Abra Morawiec and Chris Pinto of Feisty Acres Farm in Southold. (Credit: David Benthal)
When Abra Morawiec and Chris Pinto founded Feisty Acres poultry and game farm in 2015, there was no question the products would carry a USDA-certified organic seal. After all, the symbol had been the guiding light for consumers who held certain standards on how they wanted their food to be grown and raised.
“It is a really effective symbol,” she explained. “We thought it would be a good way to carve out a place in the market … and it was. People took notice.” (more…)
Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.: Preserving your organic harvest at Southold Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic. Local expert, Renato Stafford, talks about canning, storing root vegetables, fermenting, freezing and dehydrating. Demonstration on canning tomatoes and making dill pickles. 631-765-2077.
Rex Farr at his Calverton farm on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (Credit: Randee Daddona)
It’s a mid-August morning at The Farrm in Calverton, which means the cows and burros must be fed and the tomatoes and peppers inspected for ripeness. But it’s also a fruit day, according to the biodynamic calendar, which means the not-yet-ripe grapes are about to get some attention.
So first, farmer Rex Farr has to create a vortex. (more…)
An heirloom tomato grown at Long Season Farms in Aquebogue. The farm offers non-certified organic produce. (Credit: David Benthal)
Whether they are feeding a young family or cooking for themselves, more and more wellness-conscious people are opting for non-genetically modified fruits and veggies that were grown without synthetic pesticides. (more…)