08/14/17 6:09pm

My name is Herb Strobel. I’m the executive director here at Hallockville Museum Farm. We are a not-for-profit. We have a mission of reconnecting the community with our shared agricultural and rural heritage. Here at least on the North Fork, and arguably a good part of the East End, we still maintain some of that rural and agricultural character. And so I can’t think of a better place here locally than Hallockville for people to reconnect with that heritage.

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08/11/17 6:00am

In the 1960s, Southold Town was home to approximately 100 farmers, most of them focused on growing potatoes.

Now the only potato farmer left in Peconic, Gene Wesnofske is celebrating his 50th year in business at Wesnofske Farms.

“I’m happy that we’ve lasted this long,” he said. “This is a tough business. When we moved out here in ’67, there was probably, in Southold Town, there might have been like 100 farmers … now we’re down to a handful from the Mattituck line to Orient … So to survive 50 years is a great accomplishment and to have my family behind me and helping out is even greater.” (more…)