06/01/19 5:55am

JB Browder helps his mom and dad, Holly and Chris Browder, oversee the chickens on the Mattituck farm. (Credit: David Benthal)

Chart a course to the North Fork of Long Island and you’ll end up on one of two main roads flanked by farmland and vineyards. Each is a predominantly two-lane road dotted with farm stands come summertime. U-pick berries, hot sweet corn and barnyard animals are among the top attractions at the larger, more well-known roadside farms that everyone drives past on their way through town. 

But if you turn a corner or two, you’ll find a handful of other farm stands and garden centers tucked away off the main drag. They offer bountiful homegrown goodness that is well worth the detour. 

These out-of-the-way stands offer everything from fresh tomatoes and flowers to poultry and artisanal goods. Don’t let these hidden gems pass you by.  (more…)

10/27/17 6:00am

An Icelandic sheep at 8 Hands Farm in Cutchogue. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

It’s not grapes but rather livestock farming that is currently changing the agricultural landscape of the North Fork, the New York Times wrote in a feature that makes mention of more than a half-dozen local farms.  READ

09/06/17 6:05am

AMP Architecture is a small Mattituck firm owned by three Mattituck High School alumni, Anthony Portillo, Brooke Epperson and Kyle Edstrom.

The firm does business across Long Island and in the city, but home is where the partners’ hearts are. Growing up on the North Fork, and still living out here today, they share an admiration for many of the old and new buildings in the area.  READ

12/20/16 6:02am
Browder's Birds whaler sweaters are now available. (Credit: Holly Browder, courtesy)

Browder’s Birds whaler sweaters are now available. (Credit: Holly Browder, courtesy)

Browder’s Birds in Mattituck is now offering 100 percent wool heirloom whaler sweaters made from its flock of heritage Cotswold sheep.

Similar to fishermen’s sweaters but woven in different patterns, they’re available in royal navy, wolf gray and natural in men’s sizes extra small to extra large. (more…)

06/03/16 6:00am
Syrah grapes at Jamesport Vineyards, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a great Friday night deal. (Credit: vera Chinese)

Syrah grapes at Jamesport Vineyards, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a great Friday night deal. (Credit: vera Chinese)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend?  Northforker has you covered.

Here are nine events to check out. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas. (more…)

05/27/16 7:00am
Riverhead Street Painting Festival

East End Art’s Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival in Riverhead. (Credit: Stephanie Smith)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this holiday weekend? Whether it’s festivals, parades or barbecues, northforker has you covered.

Here are 10 events to check out. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas. (more…)