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Online Panel Discussion: Connecting to Our Past Through Heirloom Fruits
November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for the second program in our Food for Thought: A Tasty Exploration of Food, History, Culture and Community program.
What does it mean when fruits are identified as “heirloom” and how can they connect us to our agricultural past? During this discussion participants will hear directly from several farmers who continue to grow these truly special fruits and the connection they provide to their farm and family history. Learn about some of the differences and any difficulties associated with growing these varieties, how they sell or use these fruits as well as the history of their orchards, some of which date back to the 17th century.
The panel discussion will feature farmers Tom Wickham of Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue, NY, Laurie McBride, Farm Manager at Wickham’s Fruit Farm and Jenn Halsey Dupree owner The Milk Pail Farm in Water Mill, NY. The discussion will be moderated by Charity Robey, a writer and columnist for the Shelter Island Reporter whose work has also appeared in the Suffolk-Times, Newsday and New York Times. A food historian noted for her research on Long Island farming and fishing, she is a programming chair for the Culinary Historians of New York.
Program Fee: $5
Click on the link to register https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XToGdjCSQcifKGRoxf3Nxg