08/26/19 6:00am

Abra Morawiec and Chris Pinto of Feisty Acres Farm in Southold. (Credit: David Benthal)

When Abra Morawiec and Chris Pinto founded Feisty Acres poultry and game farm in 2015, there was no question the products would carry a USDA-certified organic seal. After all, the symbol had been the guiding light for consumers who held certain standards on how they wanted their food to be grown and raised.

“It is a really effective symbol,” she explained. “We thought it would be a good way to carve out a place in the market … and it was. People took notice.” (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

07/10/16 6:00am

Deep Roots Farm

In 2012, married couple Brianne and Thomas Hart started farming on leased land in Orient. One year later, they purchased a farmhouse on an 8-acre lot in Southold.

When Thomas needed to register his farm with the state, he searched online for farm name ideas and came across “Deep Roots.”

After he settled on the name Deep Roots Farm, he later found out it was the same name as a former North Fork farm.

“We want to put down roots in this community,” he said. “I’m not going anywhere and our families are not. We are trying to figure out how to make a living and stay in Southold.”

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01/20/16 6:02am
This pig is an example of the breed Gloucestershire Old Spots (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

This pig is an example of the breed Gloucestershire Old Spots .(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The holidays are over, it’s a new year and pigs are back at Deep Roots Farm in Southold.

The 10 piglets are almost half-grown now, having filled up on grains, vegetables and grassy fields ever since arriving from upstate New York last November.

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09/17/15 6:12am
An heirloom tomato grown at Long Season Farms in Aquebogue. The farm offers non-certified organic produce. (Credit: David Benthal)

An heirloom tomato grown at Long Season Farms in Aquebogue. The farm offers non-certified organic produce. (Credit: David Benthal)

Whether they are feeding a young family or cooking for themselves, more and more wellness-conscious people are opting for non-genetically modified fruits and veggies that were grown without synthetic pesticides.  (more…)