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Long Island Grown

2021 marks our 8th Annual Lecture Series, featuring conversations with local farmers, producers of specialty items, and chefs.  In 2020, our series moved to Zoom allowing for more people to join in the conversation.


Past Videos:

Long Island Grown: Wednesday, April 29, 2021

Winemaking on the East End: The Long View

Featuring:

Juan Micieli-Martinez of Montauk Daisy Wines, John Leo of OnaBay Vineyards, Clovis Point Wines, and Leo Family Wines, and Marin Brennan of Bedell Cellars and Corey Creek Wines.

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.

Long Island Grown: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Changing Tides in Marine Farming

Featuring:

Ben Gonzalez of Southold Bay Oysters, operating out of the Trust's Shellfisher Preserve, Paul McCormick of Great Gun Oyster Farm in Moriches, and Steve Tettelbach, Shellfish Ecologist at Cornell Cooperative Extension's Marine Science Division and Professor Emeritus in Biology at L.I. University.

Moderated by journalist Charity Robey.

Long Island Grown: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The 2020 Growing Season: A Look Back with Local Farmers

Featuring:

Chris Browder of Browder's Birds, Layton Guenther of the Trust's Quail Hill Farm, and Will Lee of Sang Lee Farms.

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Horticulture Innovators

Featuring:

Drianne Benner of North Fork Flower Farm, Brendan O'Dwyer of Summerhill Landscapes, and Bill Zalakar of Kurt Weiss Greenhouses.

Moderated by Carol Isles, owner of Cultivated & Connected and Administrative Director of the Long Island Nursery and Landscape Association (LINLA).


Long Island Grown: Thursday, June 11, 2020

From the Sea

Featuring:

Karen Rivara of Noank Aquaculture Cooperative, Peter Haskell of Haskell's Seafood, and Ted Bucco of Harbor Lights Oyster Co.

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Conversations with Food and Beverage Artisans

Featuring:

Layton Guenther of the Trust's Quail Hill Farm, Greg Kessler of The Hoppy Acre and Springs Fireplace Hotsauce, Ira Haspel of KK's The Farm, and Charity Joy Robinson of Kombat-Cha.

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Thursday, May 7, 2020

Women in Farming

Featuring:

Patty Gentry of Early Girl Farm, Jennifer Halsey-Dupree of The Milk Pail Farm, and Jennifer Pike of Pike Farms.

Moderated by Charity Robey, journalist.


Long Island Grown: Sunday, March 17, 2019

Featuring:

Jack Formica of Amber Waves Farm Market, Kareem Massoud of Paumanock Vineyards, and Abra Moraweic of Feisty Acres Farm.

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Sunday, March 31, 2019

Featuring Peter Haskell of Haskell's Seafood, Carolyn Iannone of Love Lane Kitchen, and Cori Anne Kopke of Backyard Brine.

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Sunday, April 7, 2019

Featuring:

Allissa Goodale of Borghese Vineyards, Jennilee Morris of Grace and Grit, and Richie Pisacano of Roanoke Vineyards.

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Sunday, April 28, 2019

Featuring:

Sandra Sandowski of Hampton Farms, Meg Strecker of Tilth and Smoke, and Aki Goldberg Terwilliger of Aki's Kitchen.

Moderated by Juan Miciceli-Martinez, winemaker and local beverage and food enthusiast.


Long Island Grown: Sunday, April 29, 2018

Featuring:

Stephen Skrenta of Acabonac Farms, Melissa Daniels of Jamesport Farm Brewery, and Stefanie Sacks, MS, CND, CDN. Culinary Nutritionist, Author and Founder of REBOOT FOOD™

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Featuring:

Peter Treiber, Sr. of Treiber Farms, Anthony Sannino of Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards and, Chef Justin Finney of Highway Restaurant.

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Featuring:

Marcos Ribeiro of Craft Master Hops, Robin Epperson-McCarthy of Salt Bird Cellars, and Chef Stephen Bogardus of North Fork Table and Inn.

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Featuring:
Chef George Hirsch, PBS TV Host of George Hirsch Lifestyle, Erik Bilka of Influence Wines and Production and Winemaker, Premium Wine Group, and Sean Magnuson of Greenport Oyster Co.

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Featuring:
Paul McCormick of Great Gun Shellfish, Anthony Nappa of Raphael Winery, and Chef Taylor Knapp of PawPaw Restaurant and Peconic Escargot

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Featuring:
Hank Kraszewski of Kraszewski Farms, Juan Micieli-Martinez of Martha Clara Vineyards, and Chef Colin Ambrose of Estia's Little Kitchen

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Featuring:
Chef Dee Muma of Dark Horse Restaurant, Barbara Shinn of Shinn Estate Vineyards, and Ray Wellen of Green Thumb Organic Farm

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Featuring:
Matt Schmitt of Schmitt Farms , Chef Jason Weiner of Almond Restaurant , and Ron Goerler of Jamesport Vineyards

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.


Long Island Grown: 2015 -- compilation of our talks from the series.

Featuring:

The Drink: Jenn Halsey Dupree, The Milk Pail Farm, Roman Roth, winemaker Wolffer Estate Vineyards, Richard Scoffier of Honest Man Restaurants

The Appetizer: Jeri Woodhouse, Taste of the North Fork, Carissa Waechter, Carissa's Breads, Brendan Davison, Good Water Farms

The Entree: Doug Corwin, Crescent Duck Farms, Tom Geppel, 8 Hands Farm, Hal Goodale, Goodale Farms

The Dessert: Steve Amaral, North Fork Chocolate, Mary Woltz, Bees' Needs, Tom Stevenson, Oysterponds Farm

Moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer.

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