Clean Water Campaign
Concert: Katie McNally & Neil Pearlman - 3/17
Summer Youth Program Enrollment 
Benefit: Farm to Table Dinner - 6/24
CSA Shares Available
WWOOFers Wanted
Red Star Hens for Sale 
Coming Attractions
 Sylvester Manor's Clean Water Project: A Call to Action 
Photo by: Sara Gordon
State-of-the-art temporary kitchen and restroom units arrived at Sylvester Manor and will go online this Spring.

Join us today for the March one-month intensive campaign to raise the funds we need to meet our budget and complete Sylvester Manor's state-of-the-art clean water project. This spring, sparkling new temporary kitchen and restroom facilities will connect to a constructed wetland vegetated system that augments conventional septic system technology, greatly reducing nutrients returning to our groundwater and bays. Sylvester Manor's innovative system is the very first of its kind installed in Suffolk County, and the project will provide the Department of Health Services with data essential to making like technologies, already in wide use in other regions of the country, available for routine approval on Long Island. 

Please make a contribution today! For a gift of $250 or more, your name will be included on a plaque at the site to honor your support of this environmentally important project, which is also a critical step in the restoration of the Manor House providing alternative kitchen and bath facilities for resident farmers and program participants.

Every dollar counts as we race to the finish for the planned opening of facilities to the public on or about April 15.

March Concert: Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman 
 The vibrant musical traditions of Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, take on new life
in the hands of fiddler Katie McNally and pianist Neil Pearlman,
 dynamic musical duo known for bringing fresh approaches to traditional forms.

Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman
Friday, March 17 at 7:30pm 
Shelter Island Presbyterian Church
32 N. Ferry Road

Admission: $25
There are a limited number of seats available. Reserve yours today.
Questions? Please email or call 631-477-0626.
Photo: Colorado Friends of Old Time Music & Dance
Summer Youth Program Enrollment Underway 
Summer Youth Program: Sylvester Manor Educational Farm

Sign your child up for a summer of discovery at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. We offer Youth Programs for Little Sprouts (ages 3 and 4) and Young Farmers (ages 5-7) between July 3 - August 19 from 9am-12 noon.

Along with engaging in daily art, music, and yoga activities, children will plant and harvest vegetables, prepare and cook dishes using the produce they have grown, feed and care for the various livestock kept on the Manor property, and learn about the environment and history of Sylvester Manor.

Space is limited. Click here to learn more and register today.  If you have any questions, please contact Program Director Caroline Scudder at

Celebrate Summer and Support Sylvester Manor Educational Farm
Sixth Annual Farm to Table Dinner Set for June 24

Planning for the Sixth Annual 2017 Farm to Table Dinner is in full swing! Reserve your space now for this wonderful event, which  will take place on Saturday, June 24. We have already booked Joe Lauro's fabulous HooDoo Loungers as our entertainment for the evening and Fire Roasted Caterers will be back with their amazing feast and fun-to-watch cooking style.

This will certainly be a night you won’t want to miss! We anticipate that tickets will go quickly, so if you are interested in purchasing your table or tickets early, please contact Courtney Wingate at to be placed on our pre-sale list.  
Photo by: Eleanor P. Labrozzi 
CSA Shares Available Now
As of March 1, only a few CSA Shares remain available. Learn more about our CSA here. If you are interested in joining us this season or have any questions, please contact Windmill Field Manager Jocelyn Craig at
Photo by: Eleanor P. Labrozzi 
WWOOFers Wanted: Volunteer on the Farm This Season

We are still looking for Long-term Volunteers (WWOOFers) to work with us on the farm this season. If you are interested in WWOOFing for a month or more April 1 - November 1 or know someone who might be, visit this web page or email Jocelyn at for more information.
Photo by: Eleanor P. Labrozzi 
Red Star Hens for Sale
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm is selling 2-year-old hens for $6 each on a first-come, first-served basis. These chickens are excellent layers and foragers, and they would also make great soup birds.

About our Red Star Hens:
  • Health: Excellent Health
  • Previous Habitat: Free range, on pasture in spring and summer
  • Production: 4-5 eggs per week, lay year round
  • Tolerance: Heat and cold tolerant, very hardy
  • Curious and gentle
To purchase hens or learn more, please contact Livestock and Resource Manager Andrew Porzio at
Photo by: Eleanor P. Labrozzi 
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