North Fork Foodie Tour 2014
The North Fork of Long Island is famous for delectable fare. Think Peconic Bay scallops and Long Island duck, strawberries, potatoes and wine country. The tradition
of farming has continued and expanded. Now its taken on yet
another life as artisans have begun to produce distinctive foods and explore methods of sustainable agriculture.
On Sunday, September 7, 10 a.m. 4 p.m., the North Fork Reform Synagogue gives you a chance to meet the extraordinary people who have dedicated their lives to
producing unique local foods and wines and learn how they do it.
If you have already purchased your tickets, pick up a map of tour locations and information on times of special events anytime after 9 a.m. at Peconic Land Trusts Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, Youngs Avenue between Rts. 25 and 48. Then you're off on your own personal do-as-you please foodie tour.
View exhibits and cooking demonstrations at Charnews Farm and visit farms and food producers throughout the North Fork, including:
KOPPERT CRESS searches the world for unusual varieties of aromatic herbs grown as micro-vegetables. Restaurants use them as exotic garnishes for their most elegant dishes.
LAVENDER BY THE BAY offers fresh-cut and dried lavender, lavender plants and
products. Learn about beekeeping, lavender culture and lore.
TASTE OF THE NORTH FORK produces food products made with local ingredients: pestos, jams and jellies, mustards, vinegars, dessert sauces, teas and more. See the kitchen where they are made and have a taste.
BLOSSOM MEADOW HONEY produces high-end artisanal raw and unfiltered honeys, beeswax candles, restorative personal care products, and beeswax crayons. Taste the honey, view a working observation hive and learn how those beeswax products are made.
NEW THIS YEAR:
LONG ISLAND MUSHROOM INC.
See how they grow and learn about exotic mushrooms you will love to eat.
GREENPORT HARBOR BREWERY
Tour the new brewery and taste the brews.
A high tunnel extends the growing season on this family-run organic farm.
SURREY LANE VINEYARDS
Fruits of the North Fork: grapes, apples, peaches and berries! Plus veggies.
YOUNG WIDOWS' FARM
Meet the organically-raised contented hens which lay super eggs!
BROWDER'S BIRDS - Chris and Holly Browder raise organic poultry using the movable coop system described in Michael Pollan's book The Omnivore's Dilemma and the film Food, Inc. and operate the only mobile processing unit in the area.
CATAPANO DAIRY FARM small and family operated, it raises goats and makes fresh milk cheeses, yogurts, fudge and goat milk skincare products.
GOODALE FARMS - Long Island's only full scale dairy offering cow and goat milk and many types of farmstead cheeses and other dairy products. Cheese making demonstration at 10:00 am. Goat milking at 4:00.
THE FARM Learn about biodynamic farming techniques that produce extraordinary flowers and vegetables, especially heirloom tomatoes, and heal the earth at the same time.
KRUPSKI'S FARM - Al Krupski takes you into his fields to show and tell you how his multi-generational family have made their farm thrive by changing their focus from a limited number of wholesale crops to a diverse offering of vegetables, fruits, and free range poultry sold retail.
SANG LEE FARMS shows its organically grown vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, baby greens, mesclun, herbs, flowers and specialty Asian greens. Tastings all day. Guided tour and talk at 2:00 p.m.
SHINN ESTATE VINEYARDS Learn about the vineyard's low-impact sustainable farming, taste the results. Only ONE guided walking tour with wine tastings at 12 noon.
SATUR FARMS specializes in leafy vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, root vegetables and
herbs that it sells to the region's high end restaurants which demand the finest ingredients. Open only for one guided walking tour at 11:30 a m.
TY LLWYD FARM has been an active family farm since 1870. It is the only certified raw milk dairy on Long Island. It raises DeKalb Gold chickens, ducks and geese; and grows vegetables and unusual varieties of potatoes.
Peconic Land Trust Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm (View)
3005 Youngs Ave, Between Rt. 48 and Rt. 25
Southold, NY 11971
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