There are lots of hidden things along River Road in Riverhead and Calverton. Driving, all one sees are homes, but behind the shrubbed roadside are an animal shelter, the Peconic River Herb Farm, a small winery actually called the Hidden Vineyard and then there’s Natural Earth Farms where Anthony Panarello and his wife, Marie, planted their first zucchini in 2008.
With nearly a dozen active farmers markets operating on the East End, it’s incredible to imagine that the Sag Harbor market—the first—was launched in just 2005.
What was once a temple of sustainable seafood with hundreds of rules is now a family-friendly eatery that Jacobs plans to keep open for lunch and dinner seven days a week year round.
Bridge Gardens, a magical 5-acre oasis in the heart of Bridgehampton, is best known for its specimen trees, double hedgerows with view portals, pond with black carp, and collection of 800 antique rose bushes.
A trip to Montauk can feel like a visit to another country. Its gritty-quaint Main Street and unique fisher-surfer-beachcomber attitude attracts an avalanche of tourists and has inspired one of the most creative food and drink scenes around.
So if you think you’re too cool to wear a mask when visiting the Long Island Mushroom farm in Cutchogue, John Quigley, one of the owners, will set you straight.
Currently hard cider is the only alcoholic beverage that can be sold in grocery stores and liquor stores.
Edible East End’s Food Truck Derby, which took place last summer at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, has started a new tradition.
A wee six years old, Brooklyn Uncorked has grown into the biggest and baddest Long Island wine tasting in New York.
“Farmers are growing hops for our local breweries, wineries are experimenting with new styles, and I want to showcase all of that. If it’s rare and exclusive, we’re going to carry it.”
There are honey CSAs, egg CSAs and even flower CSAs. But what about a fish CSA?
‘Here we are in our own version of wine country. And they’ve got something for everyone. Geek wines, inexpensive wines, sophisticated wines.’