Hundreds of community volunteers kept up with an annual tradition Thursday evening kicking off the 63rd Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival with hulling night. The event
sees local residents donate their time to prepare the berries sold at the festival. READ
Mattituck Marketplace’s produce department features a new look. (Credit: Nicole Smith)
For those seeking fresh seafood, a prepared meal or prime-cut meats, the Mattituck Marketplace is now the perfect place to grab all three.
Following a four-month renovation project that is nearing completion, the supermarket has added new departments and expanded on the offerings of the former Waldbaum’s.
“The store didn’t carry products full-time and part-time residents of the [North Fork] wanted,” said Richard Grobman, president of Dan’s Supreme Supermarkets — the chain that owns Mattituck Marketplace. “Those people, the customers and the non-customers, want more of a selection in organic and specialty in all departments: meat, produce, dairy and groceries throughout the store.”
Local seafood restaurant Buoy One, which has locations in Riverhead and Westhampton, will run the fresh fish and seafood department, said Grobman said.
Cooking will be done in-store to create prepared foods for shoppers to bring home and serve.
“More and more people are looking for more leisure time,” he said. “They’re not wanting to spend time in the kitchen, they want more prepared food to buy and put on the table. And they want fresh fish instead of the usual supermarket items. So we try to give them what we thought they would want.”
Buoy One general manager Denyse Baggot said the entire menu will be available at the supermarket and will feature clambakes, sushi and shrimp cocktail. The company has recently begun bottling glazes, sauces and seasonings, which will also be sold there.
Love Lane First Fridays returns this week. (Credit: David Benthal for northforker)
First Fridays are back!
On the first Friday of each month from May through October, the merchants of Love Lane and Pike Street in Mattituck invite everyone to stroll, taste, sip and shop during the First Fridays block party event. Now in its third year, the first event is set for Friday, May 5.
And this year, all-day deals are extended to other businesses in the hamlet and beyond. (more…)
David Page and Barbara Shinn at Shinn Estate Vineyard and Farmhouse in Mattituck. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
It’s that time of year when businesses re-open for the season on the North Fork, announcing changes and outlining plans for the future. But for a pair of Mattituck businesses, those future plans will include new owners. (more…)