Each week, we will be spotlighting a different farm stand on the North Fork as more open up. May’s Farm is open everyday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Wading River and is at the Patchogue Farmers Market on Sundays from 9 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Name: May’s Farm
History: The May family has been farming for more than 100 years, starting off in Melville in the 1880s. When that land was sold in 1981, current owner Bernie May moved the operation to Wading River. About eight years ago, his son, Mike May, decided to quit his job and join his father on the farm, where they now grow a variety of fruits and vegetables on about 17 acres of land. They also have greenhouses where they grow spring plants. Over the years the farm has shifted from mostly wholesale vegetables to selling them retail at their farm stand and other farmer’s markets in the area.
What they are offering: Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melons, sweet corn, zucchini, cucumbers, string beans, blueberries and blackberries, local peaches and a variety of other local vegetables, plus sunflowers, potted annuals, and perennials.
What they will offer: In the fall May’s will have apples, pumpkins, mums, broccoli and cauliflower. And in December they sell fresh cut Christmas trees.
6361 NY-25A, Wading River