Ali Simpson earned an MFA at Stony Brook Southampton and currently resides in Sag Harbor. She loves breakfast and the two weeks before Memorial Day weekend.

Wheat into Bread and Fruit into Jam in Southampton’s New Cooperative Kitchen

The smell of baking bread wafts over gleaming steel countertops in the spacious South Fork Kitchens, a new commercial venture open to local food producers and businesses at the Southampton campus of Stony Brook University. Carissa Waechter of Carissa’s Breads has several flour-dusted loaves in the oven, trying out the facilities before they welcome businesses and farmers who have eagerly signed up to use the space.