As if Friday couldn’t get any better, today is National Donut Day! There is no better place to celebrate on the North Fork than Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue where they whip up fresh batches of donuts right on site.
For more than 20 years, Wickham’s has been perfecting its recipe. Owner Jackie Wickham personally trains the bakers who fire up the deep fryer at 7 a.m.
Wickham’s is well known for its fresh fruit, veggies, pies and jams. It was Jackie’s son Jonathan who encouraged the fruit stand to branch out into the donut business.
“We have this mentality of trying something new,” Jackie said. “We try to emulate the best bakeries. We experiment striving for the perfect donut.”
Only a handful of people know the farm stand’s recipe, but the ingredient that makes these donuts so unique is no secret. Wickham’s flavors each batch with fresh apple cider, giving the donut a taste that keeps them flying off the shelves. Wickham’s bakes at least 120 donuts every day, but that amount doubles, even triples, on weekends to meet demand.
The donuts come in three varieties: plain, sugar and cinnamon. Pick up some of your own at Wickham’s Fruit Farm located at 28700 Main Road in Cutchogue.
While you’re there you can stock up on fresh strawberries, vine-ripened tomatoes and other seasonal produce, which will totally balance out your donut indulgence.