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27East Features Trust Partners and Friends in Issue Full of Food and Nature

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October 19, 2017

By Yvette DeBow-Salsedo

Have you seen the new 27East Autumn Mag from the publishers of the Southampton Press? The October 2017 issue included stories close to our heart!

From Plough to Pizza: Building a Sustainable Food Bed on Eastern Long Island by Alexandra Talty on the reintroduction of wheat to the East End features Amber Waves Farm, Carissa’s Breads, Mecox Bay Dairy, the Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm and our longtime friend and supporter John de Cuevas.

Farm & Food: A Bond Born in the Dirt by the writer Lisa Daffy profiles Colin Ambrose of Estia’s Little Kitchen, Hank Kraszewski of Kraszewski Farms and Juan Micieli-Martinez of Marth Clara Vineyards. The profile was sparked by the Trust’s Long Island Grown conversation series that takes place in the Spring at our Bridge Gardens!

Mike Bottini, who each year leads a paddle for the Trust writes about exploring our nature preserves and trails in The Road Less Traveled Gets Longer: a Short History of East End Trails.

Plein Air Peconic, a group of local painters and landscape photographers who have worked with the Trust since 2006 is beautifully featured in Plein Air Painting: Always has a room for the view by Julia Halsey.  

As editor Joe Shaw says in his opening letter: Autumn is a time for harvest, and so we use these pages to introduce the people resurrecting small scale wheat production for fresh farm to table baked goods, and the farmers and chefs, some are both - who have bonded through a shared desire to grow what they serve in the kitchen. With the mosquitoes gone and peak foliage season upon us, it’s the perfect time to explore the South Fork’s splendid system of trails and parks. And, in this issue, you’ll learn how our trail system has grown over the years and the challenge of maintaining it.

It’s a perfect time to get out and explore!