07/13/15 6:03am
Mickey Harley of Bhavana Berries. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

Mickey Harley of Bhavana Berries. (Credit: Chris Lisinski photos)

Mickey Harley is convinced he presents something no one else does on the North Fork — a hands-on garlic-harvesting experience.

At his farm, Bhavana Berries in Southold, visitors are welcome to grab a brightly colored shovel and pluck an odiferous head of garlic straight from the ground. Such interactivity, often abbreviated in signs as “U-pick,” is common with other fruits and vegetables — but Harley believes he is the only farm in the area to offer garlic as an option.

“There are a lot of other garlic farmers, but I don’t know of any that do U-pick,” he said. (more…)