North Fork Foodie Tour 2016

This past Sunday, my family and I attended the 10th annual North Fork Foodie Tour that spanned from Riverhead to East Marion. As my favorite event on the North Fork, it is a rare opportunity to explore the bounties of Long Island’s wine country and farm stands while exploring methods of sustainable agriculture. On the tour, we tasted and purchased local goodies and took behind-the-scenes tour and many notable establishments.

Out of the 20 locations on the self-guided tour, we were able to make seven tops as this year we started at 12:30pm. Yet through these stops, we had the opportunity to explore how certain products are made such as the coffee roasting process at North Fork Roasting Co. and how different cheeses are crafted at Catapano Dairy Farm.

Below you find a selection of photographs that highlight each stop that my family and I made while on the tour:
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North Fork Foodie Tour 2016 Tickets Giveaway

I am honored to host a giveaway for my FAVORITE North Fork event: the 10th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour. This will be my second time at the event, and I am so excited to once again explore the generous bounty of the North Fork, stretching from Riverhead to East Marion. This self-guided, family friendly tour includes educational and edible activities, exclusive tours, goat milking, tastings, and more! About twenty vendors are scheduled to attend including Browder’s Birds and North Fork Roasting Company.
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The North Fork Shack

If you are looking for a fun, affordable, laid-back spot to eat lunch while taking a break from the usual burgers and fries, The North Fork Shack is your place to be. Located on Country Road 48 in Southold, this new eatery was open just a couple of months ago by owners, Sami Sabil and Ryan Flatley. The idea for The North Fork Shack was born out of their successful catering business, Creative Courses Catering. Their catering company does it all: luncheons, sunset weddings, cocktail parties, benefits for local charities, and more. The company was founded about eight years ago when they both started at the North Fork Table & Inn.

The Shack’s menu focuses on local seafood bites including clam chowder, ceviches, fish sandwiches, tacos, and tostadas. During my visit, I had the pleasure of trying several of their popular dishes, and sat down with Sabil to discuss the menu and what to expect from The North Fork Shack this summer. View Post

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10 Best Things I Drank in 2015

I sipped on a diverse range of beverages in 2015, many of which if you were to mention to me in 2014, I would be so surprised by. I love with my adventures in blogging, and freelance writing that I have had the opportunity to try so many innovative products.

I bet you will fall in love with many of these brands as I have. From cold-pressed cocktails, to a hot “dirty” chai, here are my ten “best things I drank in 2015.”

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The North Fork Foodie Tour 2015

This past weekend on Sunday, September 20th, my husband, daughter, and I participated in The 9th annual North Fork Foodie Tour presented by The North Fork Reform Synagogue. The tour was a self-guided, behind-the-scenes peak into local farms, vineyards, and food artisans. Out of the twenty participating businesses, we were able to visit eleven.

We started promptly at 10:15am and were touring until 2:30pm. Our daughter took a brief half hour nap in the cap between our fifth and six stop, otherwise she was running about the farms and became so pleased each time she saw the animals prancing by or in their pens. Below are photos from our tour arranged in order of where we stopped.

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