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Best of Long Island!
The Duncan Inn
Coming up!
Riverhead Winter Farmers' Market 2015-16
Riverhead Farmers' Market


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Best of Long Island!


Chef Giovanni has been nominated as "Best Gourmet Food Store" in the 2018 Best of LI competition!

To vote, go to BESTOFLI.COM, sign in, and cast your vote.  Great news!  You can vote EVERY DAY though December 15!

We're counting on your support!

The Duncan Inn

We are please to announce our newest retailer, The Duncan Inn!

Located at 1399 Main Rd, Riverhead, NY 11901, they NOW have a selection of our world-famous, award-winning, Seasoned Marcona Almonds and Cashews in the grab-and-go section of their main office!

Stop "inn" and say HI to Duncan!

Coming up!

Chef Giovanni is lining up many markets and events for the 2017 outdoor season!

This Friday will be the EarthStock Earth Day Celebration at Stony Brook University

Next Weekend, the Herb Fest at Garden of Eve

On May 6, the Westhampton Beach Farmers' Market opens for the season, 9a - 1p

Memorial Day weekend opens the Farmers' Market at Hayground School, Fridays, 3 - 5.30p

and more to be posted as we get into the season!

Riverhead Winter Farmers' Market 2015-16

117 E Main St, Saturdays, 10a - 3p!

We are going strong into the new year at the "RWFM,"    We have some wonderful regular customers, and every week we meet more new people! 

Chef Giovanni honors our current AND retired US Military and First Responders, with a discount on each item they purchase!

Please bring your appetite; most vendors have samples for tasting!  There are even vendors who sell hot, ready-to-eat foods!  If you buy any of those, I will give you a

Riverhead Farmers' Market

The Riverhead Farmer's Market (Saturdays 11-3 on Main St) is currently closed to new vendors, due to space limitations. That means Chef Giovanni and his products are not there.
No Problem!
Chef Giovanni's products--both Seasoned Nuts and Crushed-Pepper Hot Sauces ARE available at Green Earth Natural Foods Market, which is just a short walk down Main Street. Stop in and say HI to Steve!

A Better Chili

Made a quick chili tonight (Feb 18). It was WAY better than my losing overnight-slow-cooked entry to the Super Bowl Chili Bowl cookoff! It coulda been a contenda!

Chili cook-off

On Superb Owl Sunday, we participated in a chili cook-off at a friend's house. It may be a statement of the "new" American way of eating, that all the winners had some form of sweetener in their chilis!

Salmonella in dried eggs.

Dried eggs recalled for Salmonella contamination!
This is potentially very dangerous, but you MUST always treat your own fresh eggs and poultry as likely to be contaminated, not only with Salmonella, but also Campylobacter, and other bacteria.
COOK the food well, WASH your hands after handling raw foods, and WASH any equipment (knives, forks, spatulas, cutting boards, etc) that has come into contact with raw foods. AND, sanitize your counter tops afterwards with a disinfectant.
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