Suffolk unveils new campaign to help LI farmers

A new advertisement campaign called "Grown on Long Island" was launched today in Yaphank to encourage more people to buy farm-fresh and locally grown food.A

YAPHANK - A new advertisement campaign called "Grown on Long Island" was launched today in Yaphank to encourage more people to buy farm-fresh and locally grown food.

A large farmer's market was held this afternoon at the Suffolk County Farm to celebrate local growers and launch the initiative, aimed at getting Long Island produce into more supermarkets.

"It's helping Long Island, it's keeping these farmers alive," says County Executive Steve Levy (R-Suffolk).

Frank Beyradt, the owner of Delea's Sod Farm, says events like this are essential to the survival of local farming.

Levy says his administration is also trying to get schools, hospitals and other county institutions that buy food in bulk to contract local farmers and help them boost their business.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A Queens man died Friday after a car 1 Driver strikes, kills pedestrian in Carle Place
In 2015, one in four drug overdoses were 2 CDC: 1 in 4 fatal drug overdoses linked to heroin in 2015
Police say they have arrested Jonnathan Santos, 20, 3 Police: Man arrested following fatal crash in LIE in Syosset
Reporters line up in hopes of attending a 4 White House bars major news outlets from informal briefing
According to police, the car crashed into a 5 Police respond to car into building in North Bellmore

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE