When I saw a headline that read “The Most Underrated Places to Go in 2017” I thought, “this listicle better have the North Fork on it or it is pure garbage.”
It turns out this article wan’t internet bunk after all. (more…)
Why not hop aboard a 14-person bike and drink and pedal your way into spring?
Brew Crew Cycles, the company which offers our favorite way to visit Riverhead’s breweries, is returning for a third season with tours resuming Saturday, April 1. (more…)
We didn’t see much of the sun on the North Fork this weekend, but sometimes those somber skies make for beautiful snapshots.
Luckily, we are in the final days of gloomy weather and bare trees. Soon the cherry blossoms will pop and buds of the grape vines will break.
Check out these gray sky pics from some of our favorite North Fork Instagram artists. (more…)
We’d like to say a big thank you to every one who made our northforker magazine launch party a success on Thursday night. (more…)
The Icelandic sheep flock at 8 Hands Farm, in Cutchogue, can increase from 80 to 200 animals during lambing season. That’s when dozens of woolly little lambs come not-quite-yet baaing and bleating into the world, sometimes as many as 15 a day.
“The whole month of April, you’re on call,” said Tom Geppel, 51, who owns the farm with his wife, Carol Festa, 49. That requires Geppel to literally roll up his sleeves and help laboring ewes deliver their lambs, which may often be twins or even triplets. “You talk about a learning curve,” Geppel said. “No one can teach you that.” (more…)
The following is a message from the editor of northforker printed in the inaugural issue of northforker magazine. The free publication is available at wineries, restaurants and newsstands around the North Fork. Get your copy now.
What’s so great about the North Fork?
As the editor of northforker.com, it’s a question I’m often asked, so it seemed a fitting subject to explore in the inaugural issue of northforker magazine (see the magazine’s cover story).
We’d rather show than tell you what makes it so great — whether that be an Icelandic sheep farm providing sustainably produced meat to the community or the best places for a soul resetting hike on Shelter Island. We also want to share the stories of the people who make it all happen.
We hope to do all of that here. (more…)
Two years ago, Masliah, 54, who sold her Gula Gula Empanadas products at the weekly Riverhead Farmers Market, signed a lease to open a brick-and-mortar store in Mattituck.
But she knew she needed a partner. Holly Browder, co-owner of organic poultry farm Browder’s Birds, suggested Katz, a local baker.
It turned out to be a good fit. (more…)