Long Island Roots: Staying Connected Blog

Author: lifbblogger Created: 2/16/2011 1:46 AM
Long Island Farm Bureau urged Long Island residents to buy locally grown as they begin planting their gardens this spring or as gifts for the spring holidays. We can't stress enough the importance of buying local every season. The local greenhouses, farm fields and vineyards are what make this region so special. The investment into our own community is vital for our region to flourish. Not sure if the product you are purchasing is locally grown? Look for the "Grown on Long Island" logo or ask the retailer. The Farm Bureau has strict rules and regulations on the use of the logo; only products actually grown on Long Island are able to display the logo.

By lifbblogger on 5/9/2016 9:17 AM

Opportunities for Change
Long Island farmers are gearing up for the season (some already in full swing with spring flowers and vegetables) but they are still taking time out of their busy day to speak to elected officials on a local and federal level about issues tha ...
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By lifbblogger on 8/12/2015 12:58 PM

For the last two years, scientists on Long Island have undergone research trials and made progress with mustard plants. Mustard is often used as a cover crop planted as a soil erosion prevention in fields during the off-season and are a great source of organic matter. But even more appealing in recent research has been mustard being used as a biofumigant.



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By lifbblogger on 7/15/2015 12:27 PM

Tree fruit farmers using new technology to reduce or eliminate pesticide use.

Science is quite amazing. Every single day science changes the world we live in; it makes our world better and our future brighter. This is no exception for science in agriculture. Farmers are working everyday with scientists to become more efficient and taking steps to care for the land and water we need to survive. This includes investing less in crop protectants and more on scientific methods that are effective in protecting their assets.


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By lifbblogger on 6/29/2015 1:39 PM

Did you know local, Long Island sweet corn isn’t available until July? You may see it being sold everywhere as the summer kicks into gear, but locally grown Long Island corn will not be available at the super markets, farmstands or farmers markets until, the very earliest, July 4th weekend. Because the growing cycle for corn can be anywhere from 70-80 days (from seed to harvest), corn must be planted as early as possible, which means somewhere late March or early April. The weather that time of year can be a bit iffy (think random snow storm as an April Fools Day joke) only it’s no joke to the farmer, that’s for sure.

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By lifbblogger on 6/29/2015 12:58 PM

Six Reasons to Buy Grown on Long Island this season and every season. When you buy local, you know where your food comes from! Farmers are active environmentalists, not environmental activists! The best way to protect farmland is to keep farming profitable!

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By lifbblogger on 5/7/2015 1:59 PM

Spring has arrived and our local Long Island farmers are sending in the latest news on the farm. Everything is in full swing!
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