Watch Now: Through Farms & Fields 2020 : A Virtual Celebration of Our Local Bounty

August 5, 2020

By Yvette DeBow-Salsedo, Bridget Micieli-Martinez

Farms for the Future

Watch the broadcast of Through Farms & Fields 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us this past Sunday, August 2, for our virtual Through Farms and Fields.

We missed breaking bread with you this year, but are grateful for the community’s unwavering support of the Trust and conservation on Long Island — and we enjoyed sharing with you a little about the Trust’s Farms for the Future Initiative on Zoom.

Weren’t able to join us on Sunday? Or, want to watch it again? We’ve saved an archive of the program here:

And a very special thank you to our sponsors for this year’s event:

Land Steward: Amanda and Donald Mullen

Benefactors: Avalon Nature Preserve, BNB Bank and Bridge Abstract

Patrons: Ruth and Leonard Benowich, John and Candice Frawley, and Peter J. and Linda Stabler Talty

Friends: Carol Mulvihill Ahlers and Ronald Ahlers, Dr. Paula J. Angelone and Jerry Rosengarten, Bob Baldwin and Margaret Sieck, Ann and Jim Barry (Artisan Mortgage), Marcia Bystryn, Harriet and Alan Dresher, Michael Daly, Nancy Gilbert and Richard Wines, Dinni Gordon, DeDe Gotthelf and Terry Moan, Louise Guarneri and Stephen Gelfman, Madelaine Haberman and Michael Sprung, Amy and Doug Halsey, Noel and Deborah Hare, Lisa Clare Kombrink, Esq. and Jesse Camacho, James MacGregor and Claire Montgomery, Joe Mc Kay, Nawrocki Smith LLC, Jennifer and Jim Pike, Judith Saner, Ann Sandford, Linda S. Sanford, Eric Wechsler and Phil Kovacevich, Wolffer Estate Vineyards, Lloyd Zuckerberg and Charlotte Triefus

Supporters: Bianchi-Davis Greenhouses, Inc, Bohemia Garden Center, Richard Brockman, MD and Mirra Bank, Nora Catlin and Christopher McHugh, Terry and Megan Elkins, David Fleischer and Jessica Mitchell, Hampton Coffee Company/Jason Belkin, Su Hilty, Lucy Howard, Carol and Tom Isles, Ed Krug and John Haubrich, Lynn McMahon and Garry Munson, Mary and Tom Morgan, Judith and Stephen Ness, Connie and John Norbeck, Nugent & Potter, Inc./Constance Essay, Jack and Patty Orben, Karen and Gregg Rivara, Meryl Rosofsky, Anthony and Rosa Smith, The Stoll Family, Ellen and Tom Williams, Julie and Joey Zaykowski, Stuart and Carol Zuckerman

Committee: Carol Mulvihill Ahlers (Chair), Michael Daly, Hatsy Dresher, Nancy Goell, Patty Orben, Judy Saner and honorary member Geoffrey Wells!

and to singer/songwriter Julia King for “Farmer’s Daughter.”

Sponsor support of Through Farms and Fields will benefit our Farms for the Future Initiative.

The work of this ongoing program includes:

  • Farmland protection — over 6,000 acres and growing;
  • Farmland leasing to new and established farmers, including our plans to restore the Historic Case House as part of our farmland leasing program;
  • Farmer training and apprenticeship programs, including Quail Hill Farm’s Advanced Apprenticeship program, mentorship for farmers in our incubator program, and farm safety training;
  • Support for local food pantries with produce grown at Quail Hill Farm, the Ag Center and Bridge Gardens;
  • Places for people to grow and harvest their own food, including the CSA program at Quail Hill and the community gardens at the Ag Center and Bridge Gardens.

We are planning for Through Farms and Fields 2021 at White Cap Farm in Water Mill … so please save the date: Sunday, August 1, 2021.

From all of us at the Trust, we wish you and your family and friends good health. And, thank you! You make our work possible.

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