East End Lectures, Tastings and Readings Centered Around the Culinary World

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Cranberries will be the topic of conversation on Monday, July 8, at Suffolk County's Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve in Riverhead.

With a number of lectures, tastings and events centered around the growers and chefs that define what food culture is on the East End — and beyond — learning how to embrace your inner locavore has never been easier. Here are our picks for 2019.

They Called It Red Gold

Monday, July 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Suffolk County’s Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve

3815 Lake Avenue, Riverhead

Learn the history of the Long Island cranberry industry during this visit to Suffolk County’s Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve, led by naturalist John Turner. Turner will walk guests through the history of what was the largest cranberry farm on Long Island, the Woodhull Bog, and discuss the height of the industry and how it crumbled. The half-mile walk around Sweezy’s Pond will also give guests a chance to learn about wetland-dependent wildlife and native plants that colonized this part of the Long Island Pine Barrens.

Tickets are $5 per person for the walk, which is co-sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum and the Peconic Land Trust. Call (631) 283-3195 or visit peconiclandtrust.org for more information.

Organic vegetables from Sang Lee Farms.

Tour & Tasting at Sang Lee Farm

Wednesday, July 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Sang Lee Farms

25180 County Road 48, Peconic

Lucy Senesac of Sang Lee Farms will give a guided tour of the greenhouses and fields at one of the East End’s most celebrated organic farms. The tour will include a discussion about the Lee family’s story and their inspiration for growing a variety of Asian greens and vegetables. Guests will also enjoy a tasting direct from Sang Lee Farm’s on-site kitchen.

Tickets are $20 per person and reservations are required. Call the Peconic Land Trust at (631) 283-3195 or visit peconiclandtrust.org for more information.

Katie Lee

Stirring the Pot with Florence Fabricant

Sunday, July 28, 11 a.m. — Tim and Nina Zagat

Sunday, August 4, 11 a.m. — Tom Colicchio

Sunday, August 11, 11 a.m. — Alex Guarnaschelli

Sunday, August 18, 11 a.m. — Katie Lee

Guild Hall

158 Main Street, East Hampton

Join New York Timesfood critic and celebrated author Florence Fabricant as she continues her series interviewing icons in the industry. A complimentary continental breakfast with the day’s guest chef is available prior to each talk, which will be followed by a book signing.

Tickets are $25; $23 for Guild Hall members. Visit guildhall.org for more information.

A young chef at Hayground School.

15th Annual Hayground Chef’s Dinner

Sunday, July 28, 4:30 to 8 p.m.

The Hayground School

151 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

The 15thAnnual Hayground Chef’s Dinner will honor Jon Snow, an artist, educator and school co-founder. The evening begins with cocktails in “Jeff’s Kitchen” at 4:30 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner at 6 p.m. Participating chefs, so far, will include Chef Alex Guarnaschelli from Butter, Chef Colin Ambrose from Estia’s Little Kitchen, Chef Abby Hitchcock from Abigail’s Kitchen, Chef Ayesha Nurdjaja from Shuka, Claudia Fleming from the North Fork Table & Inn, Chef Christian Mir from the Stone Creek Inn, Chef Joe Realmuto from Nick & Toni’s, Chef Hillary Sterling from Vic’s, Chef Jason Weiner from Almond and Chef Carissa Waechter from Carissa’s The Bakery.

For tickets and more information, visit haygroundchefsdinner.org.

At Bridge Gardens.

Creating an Edible Landscape

Tuesday, July 30, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Bridge Gardens

36 Mitchell Lane, Bridgehampton

Join Paul Wagner of Greener Pastures Organics and Bridge Gardens Garden Manager Rick Bogusch for this talk and garden walk exploring the vegetables, berries and herbs you can add to your garden that will support pollinators and enhance your landscape.

Tickets are $5; free for members of Bridge Gardens. Call the Peconic Land Trust at (631) 283-3195 or visit peconiclandtrust.org for more information.

At Ocean View Farm.

Through Farms and Fields 2019

Sunday, August 4, 4 to 8 p.m.

Ocean View Farm

63 Brick Kiln Road, Sag Harbor

The Wesnofskes will host this annual benefit for the Peconic Land Trust, Through Farms and Fields, a celebration of the bounty found on the East End from fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits to local fish and livestock. This year’s event will honor Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. with a supper created by the team at The Art of Eating, with music by The John Ludlow Trio and Art in the Barn courtesy of Plein Air Peconic.

For ticket information or to register, call (631) 283-3195 or email events@peconiclandtrust.org.

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