PLACE:Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market, 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, located at the intersection of Northville Tpk and Sound Avenue. For directions seewww.GardenOfEveFarm.comor phone 631-722-8777.
WHAT:Long Island’sonlyGarlic Festival, a two-day celebration of the wonders of “Garliciana,” organic foods and local agriculture, with festival vendors featuring a wide variety of garlic inspired foods, crafts, live music by the Midnight Blues, and guest artists, and just plain garlic. Admission just $3 per person, children under 6 free. Farm tours and hayrides will be offered throughout the day so that visitors can learn about organic farming, and our “organic village” will feature information on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), renewable energy, recycling and composting, Long Island’s environmental organizations, and more! Proceeds from the cookoff will benefit the Citizens Campaign for the Environment,a NY state nonprofit working to protect our air and water resources.
EXOTIC FOODS & GARLIC AND CRAFT MARKETPLACE
Chow Down! You won't believe the many different ways garlic can be used. Here's a tasty sampling . . . garlic bread, garlic popcorn & garlic French fries, garlic jellies, and GARLIC ICE CREAM!! Garden of Eve grows more than a ton of freshly harvested, organic garlic. . . stock up, for months of tasty, healthy, garlic-enhanced meals – or plant some in your garden yourself! We'll have garlic of several different varieties on hand. This is your best opportunity to buy some of the world's tastiest and freshest garlic.
FAMILY ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT
Hayrides, our new pedal cart track, games and a childrens’ area and petting zoo will keep the little ones entertained.
THE GREAT GARLIC COOK-OFF:Bring a hot or cold dish for 25 people by 12 pm on Saturday OR Sunday, to enter. No entry fee. Please pre-register by emailing your contact information firstname.lastname@example.org call 631-722-8777. First, second, and third place will receive prizes! Judging will take place by popular vote as people sample your dish. There will be a $5 fee for spectators to sample. Call or email for additional details.
Garden of Eve is a certified organic farm operated by Chris and Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht. Garden of Eve Farm Market & Garden Center are open every day from 10am to 6 pm, and in addition to garlic, feature heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables, flowers and garden plants, soil and natural garden products, health foods, snacks and beverages.