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North Fork Foodie Tour 2013

September 7th, 2013 by Marilyn Marks

209636-250The North Fork of Long Island celebrates the ongoing tradition of sustainable farming, vineyards and fishing with the 7th ‘North Fork Foodie Tour’ on September 8th. The annual tour offers visitors a chance to meet the extraordinary people, farmers, wine makers, fishermen and artisan who have dedicated their lives to

producing unique local foods and wines and to learn how they do it.
You can purchase tickets and pick up a map of tour locations and information on times of special events anytime after 9 a.m. at Peconic Land Trusts Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm, Youngs Avenue between Rts. 25 and 48. Then you’re off on your own personal do-as-you please foodie tour.
View exhibits and cooking demonstrations at Charnews Farm and visit farms and food producers throughout the North Fork, including:
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.
CROTEAUX VINEYARD specializes in rosé wine. Idyllic barnyard, vineyard, tastings and recipes.
LAVENDER BY THE BAY offers fresh-cut and dried lavender, lavender plants and
products. Learn about beekeeping, lavender culture and lore.
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.
BLOSSOM MEADOW HONEY produces high-end artisanal raw and unfiltered honeys, beeswax candles, restorative personal care products, and beeswax crayons. Taste the honey, view a working observation hive and learn how those beeswax products are made.
 SPECIAL EVENTS/LIMITED TOURS
BROWDER’S BIRDS – Chris and Holly Browder raise organic poultry using the movable coop system described in Michael Pollan’s book The Omnivore’s Dilemma and the film Food, Inc. Meet them at barn at Charnews Farm at for a special walking tour and talk about their unique operation. One tour ONLY at 1:00 pm.
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.

North Fork Bounty from Shorecrest vegetable garden

GOODALE FARMS – Long Island’s only full scale dairy offering cow and goat milk and many types of farmstead cheeses and other dairy products. Cheese making demonstration at 10:00 am. Goat milking at 4:00.
THE FARM Learn about biodynamic farming techniques that produce extraordinary flowers and vegetables, especially heirloom tomatoes, and heal the earth at the same time. Tours at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 ana 2:30.
KRUPSKI’S FARM – Al Krupski takes you into his fields to show and tell you how his multi-generational family have made their farm thrive by changing their focus from a limited number of wholesale crops to a diverse offering of vegetables, fruits, and free range poultry sold retail. Tours at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30.
THE SQUARE – Award winning Chef Keith Luce, takes you on tasting tour of his new Greenport venture which includes MAIN – a casual restaurant featuring local seafood, PREP – a take-out window purveying flatbread pizzas and house-cured meats, NOSH – which features house-made ice creams, baked goods, salads, sandwiches, teas and coffees and MEET- a wine and spirit tasting room & artisan food shop. One tour only at 1:00 pm.
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.

 

SANG LEE FARMS shows its organically grown vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, baby greens, mesclun, herbs, flowers and specialty Asian greens. Tastings all day. Guided tour and talk at 2:00 p.m.
SHINN ESTATE VINEYARDS Learn about the vineyard’s low-impact sustainable farming, taste the results. Only ONE guided walking tour with wine tastings at 12 noon. [At other times Foodie Tourists get a free taste with any purchased tasting.]
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.
TY LLWYD FARM has been an active family farm since 1870. It is the only certified raw milk dairy on Long Island. It raises DeKalb Gold chickens, ducks and geese; and grows vegetables and unusual varieties of potatoes. Tours at 1:00 and 3:00. Limited to 15 people per tour.Tickets – $25, Children under 12 free.

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