Peconic Land Trust benefit to honor Russell McCall

Cattle at McCall Ranch (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Cattle at McCall Ranch
(Credit: Vera Chinese)

Peconic Land Trust will host its 13th Annual “Through Farms and Fields” country supper benefit on August 2, 2015. This year the event will honor the conservation efforts of Russell C. McCall — and you’re invited.

“Farms and Fields” celebrates the bounty of the East End, from the produce of our local farms and vineyards to the fish and seafood that comes from our waters. This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be chef and TV host George Hirsch. It will be the first time that the event is being held on the North Fork at McCall Vineyards and Ranch in Cutchogue.

Supper will be provided by Noah’s with wine served by both McCall Wines and Sparkling Pointe. There will be music by Summer Songs, a silent auction and an exhibit by the Southold Indian Museum.

Russell McCall and his family have been very active in conserving Long Island’s East End for years. In the mid 1990s he teamed with the Peconic Land Trust, the Town of Southold, Suffolk County plus various local historical societies to save over 200 acres of local farmland, woodlands and historic regions such as Down’s Farm Preserve and Fort Corchaug.  In 2010 the McCalls placed a wind turbine on their property to provide clean energy for the farm. According to the Land Trust, they even supply clean power to the Long Island Power Authority.

The Peconic Land Trust is a non-profit organization made up of local residents. Founded in 1983 the group works with landowners, communities, municipalities and donors to conserve Long Island’s working farms, natural lands and heritage.

“Through Farms and Fields” will be held Sunday August 2, 2015 at 4 p.m. at McCall Ranch located at 22600 Main Road in Cutchogue.

Individual tickets start at $250. To purchase tickets to “Through Farms and Fields” contact the Peconic Land Trust at 631-283-3195 or email to RHarris@PeconicLandTrust.org. For more information please visit www.PeconicLandTrust.org