“Celebrating the Harvest” Fall Exhibit; Featuring “Autumn on a Plate” Food & Wine Tasting Reception Hear about Buffalo farming right here on Long Island
(Stony Brook, NY) The Ward Melville Heritage Organization will once again host an extraordinary fall exhibit, which will include an “Autumn on a Plate” Wine and Food Tasting Reception with wines from Martha Clara, Harmony and Duckwalk and even a bison course. There will be a farmer’s market, the works of a renowned photographer, Jake Rajs, book signings and special guest speakers discussing topics from raising bison on Long Island to harvesting honey.
“Celebrating the Harvest” will run from September 10th through October 30th, 10 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday at WMHO’s Educational & Cultural Center in Stony Brook. The “Autumn on a Plate” Wine and Food Tasting Reception will take place on October 15 at 6:30 pm and will feature:
- Joseph Gergela, Executive Director of the Long Island Farm Bureau – “The Changing Face of the Farmer”
- Chef John Ross, Manager, North Fork Country Club, offering food tastings and tips on “Cooking with Wine.” He will also sign copies of his new book, “The Story of North Fork Wine.”
- Dee Muma, Bison Farmer and Owner, North Fork Quarter Farm, Tweeds Restaurant & Buffalo Bar and Dark Horse Catering in Riverhead who will discuss “Buffalo on Long Island”
- Dr. Allen Meek, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology, Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Meek is also beekeeper and will discuss the harvesting of honey.
- Al Beck – Setauket farmer and proprietor of the Farmer’s Market, will participate as a speaker as well
Tastings will include various wines, a special dessert course by Three Village Inn and a bison course offered by Jeffery Trujllo, Executive Chef of Tweeds Restaurant and Dark Horse Catering and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Cost for the reception is $35 per person.
The general exhibit is free and will showcase the stunning works of acclaimed photographer, Jake Rajs whose photos have appeared in LIFE, Esquire, Travel & Leisure and National Geographic. Hallockville Museum Farm, a Riverhead town landmark, will have antique farm equipment on display and Setauket farmer, Al Beck, will have a Farmer’s Market set up outside the Cultural Center from September 10 through October 31, Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 am – 5:30 pm. A large selection of fresh produce and the finest greenhouse flowers will be for sale.
For full information on this and other WMHO events, call 631-689-5888 or visit www.wmho.org.
Founded in 1939, WMHO is a not-for-profit corporation that develops and fosters community enrichment through cultural and educational experiences. WMHO accomplishes this by enhancing and interpreting its historic and environmentally sensitive properties and by utilizing state-of-the-art technology. For more information, please visit www.wmho.org.