11/28/16 5:25am
Garden of Eve Farm Brewery Beer

“Cheers” from Garden of Eve Farm Brewery owner Chris Kaplan-Walbrecht. The organic farm and market is now brewing beer. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The long red barn at Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market in Riverhead is dark and cavernous. But at one end co-owner Chris Kaplan-Walbrecht has set up a brewery with light, heat and lots of beer making equipment.

Garden of Eve Farm Brewery is officially in business. Kaplan-Walbrecht partnered with his brother Greg Walbrecht of Levittown and brewmaster Will Stoner of Mt. Sinai to brew beer on the farm. (more…)

11/01/16 10:32am
Sang Lee winter CSA carrot

Carrots are available in the Sang Lee Farms winter share. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The North Fork just saw it first frost and we’ll likely be seeing the white stuff in the coming weeks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get fresh, organic and locally grown produce.

Though many farm stands shut down toward the end of November, several organic North Fork farms offer winter community supported agriculture (CSA) programs with items like root vegetables, potatoes, kale, swiss chard and brussels sprouts.

“We try to keep it diverse, there’s definitely a lot of root vegetables like sweet potatoes, rutabaga and beets,” Eve Kaplan-Walbrescht, owner of Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market, said. “Then there’s a lot of greens in April and May, like mesclun, baby kale and bok choi, and those are some of the best-tasting greens of the year.”

Along with vegetables, many of these farms also offer add-on shares of hormone-free meat, fresh eggs, cheese and bread.

Here are four local organic farms offering a winter CSA program. (more…)

09/14/16 6:00am
The Garlic Festival will be hosted at Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market will host the Garlic Festival on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Garlic lovers unite this weekend for the annual Long Island Garlic Festival on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 at Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market in Riverhead. The festival that celebrates the onion family’s most pungent relative is now in its 13 year. (more…)

07/26/16 6:49am
Lianna Tedesco is the new chef at Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Lianna Tedesco is the new chef at Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Imagine having an entire farm at your disposal to create delicious dishes.

That’s Lianna Tedesco’s reality these days. The 24-year old Patchogue native is the new chef at Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market in Riverhead.  (more…)

06/04/16 9:12am
Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht picks the first strawberries of 2014 at Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht picks the first strawberries of 2014 at Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market in Riverhead. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

On the hunt for a berry fun time with the family?

Garden of Eve, Organic Farm & Market on Sound Avenue in Riverhead is hosting its first Strawberry Buffet Brunch this Sunday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  (more…)

03/28/16 6:04am
Wölffer Estate Vineyard's 'Summer in a Bottle' rosé is back for another season. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s ‘Summer in a Bottle’ rosé is back for another season. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Now that spring has sprung, local farmer’s markets, restaurants, hotels and shops are opening at a breakneck speed.

Here is a list of East End businesses that have recently reopened or will open soon, along with the return of one of the season’s most-anticipated rosés.

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09/20/15 9:49am

Italian red garlic. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder photos)

It was a garlic lovers paradise at Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market in Riverhead Saturday afternoon as the 12th annual Long Island Garlic Festival drew hundreds of garlic admirers from all over Long Island.

Vendors offered up a myriad of food and drink including garlic jelly, garlic tea and even garlic ice cream.

Many of the dozens of varieties of garlic were grown locally and the soups, dips and snacks created with the pungent bulbs delighted visitors, some who have attended the annual festival year after year. (more…)