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.
North Fork Roasting Company opened their doors for business in February of this year, but by how well owners, friends Jennilee Morris and Jess Dunne, have settled into their beloved coffee shop, one would assume they have been in business for years. The rustic interior of this locally owned, small batch coffee shop is very comforting.
The space is perfect for settling into and relaxing the morning or afternoon away with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Their cozy space makes you feel like you are walking into someone’s living room. There are touches of sentimental details in both sitting areas, with vintage cookbooks in a narrow bookcase and chinaware in glass shelves.
The autumn harvest has officially arrived when the fields are abundant with pumpkins, and apples, when you and your family take weekends road trips to see the luscious fall foliage, and when we can finally bundle up in our oversized, cozy sweaters and sip hot apple cider and munch on cinnamon spiced donuts.
Almost two weekends ago, my family and I made a day trip over to the North Fork to Southold, where we visited the Country View Farm Stand. We brought home two pies: a sugar-free blueberry and an apple and cranberry “volcano” pie. Whenever we stop at the various farm stands, we always buy two pies instead of just one, but we find that we cannot possibly eat two pies between us. We ended up sharing the blueberry pie with some co-workers, who all raved about how scrumptious it was.