07/31/16 6:45am
Rose picking Victoria Blue salvias.

Rose checking on the Ageratum at Andrews Family Farm. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photos)

The third session of the children’s summer program “Farm Days with Rose” will be held today, July 31, at Andrews Family Farm on Sound Avenue in Wading River.

Participants will get a chance to cut field flowers and make their own flower bouquet, as well as tour the farm and feed goats and chickens.

They’ll also get a chance to taste the first harvest of honey.

Sunday’s event, hosted by 19-year-old Rose Andrews, is designed to educate people about farming.

“I want to continue working on the farm and having the kids see it, touch it and experience it themselves — like I did,” she said.

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05/31/16 12:00pm
North Breeze Farms sells pure honey, as well as infused, flavored and buttered honeys. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

North Breeze Farms sells pure honey, flavored and buttered honeys. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

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11/15/15 11:00am
Will (foreground) and Justin in the field. The machetes get quite a workout in the field. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Will (foreground) and Justin Andrews in the field. Their machetes get quite a workout. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

This time of year, members of the Andrews family start their days at 6 or 6:30 in the morning.

“It’s the big push to harvest until the day before Thanksgiving,” said farmer Justin Andrews, 23, of Andrews Family Farm in Wading River. On this day, he is working alongside his younger brother, Will, 21. (more…)