06/13/17 9:31am

The English lavender at Lavender by the Bay in East Marion. (Credit: Kendall Stark photo)

The gorgeous English lavender is expected to bloom at Lavender by the Bay this weekend, a stunning occurrence that draws thousands to the East Marion lavender farm every summer.

While Orient and East Marion residents and business owners have complained of road congestion during the bloom, this year the farm’s owner has removed one acre of plants to add 100 parking spots. The farm previously had 65 spots.

“Although we were sad to remove over an acre of gorgeous lavender plants along the east border, it was done tastefully and does not take away from the beauty of the fields,” said Chanan Rozenbaum, vice president of the 17-acre farm. “Our first consideration is safety for both our visitors and our neighbors, and we want to do what it takes to keep our customers comfortable while also minimizing any inconvenience to residents.
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10/20/16 6:02am
Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast was recently listed with Douglas Elliman for $1.2 million. (Credit: Douglas Elliman)

Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast was recently listed with Douglas Elliman for $1.2 million. (Credit: Douglas Elliman)

Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast, located in one of four 19th-century sea captains’ homes in East Marion, recently hit the market.

Longtime owner Sylvia Daley, a finance executive turned innkeeper, is selling the business to focus on her family. The property and business have been listed at $1.2 million. (more…)

10/11/16 6:03am
George Hirsch. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

George Hirsch. (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Food lovers are invited to celebrate the autumn harvest by sharing in a North Fork Sunday supper created by TV Chef George Hirsch and food writer Alex Goetzfried at Sep’s Farm in East Marion later this month.

Grilled and smoked meats will be served along with just picked farm vegetables, salads and sides. There will also be fresh baked cobbler for dessert and herbal iced tea. Craft beers and wine will be sold separately. (more…)

08/26/16 6:00am
The Fork and Anchor crispy chicken sandwich. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Fork and Anchor crispy chicken sandwich. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Earlier this week, I dropped by East Marion’s Fork and Anchor, which is hands down one of my favorite stops for grab-and-go sandwiches.

As usual, I opted for an email receipt. The proof of purchase was detailed: crispy chicken with Sriracha mayo on sourdough with lettuce, tomato and American cheese.

Our executive editor, Grant Parpan, who has been forwarded all my emails since before I embarked on 12 weeks of maternity leave in May (and who also happens to be my husband), received the receipt, too. His response consisted of just one word:

“UGH.” (more…)