Farmer Walter Hodun Jr. said picking a bushel (50 pounds) goes fast because the fruit is clustered together and plants are two feet apart. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
I talked to farmer Eddie Hodun Jr. at his 10-acre U-pick farm in Calverton this week and he pointed out that this is “the kick-off week” for tomatoes, especially for the variety of tomatoes many people want to make fresh sauce. He explained that the weather has been just hot enough “it brings out the sugar in the fruit.” (more…)
Spencer Bentley (center) takes a shot at the 21-inch wide cup in a game of FootGolf with friends Brooke Del Prete (from left), Ethan Faralan and Cole Del Prete at Long Island Sports Park in Calverton Wednesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
A hybrid soccer golf game called FootGolf, zombie-infested 5K races, concerts and more are coming to the former Calverton Links golf course, which abruptly closed Oct. 30, 2013, and has only been used for special events ever since.
Now under new leadership, the facility has been re-dubbed Long Island Sports Park and features a nine-hole FootGolf course, recently refurbished mini-golf course and catering hall. It opens to the public this Saturday.(more…)
Make a resolution to get your male dog or cat neutered during Kent Animal Shelter’s “Happy Neuter Year” campaign, which runs all through January.
It only costs $20 for the procedure, which helps prevent unwanted litters and reduces the homeless pet population. Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to control the homeless pet population and is safe for puppies and kittens as young as eight to ten weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. (more…)
Feeling thirsty? Then head on over to the Calverton Links property in Cutchogue on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. for the fourth annual Pour the Core, a hard cider festival featuring 75 brands of crisp, refreshing brews made from fermented apples. (more…)
A Café au Lait dahlia grows at Pierpont Blossom Farm in Calverton. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photos)
Since 1996, Keith Pierpont has grown flowering shrubs and bushes for cut flowers at Pierpont Blossom Farm, a small four-acre plot on Sound Avenue in Baiting Hollow. He sells the flowers at seven farmers markets on the South Forks and to 20 florists on Long Island and in New York City and at the Riverhead Indoor Farmers Market in the winter. (more…)