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

11/18/16 6:02am
Riverhead Farmers Market

The indoor Riverhead Farmers Market, which features items from organic poultry farm Browder’s Birds, opens for the season on November 19. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork? Northforker has you covered.

Here are five events set for this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional happenings.

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09/12/16 3:30pm
Ducks at Ty Llwyd Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: photos by Vera Chinese)

Ducks at Ty Llwyd Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: photos by Vera Chinese)

For the question of what makes the North Fork so special, the answer can be found on the North Fork Foodie Tour.

Now in its 10th year, the self-guided tour, which is the North Fork Reform Synagogue’s only fundraiser, offers a behind-the-scenes look at small-scale vegetable growing, winemaking and raising livestock on the East End.

It also gives participants a chance to get to know our local farmers and sample some of their scrumptious products. (more…)

05/29/16 5:00am
Kevin Polak and his wife Donna of Cutchogue have been selling ramps grown by his brother Billy in Aquebogue.

Kevin Polak and his wife Donna have been selling ramps grown by his brother Billy in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

I was driving on Main Road in Southold last week when two things grabbed my attention: A farm stand freshly painted the colors of a John Deere tractor and a sign out front that read “local ramps.”  (more…)

04/29/16 8:36am
Goodale Farms' new hard cheeses: Clockwise from the upper right is Bo's Bold cheddar, Cappy's Clothbound cheddar is on the bottom, and the Danchego is the upper left (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Goodale Farms’ new hard cheeses. Clockwise from upper right: Bo’s Bold Cheddar, Cappy’s Clothbound Cheddar and Danchego. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Sharp, bold and earthy.

Those are a few words that come to mind when describing the four new cheeses just released by Goodale Farms in Aquebogue.

Three are hard cheeses — two cheddars made with raw cow’s milk and a manchego made with a mix of raw cow’s and sheep’s milk. The fourth is a deliciously pungent goat cheese with the consistency of brie made in the Valençay style. (more…)