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…)
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…)
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…)