09/20/17 6:04am
The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 22, 23 and 24. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Some might argue that harvest is the best time on the East End.

With plenty of fall festivals, pumpkin picking, corn mazes and more, it certainly is often the busiest season.

Here are 9 festivals and events for fun on the North Fork this autumn. (more…)

07/21/16 4:00pm
Peaches for sale at Wickham's Fruit Farm in Cutchogue (Monique Singh-Roy)

Peaches for sale at Wickham’s Fruit Farm in Cutchogue (Monique Singh-Roy)

Nothing says summer quite like a big, ripe, juicy peach and the North Fork is home to several farms where you can pick your own this month and next.  (more…)

09/03/15 6:19am
Apples on the North Fork are ripe for the picking (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Apples on the North Fork are ripe for the picking
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

While the beach and backyard barbecue will be on many people’s mind’s this Labor Day weekend, apple picking season on the North Fork has begun. That’s right, at least three farms have either already started apple picking or will kick it off this weekend,  including Harbes Family Orchard.

“We’ll be open for apple picking Saturday, Sunday and Monday,” said orchard manager Sharon Harbes. “Our U-Pick apple orchard is about 15 acres and apples that are ready for picking this weekend include our honey crisp and gala apples.” (more…)

06/23/15 10:24am
Raspberries for sale at Patty's Berries and Bunches in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Raspberries for sale at Patty’s Berries and Bunches in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Sure, enormous inflated strawberries decorate some North Fork farm stands this time of year and that fruit even gets its own local festival. But ask certain people what their favorite red berry is and they will be sure to tell you it is the smaller, juicier and trickier to grow raspberry. (more…)

11/14/13 12:41pm
apple pie recipe

Photo by Kaitlyn Ferris

One of the best things to receive (and give, in my opinion) is food. Whether it’s a food drive or pot luck, holiday dinner or party, food is always the giving hand that restructures a bridge that may have been burned, the newborn who’s been brought into the world or the Thanksgiving dinner that can never have too many bowls of cranberry sauce. It’s almost like there’s some universal unspoken law that the act of giving food abides by. It’s always heartfelt, it’s sometimes homemade and it’s definitely always appreciated. (more…)