East End Food Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that builds partnerships among farmers, food producers, and food consumers on the East End of Long Island. Our members work together to create a more economically-viable, environmentally-sustainable, more efficient, and equitable local food system.
We understand that the well-being of our community and environment is tied to the ways we produce and distribute food. Through this understanding, we support those who cultivate the health of both, as they are the basis of our sustenance.
We believe that the work of providing food to the community should be valued, and that this should be reflected in fair prices. Through education, collaboration, and promotion we hope to create an understanding between producers and consumers that upholds our vision. We strive to ensure that consumers enjoy healthy, local food, and that local producers are supported in a thriving regional food system.
Our mission is to support, promote, and advocate for the farmers, vintners, fishermen, and other food producers and providers on the East End of Long Island.
We envision the East End as a place where all farms and food businesses are thriving and supported by an engaged community whose members understand the benefits and uniqueness of local food.
Image: Partners from Share the Harvest Farm, Slow Food East End, Stony Brook Medicine, and East End Food Institute