10/09/18 5:55am

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Traditional meets top-of-the-line in this 4,000-square-foot Victorian with Old World ambience. Impressively sited on just shy of two acres in the heart of Long Island wine country, its aesthetic is a rare find on the North Fork.

“It is very regal,” said listing agent Nicole LaBella of Town & Country Real Estate. “It is not a typical North Fork style home with cedar planking. It is more like a palace.” (more…)

10/04/18 6:00am

Al, Nick and Kim Krupski inside their ‘haunted’ barn. (Credit: David Benthal)

For many, it’s hard to imagine a time when fall on the North Fork had little to do with pumpkins.

For Al Krupski, whose family farm was one of the first to place an emphasis on that crop, it isn’t all that difficult.

“We grew mostly potatoes,” he said of the Peconic farm his parents launched in 1950, “some cucumbers, some cauliflower. We didn’t get into pumpkins until 1976.”

Today, the sign on the side of the family’s barn welcomes visitors to Krupski’s Pumpkin Farm, the easternmost of nearly 20 farms in Riverhead and Southold towns that now offer pumpkin-picking. (more…)

10/03/18 6:00am

Peter Treiber Jr. (Credit: David Benthal)

Peter Treiber Jr. recalls his father planting a vegetable garden with a handful of fruit trees and tending to beehives at his childhood home in Sea Cliff. 

That hobby yielded fresh food that found its way onto the Treiber family dinner table every spring and summer throughout his youth. The home harvest also seeded a passion for growing and sharing bounty that would become the foundation for the family’s next venture: organic farming.  (more…)

09/26/18 5:55am

Anthony Nappa Wines “La Strega” Malbec.

This week’s Wine of the Week is a bit of an oddity for two reasons.

First, it’s made with certified organic grapes — from Rex Farr’s vineyard in Calverton. Second, it’s 100% malbec, a grape that you’ve no doubt tasted before, either by itself from places like Argentina or the Cahors region of France, or in most any local red blend.  (more…)

09/24/18 1:35pm

Chef Greg Ling in the Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. Kitchen in Peconic. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Veteran North Fork chef Greg Ling is the new executive chef at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. Ling signed on to helm the kitchen at the Peconic restaurant and tasting room earlier this month. The first order of business was to expand the pub-style menu, adding in some of his signature Asian influences with appetizers like Peconic Escargot and wild shrimp wontons and a Korean fried chicken sandwich. (more…)