Local Food Partners

Our Supporting Members

The Food Lab

The Food Lab at Stony Brook Southampton is a center for research, information and education, incubating informed conversation and communication about food, from farming to food policy to nutrition and food literacy. Located on the East End of Long Island, Food Lab’s focus is primarily regional, but prides itself on having a national reach and influence.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County

CCE-Nassau is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization and is part of the Cooperative Extension land grant system, a partnership between County, State, and Federal governments that is administered in New York State through Cornell University. Each county's Cooperative Extension association is independent and works to serve the needs of the county in which it is located. Since 1914 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County (CCE-Nassau) has responded to the needs of local residents with unbiased, research-based information, tools and education that people have come to depend on and trust. Our programs are developed in direct response to community input, and are based on the most current information available from Cornell and other Land Grant universities from across the nation.

Long Island Farm Bureau

In Nassau and Suffolk counties, LIFB is the Voice of Long Island Agriculture. Their mission is to fairly and aggressively represent and serve the best interests of our members through united action, using the strength of a grassroots organizational structure and relying on effective leadership to provide strong, networked and allied Farm Bureau organizations at the local, state and national organization levels. Their collective goal: to protect and strengthen the nation's agricultural industry.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is a non-profit community education agency established in 1917. We are affiliated with Cornell University as part of the national land grant university system started in 1862. CCE Suffolk is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals.

Long Island Wine Country

Long Island wine demonstrates the deep, seasonal connection held between land and table. Local products and a dedication to boosting agriculture highlight a decades-long relationship between what we grow and what we eat and drink. Food, wine, culture, and craft: It’s all here in our backyard.Long Island Wine Country was initially formed to help prospective growers navigate the hurdles of getting a business started on Long Island. LIWC evolved to an organization that strove to help achieve recognition as a premium wine producing region by providing a coordinated effort for the promotion and development of the region’s wine industry. Follow Long Island Wine Country on Facebook and Instagram.

Long Island Food Council

The Long Island Food Council acts as an advocate for the Long Island Food and Beverage industry, an information hub and a catalyst for networking. They are committed to offering meaningful benefits and the resources you need to grow and run a profitable business. They aim to leverage the power of the food and beverage industry to help grow the economy on Long Island.

Peconic Land Trust

The Peconic Land Trust, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 1983 by John v.H. Halsey and a small group of local residents to ensure the protection of Long Island’s working farms, natural lands, and heritage. Since 1983, the Trust has worked diligently with landowners, communities, municipalities, and partner organizations to protect over 13,000 acres of land, conserving more working farms on Long Island than any other private conservation organization, and securing millions of dollars from the public and private sector for land protection.

CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute is an academic research and action center at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy located in Harlem, NYC. They provide evidence to inform municipal policies that promote equitable access to healthy, affordable food. They apply an intersectoral perspective that links nutrition and health to sustainable community and workforce development, and we engage partners from city government, community organizations, and the university in food policy research and action.

Slow Food East End

Slow Food East End is a chapter of Slow Food USA and part of a global, grassroots organization founded in 1989 in Italy, by Carlo Petrini to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us. Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food for all.

Stony Brook Medicine

Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of Stony Brook University’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It includes five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and more than 200 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. To learn more, visit stonybrookmedicine.edu.