02/18/14 7:00am
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CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Coast of the Long Island Sound in Greenport.

The Long Island Sound in Greenport. (Photo by Carrie Miller)

New legislation that would provide $325 million in federal funding for a Long Island Sound restoration project is heading to the U.S. Senate for a vote, according to a press release issued by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer’s office.

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09/17/13 8:00am
09/17/2013 8:00 AM

Long Island Wine Country Harvest Season

North Fork wines will once again be on the national stage, as the annual New York Farm Day hits Capitol Hill today.

Originally launched 12 years ago, the event at the Kennedy Caucus Room will feature agricultural products from across New York State, introducing agricultural specialists, members of the Senate, and members of the D.C. media to homegrown products.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), a member of the Senate Agricultural Committee, will be on hand, touting everything from New York-farmed oysters, apples, yogurt, gin, beer, beans and more.

“Strengthening our agricultural sector and promoting good nutrition for New Yorkers are essential to our long-term health and economic growth,” Ms. Gillibrand said in a statement.

From the North Fork, the following vineyards will be on display: Bedell Cellars, Jamesport Vineyards, Lieb Cellars, One Woman Wines & Vineyards, Palmer Vineyards, Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard. Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponac will also be featured.

In addition, chilled Satur Farms corn soup will be featured at the event.

For Bedell Cellars, it will be the second time this past year that it’s been on display for D.C. politicians: it was served at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

jpinciaro@timesreview.com