09/04/15 6:12am
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North Fork chickens roam free, snacking on bugs and seeds. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Local farms and other artisanal food and drink purveyors will be the stops on North Fork Reform Synagogue’s ninth annual Foodie Tour, set for Sunday, Sept. 20. The self-guided event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with exclusive tours, demonstrations, talks and family activities. (more…)

09/11/14 11:00am
The North Fork Foodie Tour was an utmost civilized affair. Here Farmer Fred Lee leads a tour of Sang Lee Farms in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The North Fork Foodie Tour was an utmost civilized affair. Here Farmer Fred Lee leads a tour of Sang Lee Farms in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Fall means festival time on the North Fork.

But writer Andrew Simmons decries food festivals, those gluttonous, indulgent feasts loved by so many Americans, as unrefined occasions antithetical to the sustainable food movement. (more…)

09/08/14 9:00am
Farmer Fred Lee leads a tour of Sang Lee Farms in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Farmer Fred Lee leads a tour of Sang Lee Farms in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

When farmer Fred Lee of Sang Lee Farms became a father, he wanted to avoid sitting down at the dinner table doused in pesticide residue at the end of the day.

The second generation grower began changing the way his family tended to its crop and in 2006, the Peconic farm received its organic certification. (more…)

09/05/14 9:00am
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Sang Lee Farms’ Lucy Senesac, right, shows a cup of watermelon juice to Ellie Borzilleri, 9, of Cutchogue, and her mother Sarah. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, file)

Putting a local spin on the age-old words of wisdom “eat, drink and be merry,” the North Fork Foodie Tour is back by popular demand this weekend. And we highly recommend checking out.   (more…)

09/10/13 3:30pm
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Photo by Rachel Young | Tomatoes at The Farm in Southold.

OK, I’ll admit it: I’m not an adventurous eater. Growing up, dinners at my Rochester household consisted largely of boring but blissfully predictable meals, like roasted chicken and mashed potatoes — and, darn it, I liked it that way.

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