04/29/16 9:50am
There will be a "chicken chat" at Talmage Farm Agway in Riverhead this Friday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

There will be a “chicken chat” at Talmage Farm Agway in Riverhead this Friday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

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

Here are five events to check out. Or, as always, you can visit northforker.com/events for more ideas.

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04/10/16 10:04am
Buff Orpington chicks.

One-day-old Buff Orpington chicks. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photos)

A symphony of cheeps, peeps and chirping sounds fill the air as you enter Talmage Farm Agway store in Riverhead. Hundreds of one-day-old chicks arrive every few days from Mt. Healthy Hatcheries, Inc. in Ohio, according to sales associate and “chicken lady” Tara Besold. (more…)

03/18/16 9:30am
Credit: Katharine Schroeder file photo

A scene from Jamesport’s St. Patrick’s Day parade 2015. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this weekend?

Here are five events to check out. Or, as always, you can visit northforker.com/events for more ideas.

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04/17/15 7:00am
The New Hampshire chickens at Shinn Estate Vineyard in Mattituck lay their eggs in old wine barrels. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The New Hampshire chickens at Shinn Estate Vineyard in Mattituck lay their eggs in old wine barrels. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

There is no denying our society’s growing desire to know where our food is coming from.

It is evident from the popularity of slogans encouraging us to “eat local” and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” campaign. That trend is now making its way to our own yards. (more…)

05/03/14 9:00am
Talmage Farm Agway nursery manager Sherry Brezinski with some of the vegetable and herb seedlings in the store. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Talmage Farm Agway nursery manager Sherry Brezinski with some of the vegetable and herb seedlings in the store. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The North Fork is renowned for its sprawling farms and beautiful wineries. But how about its old-fashioned backyard gardens?

With a little effort and some helpful advice, anyone can grow their own vegetables — yes, anyone. (more…)