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…)