Buy Chutney, Save the Waterfront!
Unlike the fictitious Betty Crocker, Dr. Butterworth really does exist. And her tamarind chutney really is Nepalese. Barbara Butterworth, a l2th generation North Forker, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal in the 60’s and spent more than twenty years in that Himalayan land. Nepal is home to both Mt. Everest and the Tamarindus Indica, a tree whose pulp is the principal flavor in the chutney recipe given to Barbara by a Nepalese friend.
When Barbara made the chutney for friends in grad school in the 70s, her classmates raved, and suggested she market it. But, like Major Grey, Barbara needed that special something before her chutney could go pro. The answer was that “Ph. D. touch.“ In celebration of her Stanford doctorate, Dr. Butterworth’s Nepalese Chutney made its debut as a scholarship fundraiser for the Palo Alto school where Barbara was principal.
It instantly became a coveted hostess gift.
lt’s along way from Nepal and San Francisco to New Suffolk and the Peconic Bay, but what can we say? When Barbara and her husband retired to New Suffolk, a new cause awaited. The New Suffolk Waterfront, a 3.4 acre site in this North Fork hamlet, boasts panoramic views and a small marina. In 2005, New Suffolk friends and neighbors formed the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund to preserve this precious landscape, and after raising $1.5 million in donations/grants, secured a $1.5
million loan, which enabled us to purchase the property from the Peconic Land Trust in 2010. Ever since, we’ve been presenting fundraising activities and events to pay off the loan. Then Barbara made some chutney for a potluck supper and guess What? Friends and neighbors raved! So she agreed to let us market Dr. Butterworth’s Nepalese Chutney! Now you too can bring that “Ph. D. touch” to your table, transforming any meal into an educated feast, while you help us save the New Suffolk Waterfront, one jar of chutney at a time.
Dr. Butterworth's Nepalese Chutney is now available through mail order. Individual jars retail for $12, so there are savings when you buy in bulk:
- 12 Jars ($10 each): $120 plus $15.45 (Priority Mail Flat Rate through the US Post Office):
Total - $135.45
- 6 Jars ($11 each): $ 66 plus $ 11.35:
Total - $71.35
* Free delivery on the North Fork.
Here's how to order:
1. Send an e-mail to Dr. Butterworth (email@example.com) indicating what you would like to order along with a shipping address.
2. Put a check in the mail made out to the New Suffolk Waterfront Fund and send it to Barbara Butterworth at PO Box 507, Cutchogue, NY 11935
And your chutney will be on its way!!
Chutney can also be purchased at the following locations:
• Salamander's, 414 1st Street, Greenport
• Sweet Indulgences, 200 Main Street, Greenport
• Complement the Chef, 53740 Main Rd, Southold
• Taste of the North Fork, 2885 Peconic Lane, Peconic
• Altman's North Fork Home next to Touch of Venice in Cutchogue
• Summer Girl next to Legends in New Suffolk
• The Village Cheese Shop, Love Lane, Mattituck
• Cider Mill, 1960 Main Road, Laurel
• Wells Homestead, 400 Main Rd, AquebogueWineries:
• Sparkling Point, 39750 Rt 48, Southold
• Raphael Vineyards, 39390 Main Rd, Peconic
• Castello di Borghese, 17150 Rt 48, Cutchogue (after June 10th)
• McCall’s, 22600 Main Rd, Cutchogue