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Market Tour

Exploring Long Island’s North Fork

Sunday, August 20

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Long Island’s Suffolk County is the largest agricultural producer in New York State. A major part of this is due to the bountiful North Fork: surrounded by water on three sides, blessed with a temperate micro-climate, rich in agriculture and seafood, and home to Long Island’s wine country.

Join us in spending an unforgettable day touring and tasting the bounty of this remarkable region with Chef Rich LaMarita. You will visit Macari Vineyards, Catapano Dairy Farm, Garden of Eve Organic Farm, a sustainable organic agriculture business providing the North Fork with high quality flowers and produce, as well as Browder’s Birds, Long Island’s only certified organic and pastured poultry farm.

Transportation to the North Fork will be provided. The bus will leave Natural Gourmet Institute promptly at 7:30 AM. Lunch will be catered by Fork and Anchor.

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Richard LaMarita is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education and has been a Chef Instructor since 1986. He has worked in many popular restaurants in NYC, including Tabla. He has been practicing and studying Ayurveda for 30 years. He holds a Master's Degree from Maharishi Vedic University and has worked with accomplished Ayurvedic masters such as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Dr. B.D. TriGuna. He has led seminars on Ayurveda, Diet and Nutrition, Cooking, Yoga, and Meditation throughout the US, in Europe, and in Asia. Presently, he works as a private chef, and is a Chef Instructor at NGI.

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