09/08/19 6:01am

Brightwaters Farms in Bay Shore.

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Come late September, visitors from points west hit the road to harvest u-pick pumpkins on the North Fork.

We get it. The North Fork is a magical place come the fall with prime pumpkin picking at several local farms.

But for those looking to skip the traffic and stay a little closer to home, there are a handful of Long Island pumpkin patches bursting with charm and the seasonal bounty. (more…)

09/08/19 6:00am

The 96-room Marram hotel in Montauk held its soft opening in August. (Credit: Read McKendree)

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If you’re looking for a zero-stress fall getaway, there’s a new beachfront boutique resort designed for relaxation. Situated directly on the Atlantic Ocean, the 96-room Marram hotel recently opened in Montauk. (more…)

09/06/19 6:00am

Snapdragon apples ready to be picked (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

It’s the unofficial start of fall and one of the best ways to celebrate the changing season is a visit to a local orchard. September and October are all about apples. Many North Fork farms offer a variety of u-pick apples that can be eaten straight from the branch or added to pies.

Here is your 2019 guide to u-pick apples on the North Fork. Note that farmers recommend calling ahead of time to ensure that fields are open.

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09/05/19 6:43am

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Get a behind the scenes peak inside local farms and other artisanal food and drink purveyors during the 13th annual North Fork Foodie Tour, set for Sunday, Sept. 8. The self-guided event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with exclusive tours, demonstrations, talks and family activities that allow participants to hear, touch, feel and taste what makes the products so special. (more…)

09/04/19 3:59am

Sannino Vineyard opens its Cutchogue tasting room Wednesday. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Sannino Vineyard will open the doors to its new eco-friendly winery and tasting room today.

The family, including co-owners Anthony and Lisa Sannino along with their daughter Marisa, who serves as director of operations, were putting the final touches on the roughly 6,000-square-foot winery operation early Tuesday morning.

“It is a sense of relief,” Mr. Sannino said of the project’s completion. “We’re ready.” (more…)

09/02/19 9:47pm

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Welcoming is a word Lauren Lombardi speaks to catering clients while helping them plan their North Fork event. 

Her artful catering blends an eye for décor with vibrant local ingredients. Her signature Harvest Table brims with specialty Italian appetizers such as salami finocchiana from Lombardi’s Love Lane market plated elegantly beside bowls of seasonal produce dressed with edible flowers and placed beside fresh flowers picked up from local farm stands.  (more…)