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Tom Geppel, his wife Carol Festa and their two children, Max and Olivia at 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue in 2017. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Each week, we will be spotlighting a different farm stand on the North Fork. 8 Hands Farm is open Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Name: 8 Hands Farm

History: In 2011, Husband and wife Tom Geppel and Carol Festa started the farm to be part of a change they felt needed to occur in the food system: moving away from an industrial model and building a connection between the people of a community and the food they eat through their farmer. With no experience in farming, but driven by a desire to make a difference within their community, they decided to start a farm. After much reading and research, and visits to other sustainably run farms, the Festas decided to put their knowledge to practice, renting some farmland and buying some sheep. Now, the farm sits on 28 acres in Cutchogue.

What they are offering: Pasture raised meats, organic produce, ready made salad, soups, stews and meals. The food truck is also open on the weekends 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

4735 Cox Ln, Cutchogue