Early morning rain did not deter crowds of dandelion lovers from a day at KK’s Farm in Southold Sunday, where nature organizations, local food purveyors, musicians, beekeepers, biodynamic farmers, poets and natural health practitioners all came together for a day of celebration.
The farm’s third annual Dandelion Festival’s mission is to allow people to become aware of the benefits of the dandelion leaf, flower and root. Dandelion is the symbol of spring and early food for the bees and other pollinators.
The festival is also an attempt to get people to think twice before spraying herbicides that both kill dandelions and enter our soil, aquifer, estuaries and bay.
Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at firstname.lastname@example.org