04/25/14 11:00am
04/25/2014 11:00 AM
(Credit: Barbarallen Koch)

This 19.2-acre parcel on the east side of Young’s Avenue allows programs at the Southold Agricultural Center to expand. The Peconic Land Trust acquired the land in a like-kind exchange from the Krupski family on March 28.(Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

When Holly and Chris Browder needed help with their irrigation system or getting their field seeded, Dan Heston was there. Mr. Heston, 45, would also roll up his sleeves and delve into the dirty job of turning compost for the Browders, who were just getting started in the poultry business.

In return, the Browders supplied him with free farm-fresh eggs — and, at times, new perspectives about farming.  (more…)

01/16/14 10:00am
01/16/2014 10:00 AM

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The Riverhead Town Board is scheduled discuss a proposal for an indoor farmers market at its work session on Thursday. The plan, proposed by the Business Improvement District, would run on Saturdays for 16 weeks beginning in February and would sell local products. The BID hopes to have it in the eastern half of the former Swezey’s building.

The board also has discussions planned on Go Blue, a cancer awareness program, a bike drive, ethics recommendations and a review of draft resolutions for the next regular Town Board meeting.

News-Review reporter Tim Gannon will be live blogging from the meeting, which starts at 10 a.m. Click below to follow or comment.

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