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.
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.
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
Quilt and stitch group meeting at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead. All are welcome to joingroup interested in preserving and sharing the hand folk arts of quilting and needlework. Bring your own project, or drop in for inspiration. Information: quiltandstitchgroup.com.
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…)