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…)
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…)
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.