03/01/19 5:30am

Karen Rivara at Whiskey Wind Tavern in Greenport.

It’s the first day of winter.

Many farmers have let out a sigh of relief after another grueling season. Perhaps they’ve put away the equipment, their sights set on warmer weather.

Not Karen Rivara. (more…)

08/08/15 6:00am

Paella is a “rustic Spanish dish of rice, vegetables, sausages, poultry, fish, and shellfish seasoned with saffron,” according to “Webster’s New World Dictionary of Culinary Art.” It is to the country of Spain what bouillabaisse is to the country of France. Both have a long history that began as simple peasant food on the shores of the Mediterranean, using the ingredients at hand.  (more…)

02/22/14 3:00pm
Karen Rivara is not only the first woman to serve as president of the Long Island Farm Bureau board of directors, she’s also the first aquaculturist. (Carrie Miller file photo)

Karen Rivara is not only the first woman to serve as president of the Long Island Farm Bureau board of directors, she’s also the first aquaculturist. (Carrie Miller file photo)

Who can resist the lure of oysters on the half shell during a night out?

A story in The New York Times’ business section today details the growing popularity of the delicacy, which has become a staple at restaurants and bars, especially for a younger crowd.  (more…)