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The June 2017 cover of northforker magazine. Photo by David Benthal, graphics by Eric Hod.

The June 2017 cover of northforker magazine. Photo by David Benthal, graphics by Eric Hod.

Editor’s note: The June 2017 edition of northforker magazine is out. You can find it at variety of Long Island wineries, restaurants and newsstands.

To our readers,

In this issue’s “Summer Sips,” consulting editor Jane Lear calls growing your own herbs one of “life’s most inexpensive luxuries.”

I’d love to get that saying engraved on a plaque and hang it in my garden.

After reading that story, I’ve started infusing the water in my glass Contigo bottle with mint and lemon verbena grown in my backyard for a more refreshing way to stay hydrated. It’s become a ritual that feels indulgent and refined, yet literally costs me nothing.

Savoring pleasures that are sophisticated, yet simple and earthy, is really what summer on the North Fork is all about.

Sure, you can enjoy Chef Stephan’s five-course tasting menu at North Fork Table & Inn, perennially Zagat’s best-rated restaurant on Long Island (and believe us, we plan to do that this summer).

But the North Fork is also a place where you can just as easily invite everyone over for a backyard cookout and make artisanal flatbreads in your one-of-a-kind pizza oven.

You can fill your home with high-end décor or you can stock up on yard sale finds and salvaged furniture from one of our many antique shops.

You can buy a 40-foot CNC from Brewer Yacht Yard in Greenport and sail around Robins Island or you can sit back and watch the race from the New Suffolk waterfront.

There really is no wrong way to do it.

If you want to stay up on all the best North Fork happenings this season, we encourage you to visit our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram (@the_northforker) and sign up for our newsletter by visiting For those of you lucky enough to live here, it will help you stay connected with what’s happening in your backyard.

And we’d like to hear from you. Send your thoughts and suggestions to [email protected] and I promise to get back to you.

We hope you feel inspired and ready for summer while flipping through the pages of our latest issue.

Vera Chinese
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