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Local Food 'Grows' On Long Island

Local Food 'Grows' On Long Island
Small Farm Summit campaign to build local markets for locally-raised foods.

On April 15, a Long Island Small Farm Summit will be held at SUNY Old Westbury. The event, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., comes about through a partnership of Slow Food Huntington, Sustainable Long Island and the Long Island Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York.

It's evidence of the growing power of the local food movement on Long Island. The three organizations are launching a campaign to raise awareness of local food.

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It's expected to bring together all of Long Island's sustainable food community, including farmers and fishermen, gardeners and homesteaders, chefs and restaurateurs, food distributors and food retailers, beekeepers and chicken-keepers, land owners and land seekers, food justice advocates, community organizers and elected leaders.

 

For complete details click www.sites/default/files/LI%20Small%20Farm%20Summit.pdf.  

Summit tickets for adults are $25 each, including breakfast and lunch. Students are free, excluding meals.

To register, contact Andrea at the North Shore Land Alliance at 516-626-0908 or visit www.longislandsmallfarmcentral.com.

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