02/23/17 6:05am

At MarGene Farms in Mattituck, you could say the food cycle is bedroom to farm to table.

Farmer Gene Krupski plants artichokes, tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables right on his kitchen counter. He begins the process in January and February, when he fills plant cells with soil and seeds and then places the plastic dome-covered cells in his light-filled bedroom.

After the seedlings sprout, they’re moved from the bedroom’s large windows to Mr. Krupski’s en suite bathroom. The fledging plants love the moisture and warmth the shower provides, he said.

“It’s crazy,” Mr. Krupski, who owns his farm with his wife, Maryann, said of the jungle-like conditions in his sleeping quarters. “You can’t even get out of bed. I have plants surrounding us.” (more…)

02/16/17 5:59am

It was a dairy lover’s dream at The Village Cheese Shop in Mattituck Saturday, when the store’s wine bar and café hosted a PawPaw pop-up dinner.

“Valentine’s Day was the perfect opportunity to have everyone sit down and eat a bunch of cheese,” said PawPaw creator and chef Taylor Knapp.

Saturday’s event marked the first time Knapp hosted dinner at the Love Lane shop; he said he and owner Michael Affatato began discussing the idea about a year ago. Knapp, who also owns Peconic Escargot, typically holds pop-up dinners at Bruce & Son in Greenport, which is being renovated. (more…)

02/03/17 6:00am
Lieb Cellars

Bridge Lane Wines 2016 Sauvignon Blanc. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

We’ve had a mild winter so far , so I can’t really complain too much. It’s been relatively mild and we haven’t had that much snow (can you hear that? It’s me knocking on wood). But when a wine like this week’s wine of the week, Lieb Cellars 2016 “Bridge Lane” Sauvignon Blanc makes its way to my tasting table, I can’t help but long for warmer weather — summer ideally, but spring works too. (more…)

01/31/17 6:00am
The kitchen inside 2400 Ruth Road, Mattituck. (Credit: The Corcoran Group)

The kitchen inside the house at 2400 Ruth Road in Mattituck. (Credit: The Corcoran Group)

With its floor-to-ceiling windows, this expansive four-bedroom, three-bath home on Ruth Road in Mattituck offers stunning views of Long Island Sound.

“Honestly, it’s just spectacular,” said listing agent Sheri Winter Clarry of The Corcoran Group. “It’s completely wide open with floor-to-ceiling glass. The views are just amazing. It’s just such a beautifully open space. When you walk into the house you have a view from all exposures.” (more…)

01/17/17 6:05am
This home located on Luptons Point Road in Mattituck has been listed for $1,399,000. (Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty)

This home located on Luptons Point Road in Mattituck has been listed for $1,399,000. (Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)

This newly renovated three-bedroom home offers a peaceful setting with unparalleled views of Mattituck’s Deep Hole Creek.

Set on half an acre of wooded land, the property comes with a private dock, making it perfect for those who feel as comfortable on the water as they do on land.

Another selling point? It’s move-in ready.

“There’s a lot of inventory that needs work and renovations,” said listing agent Donielle Cardinale of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “Buyers in our market today are mostly second-home buyers, so they come out for vacation and don’t want a project. That’s one of the things that makes this house interesting.” (more…)