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…)
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…)
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.