06/17/18 5:51am

Items for sale at the new Lumber and Salt pop up. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Here are the seven most-read stories this week on northforker.com. To keep up with food, wine, real estate and lifestyle news on the North Fork, like us on Facebook, check out our Instagram page (@The_Northforker) and follow @northforker1 on Twitter.   (more…)

06/14/18 6:00am

A view from my parent’s deck overlooking Corey Creek in Southold. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Cutchogue home of Arnold and Karen Blair a few weeks back. You may not recognize their names, but perhaps you’d recognized their garden. Their slice of heaven spans more than three acres above the Peconic — a stretch that encompasses manicured fauna, preserved wetlands and beaches — a true testament to the glory of the North Fork landscape. (more…)

06/13/18 10:11am

The good life at Catapano Dairy Farm. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Five different birds trill and sing, competing for attention. Breezes whistle through leaves. Sunlight dapples the fragrant herbs by our feet. As we sit on our deck on a beautiful June afternoon, the North Fork’s bounty reaches all five of our senses.

Raising my kids here, they’re learning to appreciate more than pretty sights: they’re also smelling, hearing, touching, and tasting the place where they live.  (more…)

06/10/18 5:55am

Trainer Jen Towers throws for Parker, a Golden Retriever, jumping 18 feet, 3 inches at last weekend’s Dog Dock Diving Festival at Greenport Harbor Brwing Co. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Here are the seven most-read stories this week on northforker.com. To keep up with food, wine, real estate and lifestyle news on the North Fork, like us on Facebook, check out our Instagram page (@The_Northforker) and follow @northforker1 on Twitter.   (more…)

06/09/18 5:44am

Ripening grapes at Palmer Vineyards in the rain. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

You’ve probably noticed that over the past month or so our local vineyards have gone from brown and drab to green and vibrant, with shoots reaching farther toward the sky every day. That’s because bud break arrived in early May, starting with early varieties during the first week of and others since then.

Bud break is the first stage of the grapevine growing cycle that — if all goes well — results in ripe, flavorful grapes in the fall, which our local vintners then turn into the wines we all enjoy. (more…)