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Cheesing with cheese. Reeve Andrew displays a wide variety of cheeses at the King Andrew cheese wagon.
The roadsides are blooming with summer’s bounty
The farm stands of Shelter Island have sprung to life.
In the wake of a spring that seemed determined to hold back the summer season, with frequent and heavy rains curtailing outdoor human activities, they were also soaking into the ground, benefiting some crops while inhibiting others. By last weekend, the stalls at the Havens Farmers Market on the Shelter Island Historical Society’s grounds were filled with flowers and plump vegetables, in contrast to the sparse supplies when they opened on Memorial Day weekend. (more…)
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Peggie Ehlers, the maker behind Nuna Knits, chatted with market-goers about Angora rabbits and what goes into the creation of a great sweater or hat.
On Saturday mornings, from 10:30 to noon outside the old Capital One bank at the corer of West Neck and Menantic roads, Eric Goodman organizes Market 21, a “true maker’s market” that aims to bring together the best artisans, craftspeople and food makers from around the East End. (more…)
The view from ‘Windswept,’ the home of Julia and Edward Brennan, who will host the Porch Party.
The Shelter Island Educational Foundation will host its 9th annual Porch Party on Saturday, July 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at “Windswept,” the Silver Beach home of Julia and Edward Brennan. Featuring wines donated by Laura Maniec Fiorvanti of Cork Buzz paired with cheeses for tasting from Reeve Andrew and Jessie King of King Andrew Cheese and other delicacies, the event provides a chance to chat with friends, enjoy the evening, and support this organization so central to the life of our community.