Weekend Bee: Montauk Farmers Market Nearly Swept Away. Plus, Buckwheat and Healing Gongs


Photo credit: Janine DeBaise

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Happy glorious #Friday! The Hampton Bee’s intrepid vegan photographer shopped local yesterday at the first Montauk Farmers Market of the season, picking up some chutney and asparagus but reporting that gale force winds nearly blew away several vendors (such as Open Minded Organics, pictured above, holding on for dear life). We are happy to report that Hamptons Brine, Amagansett Sea Salt and Josephine’s Feast seem to have survived the mini-hurricane, best we can tell. Not sure about the others. If you care to patronize the Montauk Farmers Market this summer, be sure to free up time mid-week: It’s only open Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a full list of farmers markets — including ones open on weekends — check out One Healthy Hamptons’ exhaustive list.

Did someone say superfood?

Speaking of farmers markets, BuckWHAT! is back at the Springs Farmers Market (held Saturdays at Ashawagh Hall) after a successful debut last summer. The company, run by the sister-brother duo of Leeann Rybakov and Edward Kartashevsky, sells all sorts of nutritious snacks made from buckwheat. Yes, we said buckwheat. Now, listen up, people: Buckwheat is healthy. It’s not even wheat, but rather a gluten-free seed packed with minerals and nutrients. And it’s delicious when combined with things like cocoa — hence BuckWHAT’s popular cocoa noshes. More good news: “We have refurbished our website for those that can’t make it to the market and want to buy our products online,” Rybakov reports. If you’re jonesing for buckwheat (not sure we’ve ever used that phrase in a sentence before) check out BuckWHAT’s product selection here.

Quick takes…

The Fireplace Project in Springs is opening a group art exhibition called 9,999, which it promises to be “unlike no show we’ve ever presented.” All artwork will be priced below $10,000, which is good because we don’t want to pay a single penny over $9,999, dammit. There will be an opening reception this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; the show runs through July 5…

Air and Speed Surf Shop in Montauk reports on Instagram that its cool new circle decals — here’s a photo of one on a surfboard — are “coming soon. Yippee!”….

Arbor, the new eatery in Montauk, says come for the Mediterranean-style food but stay for the wine. “Have you heard about our wine program yet?” the restaurant asks on Facebook. “We have roughly 15 to 20 wines by the glass offered at four different price points.” Excellent. Super-size my Château Régusse rosé, please.

What’s shaking this weekend

Down at the Montauk Salt Cave, Jen Frasher will be leading a “healing gong” session this Sunday at 10 a.m. Honestly, we can’t make this stuff up. There will also be Kundalini breath work and group meditation. Details here.

The Incredible DJ Lonestar will play “your favorite rock & roll and funk” at the Shagwong Tavern in Montauk on Saturday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Healing gong not included.

Wild By Nature, the all-natural grocery story in Hampton Bays, wants you to de-stress your life. Learn how to do that at a workshop Saturday, noon to 1 p.m. The soothing sounds of a healing gong possibly included; we’re not sure. The session will be led by Maida Berenblatt.

Social Media Quote of the Day

“First Joe, Pauly, and Capt. Jerry taking a well-deserved ice cream break!” Captain David Ryan, who runs sailing trips out of Montauk, sharing this photo of the hard-working proletariats building his gigantic new catamaran, the Mon-Tiki Largo. Somewhere, César Chávez is smiling. Can we get this image on a T-shirt, please?

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