Sign up and Take The Pledge!

Commit 10% of your weekly food spending on local produce and seafood! For most Suffolk County households, that’s only $17.60 per week!

Take The Pledge!

The Vision:

Inspire the community to choose goods from local and independent farmers and fishermen to preserve our heritage industries and cultivate a vibrant, diverse and robust economy. Support the growth of a well nourished community that is unique and resilient by fostering healthy food choices and creating dynamic life experiences.

The Mission:

A collaborative initiative to raise awareness, advocate and inspire the community to support local and independent businesses by spending 10% of their weekly food allowance on local and seasonal food goods across Suffolk County, Long Island.

The Facts:

New Yorkers spend $176 a week on Food (US Bureau of Labor Statistics). Suffolk County, NY has 474,311 households. If 10% of Suffolk County households commits to spending 10% of their weekly food allowance on local food goods over a typical harvest season for Suffolk County, that spending would add 19 million dollars into the Suffolk County economy. 19 million dollars in direct spending will create 33 million dollars in total economic activity and create nearly 1,000 local jobs.

What is Available at Farmstands and Local Fish Markets?

Take the Pledge!

Spending local during the Summer and Fall months is easy on Long Island! Look at what you can buy just once a week over the course of the next few weeks to meet that pledge:

June

Vegetables - Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Mesclun, Peas, Radishes, Rhubarb, Scallions, Spinach, Swiss Chard,

Fruit - Strawberries

July

Vegetables - Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumbers, String Beans, Eggplant, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Mesclun, Onions,

Peas, Peppers, Potatotes, Radishes, Rhubarb, Scallions, Spinach, Squash (Summer), Swiss Chard, Tomatoes

Fruit - Blueberries, Peaches, Plums, Strawberries, Raspberries

August

Vegetables - Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumbers, String Beans, Eggplant, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce,

Mesclun, Onions, Peppers, Potatotes, Radishes, Scallions, Spinach, Squash (Summer), Squash (Winter), Swiss Chard, Tomatoes

Fruit - Apples, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Watermelon

September

Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumbers, String Beans, Eggplant, Herbs, Kale,

Leeks, Lettuce, Mesclun, Onions, Peppers, Potatotes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Scallions, Spinach, Squash (Summer), Squash (Winter), Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips

Fruit - Apples, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Raspberries, Watermelon

October

Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumbers, String Beans, Eggplant, Herbs, Kale,

Leeks, Lettuce, Mesclun, Onions, Parsnips, Peppers, Potatotes, Pumpkins, Spinach, Squash (Summer), Squash (Winter), Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips

Fruit - Apples, Pears, Raspberries, Watermelon

November

Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Mesclun, Parsnips


Fish Available

Here is a list of fish caught in Long Island waters. Seasonal availability may vary. Be sure to ask your local fishmonger for weekly specials!

Striped Bass, Tautog (Black Fish), Summer Flounder, Winter Flounder, Pollack, Haddock, Atlantic Cod, Monkfish, Weakfish, Bluefish, Scup, Black Bass, Squid

haddock
monkfish
pollack
striped bass
tautog
winter flounder

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