06/12/19 6:00am

If you’re only looking for a sprig of parsley, instead a whole bunch, Country View Farm Stand in Southold is now offering “U-cut” herbs.

The family-run farm stand is offering fresh basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, tarragon, mint, rosemary and chives. Patrons can grab a pair of scissors and snip their desired amount from potted plants in front of the farm stand.  (more…)

06/01/19 5:55am

JB Browder helps his mom and dad, Holly and Chris Browder, oversee the chickens on the Mattituck farm. (Credit: David Benthal)

Chart a course to the North Fork of Long Island and you’ll end up on one of two main roads flanked by farmland and vineyards. Each is a predominantly two-lane road dotted with farm stands come summertime. U-pick berries, hot sweet corn and barnyard animals are among the top attractions at the larger, more well-known roadside farms that everyone drives past on their way through town. 

But if you turn a corner or two, you’ll find a handful of other farm stands and garden centers tucked away off the main drag. They offer bountiful homegrown goodness that is well worth the detour. 

These out-of-the-way stands offer everything from fresh tomatoes and flowers to poultry and artisanal goods. Don’t let these hidden gems pass you by.  (more…)

03/28/19 6:01am
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Garden of Eve in Riverhead reopens for the 2019 season on April 12. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

It may have been a mild winter, but that no way dulls the anticipation of spring. The warmer weather is returning and so are North Fork businesses. Here are a handful of signs that spring has arrived with the planned opening of some of your favorite places.