05/03/17 6:00am
Love Lane KItchen

Love Lane First Fridays returns this week. (Credit: David Benthal for northforker)

First Fridays are back!

On the first Friday of each month from May through October, the merchants of Love Lane and Pike Street in Mattituck invite everyone to stroll, taste, sip and shop during the First Fridays block party event. Now in its third year, the first event is set for Friday, May 5

And this year, all-day deals are extended to other businesses in the hamlet and beyond. (more…)

04/18/17 6:00am
A bottle of 'Share the Love' White Blend. (Credit: Madison Fender)

A bottle of ‘Share the Love’ White Blend. (Credit: Madison Fender)

It’s spring on the North Fork. The air is fresh and the great outdoors is calling.

We asked Long Island food and wine pros what they will be drinking this season. This is what they said.

The catch? Winemakers cannot pick their own brands.

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04/17/17 6:02am
Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. (Credit: Northforker file photo)

Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue. (Credit: Northforker file photo)

Group for the East End will once again host an Earth Day Festival at Downs Farm Preserve in Cutchogue on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The family-friendly event will feature live animals, nature hikes, crafts, a plant sale, music by Julia King and raffles. (more…)

03/20/17 6:03am
charissa spice

93-year-old Earl Fultz, founder of cHarissa spice. (Credit: Katelyn Knapp)

At 93 years old, Greenport resident Earl Fultz is still finding the spice of life.

His company, cHarissa, which he manages with business partner Jeri Woodhouse, has become a foodie phenomenon. The Moroccan-inspired seasoning, which initially gained popularity with chefs at local restaurants, has gone on to receive national acclaim, winning the SOFI Award at New York City’s Fancy Food Show and finding its way into dishes at Canadian eateries. (more…)

02/18/17 9:57am
Nicholas Morehead, the chief operations officer of South Ferry Company. (Credit: Katelyn Knapp)

Nicholas Morehead, the chief operations officer of South Ferry Company. (Credit: Katelyn Knapp)

Shelter Island is a quiet retreat in the off-season and a vibrant, bustling destination for tourism during the summer. And visitors coming from the Hamptons or headed to the South Fork really have just one way of getting on and off the island — the South Ferry.

Nicholas Morehead, chief operations officer for the South Ferry Company, describes the high season as an exciting and challenging time. He enjoys the variety of tasks that his role includes.

“This is a small family business.” Morehead said. “It has been in the Clark family for a few hundred years and is an amazing family legacy and story.” (more…)