Each week we will be spotlighting a different farm stand on the North Fork as more open up. Schmitt’s Family Farm is open seven days a week Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Name: Schmitt’s Family Farm
History: The farm has been in the family for four generations and focused mainly on wholesale. The Schmitt family has been farming on Long Island for over 150 years. Around 2005, the farm stand took shape beginning with just a trailer pulled out by a tractor each morning.
Holy Schmitt’s Horseradish was founded in 2010 and began as a hobby for farmer Matt Schmitt. Following his grandfather’s recipe, he made jars of horseradish for family and friends to share at holidays and parties. The name “Holy Schmitt’s” came from the surprised reactions of everyone who tasted it.
What they are offering: Horseradish, of course, in seven flavors. But also lettuces, spinach, kale, basil, cilantro, dill, cabbage, cucumbers, fresh cut mixed flower and sunflower bouquets, pickles, pesto, dips, salsas, jams and pies.
What they will be offering: Sweet corn, local tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, peppers and more.
3355 Sound Ave, Riverhead, 983-6565