The Peconic Land Trust, which has helped protect more than 10,000 acres of land on Long Island, much of which is used for working farms, has announced an opportunity for farmers to get their hands on farmland, equipment, education, and support. Its Farm Incubator Program is geared toward food production farming, due to the issues of affordability and sustainability that threaten the agricultural industry and security of the food supply, according to the trust.
“It’s like coming home,” said John Nesta, of Mr. John’s Pancake House in Montauk. “It’s a legend.”
“These ladies have been here for years,” added his wife, Elizabeth, looking at Cristina Albranda and smiling. It is no exaggeration. Ms. Albranda has waited on customers at the friendly, no-frills eatery for 31 years.