10/27/17 6:00am

An Icelandic sheep at 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

It’s not grapes but rather livestock farming that is currently changing the agricultural landscape of the North Fork, the New York Times wrote in a feature that makes mention of more than a half-dozen local farms.  READ

07/10/16 6:00am

Deep Roots Farm

In 2012, married couple Brianne and Thomas Hart started farming on leased land in Orient. One year later, they purchased a farmhouse on an 8-acre lot in Southold.

When Thomas needed to register his farm with the state, he searched online for farm name ideas and came across “Deep Roots.”

After he settled on the name Deep Roots Farm, he later found out it was the same name as a former North Fork farm.

“We want to put down roots in this community,” he said. “I’m not going anywhere and our families are not. We are trying to figure out how to make a living and stay in Southold.”

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09/17/15 6:12am
An heirloom tomato grown at Long Season Farms in Aquebogue. The farm offers non-certified organic produce. (Credit: David Benthal)

An heirloom tomato grown at Long Season Farms in Aquebogue. The farm offers non-certified organic produce. (Credit: David Benthal)

Whether they are feeding a young family or cooking for themselves, more and more wellness-conscious people are opting for non-genetically modified fruits and veggies that were grown without synthetic pesticides.  (more…)

05/13/15 10:43am
Brianne and Thomas Hart at Deep Roots Farm in Southold

Brianne and Thomas Hart at Deep Roots Farm in Southold. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Thomas and Brianne Hart know exactly where most of their food comes from.

The eggs that Ms. Hart used to make a pork frittata for dinner on Tuesday? Those were laid by one of the dozens of hens that live on their Southold farm. The pork? That comes from a pig raised at the farm last year.

And you can probably guess where the arugula was sourced from. (more…)