Daily Bee: BuddhaBerry is Famous. Montauk Farmers Market Opens. And Navy SEALs!

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Happy Hump Day! So BuddhaBerry, the frozen yogurt shop in Sag Harbor  (pictured above) and Montauk, really doesn’t need much more fame — as the New York Post put it, “it’s quickly become a spot where megastars mingle with the masses.” But we’ve learned from Twitter that more limelight is being bestowed upon its creamy goodness: A film crew from Katie Lee’s The Kitchen on the Food Network taped a segment earlier this week with BuddhaBerry founder Nancy Passaretti. (Yes, Nancy is the person to blame, next time we have a craving for a $10 bowl of spicy chocolate coconut milk yogurt with cacao nibs and hemp hearts.)

Passaretti started BuddhaBerry as a healthy alternative for her family. A yogi and mom of four, Passaretti had a household rule: Her kids could eat frozen yogurt, but they couldn’t top it with things like M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces. Instead, they had to use superfoods like goji berries or flax seed. The kids were not initially enthusiastic, but eventually came around. That inspired Passaretti to set up shop in Montauk in 2013; last summer, she opened BuddhaBerry’s flagship location in Sag Harbor.

Here’s a shot of the filming in Montauk. A store representative didn’t immediately have an air date to share yet.

More healthy stuff…

For those anxious to get their farmers market on (we think we just coined a new expression), the Montauk Farmers Market is returning tomorrow (June 11), from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the Village Green. It will continue every Thursday through October, sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce. As the expression goes, if they can “bake it, catch it, grow it” then you can buy it. This year’s market will feature over 20 vendors. We hear good things about the pickles.

And good causes!

It’s the ultimate bragging right when you can claim you’re a Navy SEAL, the elite military unit that’s trained to operate in all environments (Sea, Air and Land). These guys are so fit and so buff they can probably make eating breakfast cereal look heroic. Plus they killed Bin Laden, so there’s that, too. More happily, you can meet retired SEALs in person this weekend at the aptly named Navy Beach in Montauk, which is hosting the third annual fundraiser for the Navy SEAL Foundation. The cocktail party, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday (June 13), costs $40 and proceeds support the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.

By the way, Navy Beach, a beachfront restaurant, occupies a former Naval space. “Navy Beach’s historical and geographical ties to the Navy offer the perfect backdrop to both celebrate and support the foundation by raising funds for these elite, brave warriors and their families,” says Frank Davis, a Navy Beach partner.

For those interested in attending Saturday’s fundraiser, there will be live music by Nancy Atlas, wines provided by Turquoise Life, beer from Brooklyn Brewery, and light bites. RSVP for the party at nsf@navybeach.com. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, click here.

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