A Note From Layton | The Bounty of August

August 11, 2023
Farms for the Future
Quail Hill Farm

It’s early August, and already this month is proving to be as fruitful (pun intended) as we’d hoped: cherry tomatoes in our first round of tomatoes are coming in fast, as are early slicers, with heirlooms not far behind. Sweet peppers like Jimmy Nardello, Revolution, Lunchbox and more are ripening quickly, and Shishitos have already been producing prolifically for a few weeks. Lesser-known fruits like okra, tomatillos and husk cherries are also on full display, despite tricky weather these past few weeks. We hope you’ve been enjoying the growing season as much as we have.

With the bounty of August, we’re opening up late-summer shares for those who want to take advantage of the overabundance of summertime favorites like tomatoes, melons and more. Our goal is to sign up an additional 30 members for the remainder of the season. Please help us spread the word– friends of the farm can sign up on our website at a 20% discounted price from the full-season fee.

Mark your calendars: on Tuesday, August 22, join your farmers and some of the East End’s most celebrated chefs for the return of At the Common Table, our annual fundraiser and cherished event that features a long table set amongst the apples in our Orchard. Tickets are also available for cocktail hour only, which will include local beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. This year, we’re celebrating the (very near) completion of our Quail Hill Farm Barn and announcing a long-awaited campaign to continue to expand the capacity of the farm.


In a little under a month, we’ll gather on Birch Hill for the storied Great Tomato Taste-Off (or GTTO), organized by the inimitable Jane Weissman. Come by and taste dozens of tomatoes grown, no-spray, here in Amagansett by your Quail Hill Farmers. The GTTO is free for members and their guests, and others are welcome with a suggested $10 donation to the farm.

And lastly, thank you to all who have shown up to help our staff with gleaning efforts this season! In an effort to streamline and include more CSA members who wish to participate, gleaning will now occur on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. To learn more and sign up, email

Thank you! And see you in the fields,


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