Grant Parpan

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Grant Parpan

Grant Parpan is the content director for Times Review Partners, a division of Times Review Media Group in Mattituck. Grant joined the Times Review staff in 2006 as a reporter and has covered nearly every beat in the newsroom. He currently writes about lifestyle and business content, including writing about the North Fork food, wine and arts scenes for northforker.com. Grant began his career in 2003 as a reporter and editor at The Signal, a daily newspaper in Santa Clarita, California. In his career, he has won dozens of awards from the New York Press Association, the Associated Press, the National Newspaper Association and the Press Club of Long Island.

07/07/17 2:09pm

Ricotta, peaches, prosciutto and arugula pesto from Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, one of more than a half dozen restaurants that donated food for the Programa Sueños fundraiser at Bedell Cellars Thursday. (Credit: Grant Parpan photos)

Programa Sueños, a local non-profit that provides education resources to youths in Guatemala, held its annual fundraiser at Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue Thursday evening. READ

06/24/17 6:01am

Jazmin Carrillo donates supplies to a student in December. (Credit: David Benthal)

On a December trip to San Antonio, Guatemala, Jazmin Carrillo and several friends took a group of students from Programa Suenos to a theater.

Never before had the children, some as old as 13, witnessed a live performance. READ

06/23/17 6:01am

The new event space offers dining among rows of apple varieties. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

How does the idea of drinking rosé in an apple orchard adjacent to an 1860s barn sound? Or a dinner with apples cooked 16 different ways and paired with popular local ciders?

These are among the plans for the new Jamesport Manor & Orchard event space on Manor Lane this summer.   (more…)

06/08/17 6:03am

In an area where some farm families measure their lineage in centuries, new North Fork agricultural operations are launching all the time.

From Wading River to Orient, a handful of startup farms and nurseries plant or sell their first crops each year.

They start off with a business plan and a dream, hoping to carve out their niche in the agricultural legacy of the North Fork.

As the 2017 “summer season” begins, we caught up with three different types of agricultural enterprises that launched a year ago to see where they are heading into their second seasons.

We found them all making adjustments — scaling back in some areas, expanding in others — to refocus their businesses for the future. (more…)