06/16/18 7:28am

The 64th annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival officially kicked off Thursday with hulling night. The hundreds of volunteers who helped prepare all the strawberries for the festival received a strawberry daiquiri.

The four-day festival features a full slate of events Saturday, including the crowning of the Strawberry Queen at 3 p.m. and the return of the shortcake-eating contest at 5 p.m.

For a full schedule of events, click here. (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…)

06/19/15 10:38am
(From left) Haley Lake, Lily Jansen, Eva Harkin, Viki Harkin, of Mattituck at the Mattituck Lion's Club Strawberry Festival hulling night. (Credit: Kendall Stark photos)

(From right) Haley Lake, Lily Jansen, Eva Harkin, Viki Harkin, of Mattituck at the 61st annual Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival hulling night. (Credit: Kendall Stark photos)

Wearing white gloves covered in sticky red juice, hundreds of volunteers hulled thousands of berries for the 61st annual Mattituck Lions Club’s Strawberry Festival on Thursday evening.

Hulling night, an annual tradition, is held the first night of the four-day fair. The hulled berries are made into strawberry shortcake, daiquiris, pie and more. (more…)

06/17/15 11:13am
One-year-old Daisy Lawrence of Rocky Point can’t wait to eat more strawberries. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

One-year-old Daisy Lawrence of Rocky Point can’t wait to eat more strawberries. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

By mid-June, North Fork strawberries are reaching their peak and these juicy berries are bursting with flavor.

To celebrate, Mattituck Lions Club will host its 61st annual Strawberry Festival at Strawberry Fields in Mattituck from Thursday, June 18, to Sunday, June 21. (more…)