The fourth annual North Fork Foodie Tour will be happening on Long Island’s North Fork on Sunday, September 12 from 10 A.M. until 4 P.M. The North Fork Foodie Tour is sponsored by the North Fork Reform Synagogue and offers access to culinary experiences which are not usually available to the public. The tour is self guided, but tickets must be purchased in advance. There are more than a dozen venues to visit and no matter where you choose to start the tour, you will receive a map and detailed instructions for planning your day.
Highlights will include a visit to new bakery in Greenport called Scared Sweets where owner Miche Bacher will lecture on, and demonstrate, the art of confection. Also in Greenport, Pipes Cove Oysters visitors will be able to learn how shellfish are grown, harvested, and shucked. Meet the winemakers at Shinn Estate Vineyards in Matticuck, Long Island’s only organic winery. North Fork Egg Farm in Southold features free-range hens which grave on unfertilized pastureland. Guests will be able to gather their own eggs and meet various breeds of chickens. At Krupski’s Vegetable and Pumpkin Farm in Peconic, visitors will learn how this family farm has thrived by changing its focus from a limited number of wholesale crops to a diverse offering of retail crops.
If that isn’t enough, there will be programs at Satur Farms in Churchogue, Catapano Goat Dairy in Peconic, Sang Lee Farms in Peconic, Ty Lloyd Egg Farm in Northville, Lavender by the Bay in East Marion, Taste of the North Fork in Peconic and Koppert Cress micro-greens in Peconic. John Ross, cookbook author and “father of North Fork cuisine” and Tom Schaudel, chef-owner of A Mano in Mattituck, will also be on hand.
The tour costs $25 per person and tickets are available at Gallery M in Greenport, Complement the Chef in Southold, Cecily’s Love Lane Gallery in Mattituck and Barth’s Pharmacy in Riverhead. You can also purchase then on-line at northforkreformsynagogue.org.