04/10/19 6:02am

The colorful eggs at 1760 Homestead. (Credit: Larry Kaiser)

As many North Fork families are preparing to color Easter eggs, you may consider a no-dye option. The ones bought from the grocery store — traditionally white or brown in hue — are often hard boiled and dipped into water dyed with artificial food coloring. Pink, blue and green eggs are fun to make in the kitchen, but nature has its own way of coloring eggs — plus you can scramble them once they’re done doubling as festive holiday décor. (more…)

04/08/19 6:00am

Party guests prepare horseradish in 2015. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

There’s an annual party that occurs each spring in Riverhead that people will tell you is the best foodie event on the North Fork.

It’s not hosted by a local chef or winery and there’s no advertising budget associated with it. It’s not even really open to the public.  (more…)

04/05/19 5:55am

Craft’d is coming soon to downtown Riverhead. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

A new restaurant and bar is opening in downtown Riverhead with a name reflective of its menu offerings.

Craft’d is coming to the former Vines & Hops location on East Main Street this June. The 48-seat restaurant and bar will focus on craft cocktails and beer along with a soon-to-be finalized menu of bar food, small plates and entrées. (more…)

04/03/19 6:00am

The baby goats at Goodale Farms play on the wooden train in the outdoor pen. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

There is a checklist that’s ticked before we can officially call it spring on the North Fork.

Farm stands are announcing their season openings. Check.

Modern Snack Bar is gearing up to serve its irresistible lemon merengue pie. Check.

And baby goats are frolicking carefree at Goodale Farms in Riverhead. Double check.

Owner Hal Goodale introduced the first 30 kids to the outdoor visiting area late last week. The three-week-old white and brown goats got their first taste of the North Fork sunshine on a near 50-degree day Thursday. Goodale expects to have as many as 200 kids at the farm before the birthing season ends in late spring. (more…)

03/30/19 6:00am

Chris Wines tends to the animals on his family’s farm in Riverhead (Credit: David Benthal)

The North Fork is known for its independently owned vineyards, breweries and distilleries, but there’s a small-batch beverage you might be overlooking: milk. 

Ty Llwyd Farm in Riverhead is the North Fork’s only producer of raw, unpasteurized milk — known for its creamier taste and added health benefits. And like other local craft beverages, it’s got a loyal, almost cult-like following.  (more…)