Spring 2005

NOTABLE EDIBLES: Strawberry Fever

The largest communal strawberry hulling effort in the Northeast, and perhaps the world, will take place in Mattituck this June as part of the 51st Annual Strawberry Festival and Country Fair. On June 16, the evening before the three-day event begins, hundreds of volunteers gather under a big tent to remove the stems from 800 to 1000 flats of strawberries.


Rhubarb is a much-maligned plant. It prevails partly because of its utility (it’s prolific early in the year and this “pie-plant” helps thicken and stretch pies, jams, and similar dishes) and partly because it is perfect when done right.