10/23/17 6:00am

Chef Rosa Ross inside her East Marion home. (Credit: David Benthal for northforker magazine)

Chef Rosa Ross is hosting a multi-course harvest dinner — and she is opening her East Marion home to her guests.

The Hong Kong-born chef and owner of the former Scrimshaw restaurant in Greenport will host the five-course meal with wine pairings on Saturday, Oct. 28 inside her cottage, which is located next to a lavender field.

“Come enjoy good food, good wine, good friends,” Ross said. (more…)

09/19/17 6:00am

This East Marion home is listed for $1,100,000. Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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This East Marion ranch offers its future owner a private oasis to return home to.

Nestled in front of 10 acres of protected woodland, the home on the 3.5-acre property, which is also across the street from preserved land, isn’t visible to neighbors. (more…)

07/31/17 4:38pm

From left, friends Summer Yuan, Jing Chen, Sophia Lu and Joy Zhang visiting Lavender By the Bay in 2014. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

In 2014, the East Marion lavender farm Lavender By the Bay suddenly found itself attracting hundreds, if not thousands, of tourists to the tiny hamlet every weekend.

Three years later, busloads of visitors still descend on the 17-acre farm when the plants are in bloom. They pose in the purple fields and snap selfies for Instagram.

Now the sustained uptick in visitors has caught the attention of the Wall Street Journal, which explored this quirky story this week. An article titled “Purple Craze: The Lavender of Long Island Attracts Mystery Crowds,” was printed on the paper’s front page on Monday. (more…)