02/23/17 6:01am
CSA programs offer meal and box-type programs locally. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

CSA programs offer meal and box-type programs locally. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

It’s February, which means we are at the point in the year where we’re furthest away from the taste of juicy, ripe heirloom tomatoes and fresh-off-the-grill corn.

But now is the perfect time to support the farmers who bring us our delicious produce as they prepare for the 2017 growing season.  (more…)

02/20/17 11:43am
"Shelter Island. NY. 60 degrees today. Heaven." (Credit: @thefooduluv Instagram)

“Shelter Island. NY. 60 degrees today. Heaven.” (Credit: @thefooduluv Instagram)

We love seeing the North Fork through your lens.

The warm sun on our faces was a welcome feeling this weekend, when temperatures reached into the 60s. But it was slightly strange to enjoy the warmth when many parts of the North Fork are still covered in snow.

Here are some of our favorite NoFo Instagram shots from this spring-like weekend.

Follow @northforker1 on Twitter and @The_northforker on Instagram, and use #northforker to share your photos with us. (more…)

02/20/17 10:51am
The former home of Scrimshaw restaurant in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

The former home of Scrimshaw restaurant in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)

Here are the five most-read posts this week on northforker.com. To keep up with food, wine, real estate and lifestyle news on the North Fork, like us on Facebook, check out our Instagram page (@The_Northforker) and follow @northforker1 on Twitter. (more…)

02/16/17 5:57am
Pindar Vineyards Dr. Dan's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Pindar Vineyards Dr. Dan’s Signature 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

There is no denying the part Pindar Vineyards founder Dr. Herodotus Damianos played in the creation and popularization of the Long Island wine industry. Known as Dr. Dan, Damianos first bought 30 acres of land in 1979. He planted it a year later and two years after that, Pindar Vineyards sold its first wines. Pindar Vineyards, and its sister winery Duck Walk Vineyards, have since grown to produce more than 100,000 cases per year. (more…)

02/15/17 6:00am
Bedell Cellars winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbch will host a barrel tasting as part of Long Island Winterfest. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Bedell Cellars winemaker Rich Olsen-Harbich will host a barrel tasting as part of Long Island Winterfest. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Winterfest 2017 is shaping up to be about much more than live music and wine tastings.

For its 10th anniversary, the event is expanding to provide visitors with a wider range of offerings and experiences.  (more…)