07/24/17 10:12am

The corn eating contest at the annual Harbes Sweet Corn Festival. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Harbes Family Farm held its annual Sweet Corn Festival in Mattituck on Saturday and Sunday.

The family has been growing sweet corn for over 30 years and celebrates with a festival that includes live music, a corn eating contest, family activities and a pig race.

We sent local photographer Madison Fender on Sunday to capture the fun.

See the photos below. (more…)

12/02/16 6:02am
Harbes Vineyard Syrah

Harbes Vineyard 2014 Syrah. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Merlot. Cabernet Franc. Merlot. Cabernet Franc. Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Red blend.

That’s the reality of most local red wine, and while a lot of it is good, even the most die-hard Long Island wine lover wants something a little different — at least occasionally. There’s other stuff out here, but a lot of it isn’t particularly interesting.

It won’t be released until spring, but Harbes Vineyard 2014 Syrah is a nice change for folks suffering from typically Long Island red fatigue. (more…)

09/20/16 6:04am
The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Some might argue that harvest is the best time on the East End.

With plenty of fall festivals, pumpkin picking, corn mazes and more, it certainly is often the busiest season. If you are looking for apple picking, here is our handy guide. Want to go pumpkin picking? We got that, too.

And if you are still looking for more, here are 10 festivals and events for fun on the North Fork this autumn. (more…)

08/26/16 5:59am
Passengers ride on the 1964-1965 LIRR Pavillion World's Fair train. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Passengers ride on the 1964-1965 LIRR Pavillion World’s Fair train at the Riverhead Railroad Festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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

Here are five events to check out this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas.

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08/12/16 6:01am
Celebrate the tomato at Harbes Family Farm this weekend. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Celebrate tomatoes at Harbes Family Farm this weekend. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

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

Here are 5 events to check out this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas.

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