Riding the carousel at Mitchell Park. Credit: Randee Daddona, file)
It happened: Amid the chaos of childrearing, you somehow found yourself with a day free from errands, sports practices, birthday parties and other obligations. Now, however, you’re left wondering how to keep your family — not to mention yourself — entertained.
Northforker Kids has you covered. Plan your next day trip in the area by checking out the following boredom-busting suggestions. Whether your children are toddlers or tweens, these ideas are sure to keep them smiling. You’ll have fun, too! READ
Customers sampling the new ciders at Woodside Orchards (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
We’re halfway through October, pumpkin picking is in full swing on the North Fork though apple season is already winding down.
This weekend Woodside Orchards in Aquebogue is getting into fall mode by releasing an apple-pumpkin hard cider. Also out now is another limited seasonal release, an apple-cinnamon cider, which was getting early rave reviews.
Apples on the North Fork are ripe for the picking (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)
While the beach and backyard barbecue will be on many people’s mind’s this Labor Day weekend, apple picking season on the North Fork has begun. That’s right, at least three farms have either already started apple picking or will kick it off this weekend, including Harbes Family Orchard.
“We’ll be open for apple picking Saturday, Sunday and Monday,” said orchard manager Sharon Harbes. “Our U-Pick apple orchard is about 15 acres and apples that are ready for picking this weekend include our honey crisp and gala apples.” (more…)
If we go out to dinner, you’d better believe I’ll be sticking my fork across the table to sample whatever you are eating, even if I ordered the surf and turf. I need to make sure your dish isn’t better than mine. (more…)
Photo by Rachel Young | Ann Corley, executive director of sales and marketing at North Fork Chocolate Company, with the company’s executive chef, Steve Amaral, at the production kitchen at the Calverton Business Incubator.
Calverton-based artisanal sweets manufacturer North Fork Chocolate Company will open the doors of its first retail operation out of the main food court at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead on Halloween, owner Ann Corley said. (more…)