11/09/19 6:00am

Caramel apple walnut pie from Bayview Farms & Market in Aquebogue

The season for pie is upon us and we at northforker couldn’t be more excited.

Whether it’s your favorite North Fork souvenir to take home or your go-to hostess gift, you can never go wrong with picking up a pie from one of your favorite farm stands. READ

11/21/18 6:50pm

Northforker staffers Michelina Da Fonte — our reigning taste test champ — and Cerria Torres square off in a battle to see who the true expert is on apple pie. Served slices from Briermere Farms, Hallock’s Cider Mill and Breeze Hill Farm & Preserve they had to guess which one came from each place in this recurring segment featuring locally sourced products.

Filmed by Krysten Massa, Grant Parpan and Kaylyn Ahrenstein
Edited by Krysten Massa

Sponsored by Green Hill Kitchen

10/02/16 11:23am
Credit: Barbaraellen Koch

Marianne and Wayne Hallock, owners of Hallock’s Cider Mill, have created a gnome tree on their property, which is located next to the bakery and farm stand. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Marianne and Wayne Hallock, owners of Hallock’s Cider Mill in Laurel, reside next door to the farm stand and bakery in an old North Fork farmhouse built in 1860.

After one heavy snowstorm last February, the top of a beautiful old maple tree — some 40 plus feet tall — was ripped off. While Wayne was trying to figure out how to cut the tree down, Marianne had other ideas.

She took to the internet and found some inspiration on Pinterest. (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…)

04/27/15 10:04am
Hallock's Cider Mill in Laurel has opened for the season. The bakery offers customized gift baskets. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Hallock’s Cider Mill in Laurel has opened for the season. The bakery offers customized gift baskets. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

As you approach the entrance of Hallock’s Cider Mill in Laurel, the air becomes sweeter with the scent of freshly prepared pies cooling, soups simmering and breads baking, among other homemade treats.

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