Raspberry have ripened all across the North Fork and are now available at a number of local farm stands.
Farmer Tom Stevenson, of Oysterponds Farm said the raspberries at his 10-acre farm became ready for harvest about two weeks ago.
They currently sell red raspberries ($4.50 a half pint) and black raspberries ($5 a half pint).
Stevenson said black raspberries are native to the Northeast and are also called “black caps.” They have what he called a “bright” flavor and aren’t as sweet as red raspberries and their seeds have a stronger taste.
“The antioxidants in black raspberries are through the roof,” Stevenson said. “They’re super healthy.”
Stevenson expects to have red raspberries at the farm through October.
Raspberries are also available at the following North Fork farms (editor’s note: This is not a complete list of where berries are available on the North Fork):
410 Sound Ave., Mattituck (631) 298-4679
28700 Main Road, Cutchogue (631) 734-6441
25180 Route 48, Peconic (631) 734-4001
47420 Main Road, Southold (631) 765-6150
– With Rachel Young