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Long Island Grown

2020 marks our 7th Annual Spring Lecture Series at Bridge Gardens, featuring Sunday Afternoon conversations with local farmers, producers of specialty items, and chefs. The series is a sell-out every year. Join us to hear about the innovative and entrepreneurial approaches they are taking. The series is moderated by Laura Donnelly, pastry chef and food writer for the East Hampton Star.

UPDATE: Our March 15 and March 29 2020 programs have been cancelled.


Sunday, March 1st, with Patty Gentry of Early Girl Farm, Chef Christian Mir, Stone Creek Inn, and Will Peckham, West Robins Oyster Company
Cancelled: Sunday, March 15th, with Chef George Giannaris of Hellenic Snack Bar & Grill, Layton Guenther of Peconic Land Trust’s Quail Hill Farm. and Greg Kessler of Springs Fireplace Hot Sauce
Cancelled: Sunday, March 29th, with Chef Matty Boudreau of Green Hill Kitchen, Chris Browder of Browder’s Birds, and Marilee Foster of Sagaponack Farm Distillery
Sunday, April 19th, with Ira Haspel of KK’s The Farm, Chef Jay Lippin of East End Food Institute, and Charity Joy Robinson of Kombat-cha

Videos from Past Seasons:

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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