Remember that when you buy directly from the farmer, you can usually see for yourself if the animals are humanely raised without the use of artificial hormones or prophylactic antibiotics. You also cut out the middle man and help make North Fork farming sustainable.
And many would say it just tastes better.
Here are five North Fork farms, including 8 Hands, offering local meat. (more…)
Braised chicken with hard cider and pears. (Credit: John Ross)
Food and beverages affect us in many different ways and at every level of our journey through life.
We learn to eat what is around us for sustenance from a very early age. During this time we develop tastes for familiar things in our environment that are then influenced by our culture. As we grow older we discover the enjoyment of food and those who consume it with us, no matter what our circumstances are in life.
Andy Harbin, a partner in the soon-to-open Andy’s in Greenport, behind the bar at Legend’s in New Suffolk. (Credit: Krysten Massa)
A new restaurant could soon open on Front Street with a familiar North Fork bartender at the helm.
Many know Andy Harbin as the face behind the bar at some of their favorite restaurants—Sophie’s in Southold, Legends in New Suffolk and the Frisky Oyster in Greenport.
But Harbin will likely soon have a bar and restaurant of his own. The beloved local barkeep has partnered with Greenport Village Trustee Doug Roberts to open Andy’s, which will be located at the former home of Rhumb Line restaurant on Front Street in Greenport. (more…)