05/04/16 6:06am
Harbes Family Farm mascot Farmer Fred leads a game of tug-of-war at the 25th annual Sweet Corn Festival on Sunday. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Harbes Family Farm mascot Farmer Fred leads a game of tug-of-war at their 25th annual Sweet Corn Festival. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

You know that North Fork summer is near when Harbes, one of the region’s most family-friendly farms and certainly one of its biggest attractions, opens for the season.

Harbes Family Farm and Vineyard in Mattituck will reopen for the 2016 season on Friday, May 6. The “Barnyard Adventure” section, featuring live animals and playgrounds, will be open and the farm stand will sell plants, flowers, herbs and potting material. The Harbes Vineyard tasting room will also be open.

Then on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 Harbes will host a special Mother’s Day weekend festival.

We can almost taste the strawberry lemonade and homemade apple cider doughnuts, now.

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03/15/16 9:37am
Goats at Catapano Dairy Farm in Peconic. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Goats at Catapano Dairy Farm in Peconic. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

With the vernal equinox less then a week away, more North Fork farms, markets and shops are springing to life and getting ready to open. (more…)