Events Calendar

March 15, 2017 / 5-7pm

Open House Event at South Fork Kitchens Incubator

On Wednesday, March 15th from 5 to 7 p.m. the Amagansett Food Institute will hold an open house for farmers and producers interested in learning more about our South Fork Kitchens incubator kitchen. We invite those interested in utilizing our incubator space to visit the kitchen, meet with the kitchen staff, and speak with current and past kitchen members. The event is free, but we urge you to register in advance. Please e-mail info@amagansettfoodinstitute.org.

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March 21-22, 2017 / 8am-5pm daily

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Sandra Menasha of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County has organized a 2-day (Day 2 optional) training for Long Island growers on Produce Safety and Farm Food Safety Plan Writing on Tuesday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 22nd at the Extension in Riverhead. This training will fulfill the FSMA requirement for covered farms under the program in which one member from the farm needs to be trained in Food Safety Practices. Day 1 will cover this portion. Day 2 is optional and is a workshop geared to assisting growers write their Farm Food Safety Plan. This is not a requirement of FSMA but a good idea for all growers to have and if a farm is looking to have a 3rd party audit will need a Farm Food Safety Plan or the audit cannot occur.

To register for this training, please contact Melissa Elkin at 631-727-7850 ext 341 or mail in the registration form in the brochure attached to this e-mail. For any questions on this training, please contact Sandra directly at (631) 727-7850 ext. 316 or at Srm45@cornell.edu.

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April 2, 2017 / 4-7pm

A Moveable Feast

Join The Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation and Slow Food East End for an evening of celebration honoring the legacy of Joshua Levine and supporting The Edible School Garden program on the East End. Joshua Levine believed that children should have the opportunity to experience first-hand what real food is, where it comes from, and how to grow it. He lived his truth by farming the land and raising his family on the East End, a community that values the natural connection between food and farming. In the past six years, under the auspices of The Joshua Levine Memorial Foundation and Slow Food East End, Joshua’s passion for educating children about sustainable farming, healthy eating and lifestyle continues to flourish. Tickets to this event are $100 per person for members of Slow Food and $150 for non-members. Members will receive a one-time savings of $25 when two or more tickets are purchased. It is strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance on their website.

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April 12, 2017 / 8am-5pm

Food Manager's Certificate Course

On Wednesday, April 12th, AFI will hold a Suffolk County Food Manger’s Course at South Fork Kitchens. The class will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. A test will be given at the end of the day. Test results and certificates will be mailed shortly after the course date. The food manager’s certificate is valid for three years.

Coffee and water will be served in the morning, but participants should provide their own lunch. They should also have the following:

- a check, money order, or cash for the instructor
- a valid photo ID
- pen and paper

The fee is $155 for AFI members and their employees, and $175 for non-members.
Non members should send a $20 deposit to AFI to hold their space. Please mail a check or cash to AFI at PO Box 2611 Amagansett, NY 11930 (or feel free to email info@amagansettfoodinstitute.org if you prefer to drop it off at the kitchen). Please email to register or for more information.

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