Mimi Edelman’s crops are tethered to the Ark of Taste. (Credit: David Benthal)
Cooking is the end of a process that begins in a field’s rich soil. Almost everything that goes on the table, after all, reflects a farmer’s work and care … and learning curve. Mimi Edelman, who has been farming for 18 years, would be the first to tell you that.
Edelman, the longtime operator of I & Me Farms in the lower Hudson Valley, relocated to Orient this past year for reasons that included the loss of her land lease and the desire to be near Long Island Sound. “I grew up in Connecticut, on the Sound,” she said. “I really missed it.” When she explored the possibility of leasing farmland from Priscilla Terry Bull, she discovered the Terry family and hers both originally emigrated from Elgin, Scotland. That clinched the deal. (more…)
Cherry blossoms and historic buildings make Village Lane in Orient one of the most beautiful places on the East End. (Credit: David Benthal)
Something happens when you cross the causeway and pass the crab shack and Latham farm stand on your way to Orient.
It’s a feeling, something akin to traveling in a time machine, that is only heightened as you make the turn at the Civil War monument onto Village Lane.
A major part of the Orient Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, the buildings that line Village Lane still proudly carry a celebrated aesthetic of centuries past. (more…)