Pumpkins at Krupski Farms in Peconic. (Credit: Krysten Massa)
It’s that time again.
Pumpkin-everything season is back for 2018. That means pumpkin spice lattes from Hampton Coffee Company, Leaf Pile beer from Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., and best of all, North Fork pumpkins are ready to be picked.
Sadly, we spotted these pumpkins for sale at Krupski Farms in Peconic on Tuesday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
I’ve been ignoring those displays of mums lined up outside the grocery store and popping up at our local farm stands.
It’s because these bright yellow and purple plants make me start thinking about the end of the tomato harvest, the end of bottles of Long Island wine shared on the back deck and no longer dressing my infant daughter in the cutest pair of denim overall shorts you’ve ever seen. Also, I’ll be reminded of how little my family used the pool this sumer, and that if you add up opening, closing and chemical costs, we spent about $237 per dip.
But take a ride out to Peconic and you’ll see some round, orange reminders that the days of running into the bay with abandon are in the single digits. (more…)
For the artistically inclined, fall is a fantastic time to make something decorative. That’s because the materials traditionally associated with autumnal crafts — think corn, hay bales, pumpkins and mums — are inexpensive and plentiful on the North Fork. Best of all, they don’t require a lot of know-how.
“At this time of year, there’s a lot of natural stuff available,” agreed Vicki Normandin of Riverhead, who’s been a member of Cutchogue’s Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild for the past six years. “The colors are absolutely beautiful. They’re so rich and vibrant.”
Eager to get started? The following ideas from local crafters are sure to help channel your inner Martha Stewart. (more…)
Pumpkins at Krupski’s Farm in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Chances are your pool is still open and you’re sleeping with the air conditioning on, but we spotted the first orange harbingers of fall at Krupski’s Farm in Peconic on Tuesday.
Labor Day weekend is when local farm stands generally start displaying pumpkins and preparing for fall agritainment activities. But since Labor Day falls so late this year (September 7), you’ll be seeing autumn gourds several days before the holiday. (more…)