04/17/19 5:58am
Lisa Dabrowski of Cutchogue peels a root. (Credit: northforker file photo)

Strawberries, sweet corn and pumpkins get much fanfare when they hit farm stands each summer. But before the produce of the sweet, juicy and U-pick varieties return, there’s the arrival of another vegetable: horseradish.

08/29/18 1:37pm

Sunday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Hallockville farm meet sponsored by Peconic Bay Region Antique Automobile Club of America at Hallockville farm museum, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead. Picnic area, food and beverages available, trophies, regional judging, dash plaques to first 200 vehicles, raffle. All vehicles must be 25 years or older. Street rods and customized cars not judged. Fire extinguishers required. Registration fees include show vehicle, driver and one passenger: preregistration $15; preregistered 1942 or older $10; registration at gate $20. Spectator tickets: $5 per person; children 12 and under free. Information: 631-521-6790, 516-319-6607, pbraaca.org.

07/20/18 2:10pm

Noon-3 p.m.: Summer Sundays at Hallockville, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead. Spend the afternoon touring the house and gardens, including the new bird and pollinator habitat. Craft demonstrations include quilting, woodworking and weaving. Music by the Old Time Jam Band. Bring a picnic, meet the farm animals, discover local history, play cornhole on the lawn, plus old fashioned games and activities for kids. Visit Miss Ella’s Gift Shop. Free. hallockville.com

06/25/18 6:10am

As Hallockville Museum Farm executive director Herb Strobel will tell you, there are few places left on Long Island that maintain the feel of centuries past quite like the Northville property he manages. (more…)

05/19/18 6:00am

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Volunteer Ben Gonzalez perched at the top of the lighthouse, waiting to show visitors around.

The North Fork is seeped in history. From whaling in Greenport to farming in Riverhead, these 10 family-friendly historic buildings, museums and observatories bring the region’s agricultural and maritime past to life.  (more…)