He makes sales calls to achieve distribution into retail accounts, loads and drives a refrigerated truck to deliver product to retail accounts in a 150-mile radius, packs out product, rotates product and otherwise manages product placements. Today Finn’s can be found at select gourmet food stores in Nassau and Rockland Counties and seasonally at Suffolk County seafood shops and farmers markets. Learn more at finnssmokedfish.com.
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.
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 Hoppy Acre is a small farm located in Amagansett, NY. They focus on growing hops for beer and hot peppers for their Springs Fireplace hot sauce and salsa. You can find Springs Fireplace products for sale online and at markets in East Hampton and Amagansett. The Hoppy Acre hops are available for sale at Bitters & Esters, a home brew shop in Brooklyn, NY. They are currently in the process of being certified organic.
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.
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.
Janna has had a long background participating in many aspects of health and healing. She started out educating herself and others in nutrition, making healthy food, and writing for the Mothers Center newsletter and her articles were picked up by Merrick Life Newspaper. Janna taught healthy cooking to support others in making transitions to a healthy diet. Janna began learning about all aspects of energetic healing. She became an ordained Interfaith minister, a Reiki master, was certified in hypnosis, and breathwork called Rebirthing, and developed a vibrational healing work called Soul Magic Healing. Janna was guided to put the Soul Magic Healing into raw cacao bars, with chanting and raising their frequency in singing bowls. This has brought her full circle back to her nutrition and cooking while incorporating her healing and spiritual work as well.
The SHED Workspace is the women’s community workspace in Sag Harbor. As friends, mothers and working women, The SHED was founded by Sarah Cohen, Amanda Fairbanks and Liza Tremblay and launched in October 2018. The SHED currently pops-up on Tuesdays at Estia’s Little Kitchen and provides members with WiFi, color printing and scanning, charging stations, coffee, tea and lunch for purchase provided by Estia’s. By coming together in a shared workspace, where women of diverse backgrounds feel welcome, encouraged, and supported, The SHED is helping local women to innovate — changing the ways we work, grow, and ultimately succeed.
For Goodness Cakes Incorporated was founded and owned by Paul A. Drummond a Suffolk County native. Paul started a specialty food company for the purpose of creating a line of products based on his recipe. For Goodness Cakes developed line of fish crab products marketed for wholesale. These items are positioned as a uniquely high-end gourmet product at a very affordable price. The customer base of over a hundred clients includes delis, restaurants, fish stores, grocery and gourmet markets. Paul will be working at South Fork Kitchens to develop a cooked retail package for his burger and appetizer size product.
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.
We bake our Naked Cookies fresh in Southampton. With no added sugars, our treats get their sweet taste from maple syrup, dates, and nutritious nut butter. An addictive, animal-friendly indulgence—vegan dessert tastes irresistible when you get Naked!
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.
Having brought exciting content and events to life with years of experience at Hamptons Magazine and Niche Media and over a decade of hands-on experience in the non-profit arena, Monroe East Consulting has a successful formula that is based on five pillars- philanthropy, real estate and home design, entertainment, food and drink, and health and wellness.
Monroe East creates a “Metamorphosis” for businesses by bringing companies together with thought leaders, taste makers and customers with unique programming, content and event activation. Combining non-profits and celebrity influencers in the art world, book publishing, TV, film, chefs, fitness talent, prominent faces in the home design world to build and grow business and exposure.
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.
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, on Shelter Island, NY, has embarked on a new era as a nonprofit organic farm, historic plantation and vibrant arts and education center, with programs open to all. The farm grows a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers that are available at our Farmstand and through CSA memberships. Our mission is to preserve, cultivate and share the history of Sylvester Manor to ensure that food and art remain connected to the community and the land.
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.