Each week, we will be spotlighting a different farm stand on the North Fork as more open up. Latham Farms is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out what they have to offer on their website.
Name: Latham Farms
History: Latham Farms has been a working farm since the year 1806, where the Latham family has farmed the same land for many generations. Daniel Terry Latham III is the current farmer, having succeeded his father in 1991. His father, Edward Webb Latham II started the roadside farmstand in the early 1970s, after taking over the farming operations from his father, Daniel T. Latham II. This summer Danny’s two granddaughters, 14 year old Cameron and 11 year old Devin have come to live on the farm. Devin takes photographs of farm produce and equipment to make photocards and creates various perfume oils from dried flowers. On the weekends, you will find Cameron’s specialty baked items, such as strawberry shortcakes and blueberry scones, in addition to strawberry jam from the farm’s own crop.
What they are offering: Raspberries, strawberries, fresh-cut peonies, lavender, sugar-snap peas, English “shucking” peas, arugula, spinach, beets, radishes (white/red), carrots, various lettuces (romaine, boston, green and red leaf), green zucchini, cucumbers, Kirby “cux” for pickles, red and yellow onions, white and gold potatoes, cilantro, Italian parsley and basil. They hope to have sweet corn and black berries by July 4th.
What they will offer: Lisianthus, sunflowers, dried statice, zinnias, and dahlias, yellow and red cherry tomatoes, yellow and red grape tomatoes, husk tomatoes, vine ripe tomatoes, many varieties of heirloom tomatoes, summer squash, 8 Ball squash, striped zucchini, eggplants, bell and sweet peppers and scallions.
21920 Main Rd., Orient, 323-3701