09/12/18 6:10am

Fall is arguably the best time of the year on the North Fork. There is an abundance of ways to welcome the season hallmarked by crisp air, colorful foliage and, yes, pumpkin spice.

Here are five fall and harvest-themed festivals to get you ready for autumn. (And as a bonus we threw in a South Fork winery option, as well.) (more…)

08/30/18 6:00am

Mattitaco gets in on the punny sign action. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

There is no denying the North Fork’s rising reputation as a serious regional producer of all things farm-to-table. From chefs that conjure creative dishes sourced from nearby farms practicing innovative sustainable growing practices to the bevy of 90-point wines that are defining Long Island as a heavy hitter in the viticulture industry.

Yes, there is no doubt that North Fork producers of all kinds take their crafts seriously, but not themselves. The North Fork is after all the un-Hamptons — more laid-back with air of accessibility our neighbors to the South Fork lack. (more…)

08/28/18 6:10am

Fuji apples at Breeze Hill Farms.

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September welcomes the unofficial end of summer. Tumbleweed Tuesday may be on the horizon — but there is no sign of slowing down on the North Fork. Fall is harvest season.  It’s a time for apple and pumpkin picking and leisurely hikes as we anticipate the changing of the leaves from crisp green to golden hues.

Here are 10 ways to celebrate the end of summer and the start of fall on the North Fork and Shelter Island. (more…)

07/27/18 6:10am

Sunflowers for sale. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

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August marks the last full month of summer so it’s time to pack in as much fun as possible before it’s back to reality.

These 10 things to do will help you enjoy the North Fork summer experience to the fullest before brisker temperatures usher in falling leaves and pumpkin-everything season.

We look forward to seeing you out there. (more…)

06/28/18 6:00am

There are a lot of art galleries to check out as you walk the streets of Greenport. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Northforker has a monthly roundup of 10 can’t-miss events. I took over writing it in the dead of winter when 80-degree days — let alone temps that crept above freezing — seemed as if they’d never return.

Back in March, must-do events were hard to come by. (Shout out to the local businesses that give us something to look forward to even when it’s -2 degrees outside.)

This time of year, there are so many worthy events and activities to highlight that even some of the best do not get deserved recognition. (more…)