05/08/19 5:56am

North Fork Flower Farm in Orient offers fresh cuts through its CSA. (Credit: North Fork Flower Farm)

Community Supported Agriculture programs are an excellent way to ensure you’re getting the freshest provisions around while sustaining local famers. North Fork farms are gearing up for the start of their spring and summer CSAs, which typically run through the fall and are stocked with the ripest, just-picked fruits and vegetables the season has to offer. 

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08/13/18 6:47am

North Fork Flower Farm is a hidden gem in Orient. (Credit: David Benthal photos)

Uncommon flowers attract bees and butterflies to a likewise non-traditional farm in Orient.

North Fork Flower Farm, located north of Route 25, is hidden from street view, just beyond a long dirt driveway on a two-acre lot now in full bloom for summer.  (more…)

08/03/18 11:28am

Friday, Aug. 10, 10-11:30 a.m.: Edible flowers for your garden and table sponsored by Peconic Land Trust at North Fork Flower Farm, 1110 Terry Lane, Orient. Jeri Woodhouse of Taste of the North Fork will discuss growing edible flowers and adding them to favorite recipes. Tastings and light refreshments provided. Fee: $10. Reservations required: 631-283-3195, events@peconiclandtrust.org. Rain date Aug. 11, 2 p.m.

09/01/16 6:04am

Drianne Benner and Kevin Perry, co-owners of North Fork Flower Farm.

Drianne Benner and Kevin Perry, co-owners of North Fork Flower Farm.

The air is hot and humid as bees and butterflies flit from bloom to bloom at North Fork Flower Farm.

Located in the heart of Orient, the farm is hidden behind a tall fence and layers of brush and bramble. A narrow tree-lined path brings you to the middle of a large open field, where the farm sits like a secret garden.

That’s where co-owner Kevin Perry collects a bouquet of zinnias, as his wife and partner, Drianne Benner, inspects the dahlias.

“The dahlias and zinnias will go until the frost,” Ms. Benner said. “We’ll have plenty to continue harvest and we’ll see what else we can complement them with.” (more…)