11/21/18 6:50pm

Northforker staffers Michelina Da Fonte — our reigning taste test champ — and Cerria Torres square off in a battle to see who the true expert is on apple pie. Served slices from Briermere Farms, Hallock’s Cider Mill and Breeze Hill Farm & Preserve they had to guess which one came from each place in this recurring segment featuring locally sourced products.

Filmed by Krysten Massa, Grant Parpan and Kaylyn Ahrenstein
Edited by Krysten Massa

Sponsored by Green Hill Kitchen

08/30/17 6:10am

An apple hangs in the orchard at Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue. (Credit: David Benthal)

Apple cider has been enjoyed on the North Fork since at least the Colonial days, when the beverage, prepared either hard or soft, was a favorite of Southold’s earliest families.  (more…)

10/29/15 5:55pm
Fuji apples at Breeze Hill Farms.

Fuji apples at Breeze Hill Farms.

Nothing says it’s fall louder than apple cider and doughnts. I never thought I would find better ones than at Tice farms, located in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., which was a major part of my childhood (sigh.)

I’ve been on a mission to find a replacement since I moved to the East End and my search is finally over! They’re the best of the best in both categories apple cider and doughnuts — Breeze Hill Farm & Preserve in Peconic, N.Y. (more…)