04/23/19 6:00am

The first crop of strawberries at Catapano Farm in Southold is ready for harvest. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Is there a sweeter sign that summer is coming than the return of North Fork strawberries?

Juicy, ripe and red; these berries typically begin making an appearance on local farm stands starting in late May or early June, but you won’t have to wait quite that long if you visit Catapano Farms in Southold.

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04/22/19 6:00am
Shinn Estate Vineyards in Mattituck is one place where wine tasting and overnight lodging intersect. (Credit: David Benthal)

A daytrip to North Fork wine country can be a romantic getaway for two or an immersive wine tasting shared with friends. But for those who want to further enhance the experience, it’s now possible to visit local wineries and soak up the atmosphere not just for a day, but for an entire weekend. 

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04/22/19 5:55am

Veggies from the Mattituck garden of Nick Ranieri. (Credit: Krysten Massa)

Using your garden as a springboard to refresh your home may sound like a tall order for some. From growing fruits and veggies to attracting colorful birds and pollinators, there are a variety of workshops scheduled on the North Fork that can make it simple to better connect your home and garden this spring.  (more…)

04/21/19 6:08am
The breakfast burger is a top menu choice at Union Burger Bar. (Credit: Union Burger Bar)

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The newly opened Union Burger Bar in Southampton has no pretenses when it comes to guilty pleasures. Owner Ian Duke and executive chef Scott Kampf conceptualized the restaurant with one question in mind: “Where can we go to get a great burger?”

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04/21/19 6:00am

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Picture this: You’re sipping a glass of local wine while sampling signature dishes created by New York chefs showcasing the harvest.

Dream life? Nah, simply a day at a Long Island food festival.

Festival season is coming and we’ve got the guide to the ones you won’t want to skip. Think of it as your where-to-eat-now list.

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04/20/19 6:00am

We asked Long Island’s wineries to tell us about the history of their vineyards, the wine they make and what makes their tasting room a unique place to visit. Read up on the wineries to plan your next stop along the Long Island wine trail.

This guide features write-ups on most Long Island tasting rooms and includes important information like the varieties of grapes grown and hours of operation. (more…)