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…)
Community Supported Agriculture programs are an excellent way to ensure you’re getting the freshest provisions around while sustaining local famers. North Fork farms are gearing up for the start of their spring and summer CSAs, which typically run through the fall and are stocked with the ripest, just-picked fruits and vegetables the season has to offer.
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