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Eating Essentials

Halsey Farm Stand

Halsey Farm Stand

What could be more patriotic than buying your vegetables from a family farm that pre-dates the Revolution? The Halsey family have maintained a farm since 1747. Declare your dependence on their farm stand for your fruit and vegetables. www.halseyfarm.com

Clamman Seafood Market

Clamman

The tradition of a Hamptons Clambake on the beach may feel under siege, but Southampton’s the Clamman sources the best seafood and shellfish to make any party go swimmingly. www.clamman.com

Peconic Prime Meats

Next door to the Clamman and making your July 4th food shopping a one-stop shop, come and see the high-quality fare put together by the team of passionate butchers. Contact them on Facebook.

Round Swamp Farm

Round Swamp Farm

Round Swamp Farm is the East End’s go-to spot for fresh baked goods and farm quality market food. Visit the Bridgehampton location, or East Hampton store that started it all. www.roundswampfarm.com

East End Beverages

Old Whalers Style Sag Harbor Rum

Old Whalers Style Sag Harbor Rum

Make “The Montauk to Manhattan” — mix over ice 2.5 oz Sag Harbor Rum, half-ounce sweet vermouth, and two dashes of orange bitters. www.sagharborrum.com

LiV Vodka

LiV Vodka

Mix an authentic Long Island Iced Tea with Long Island Vodka using LiV Vodka from the first distillery on the North Fork of Long Island since the 1800s. www.lispirits.com

Pine Barrens Barrel Reserve Botanical Dry Gin NV

It’s a quintessentially Hamptons gin and tonic using triple-distilled locally grown potatoes as a base. The gin is then finished in oak barrels to add flavors of tangerine, lemon meringue, caramel, and nutmeg. www.newyorkcraftspirits.com

Rough Rider Bourbon

Rough Rider Bourbon

A Hamptons-style old fashioned with 114 proof Rough Rider Bourbon — The Happy Warrior. A high-rye straight bourbon finished in French oak ex-brandy casks. www.lispirits.com

Let There Be Fireworks

Southampton Fresh Air Home’s American Picnic with fireworks by Grucci will be held on Friday, July 5, from 5 to 7 PM. www.sfah.org

Sag Harbor’s John A. Ward Independence Day Fireworks display will be on Saturday, July 6, starting at 9:30 PM. www.sagharboryc.com

Montauk Stars over Montauk

Montauk’s “Stars over Montauk” display will light up the skies on July 4, (with a rain date of July 5) at 9 PM, with fireworks launched from Umbrella beach and visible all around. www.montaukchamber.com

Shelter Island’s 62nd Annual fireworks

Shelter Island’s 62nd Annual fireworks display will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 9 PM, with a rain date of the following day. www.shelterislandfireworks.com