One of this winter’s greatest success stories has been the Riverhead Farmers Market. Packed to the gills every Saturday in the old Swezey’s space on Main Street, the market has drawn shoppers from the East End to western Suffolk.
To protect place names, in 2005 the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place Names & Origin was signed in Napa Valley. Since then 19 regions have signed the declaration including Long Island, which joined in 2010.
I once attended a horseradish party in someone’s backyard where men showed up with three Cuisinarts to which they had dedicated the shredding of horseradish. Once fresh horseradish goes into a kitchen appliance the flavor and aroma are never go out.
Hard cider is so hot right now. The guys at Woodside Orchards in Aquebogue have practically forgone sleep in order to fill growlers with their wares.
In our Spring 2014 issue, Eileen M. Duffy visits Premium Wine Group in Mattituck to watch as Erik Bilka, the operations production winemaker, puts the very first wine from Long Island Wine Country in the vacuum sealed bags that will fill the boxes embossed with Lieb Cellars new label, Bridge Lane.
It was only a matter of time, with the way things change, that boxed wine would come to Long Island. Much like the push-pull in the evolution to screw caps, boxed wine has its detractors, but Lieb Cellars general manager Ami Opisso could only see an upside.
After 26 years as the head of the nonprofit working for the farmers of Long Island, Joseph M. Gergela III will be retiring by the end of the year.
It’s going to be a great weekend. Like balmy out. And Long Island Wine Country will be hoppin’. Check out some live music and great wine. The no-cover show at A Lure should be a winner; there’s lots of room to dance.
The final Session in the Speakeasy, a winter series featuring dinners paired with local beverages at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn, will wrap up on Friday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Lucky us. On Long Island it’s easy to find fresh fish. Try living in suburban New Jersey, where my sister lives, and you have to drive two towns over to find a store that sells fish and only fish.
On Tuesday, January 14, we celebrated the winter issue of Edible Long Island and Brooklyn Brewery’s latest brew, Fire & Ice at Bobbique, Patchogue’s destination for tasty barbecue, sultry…
Our editors consider some of the food system’s biggest debates this week with reads on the reality of Fair Trade certification, GMO-phobia and the Gulf’s so-called “dead zone.”