Media and Press
Cover - Rainbow Chard, Sang Lee Farms, Peconic. By Randee Daddona
Edible East End - The Eat, Drink Local Issue
Roadside Diaries, East of Riverhead
by Gwendolen Groocock
Excerpt from No. 35, Low Summer 2012
East End Biz Show Premiers on Plum TV & 88.3 fm by Samantha Brix
Gourmet Magazine Special Harvest Issue - Gardening 101: The Garden's Dirty Secret by Nanette Maxim
Years ago, I wrote a snapshot of Sang Lee Farms, located out on the North Fork of Long Island. The Lee family grows some of the lushest Asian greens around. Standing in a field of bok choy with farmer Fred Lee, I asked him to tell me the secret of his perfect produce. He bent down, grabbed a handful of soil, and passed his magic on in two words: “sandy loam.
End of an Era: East End Agriculture's Lost Link to Chinatown by V. Troy
BOSTON lettuce and fresh basil sit in baskets next to baby bok choy and kohlrabi. Chocolate chip cookies and scones from a Southampton bakery share shelf space with soy sauce and black bean garlic sauce. It's hardly a typical Long Island farm stand, and Sang Lee Farms, in Peconic, is hardly a typical Long Island farm.
Sang Lee was once the biggest grower of Asian vegetables in the New York region. For several decades, when the average American's knowledge of Chinese food meant an occasional encounter with canned chow mein, Sang Lee fed fresh Chinese greens to the growing populations in Chinatowns stretching from Toronto to Washington.
SWAPPING WITH STRANGERS (G. Grookock; summer 2008)
GREENHOUSE GROWING (2009)
SOUTHOLD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-"A DAY AT THE FARM" (October 2011)
WILLIAM FLOYD HIGH SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (October 2011)
WILLIAN FLOYD ELEMENTARY “MEET A FARMER” (January 2010)