On Saturday, August 22, the best of local chefs and winemakers will come together to tantalize taste buds at the annual Dan’s Harvest East End, held at McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue. Hosted by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian, the event invites guests to sip and taste the offerings of nearly 40 local vineyards and 35 restaurants.
In addition to enjoying the bounty of the East End, guests will also be supporting three important local charities, as a portion of the proceeds from Dan’s Harvest East End will benefit HRHCare, Long Island Farm Bureau and Peconic Land Trust. All three organizations provide much-needed support to the farm and vineyards, preserving the livelihood, vineyard vistas and tourism in East End Wine Country for decades to come.
HRHCare (Hudson River HealthCare) is a nonprofit, New York State licensed, federally qualified health center. Founded in 1975 to provide care to the medically underserved population of Peekskill, HRHCare has grown to include 24 directly operated health centers and six sub-recipient health centers delivering care throughout a 10 county region of New York to 135,000 patients with over 200 primary care practitioners. Locally, HRHCares has an office in Southampton, formed when the Kraus Family Health Center of the Hamptons joined the HRHCare family in 2014. HRHCare provides comprehensive services including adult and pediatric care; obstetrical and gynecological care; family planning; HIV counseling, testing and referral; dental services; mental health counseling; nutrition counseling; podiatry; WIC services; health education; and a full complement of outreach, translation, transportation, benefits counseling and health insurance enrollment assistance.
HRHCare president and CEO Anne Kauffman, MPH, says that HRHCare is honored to be a charity partner of Dan’s Harvest East End. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with the wine community to support agricultural workers, to ensure they have the healthcare they deserve and need,” she notes.
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 nearly 11,000 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
Long Island Farm Bureau’s mission is to fairly and aggressively represent and serve the best interests of its 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. The organization’s collective goal is to protect and strengthen the nation’s agricultural industry. This especially includes the agricultural industries of Long Island and New York State. Agriculture is one of the major industry groups in the state, and Suffolk County is the state’s largest dollar producer of agricultural products.
Dan’s Harvest East End, the food-and-wine classic, is Saturday, August 22. Hosted by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian, the event will showcase some 40 East End winemakers and the dishes of 30-plus top regional chefs and purveyors. Tickets are $125 for general admission and $275 for VIP admission. The event will be held at McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit DansTasteofSummer.com.