01/29/19 5:05am

Every so often, Peconic farmer Fred Lee is approached by someone who wants to know how he had the foresight to convert his farm to organic more than a decade ago.

The move, which saw the farm become certified organic in 2007 but began several years earlier, came just ahead of a dramatic shift in more consumers seeking healthier, organically farmed produce.

“Some people say, ‘Wow you really switched at the right time. You’re a marketing genius,’ ” Mr. Lee said.

But the transition, he added, was more fortuitous than clairvoyant and more a personal decision than one dictated by market trends.  (more…)

01/15/19 5:48am

There’s something about Instagram that makes the North Fork even more beautiful and hosts Grant Parpan and Michelina Da Fonte try to get to the bottom of it in this week’s podcast.

Listen in as they talk about some of their favorite accounts to follow, the best places to shoot and just how powerful a tool the social media platform can be here.

The Northforker Podcast tackles a different North Fork lifestyle topic each week. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts to hear each episode as soon as it’s published.

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01/04/19 6:05am

It’s that time of year again.

The harvest is long gone, we can barely remember who we celebrated Thanksgiving with and the Christmas lights are begging to come down — if they haven’t already.

On the North Fork that also means we’ve finally hit the slow season. So what should you do on your weekends out here?  (more…)