NOFA-NY Food & Farm Guide.
Support local, organic and sustainable food and farming.
@ Early Girl Farm
279 S Country Rd, Brookhaven, NY 11719
At 4:00 pm, join NOFA-NY and Early Girl Farm’s Founder, Patty Gentry, for a meet and greet at the farm. At 4:30 Patty will lead a tour of the operation while explaining her practices which include composting, vermi composting, mulching, soil testing, proper irrigation, and no-till methods.
The event will focus on soil health. We will have a microscope on-site as well as information available to help farmers understand their soil tests and the importance of maintaining and promoting healthy soil.
Patty has been working in the food industry for over 30 years. Before becoming a farmer she worked as a professional chef alongside some of the most prestigious chefs and restaurateurs in the industry including Sohui Kim, Ann Rosenzweig, Rebecca Charles, Lidia Shire and Missy Robbins. She partnered with Gary and Isabel MacGurn to open and run The Hampton Chutney Company in Soho, NYC and has worked as a private chef. Patty traded her apron for a pitchfork in 2006 when she apprenticed and rented land at Ecco Farm in East Hampton. Her beloved Early Girl Farm sprouted in 2010.