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Long Island Wines to Shine in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Gillibrand to host New York Farm Day Wednesday.

Wines from , , and other local wineries will be featured during the 11th annual New York Farm Day, hosted by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

The Long Island products are just of few aspects of local agriculture to represent New York during the event, which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Russell Senate Office Building’s Kennedy Caucus Room. Gillibrand is the first New York Senator in nearly 40 years to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Chef Tom Schaudel of restaurant in Mattituck, Steve Bate and other local food and wine experts will go to the Capitol to help promote New York agriculture.

Long Island Farm Bureau President Joe Gergela said that the event is also a good reminder of the vastness and variety of the state’s agriculture for Long Islanders.

“There will be cheese, maple syrup, produce as well as wine and oysters,” he said.

Gergela said Gillibrand is continuing New York Farm Day from the days of former Senators Hillary Clinton and Alfonse D'Amato.

See attached PDF for a full list of agricultural products and regions to be represented at New York Farm Day.

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