10/14/17 6:00am

A Tamworth pig and Icelandic sheep at 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue, one of the stops on the tour. (Credit: Randee Daddona, file photo)

In decades gone by, the North Fork was a quiet, rural area, where farmers grew potatoes and other crops for the market. The farmer’s wife would often set up a small stand in front of the house to sell vegetables. It is pretty amazing how the little farm stand has evolved since that time.

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10/12/17 6:03am

Shadees Jamaican Takeout Restaurant in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The North Fork features an abundance of restaurants touting salads made with local greens, sandwiches topped with just-picked tomatoes and dishes made with the freshest catch from Peconic Bay. Much harder to find, however, is jerk chicken, curried goat or oxtail on the menu. (more…)

10/11/17 6:02am

How many oysters could you eat in two hours? (Credit: David Benthal for northforker)

Bottomless oysters are one way to make a happy hour (or two).

Peter Stein, who owns an oyster farm in Little Peconic Bay, is now offering two-hour sunset tours and tastings aboard his oyster barge “La Perla.” And the best part? Fresh, all-you-can-eat oysters. (more…)

10/09/17 6:01am
Mattituck Vineyards

Customers line up outside Avelino on Friday afternoon. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

One of the North Fork’s most popular wineries is now offering wood-fired pizza along with its lineup of food-friendly wines.

Avelino, the new food truck serving up Neopolitan-style pies can be found parked outside Macari Vineyards’ Mattituck tasting room this fall. (more…)