Jimmy travels to Blind Bat Brewery in Centerport, Long Island to talk about the Choose L.I. initiative, which is encouraging investment in local farms and makers. That includes farm breweries as well as seafood! Jimmy is joined by Augie Ruckdeshel from the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning; Check Westfall, the owner of Thatch Island Oyster Farms; Paul Dluglokencky the founder of Blind Bat Brewery; Jamie Adams of Saint James Brewery; and Anthony and Melissa Caggiano, the co-owners of Jamesport Brewery. Together, they discuss the myriad ways that uplifting local farmers – through policy and community support – can lead to better tasting food and drink and a stronger local economy.

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Haborfields Hefe Weizen, Blind Bat Brewery

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