08/06/19 4:55am

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This picturesque Orient estate is straight out of a fairytale.

Antique farmhouse charm meets sophisticated modern amenities, this 19th century estate offers is a quintessential Orient home with extra perks. The main home is prime for entertaining, boasting 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and original hardwood floors. (more…)

07/13/19 6:00am

Chinese dumplings, French crepes and gelato, Opties and Dinghies in Orient. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

An eclectic menu of Chinese dumplings and French crepes mixed with the sweet, timelessness of an Orient tradition, Opties and Dinghies has opened on Village Lane, serving a seamless blend of old and new on July Fourth weekend.

Owners Vincent Bertault and Claudia Lin are bringing their 12-plus years of culinary experience to the North Fork in the storefront previously leased by Brooklyn-based pie company Four & Twenty Blackbirds, which closed after four seasons last summer. (more…)

06/18/19 5:58am

Robby Beaver, owner and chef of the Frisky Oyster in Greenport prepares Peconic Gold Oysters Friskafella. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Hundreds of people gathered at the Oysterponds Historical Society grounds in Orient Saturday for the annual North Fork Fresh to sample delicious food from local restaurants, farmers and chefs along with wines, beer and special desserts.

The event, which featured more than 25 vendors, is a celebration of North Fork bounty, benefiting the historical society.  (more…)

10/15/18 6:05am

Mimi Edelman’s crops are tethered to the Ark of Taste. (Credit: David Benthal)

Cooking is the end of a process that begins in a field’s rich soil. Almost everything that goes on the table, after all, reflects a farmer’s work and care … and learning curve. Mimi Edelman, who has been farming for 18 years, would be the first to tell you that. 

Edelman, the longtime operator of I & Me Farms in the lower Hudson Valley, relocated to Orient this past year for reasons that included the loss of her land lease and the desire to be near Long Island Sound. “I grew up in Connecticut, on the Sound,” she said. “I really missed it.” When she explored the possibility of leasing farmland from Priscilla Terry Bull, she discovered the Terry family and hers both originally emigrated from Elgin, Scotland. That clinched the deal. (more…)