For 10 years Stacy Dermont wrote the weekly South O’ the Highway and Hamptons Epicure columns for Dan’s Papers.

Now she writes the monthly glossy Sag Harbor Neighbors magazine and, on a good day, weeds her garden.

Visit the archive of past articles.

Stacy in Sagaponack by Linda K. Alpern

Upcoming cookbook aims to bring East End bounty to your kitchen table by FELICIA LALOMIA on JANUARY 25th, 2020

Stacy Dermont’s first semi-autobiographical story about the Hamptons appeared in The New York Times under her pseudonym Esther Mott:

Here are a few of Stacy’s favorite pieces:

Top 10 Things I Ate in 2017

How to Prepare Garlic Mustard

Summer, 2019; A Perfect Sag Harbor Saturday; EQ Magazine;

Raise a Glass with Beverages Meant to Kick Start the Holiday Season; The Sag Harbor Express;

Meet the Fisherman’s Wife, Stephanie Villani:

My Top 5 Meals with Friends

Here’s a poem that Stacy wrote for Seed Broadcast Agri-Culture Journal:

Gut of the Earth
by Stacy Dermont

The time has come to beat
my sword into a plowshare,
though I have no sword
I have only
two hands and sweat,
head and heart
to guide.

My heart is not
a pump. It is
moved by blood.
Small parts
govern the large.

Furrowing the soil
with bare hands,
moisture pulls
from my skin.
Excreta to excreta.

I am forced to give
as I take.
I am forced.
I am force.
I force.
I am.

At the seed exchange,
everyone gives away
embryos and endosperms,
seed coats of many colors.

I am clothed in home
for the first time.
Since before birth.
A seed remembers.