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North Fork Foodie Tour, Sunday, September 12th

The 4th annual Foodie Tour is sponsored by the North Fork Reform Synagogue.  It provides a great way to learn about the extraordinary people who have dedicated their lives to producing unique local foods from Riverhead to Orient.  Tell your friends about the tour and urge them to take advantage of this wonderful day on the North Fork.

Date: Sunday, September 12, 2010

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: The North Fork of Long Island — Riverhead to Orient. Tour headquarters will be the Peconic Land Trust’s Charnew’s Farm, Youngs Ave, between Routes 25 and 48, Southold.
What: Get to know the extraordinary people who have dedicated their lives to producing unique local foods, and learn how they do it: A self-guided day of tours, visits and events celebrating the locally produced food and the North Fork’s artisanal food producers, including organic vegetable farms, lavender farm, oyster farm, goat dairy, boutique confectionary, special wineries, and exotic micro-vegetables. Click here to view videos of interviews with the food artisans you will meet.

Visits All Day

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 tour and talk at 2 p.m.

SHINN ESTATE VINEYARDS – Learn about the vineyard’s low-impact sustainable farming, taste the results. Guided walking tour at 12 noon.

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.

Tickets are $25 (Children under 12 free.)

TO ORDER TICKETS in advance send your check to:

North Fork Reform Synagogue
P.O. Box 1625
Southold, NY 11971

Or click here to order on line.

Tickets are 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 more information: Call 631.722.5712


September 12, 2010
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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