09/27/19 7:45am

KK’s The Farm’s Ira Haspel holds his Snail Blazer award. (Credit: KK’s The Farm)

Pioneering biodynamic farmer Ira Haspel has been named the first ever recipient of Slow Food East End’s “Snail Blazer” award.

The honor recognizes Ira, who founded KK’s The Farm in 1999 with his late wife, for which the farm is named, for his 20 years of leadership in fostering sustainable agriculture on the East End.

Slow Food East End board members presented Haspel with the Snail Blazer award at the non-profit’s annual potluck on Shelter Island Sunday, calling his and KK’s efforts “the heart and soul” of good, clean and fair food. (more…)