Sugar kelp, one of the most widely cultivated seaweeds in the world, could be a viable Long Island crop. (Credit: Courtesy)
It’s a nutritious and sustainable crop taken from our local waters, but you’ve likely never tasted it.
It’s kelp, and this ingredient will be featured at a tasting dinner prepared by chef Noah Schwartz at noah’s on Friday, June 23. A portion of proceeds will benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program. (more…)
Shellabration returns to Greenport Dec. 3 and 4. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file photo)
Indulge in the bounty of our bays during Shellabration, the annual Greenport restaurant walk that benefits Cornell Cooperative Extension’s marine programs.
The two-day festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4. Restaurants will offer participants $5 small shellfish plates paired with $3 sips of Long Island wine or beer (and in one case, sake). (more…)
North Fork Egg Farm’s chicken coops were designed by architect Meryl Kramer. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
They say that if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door. But as the popularity of raising backyard chickens continues to grow, many North Forkers are opting to build their own chicken coops or hen houses — either from scratch or repurposed materials. Here are four decidedly one-of-a-kind examples:
Eight years ago, Matt and Marilyn Pasierb of East Marion launched North Fork Egg Farm with 35 free-range hens. Today, the Southold operation is home to 450. (more…)
Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulture consultant Alice Raimondo examines some garden soil. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
For beginning gardeners — or even experienced ones — problems can always arise when working out a green thumb.
Some, like an insect infestation, can be pretty obvious. But others, like unbalanced soil, will likely not be so noticeable to the untrained eye.
To find out if the dirt in your garden is causing trouble, stop by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s office on Griffing Avenue in Riverhead with a cup and a half of soil and five dollars. There, horticulture consultants Alice Raimondo and Sandra Vultaggio will test your soil’s pH balance and soluble salts level. (more…)
Oysters “Friskafella,” Greenport clam and oyster chowder and Peconic Bay scallops with spicy eggplant purée at The Frisky Oyster. (Credit: Vera Chinese photos)
Scallop ceviche, oysters “Friskafella” and creamy New England clam chowder were just a few of the delectable dishes offered to the hundreds of people who descended on Greenport Village on Saturday, Dec. 5 to sample the briny bounty of our waters for the fourth annual Shellabration festival.
The two-day festival raises money for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Back to Bays initiative and and the Southold Project in Aquaculture Training, a Cornell program that encourages locals to grow shellfish.
Restaurants pair with local wineries to offer $5 tasting platters of local shellfish and $3 tastes of wine. (more…)