06/12/19 12:59pm

Owner Jeffrey Marrone fires up the pizzeria’s the Stefano Ferrara Forni oven. (Credit: Erika Peters)

Mobile pizza truck company Pizza Rita opened the doors to its first brick-and-mortar location in Mattituck.

Since 2015, pizza lovers could only get Jeffrey Marrone’s Neapolitan-style wood-fired pizza through private catering events and Friday pizza night at Moustache Brewing Co. in Riverhead, out of his restored 1946 Chevrolet rack pick-up truck. Six months after signing the lease, on June 10, the Culinary Institute of America graduate welcomed fans into the friendly, family-oriented pizzeria he always wanted. (more…)

09/02/16 6:03am
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Jim Miller takes Oreo for a spin around the grassy track Saturday at the Hallockville Fall Festival.

Jim Miller takes Oreo for a spin at the Hallockville Fall Festival (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Say goodbye to summer by celebrating the coming of fall at the 36th annual Hallockville Fall Festival and Craft Show on Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11 in Riverhead.

A popular North Fork tradition, this event showcases the community’s rich folk arts and agricultural heritage in an old-fashioned country fair atmosphere.

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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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05/12/16 6:10am
Tabbethia Haubold-Magee of Long Island Livestock Company demonstrates llama shearing on Louise the llama (Credit: Katherine Schroeder)

Tabbethia Haubold-Magee of Long Island Livestock Company shears Louise the llama at the 2014 fair (Credit: Katherine Schroeder)

s all add up to a great time at the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15.

Visitors will observe and learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fibers into beautiful finished pieces of clothing and art. Many of the events also demonstrate how things were done in years past on the farm.

“It’s to the celebrate the fiber arts and crafts like knitting, weaving, spinning yarn and dying wool,” said Beth Motschenbacher, assistant director at Hallockville Museum Farm. “The fibers all come from animals on the farm like wool from sheep, fibers from llamas and alpacas, as well as angora from rabbits.” (more…)

10/07/15 12:13pm

Jeff Marrone outside his pizza truck which he named "Pizza Rita" after his late grandmother. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The ride on the East End’s newest food truck is a little bumpy. It tops out at about 45 miles per hour and even if there was a radio, you probably wouldn’t be able to hear it over the roar of the rig’s original engine.

But that’s just the price owner Jeffrey Marrone of Orient pays for the rustic charm of serving traditional Neopolitan-style wood-fired pizzas out a fully restored mid-century pickup truck. (more…)