Top Chefs + Entertainment + Venue
Top Regional Chefs
Five years ago, Sondra & Peter Hall conceived of this event which showcases a different group of chefs who prepare an extraordinary meal of several courses, that expands upon their culinary expertise and experience. Discover these chefs and what they are preparing. This year the event will be managed by Pine Island Chamber President John Redman and his team.
During 2012 music was provided by the Chamber Strings Orchestra of the Warwick Valley High School, under the direction of Keely Blaikner, and the Jon Werking Trio.
This year's entertainers will be announced soon.
Each year the Black Dirt Feast is held on the great lawn of Scheuermann Farm & Greenhouses, in the heart of the Black Dirt Region of PIne Island, New York. Tables are adorned with handmade ceramic vases from local artists, with flowers by Sally Scheuermann. The dress code for this event is "country smart."
Black Dirt Region
Originally called "the drowned lands" the region consists of the remains of a great shallow lake, which formed as the last glaciers were melting away 12,000 years ago. One half the onions grown in New York State come from our 5500 acres of farmland. Other crops grown in the black dirt area include lettuce, radishes, cabbage, carrots, corn, pumpkin, squash, as well as sod farms.