03/17/17 6:00am

The Sidor family has grown potatoes on the same Mattituck property for more than a century. In fact, the first crops were planted at the Oregon Road farm in 1910.

The Long Island Rail Road, meanwhile, has shipped potatoes from the North Fork since the mid-19th century.

So when it came time for the local Railroad Museum of Long Island to select a partner for its latest limited-edition toy boxcar, Martin Sidor Farms was a no-brainer.

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09/02/16 6:03am
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Jim Miller takes Oreo for a spin around the grassy track Saturday at the Hallockville Fall Festival.

Jim Miller takes Oreo for a spin at the Hallockville Fall Festival (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Say goodbye to summer by celebrating the coming of fall at the 36th annual Hallockville Fall Festival and Craft Show on Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11 in Riverhead.

A popular North Fork tradition, this event showcases the community’s rich folk arts and agricultural heritage in an old-fashioned country fair atmosphere.

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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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12/06/13 8:00am
Photo by Beverlea Walz | Harrison Weslek negotiating with Santa at the PTSA Breakfast with Santa.

Photo by Beverlea Walz | Harrison Weslek negotiating with Santa at the PTSA Breakfast with Santa.

Santa is taking time out of his busy toy-making schedule to make a few visits to the North Fork before the big day. Get your wish list ready and head out to these locations to meet St. Nick. (more…)