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Fourth-generation farmer Matt Schmitt has been selling horseradish since 2010, though his family has been growing the root for more than a century. (Credit: Victoria Caruso)

As Passover and Easter approach, Schmitt’s Farm on Sound is ramping up production of their homemade horseradish. The farm, which grows about 17 acres of horseradish year round, has become a local favorite and spring tradition for many families on the North Fork and beyond.

Fourth-generation farmer Matt Schmitt began selling the beloved horseradish around 2010, though his family has grown the root for more than a century. Schmitt first learned the recipe from his grandfather and now sells a variety of creative flavors of the fiery condiment, like BBQ, beet and cranberry.

Spend a minute with us to get a glimpse of the horseradish making process.