07/02/15 2:39pm
07/02/2015 2:39 PM
On Thursday, Scott DuBois at Breeze Hill Farm was selling corn he purchased from Georgia, but by Friday or Saturday, he will begin selling his own corn — just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

On Thursday, Scott DuBois at Breeze Hill Farm was selling corn he purchased from Georgia, but by Friday or Saturday, he will begin selling his own corn — just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. (Credit: Chris Lisinski)

Fret not, barbecue lovers of the North Fork: you should be able to enjoy local corn during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.

Despite a brutal winter and a somewhat rainy June, several local farms said they have already begun harvesting corn — and they’re anticipating plenty of demand over the next few days.

“We just pulled some [Thursday] morning and it’s looking very good,” said Herbert Barron, an attendant at Wesnofske Farm in Peconic. “They look very good despite the rough winter. Actually, they look better than last year, in my opinion … For early stuff, it’s quite large.” (more…)

07/02/15 12:00pm
Dark Horse Restaurant owner Dee Muma weeds the gravel in front of the pump house in Grangebel Park Monday evening. She’ll soon be selling lunch there. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Dark Horse Restaurant owner Dee Muma weeds the gravel in front of the pump house in Grangebel Park Monday evening. She’ll soon be selling lunch there. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Grangebel Park — likely the first park ever built in town, according to the town historian — will soon see yet another change in its 123-year-evolution.

Built in 1907 to power the town’s water-district infrastructure, the park’s now-vacant pump house, on the Peconic River, will soon see a new use: Dee Muma, owner of the nearby Dark Horse Restaurant, will begin selling lunch from the historic brick building within a few weeks.

“I really feel that [the park] is just the star of our town,” she said. “It’s a gem, and we all need to recreate more and use it. By putting a luncheon place there, it becomes a meeting ground for everybody.”

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06/28/15 12:00pm
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Looking for work? Check out the Times/Review classified section.

Looking for work? Check out the Times/Review classified section.

Looking for work, or know someone who is?

Times/Review classifieds offers local companies a place to advertise their job openings each week, and this week close to 80 positions are available from a camp counselor to a marine mechanic to a medical receptionist.

And for anyone interested in submitting a classified ad, email:classifieds@timesreview.com.

Check out the listings below: (more…)

06/26/15 3:52pm
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Ed Harbes picking super sweet corn at Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck in July 2013. (Credit: Rachel Young, file)

Ed Harbes picking super sweet corn at Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck in July 2013. (Credit: Rachel Young, file)

Three North Fork businesses, including both Harbes Family Farmstands, were listed as having critical violations over the past two years in a New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets database of retail food store violations.  (more…)

06/25/15 9:04pm
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Craig Waltz of Long Beard and others in the Long Island beer scene look to Riverhead as the beer ‘hub.’  (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Craig Waltz of Long Beard and others in the Long Island beer scene look to Riverhead as the beer ‘hub.’ (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Riverhead is growing a beard to go along with its mustache.

Inspired by the success of other small Riverhead beer companies like Moustache Brewing Co., start-up brewery Long Beard Brewing Co. signed a lease to rent space at an old fire station in Riverhead this morning. The brewery will be located at the former second street firehouse in downtown Riverhead.

Co-owner Paul Carlin said no opening date has been set, though he and business partner Craig Waltz are looking at March 2016.

“It’s kind of hard to say. It’s impossible to predict. The licensing process itself could take up to nine months,” Carlin said. “But we’re very, very excited.”

Read the full story on northforker.com.

06/25/15 12:00pm
Employees Sam Leibowitz and Phil Brito inside Real Vapor, Riverhead's first e-cigarette store, on Route 58

Employees Sam Leibowitz and Phil Brito inside Real Vapor, Riverhead’s first e-cigarette store, on Route 58, with some of the flavored liquids they sell

Flavors include chocolate raspberry cheesecake, warm cinnamon apple pie, roasted marshmallows, peanut butter and caramel and even pancakes.

You probably think we’re talking about a bakery or maybe an ice cream shop, right? (more…)