06/19/18 9:52am

Nick MacAskill gathers sage leaves during the foraging at Sylvester Manor Saturday. (Credit: Charity Robey)

On Saturday afternoon at Shelter Island’s Sylvester Manor Farm, herbalist Dawn Petter knelt before a fuzzy-leaved plant and asked permission to pull off a leaf.

Permission from the plant.

“Plants are our spiritual allies,” she said. “We should treat them with respect.”  (more…)

06/19/18 7:07am

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This slice of North Fork heaven just hit the market.

The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom Mattituck home is tucked away on a quiet five-acre lot. Travel down the long private driveway lined with birch trees to arrive at the grand entrance of the 7,500-square-foot estate. (more…)

06/17/18 5:51am

Items for sale at the new Lumber and Salt pop up. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Here are the seven most-read stories this week on northforker.com. To keep up with food, wine, real estate and lifestyle news on the North Fork, like us on Facebook, check out our Instagram page (@The_Northforker) and follow @northforker1 on Twitter.   (more…)

06/16/18 7:28am

The 64th annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival officially kicked off Thursday with hulling night. The hundreds of volunteers who helped prepare all the strawberries for the festival received a strawberry daiquiri.

The four-day festival features a full slate of events Saturday, including the crowning of the Strawberry Queen at 3 p.m. and the return of the shortcake-eating contest at 5 p.m.

For a full schedule of events, click here. (more…)

06/16/18 6:11am

The house at 144 South Jamesport Avenue hit the market a little more than a month ago. (Photos provided by Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)

When Ed Meier moved into the historic Victorian at 144 South Jamesport Avenue nearly 40 years ago, he didn’t yet know the discoveries that awaited behind its hallowed walls. (more…)