08/29/17 6:03am

Ian Wile shucking at Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market in Greenport on a Saturday afternoon in July. (Credit: Randee Daddona)

The briny waters of Long Island Sound, Gardiners Bay and Peconic Bay not only surround the North Fork, but spill inland, too, filling an intricate web of salt marshes, tidal creeks, lagoons and small bays that scent the air and nourish an abundance of marine creatures.  READ

02/14/17 6:00am
2750 Minnehaha Blvd. in Southold.

2750 Minnehaha Blvd. in Southold has been listed for $1,550,000.

This four-bedroom, 3.5-bath expanded ranch is located in Southold’s Laughing Water community near Corey Creek and offers stunning views of Peconic Bay from most of its rooms.

Set on about two-thirds of an acre, the 2,300-square-foot home comes equipped with a private beach and dock.

“It’s a trophy home on the water,” said listing agent Matthew Hormann of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “It’s a piece of North Fork paradise.” (more…)

10/31/16 6:03am


For many, the fall harvest is winding down on the North Fork. Most grapes have been picked and are fermenting, pumpkins have been carved and apples have been turned into delicious pies and warm cider.

But for our local baymen and seafood lovers, another highly anticipated harvest is about to begin — the opening of bay scallop season on Monday, Nov. 7. (more…)

08/26/16 5:59am
Passengers ride on the 1964-1965 LIRR Pavillion World's Fair train. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Passengers ride on the 1964-1965 LIRR Pavillion World’s Fair train at the Riverhead Railroad Festival. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend? Northforker has you covered.

Here are five events to check out this weekend. As always, visit northforker.com/events for additional ideas.


06/12/16 12:53pm
(Credit: Fish Guy Photos)

(Credit: Fish Guy Photos)

If you live in the Riverhead area, you are undoubtedly familiar with a fish known as bunker. Every spring, for thousands of years, this schooling fish has flooded into local estuaries where their arrival has been welcomed by a countless number of organisms. In recent years however, this ritual migration has often ended disastrously for the bunker and a nauseating mess for town residents.  (more…)

09/30/15 6:35am
Northforker file photo

Northforker file photo

Oyster lovers unite.

This Sunday, Oct. 4th is Sparkling Pointe Winery’s 4th annual Local Oyster Showcase.

The event spotlights local oyster farmers as local chefs use their oysters in delicious recipes. Along with the shellfish extravaganza, guests can also sample Sparkling Pointe wines and listen to live jazz.

“The oysters are in season now, which is nice,” said Sparkling Pointe marketing coordinator Kelsey Cheslock.  “And they’re just at the beginning of their season, which is even better.”

Guests will  sample oysters from three local oyster farms. They will include oysters from Ketcham’s Seafarm, which produces Peconic Gold oysters in Peconic Bay, Harvest Moon Shellfish which produces the Eastern 0yster, also in Peconic Bay and Noank Agriculture Cooperative, which grow Peconic Pearl oysters in Southold Bay.

“The premise of the event is to have the oysters served raw on the halfshell by their farmer,” Cheslock added. “Then the farmers are also going to pair up with one or two of the restaurants that we are showcasing as well.”

Guests will also sample the oysters in delectable dishes made by chefs from The Frisky Oyster, Blue Canoe, First + South, A Lure & A Mano and The Kitchen by Waterside Caterers.

“It’s a chance for all of our guests; locals, Long Islanders and guests from New York City to really connect with our local community as well as our local oyster farmers and local chefs after this very busy season,” Cheslock said.

The oyster showcase runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.  Tickets and information are available at www.sparklingpointe.com or by calling (631) 765-0200.

Pre-sale tickets are $40 per person and include a dozen oysters, a glass of Sparkling Pointe wine and reserved seating, according to  Cheslock.

“There is no limit to tickets [sold[, we’ll just keep going through oysters and going through wine,” she said.

Sparkling Pointe Winery is located at 39750 County Road 48 in Southold.