04/03/19 6:00am

The baby goats at Goodale Farms play on the wooden train in the outdoor pen. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

There is a checklist that’s ticked before we can officially call it spring on the North Fork.

Farm stands are announcing their season openings. Check.

Modern Snack Bar is gearing up to serve its irresistible lemon merengue pie. Check.

And baby goats are frolicking carefree at Goodale Farms in Riverhead. Double check.

Owner Hal Goodale introduced the first 30 kids to the outdoor visiting area late last week. The three-week-old white and brown goats got their first taste of the North Fork sunshine on a near 50-degree day Thursday. Goodale expects to have as many as 200 kids at the farm before the birthing season ends in late spring. (more…)

01/16/18 6:13am

Feast your eyes on the ultimate North Fork breakfast. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

There’s much to be said about breakfast on the North Fork. There’s the spicy and smoky chorizo and egg sandwich from Wednesday’s Table,  the savory kielbasa burrito at Wendy’s Deli or the mound of bacon on a Sterlington Deli sandwich.  (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

11/18/16 6:02am
Riverhead Farmers Market

The indoor Riverhead Farmers Market, which features items from organic poultry farm Browder’s Birds, opens for the season on November 19. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

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

Here are five events set for this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional happenings.

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09/12/16 3:30pm
Ducks at Ty Llwyd Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: photos by Vera Chinese)

Ducks at Ty Llwyd Farm in Riverhead. (Credit: photos by Vera Chinese)

For the question of what makes the North Fork so special, the answer can be found on the North Fork Foodie Tour.

Now in its 10th year, the self-guided tour, which is the North Fork Reform Synagogue’s only fundraiser, offers a behind-the-scenes look at small-scale vegetable growing, winemaking and raising livestock on the East End.

It also gives participants a chance to get to know our local farmers and sample some of their scrumptious products. (more…)

05/29/16 5:00am
Kevin Polak and his wife Donna of Cutchogue have been selling ramps grown by his brother Billy in Aquebogue.

Kevin Polak and his wife Donna have been selling ramps grown by his brother Billy in Aquebogue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

I was driving on Main Road in Southold last week when two things grabbed my attention: A farm stand freshly painted the colors of a John Deere tractor and a sign out front that read “local ramps.”  (more…)