The Sidor family has grown potatoes on the same Mattituck property for more than a century. In fact, the first crops were planted at the Oregon Road farm in 1910.
The Long Island Rail Road, meanwhile, has shipped potatoes from the North Fork since the mid-19th century.
SIDOR FARM COURTESY PHOTO | A sunflower maze in the shape of the North Fork Potato Chips’s logo is located at the intersection of Route 48 and Cox Lane in Cutchogue.
North Fork Potato Chips has created the area’s first sunflower maze in Cutchogue.
The local potato chip company, which is owned by Sidor Farm in Mattituck, opened the nearly 3-acre sunflower maze at the intersection of Route 48 and Cox Lane on Aug. 4.
Carol Sidor, who owns North Fork Potato Chips with her husband, Martin, said several varieties of sunflower seeds were planted in May to resemble the company’s logo.
“We use sunflower oil to make our chips,” Ms. Sidor said. “We grew two fields last year, but [Tropical Storm Irene] destroyed everything.”
The sunflower maze is open everyday at 10 a.m., weather permitting. Admission costs $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children age 3 and under.
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