On Wednesday, August 21, Slow Food East End will bring people together with a potluck dinner that has one goal: know your farmer. The community event aims to connect local farmers to those who survive, and thrive off of their produce. The event will be held at and highlight Peconic-based Treiber Farms, as the group enjoys a dinner and conversation with good food and good people.
Treiber Farms was founded in 2014 by a father and son with the same name, Peter Treiber (senior and junior, respectively). Daughter/sister, Kelly Treiber, works alongside her family helping with the daily farm home operations. None of this would be as adorable without Treiber Junior’s silky black Lab, Peaches, who can be seen running around the farm. Altogether, the team runs a 56-acre property that started with fruit but has expanded into poultry, cows, bees, vegetables, and flowers. In addition, the farm collaborates with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream in Manhattan.
Slow Food East End is a chapter of Slow Food USA but a member of a world-wide organization founded in 1989 in Italy. The goal, globally, is to keep local food culture intact. We are what we eat, and Slow Food aims to preserve efforts from the ground up, celebrating small farmers amid the rise of corporate conglomerates. SFEE is volunteer based across both the North and South forks. Together with the community, this organization furthers education on environmentally sustainable ways to live.
Guests are encouraged to bring an appetizer, main course, side dish, or dessert to share with the entire group, serving six to eight people. In keeping things as farm fresh as possible, all ingredients should be local from a garden, community supported agriculture, or local farm stand/market. Each person is also expected to bring serving and eating utensils, and a serving plate. To help wash down the deliciousness on the table, favorite beverages are welcome to aid in complementing the experience.
Treiber Farms is located at 38320 County Road 48 in Peconic. The dinner is at 5 PM. The cost is $15 for SFEE members, $20 for non-members. Call 516-425-1458 or visit www.slowfoodeastend.org to learn what else is going on.