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'Grown on Long Island' event in Yaphank

Local produce is the main feature at the

Local produce is the main feature at the "Celebrate Grown on Long Island Day" farmers market. Credit: Natasha Beccaria

The Long Island Farm Bureau is hosting a day of local produce, wine and food competitions at the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank on Friday, Aug. 8. At the “Celebrate Grown on Long Island Day" farmers market, you’ll have the chance to buy local fruits and vegetables, chat with the farmers, taste wines and visit with the farm’s animals.

At 10 a.m., chefs Kyle Romeo (Jedediah Hawkins Inn, Jamesport) and Steve Amaral (North Fork Chocolate Co,, Calverton) will compete in an "Iron Chef"-style seafood throwdown. The market will wind down at 2 p.m.

The free event takes place at Suffolk County Farm, 350 Yaphank Ave. Yaphank. For more information call 631-727-3777 or go to grownonlongisland.com.

And if you are still up for another agricultural event , the Long Island Potato Festival takes place Sunday, Aug. 10, at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue. Click here for more information.

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