04/04/16 6:04am
A festival celebrating the dandelion is coming to KK's The Farm in Southold. (Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/madaise/)

A festival celebrating the dandelion is coming to KK’s The Farm in Southold. (Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/madaise/)

Don’t spray those bright yellow flowers popping up all over your lawn with synthetic pesticides. Instead, embrace the dandelion for its beauty, medicinal qualities and as a calcium-rich addition to a salad.

That’s the message behind the first Dandelion Festival set to take place at KK’s The Farm in Southold from 1 p.m. to 4 pm. on April 24.

“The basic idea is to extol the virtues of the dandelion as a plant,” said farm owner and event organizer Ira Haspel. “We want people to appreciate the dandelion.” (more…)

02/18/16 6:03am
North Fork Roasting Co. co-owener Jennilee Morris (from left), farmer Ira Haspel, First and South owner Sarah Phillips and North Fork Roasting Co. co-owner Jess Dunne inside First and South in Greenport.

North Fork Roasting Co. co-owner Jennilee Morris (from left), farmer Ira Haspel, First and South owner Sarah Phillips and North Fork Roasting Co. co-owner Jess Dunne inside First and South in Greenport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Last month, Love Lane Kitchen owner Carolyn Iannone hit a snag: She received ground lamb instead of the lamb chops she’d ordered to make that night’s special.

That could have punched a hole right through her plans since, unfortunately, ground lamb doesn’t exactly work for lamb chops with spicy grilled eggplant. But instead, Iannone walked approximately 30 seconds to the adjacent Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, where she struck a deal. (more…)

11/10/15 11:02am
Expect lots of carrots in the winter CSA program at Sang Lee Farms. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

g Expect carrots in your winter CSA program at Sang Lee Farms. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The ground will soon freeze over and we can expect the white stuff to make its first substantial appearance in the coming weeks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get organic, fresh and locally grown produce.

While many farm stands shut down around the end of November, several North Fork organic farms offer winter community supported agriculture programs with items like fresh veggies, free-range eggs and cheese. (more…)

06/12/15 5:37am
Two empanadas with salsa verde sauce Monique Singh-Roy photo

Two empanadas with salsa verde sauce (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Every country has an empanada or a version of it, according to Luchi Masliah, co-owner of Mattituck’s newest foodie destination.

“Anywhere in the world you’ll find turnovers, pastries, you name it,” she said.

Pastries and empanadas. It sounds like a match made in food heaven, but it has become a reality for two food specialists who pooled their resources to open Good Food in Mattituck. (more…)