03/29/16 8:00am
Beekeeper Laura Klahre makes lip balm and lotion bar from beeswax. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Beekeeper Laura Klahre makes lip balm and lotion bar from beeswax. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

At Catapano Dairy Farm in Peconic, goat milk is used not only to make savory chèvre and tangy feta, it’s also the main ingredient in luxurious skin care products fit for a queen.

“Goat milk is easily absorbed and very softening to the skin,” said Deb Slack, who supervises production of the farm’s skin care line. “Cleopatra used to bathe in it.” (more…)

03/15/16 9:37am
Goats at Catapano Dairy Farm in Peconic. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Goats at Catapano Dairy Farm in Peconic. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

With the vernal equinox less then a week away, more North Fork farms, markets and shops are springing to life and getting ready to open. (more…)

03/02/16 9:44am
Hudson Market owner Anthony Coates outside his Wading River shop (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Hudson Market owner Anthony Coates outside his Wading River shop. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Aldo’s Coffee, Catapano Dairy Farm Cheese and Goodale Farms milk are all coming to Wading River this spring via the soon-to-open Hudson Market on Sound Road.

Scheduled to open in April, the grab-and-go coffee shop and market will sell a variety of North Fork goods, including Aldo’s baked goods, as well as ice cream and gelato.

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06/08/15 6:23am
Produce for sale at the Greenport Farmers Market. (Credit: Courtesy Greenport Farmers Market)

Produce for sale at the Greenport Farmers Market. (Credit: Courtesy Greenport Farmers Market)

The Greenport Farmers Market will return next weekend, opening for its fifth season. This year the market will set up shop in a brand new location — the parking lot located at the corner of South and Second streets. (more…)

04/10/15 7:12am
Goats at Catapano Dairy Farm in Peconic. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Goats at Catapano Dairy Farm in Peconic. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

It is finally spring on the North Fork and we simply cannot wait to get back outside with the family and enjoy the wondrous 60-degree weather forecasted for Saturday.

Fortunately, Catapano Dairy Farm has the perfect event in store for us.

This Saturday, April 11, the award-winning, family-operated goat farm is inviting you to bring your kids to meet their “kids,” a.k.a. their baby goats and lambs. Can’t you just hear the squeals of excitement already? (more…)

06/03/14 10:59am
Catch a glimpse of these Babydoll sheep at Jason's Vineyard in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Catch a glimpse of Babydoll sheep at Jason’s Vineyard in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Your kids’ eyes will light up at the sight of baby goats, bison and alpacas at the many North Fork roadside farmstands — several of which allow children to pet, feed and sometimes ride the animals.

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