07/21/16 4:00pm
Peaches for sale at Wickham's Fruit Farm in Cutchogue (Monique Singh-Roy)

Peaches for sale at Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue (Monique Singh-Roy)

Nothing says summer quite like a big, ripe, juicy peach and the North Fork is home to several farms where you can pick your own this month and next.  (more…)

06/17/16 6:10am

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Looking for ideas to celebrate Father’s Day on the North Fork? Don’t worry, northforker.com has got you covered. Here are five events and activities to help you enjoy the day with dear old dad.

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02/10/16 6:04am
Slow-roasted pork belly in an apple cider reduction with farmer's hash at Petulant Wino. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Chef Tom Schaudel of The Petulant Wino (pictured above) will discuss appetizers during Peconic Land Trust’s “Long Island Grown III: Food and Beverage Artisans at Work” series. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Want some cooking inspiration from the chefs at Nick & Toni’s or dessert advice from the farmer behind Wickham’s Fruit Farm?

Then join Peconic Land Trust for its annual series of conversations with local farmers and food and beverage producers. Whether it’s a discussion on drinks with chef Noah Schwartz of Noah’s or dessert with Patty’s Berries and Bunches, there’s sure to be something for everyone. (more…)

08/01/15 2:04pm
Harbes Sweet Corn Custard (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Harbes Sweet Corn Custard
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Terms like “farm fresh” and “locally sourced” are usually reserved for North Fork restaurants and food festivals. But they also extend to North Fork ice cream as well, as more farms and stores create their own homemade confections. Where else could you eat sweet corn ice cream, order two scoops of “Peconic Swamp Thing” or try a flavor called America?

“Corn is one of the biggest crops here on the farm,” explained Ed Harbes, manager of Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck. “With 50 acres of corn, we sell fresh corn, ready to eat corn and we do roasted corn, so we thought during the summer our customers would enjoy a corn custard. Custard is a type of ice cream that has more egg content, so it’s richer and creamier. To that we add our own sweet, roasted corn, puree it down and incorporate it into the custard base. People are really enjoying that flavor of ice cream and we’ll serve it as long as the corn season lasts, which is usually to the end of October.”

Harbes Family Farm is located at 715 Sound Avenue in Mattituck. They’re open everyday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 631-298-8000.

NEXT: THE ICE CREAM PATCH

06/23/15 10:24am
Raspberries for sale at Patty's Berries and Bunches in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Raspberries for sale at Patty’s Berries and Bunches in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Sure, enormous inflated strawberries decorate some North Fork farm stands this time of year and that fruit even gets its own local festival. But ask certain people what their favorite red berry is and they will be sure to tell you it is the smaller, juicier and trickier to grow raspberry. (more…)