In an area where some farm families measure their lineage in centuries, new North Fork agricultural operations are launching all the time.
From Wading River to Orient, a handful of startup farms and nurseries plant or sell their first crops each year.
They start off with a business plan and a dream, hoping to carve out their niche in the agricultural legacy of the North Fork.
When North Fork Animal Welfare League executive director Gillian Wood Pultz received a report Monday about an osprey floundering in the middle of Wickham Creek in Cutchogue, her initial thought was that it had become tangled in fishing wire. That’s usually the case. READ
Since 2012, the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium has been saving thousands of local and international heirloom vegetable seeds, as well as some flowers, with an eye toward preserving a sustainable food culture. But those seeds need a secure home where they can be safely stored, organized and distributed to be grown by generations to come. READ
At age 3, Chyanne Doroski would complain that her legs hurt. “Growing pains,” her family thought.
On other days, it was a headache that brought the Greenport girl down. READ
The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is seeking the public’s help in locating one or two newborn fawns. READ
The news traveled from San Miguel to Riverhead in an instant last week as staff at Peconic Bay Medical Center learned through social media of the slaying of a doctor they recently worked with on a medical mission to El Salvador.
Six years in the making, the residents of Brendan House are set to move into their new home on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. READ