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Credit: Jennifer Bigora
North Fork Fresh, now in its 11th year, benefits the Oysterponds Historical Society. (Credit: Jennifer Bigora)

More than 300 people turned out for North Fork Fresh, a food and wine fair featuring tastes of the region’s best restaurants and wineries, last week.

The event, which benefits the Oysterponds Historical Society, was held June 21 at the organization’s campus in East Marion.

Now in its 11th year, the event included more than 50 local vendors this year including Browder’s BirdsCroteaux VineyardsErik’s Breakfast and LunchNorth Fork Sea Salt and many more.

“We had an amazing list of participating purveyors,” said OHS executive director Clare Adams. “It was a very lovely evening. The music, we had The Mudflats String Band, and that really added a special touch.”

Since 1944, the Oysterponds Historical Society has worked to preserve artifacts, documents, art and other surviving relics of the early settlers of Orient and East Marion.

Today the society maintains six historic sites in Orient and boasts an archive of over 70,000 documents and artifacts.

Click to see more photos from the event.