Lauren Matison is the co-founder and editor of offMetro.com, an award-winning green travel guide covering car-free getaways from New York and San Francisco. Lauren also writes for Lonely Planet, Bicycling Magazine, Budget Travel, and the Huffington Post, and enjoys spending her free time biking between the vineyards, farms and beaches of Long Island. Follow her adventures on Twitter and Instagram.

KnowFo: Local Farm Secrets of the North Fork

A short while after moving to the North Fork, I discovered this kind of just-because surprise isn’t unique to Sang Lee Farms. For instance, if you arrive at Harbes too early for fresh cider donuts because the oil isn’t hot yet, at check out, you may find a bag of six waiting for you. They’ll be free because they were made yesterday, but they’ll be tasty all the same.