About Business Membership

Supporting East End Food Institute means joining a community of growers, producers, and consumers working to cultivate a more sustainable and equitable food system on the East End of Long Island. Learn more about our membership levels below. If you have questions, please call us at (631) 632-5129.

Business Members

Business Membership is meant to highlight the best of what the East End of Long Island has to offer, including locally grown and crafted food and beverages, and local businesses that support our food system. Our members include farmers, fishermen, vintners, brewers, food and beverage entrepreneurs, chefs, restaurants, institutions, distributors, and more. Learn more about the benefits below. 

For a contribution of $150 per year, businesses receive the following benefits:

  • Networking opportunities with collaborators in the local food community

  • Workshops focused on a variety of farming, food production, and business practices

  • Access to information on relevant farming and food policy as well as loans and grants

  • Featured profile on our website and promotion via email newsletter and social media accounts

  • Access to EEFI's private label line of value-added food products.

  • Opportunity to sell products through our virtual farmer's market and the East End Food Market in Riverhead.

  • Apprentice Matching services

For a contribution of $250 per year, businesses receive the above benefits, PLUS:

  • Access to our shared commercial kitchen for the production of your own food and beverage products*

  • $100 credit toward use of the shared commercial kitchen to produce food and beverage products*

*Note: Business must meet all license and insurance requirements before accessing the kitchen.