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Horseradish roots at Schmitt’s Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: Tara Smith)

The horseradish harvest is a sure sign of spring at Schmitt’s Farm in Riverhead.

Though the family has grown the root for more than a century, fourth-generation farmer Matt Schmitt began selling jars of the fiery condiment around 2010.

Since they began selling jars of homemade horseradish in 2010, Schmitt’s has expanded to six flavors. (Credit: Tara Smith)

Since then, it’s become the farm stand’s claim to fame, with a spike in sales as Passover and Easter approach. They’ve also expanded to some different flavors, including barbecue, beet, hot pepper and even cranberry.

Spend a minute with us getting a look at how it’s made and visit the farm stand, which is open year round, at 3355 Sound Avenue in Riverhead.