09/14/19 6:00am

Peter Lynch of Rockville Centre carries pumpkins to the cash register at Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm as his family watches. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Pumpkin season has returned to the North Fork — and that means flavored lattes and craft beers will be cropping up at local cafes and breweries. But it is not just beverages that get an infusion of pumpkin come October — and it’s not all pumpkin pie either. Stephan Bogardus, executive chef at The Halyard at Sound View in Greenport, often takes a savory approach to the seasonal squash. (more…)

09/14/19 5:55am

Paumanok Vineyards sauvignon blanc. (Credit: David Benthal)

As the Long Island wine industry matures and changes over time, at least one unfortunate remnant of its past remains: “Long Island wines are overpriced.”

No, that’s not me saying it. But the people who pour time and money into the work of making the local wines we love so much still hear and read this with some regularity. (more…)

09/11/19 6:00am

The Pumpkin Patch at Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm opens Saturday. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

One of the North Fork’s most recognizable Christmas tree farms is getting into the u-pick pumpkin business. Starting this Saturday, Sept. 14, The Pumpkin Patch at Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm will be open on weekends, offering u-pick pumpkins, children’s train rides and fireside wine and cider tastings. (more…)

09/10/19 6:00am

A woman snaps a photograph of a goat at Goodale Farms in Aquebogue. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

We cook their eggs and drink their wine, but how often do we fully immerse ourselves in the behind the scenes details of life on a North Fork farm?

For fans of the annual North Fork Foodie Tour, the answer is at least once per year. (more…)