The Long Island Cheese
Pumpkin Barn Social
Come enjoy a “Slow” Sunday afternoon at the Invincible Summer Farms Barn for a Harvest Potluck Supper and everything you wanted to know about the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin (but were afraid to ask)!
“Know Your Farmer” Educational Series
Slow Food East End’s Halloween weekend potluck welcomes back its “Know Your Farmer” educational series for the 2016 Fall / Winter season. The kickoff will spotlight The Long island Cheese Pumpkin Project, one of the many awareness campaigns of The Long Island Regional Seed Consortium (LIRSC).
The LI Cheese Pumpkin has been slowly disappearing from commercial seed catalogs since the 1970’s and is currently listed among the 200 foods in Slow Food USA’s “Ark of Taste.”
Speakers will include Stephanie Gaylor & Cheryl Frey of Invincible Summer Farms and the LIRSC, and Ken Ettlinger who saved the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin seed. Slow Food East End is proud to be one of the “ambassadors” of the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin by helping to save this indigenous species.
Event: The Long Island Cheese Pumpkin Project
Date: Sunday, October 30, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Naugles Barn at Hallockville Farm Museum, 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY
Cost: Slow Food members: $15 per person. Non-members: $20 per person. Space is limited to 50 guests, so please make your reservation promptly.
Deadline: October 29, 2016
Slow Food East End will donate a portion of the proceeds from this event to the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education, advocacy, and research to foster and nurture local seed systems.
What to Bring
A dish to share made with local ingredients – from the garden, CSA, or local farm stand or market. Hmmm, Long Island Cheese Pumpkin, perhaps? Each dish should serve 6-8 people. Please don’t forget to bring serving utensils and most importantly, your favorite beverage (local, if possible) to complement the dining experience and to share with friends.
The link to our menu planning website will be provided once we have confirmed your reservation. Please check it out and list your tasty contribution to the menu.
What to Wear:
It’s Halloween! Creativity and humor are encouraged. Alter egos are welcome.
The LI Regional Seed Consortium
& The LI Cheese Pumpkin Project The LIRSC
Both org’s work closely with breeders, farmers, chefs, gardeners and other organizations to spread the word about the importance of biodiversity, regional varieties and seed saving. Through various projects like The Long Island Cheese Pumpkin Project, the annual seed swap and seed library launch, they strive to bring the importance of a sustainable food culture to the forefront. Through their on-farm research, they test and actively breed new varieties for the Long Island region. To learn more about the LIRSC & The LI Cheese Pumpkin Project, please click here.
About Invincible Summer Farms
Invincible Summer Farms specializes in growing rare, unique, and endangered heirloom and open pollinated vegetables, herbs and flowers. In addition to providing fresh produce to the public and fine restaurants, their primary mission is preserving biodiversity as seed savers with a seed bank that boasts well over 6,000 crop varieties to date. To learn more, please click here.