Gianna Volpe is a freelance writer/photographer/videographer with an edge like no other. She lives in Greenport, N.Y.

Straight UP: Take One

Hi, I’m Gianna (Hi Gianna) and I serve alcoholic beverages. I am a writer, first and foremost, but I’ve been doing the bartender thing for the better part of a decade now, so my very first series will chronicle my adventures doing, well, the bartender thing.

Fresh Chickens, or “Little Gerrys” on Sale at North Fork Table and Browder’s Birds

That’s right, the North Fork’s Browder’s Birds have begun a locavore poultry project that is sure to have you singing, “It’s the circle of life,” in no time. Mattituck’s organic free-range chicken farmers are currently feeding two of their flocks scraps from the highly touted North Fork Table and Inn and the chickens will ultimately appear on the restaurant’s menu on the weekend of July 25.

Edible’s Giftables

The holidays are a great time to look close by for presents. Local wineries, markets, farms and nonprofits will gladly make up gift baskets and gift certificates. Think about donating open space in someone’s name.