When Edwin Tuccio, owner of North Quarter Farm and Tweeds Restaurant and Buffalo Bar, both in Riverhead, first realized one of his bison had given birth to a black calf in 2009, he was shocked. At the time, Tuccio was president of the National Bison Foundation. After making a handful of calls to other bison raisers, he realized how rare it was for a calf to be black.
Now those rarities have become almost a yearly occurrence at the farm.
“I don’t know how it happens; it just happens,” said Tuccio, who now has three newborn black calves on the farm. Two of the newest black bison were born the first week in May and a third was born Monday. “For some reason my herd throw off these very rare black bison.”(more…)
Jonathan Weiskopf inside his new Greenport gallery, VSOP Projects. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
A new space that is part contemporary art gallery, part lifestyle store and in part a location for community-driven art initiatives is coming to Greenport Village.
VSOP Projects, which will be a multi-use contemporary art space, a year-round exhibition program and a boutique, is expected to open on Front Street later this month. It is owned by artist Jonathan Weiskopf.(more…)