The North Fork of Long Island, from Riverhead to Orient Point, is loved by those who have discovered this less famous part of Long Island’s East End, for its bucolic countryside, beautiful beaches and
seascapes, great fishing, wineries, farms and farm stands and delicious and healthy fresh produce. Peconic Bay scallops, Long Island duck, strawberries, potatoes, local cheeses and breads and the many varieties of wine produced right here in wine country are just a few of the delectable offerings.
The tradition of farming has continued and diversified over the past 50 years and now has taken on yet another life as artisans, chefs, winemakers, gourmets, farmers and viticulturists have joined together to produce distinctive foods, explore methods of sustainable agriculture and keep the North Fork the pristine environment that we all value.
On Sunday, September 12, from 10 a.m. 4 p.m., we celebrate this with The North Fork Foodie Tour. The self guided tour offers all who participate the opportunity to meet the people who have dedicated their lives to producing unique local foods and wines, to learn how they do it and sample the bounty.
During the tour you can learn about organic farming, beekeeping, goat farming & cheese making, growing oysters, wine making, and how to keep a traditional family farm alive and well in the age of big agribusiness. Taste the difference of fresh, locally-produced food!
Shorecrest is offering a complimentary bottle of local wine to guests attending the tour and for guests staying three nights that weekend, a complimentary bottle of local wine and one free ticket to the tour ($25 value). Check our reservation calendar for BnB availability by clicking here. If you are a larger group looking to spend some time on the North Fork that weekend, perhaps one of our waterfront houses would be available.
Each year, this epicurean exploration, hosted by the North Fork Reform Synagogue, gets better and better! This year is no different –
with visits to Catapano Dairy Farm, Sang Lee Farm, Satur Farm, Lavender by the Bay Farm, Croteaux Vineyard, and Pipes Cove Oysters to name just a few.
Set aside the date of September 12th and invite your friends and family to join you at the Fourth Annual North Fork Foodie Tour. At $25 a ticket for all of the venues, it is a wonderful bargain; children under 12 are free. If you wish to talk to someone about the event, you may call 631-722-5712.
TO ORDER TICKETS in advance send your check to: North Fork Reform Synagogue, P.O. Box 625
Southold, NY 11971
Tickets are also available in advance at:
GALLERY M, 308A Main St., Greenport
COMPLEMENT THE CHEF, 53740 Main Rd., Southold
CECILY’S LOVE LANE, 70 Love Lane, Mattituck
BARTH’S DRUG STORE, 32 E Main Street, Riverhead
Tickets may also purchased on the day of the tour, after 9 a.m. at Charnews Farm (see map below) or after 10 a.m. at any place participating in the tour.
For a complete schedule and list of events see below:
A TASTE OF THE NORTH FORK produces food products made with local ingredients: pestos, jams and jellies,
mustards, vinegars, dessert sauces, teas and more. See the kitchen where they are made and have a taste.
CROTEAUX VINEYARD & FARMHOUSE COOKING SCHOOL specializes in rosé wine. Idyllic barnyard, vineyard, tastings and recipes.
KOPPERT CRESS searches the world for unusual varieties of aromatic herbs grown as micro-vegetables. Restaurants use them as exotic garnishes for their most elegant dishes.
LAVENDER BY THE BAY offers fresh-cut and dried lavender, lavender plants and products. Learn about beekeeping, lavender culture and lore.
NORTH FORK EGG FARM See the movable coop system, described in Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma and the film Food, Inc. at work. The chickens are released each morning to roam on pasture, scratch for bugs to eat and take their dust baths.
PIPES COVE OYSTERS See how oysters are grown, how mature oysters are harvested and learn how to shuck an oyster .
SACRED SWEETS is a couture confectionary studio specializing in exquisite occasion cakes and treats including croissants, cookies, cupcakes, cakepops and
truffles all made by hand in Greenport using only the finest ingredients.
Special Events/Limited Tours
CATAPANO DAIRY FARM – small and family operated, it raises goats and makes fresh milk cheeses, yogurts,
fudge and goat milk skincare products. Guided tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3.
KRUPSKI’S FARM – Learn how the Krupskis have made their multi-generational family farm thrive by changing
their focus from a limited number of wholesale crops to a diverse offering of crops and free range poultry sold retail. Tours at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30.
McCALL WINES – In addition to producing wines served at some of Manhattan’s finest restaurants, this historic 100 acre farmstead raises grass-feed Charolias cattle, a French breed known for their low-fat meat, and sells rare
speciality cheeses. Russ McCall leads tours of this beautiful property at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30.
SANG LEE FARMS shows its organically grown vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, baby greens, mesclun, herbs, flowers and specialty Asian greens. Tastings all day. Guided
SHINN ESTATE VINEYARDS – Learn about the vineyard’s low-impact sustainable farming, taste the results. Guided walking tour at 12 noon. Tour and talk at 2 p.m.
SATUR FARMS specializes in leafy vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, root vegetables and herbs that it sells to the region’s high end restaurants
which demand the finest ingredients. Open only for one guided walking tour at 11:30 a m. Click here to hear a WNYC interview with Paulette Satur and Eberhard Muller, former chef at Lutece & Le Bernardin.
TY LLWYD FARM has been an active family farm since 1870. It raises DeKalb Gold chickens, ducks and geese; and grows vegetables and unusual varieties of potatoes.
Tours at 10 a.m., 11, 12 p.m., 1, 2, and 3. Limited to 15 people per tour.