12/30/16 6:01am
Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill never re-opened in 2016 (Credit: Vera Chinese)

While the North Fork said ‘hello’ to a number of brand new businesses this year, it also said ‘goodbye’ to some popular old favorites.

Here are ten North Fork businesses that closed in 2016: (more…)

09/24/16 1:53pm

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On an overcast Tuesday morning, a pair of employees sorted fruit into baskets at Davis Peach Farm in Wading River, waiting for customers to purchase the last of the property’s produce.

“We don’t want to throw out all this stuff,” said Faye Mosquea, who has worked at the Hulse Landing Road farm stand for more than a decade. “We’ll stay open a couple more days until it’s sold.”

Operator Christine Davis announced Sunday that Davis Peach Farm was going out of business. A real estate broker has since confirmed the 62-acre property is under contract. (more…)

07/21/16 4:00pm
Peaches for sale at Wickham's Fruit Farm in Cutchogue (Monique Singh-Roy)

Peaches for sale at Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue (Monique Singh-Roy)

Nothing says summer quite like a big, ripe, juicy peach and the North Fork is home to several farms where you can pick your own this month and next.  (more…)

09/03/15 6:19am
Apples on the North Fork are ripe for the picking (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Apples on the North Fork are ripe for the picking
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

While the beach and backyard barbecue will be on many people’s mind’s this Labor Day weekend, apple picking season on the North Fork has begun. That’s right, at least three farms have either already started apple picking or will kick it off this weekend,  including Harbes Family Orchard.

“We’ll be open for apple picking Saturday, Sunday and Monday,” said orchard manager Sharon Harbes. “Our U-Pick apple orchard is about 15 acres and apples that are ready for picking this weekend include our honey crisp and gala apples.” (more…)

07/25/14 10:47am
Davis Peach Farm will be at Sunday's Peach Festival serving a variety of peach products. (Credit: Davis Peach Farm)

Davis Peach Farm will be at Sunday’s Peach Festival serving a variety of peach products. (Credit: Davis Peach Farm)

Peach pie, peach jam and peach soap, oh my!

If you’re a Northforker looking for an excuse to venture past Riverhead this weekend, the Rocky Point Farmers Market is hosting its annual celebration of one of summertime’s juiciest local fruits, the peach.

07/07/14 9:00am
Credit: Vera Chinese

Yellow peaches from Davis Peach Farm in Wading River. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Want to prepare a farm-to-table meal using only produce, dairy and meat grown right here on the North Fork? Stop by the Riverhead Farmers Market for everything you need. (more…)