02/17/17 10:38am
Shelley and Chelsea Scoggins. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Shelley and Chelsea Scoggins. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Established 30 years ago this March, The Market is both a village grocer, providing healthy food options and personal care products, as well as a café. Both areas of this Front Street shop offer organic ingredients and minimally processed (clean!) foods.

The Market was born from owner Shelly Scoggin’s desire to find a healthier way of living for her family. At the time she had a new baby on the way and finding a source for organic food options on the North Fork was nearly impossible. That’s when she knew it was the right time to open her market.

Today, you’ll find a wide variety of organic produce, vitamins, personal care products and gluten-free foods on the shelves. The Market’s menu is creative and spans breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as smoothies and desserts. We chatted with Scoggin in the corner of her café one afternoon at lunchtime and found out more about this gem of a health food store and eatery. (more…)

02/13/17 10:17am
Credit: David Benthal

Credit: David Benthal

Did we see you at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. yesterday?

We sent local photographer David Benthal to the brewery on Sunday for its annual Valentine’s Day party. We will feature some of the pics on the society page in our first issue of northforker magazine, so be sure to be on the lookout!

Attendees enjoyed beer, oysters and music. Greenport Oyster Company brought the shellfish and Robert Bruey provided the tunes.

Be sure to pick the inaugural issue of northforker magazine when it hits newsstands this March.

And if you’re out and about, use tag #northforker on Instagram for the chance to be featured on our site or magazine.

See more pics from the party below. (more…)

02/09/17 6:01am

In a second-floor loft overlooking Main Street in Greenport, Alexa Suess creates magic with a blowtorch and a pair of pliers.

It’s there that the Greenport native, a graphic designer and silversmith, makes jewelry and other wearable pieces that infuse elements of nature with brass, silver and gold. (more…)

01/19/17 6:00am

Elizabeth Sweigart spends her days surrounded by hundreds of items, each with its own story to tell. The 26-year-old said she’s always been drawn to old things, whether it be a vinyl record or antique piece of clothing.

It still shocks her, she said, that nearly four years ago she opened her own vintage shop in Greenport selling many of those items.

“It was pretty spontaneous,” Sweigart said. (more…)