North Fork Foodie Tour 2009
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 13, 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 Charnews Farm, Youngs Avenue between Rts. 25 and 48. Then youre off
on your own personal do-as-you please foodie tour.
At Charnews Farm
WHATS ON YOUR PLATE? a juried exhibit of food-themed art in the barn at Charnews Farm, curated by Caroline Waloski, Sirens Song Gallery, Greenport.
CHARNEWS FARM open house all day talks, tastings, demonstrations, family-fun activities throughout the day highlighting how the farm supports local agriculture. Bring your own and picnic on the grass.
Visits All Day
GOLDEN EARTHWORM ORGANIC FARM offers a self-guided tour, talks on how the farm operates and a chance to see its rare-breed animals.
THE FARM offers biodynamically grown vegetables, especially heirloom tomatoes.
KOPPERT CRESS searches the world for unusual varieties of aromatic herbs grown into micro-vegetables. Restaurants use them as exotic garnishes for their most elegant dishes.
CROTEAUX VINEYARD & FARMHOUSE COOKING SCHOOL specializes in rose wine. Idyllic barnyard, vineyard, tastings and recipes.
LAVENDER BY THE BAY offers fresh-cut and dried lavender, lavender plants and products. Learn about beekeeping, lavender culture and lore.
NORTH QUARTER BISON FARM See where its free-ranging bison roam, learn how the farm operates and discover the healthful qualities of bison meat.
TASTE OF THE NORTH FORK produces food products made with local ingredients including pestos, jams and jellies, mustards, vinegars, dessert sauces, teas and more. See the kitchen where they are made and have a taste.
PIPES COVE OYSTERS See how oysters are grown, how mature oysters are harvested and learn how to shuck an oyster.
Special Events/Limited Tours
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 p.m.
GARDEN OF EVE ORGANIC FARM grows vegetables, herbs, flowers and raises cows, goats,chickens, turkeys, rare breed animals, sheep,livestock guard-dogs. In-depth walking tour at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
SHINN ESTATE VINEYARDS Learn about the vineyards low-impact sustainable farming, taste the results. Guided walking tour at 12 noon.
SATUR FARMS specializes in leafy vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, root vegetables and herbs that it sells to New York Citys high end restaurants. Guided walking tour at 11:30 a m.
TY LLWYD FARM has been an active family farm since 1870. It raises DeKalb Gold chickens,ducks and geese; and grows vegetables and unusual varieties of potatoes. Tours at 10 a.m.,11, 12 p.m., 1, 2, and 3. Limited to 15 people
CATAPANO DAIRY FARM small and family operated, it raises goats and makes fresh milk cheeses, yogurts, fudge and goat milk skincare products. Guided tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3.
SPAT (Southold Project in Aquaculture Training),part of the Cornell Marine program, encourages community members to help restore shellfi sh to the bays by growing minuscule
shellfish (spats) until they can be released in local creeks and bays. Learn how the program works. Check www.northforkreformsynagogue.org for tour times.
Youngs Ave, Between Rt. 48 and Rt. 25
Southold, NY 11971
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