05/04/15 6:12am
Nancy Kouris quiche

Nancy Kouris with the ingredients to make a fresh asparagus quiche at Blue Duck Bakery in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Nancy Kouris, who owns four Blue Duck Bakery locations along with her husband Keith, picked up some fresh local asparagus at Bay View Farm & Market in Aquebogue Tuesday morning with plans to make some quiche for the Riverhead bakery. (more…)

05/03/15 9:39am
Lyle Wells asparagus

Farmer Lyle Wells at an asparagus field on Sound Avenue. The field is being harvested this week. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photos)

Eleventh generation North Fork farmer Lyle Wells of Aquebogue began harvesting the asparagus in his fields earlier this week, a sure sign that the worst of this brutal winter and chilly early spring is behind us.

“Spring is finally here, that’s what it means to a lot of people,” Wells said. “Nice fresh local produce. Good today and winter is finally over.” (more…)

05/07/14 2:00pm
Credit: Barbaraellen Koch Asparagus like this bunch grown at Bay View Farm Market in Aquebogue, is available at farmstands across the North Fork

Credit: Barbaraellen Koch
Asparagus like this bunch grown at Bay View Farm Market in Aquebogue, is available now at farmstands across the North Fork.

It’s the first week of May which means it’s prime pickings for your North Fork asparagus. Here’s four facts about the spring veggie, available now at farmstands across the North Fork.