10/04/19 6:00am

Athienou Farms on Sound Avenue in Riverhead lets you paint the pumpkins you pick from the farm. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Athienou Farms is putting a creative spin on u-pick pumpkins this fall.

The Riverhead farm stand introduced u-pick-and-paint pumpkins last weekend, offering families a chance to brush up on their art skills after hitting the field. The farm sets up tables for parents and kids to take their time decorating to their liking.

“Some kids like to paint faces or paint the whole pumpkin pink, they can do what they’d like to customize it,” said Athienou Farms’ Philip Seas. “No one is rushing them. It is about having fun and being creative.” (more…)

09/11/19 6:00am

The Pumpkin Patch at Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm opens Saturday. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

One of the North Fork’s most recognizable Christmas tree farms is getting into the u-pick pumpkin business. Starting this Saturday, Sept. 14, The Pumpkin Patch at Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm will be open on weekends, offering u-pick pumpkins, children’s train rides and fireside wine and cider tastings. (more…)

09/08/19 6:01am

Brightwaters Farms in Bay Shore.

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Come late September, visitors from points west hit the road to harvest u-pick pumpkins on the North Fork.

We get it. The North Fork is a magical place come the fall with prime pumpkin picking at several local farms.

But for those looking to skip the traffic and stay a little closer to home, there are a handful of Long Island pumpkin patches bursting with charm and the seasonal bounty. (more…)

09/15/18 6:00am

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.

Here is a handy guide on where to find them.

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