Become a Member

Supporting East End Food Institute means joining a community of growers, producers, and consumers working to cultivate a more sustainable and equitable food system on the East End of Long Island. Learn more about our membership levels below. If you have questions, please call us at (631) 632-5129 or email

Individuals, Families & Supporting Members

Individuals, families, and other supporters can join the local food movement with a donation of $50 or more per year to support our programming. As a member, you will enjoy the following benefits: 

  • Email newsletter highlighting a variety of local food events and workshops.
  • Discounted pricing for tickets to our hands-on culinary workshops.
  • Social and networking events with a group of caring and passionate local food enthusiasts.
  • Volunteer and internship opportunities to build your knowledge of farming and food production.
  • For gifts of $250 or more: Contact us to access our cafe space as an event venue.


Farms & Food Businesses

Our Business members include farmers, fishermen, vintners, brewers, food and beverage entrepreneurs, chefs, restaurants, institutions, distributors, and more. Learn more about the benefits below. 

For a donation of $150 per year, businesses receive the following benefits:

  • Networking opportunities with collaborators in the local food community.
  • Discounted workshops focused on a variety of farming, food production, and business practices.
  • Access to information on relevant farming and food policy as well as loans and grants.
  • Access to EEFI's private label line of value-added food products.
  • Opportunity to sell products through our virtual farmer's market.
  • Apprentice Matching services.

For a donation of $250 per year, businesses receive the above benefits, PLUS:

  • Featured profile on our website and promotion via email newsletter and social media accounts.
  • Access to our shared commercial kitchen for the production of your own food and beverage products.*
  • $100 credit toward use of the shared commercial kitchen to produce food and beverage products.*

*Note: Business must meet all license and insurance requirements before accessing the kitchen.