'Foodpreneurs' spring up on LI
The next startup company to rise on Long Island may not come from some biotech lab or whiz kids dorm room. Rather, it may emerge from the silty clay soil of the East End. Its there, amid pastoral vineyards and dusty potato farms, that a budding community of upstart food companies is taking hold. Capitalizing on a booming appetite for local and niche foods, dozens of Long Island entrepreneurs have jumped into the scrappy business of making artisanal foods.