11/01/13 1:00pm
live music north fork winery

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Tommy Keys of Holbrook performing at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard.

North Fork wineries have full lineups of live music this fall. Check out our calendar through the end of November. Musicians and venues, send your event info to editor@northforker.com or post your own events in our events calendar. (more…)

10/05/13 12:00pm
north fork chocolate company

Photo by Rachel Young | Ann Corley, executive director of sales and marketing at North Fork Chocolate Company, with the company’s executive chef, Steve Amaral, at the production kitchen at the Calverton Business Incubator.

It’s been a good year for North Fork Chocolate Company so far, and the fall looks even brighter. This month, the Calverton-based artisanal sweets manufacturer will launch its first retail operation out of the main food court at Tanger Outlets in Riverhead.

“We’re very excited and happy to do something local for the community,” said owner Ann Corley. “It’s a new niche. There’s nothing like it here at the food court.” (more…)

09/24/13 11:34am
Photo by Jane Starwood

Photo by Jane Starwood

Merliance, the North Fork group dedicated to the recognition of merlot as Long Island’s premier grape, welcomed Lieb Cellars as its newest member Sept. 24. Two barrels of the Cutchogue winery’s 2012 merlot will be included in Merliance’s 2012 cooperative merlot blend.

09/06/13 8:00am
Paumanok Vineyards

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | Congrats to the Massoud Family whose Paumanok Vineyards has been nominated for American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast.

Northforker came upon these interesting tidbits in the news. From one of our great hops farms being featured in the Wall Street Journal to our favorite roaming pizza truck, Rolling in Dough, serving up pies to Bill and Hillary Clinton. Of course, you can read the best news coverage of the North Fork and Shelter Island every day all day at The Suffolk Times, The Riverhead News-Review and Shelter Island Reporter.