09/20/19 6:00am

Cotswold sheep are known for long curls and strong wool. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

While North Fork farmers have turned their attention to fall crops, mid-September brings a different kind of harvest at Browder’s Birds. Twice a year, professional shearer Tabbethia Haubold of Long Island Yarn and Farm in Yaphank visits the Mattituck farm to shave wool from the 21-member Cotswold flock.  (more…)

09/11/19 6:00am

The Pumpkin Patch at Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm opens Saturday. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

One of the North Fork’s most recognizable Christmas tree farms is getting into the u-pick pumpkin business. Starting this Saturday, Sept. 14, The Pumpkin Patch at Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm will be open on weekends, offering u-pick pumpkins, children’s train rides and fireside wine and cider tastings. (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…)

08/02/19 6:00am

The wait is over. The popular Sidor Farms sunflower maze is back to the delight of fans who’ve been awaiting the arrival of yellow rows of blooms since last summer.

This is the second season the Sidor sisters — Cheryl and Maureen — have opened the fields to visitors. Last year, they got word out on social media through the family’s North Fork Potato Chips Facebook and Instagram pages, where they announced this year’s opening date: Today, Friday, Aug. 2. (more…)

06/17/19 6:01am

There’s plenty to eat and drink at First Fridays on Love Lane. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

First Fridays on Love Lane is a locavore’s dream come true.

With more than 15 local vendors selling mostly food and beverages, it’s not difficult to spend the entire evening eating and drinking your way down the street.

While you can definitely make a night out of that, at this month’s First Friday I challenged myself to consume only a handful of items forcing me to be strategic in my choices.

Here are the five things I tried at June’s First Friday. (more…)