Last Week In Pictures

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April Flowers

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After a preternaturally warm February, March has been giving us weather whiplash. Today is gorgeously sunny, it’s officially spring, but you need a real coat to cope with the March wind. So the heck with it; April’s right around the corner, and everything will really start blooming. If you come out for the Taste the North Fork weekend, you’ll see. These pictures are all from last April: Share:

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The Blizzard that Wasn’t

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Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard Wednesday Pity the weather forecasters who need to tell the North Fork what will happen–all the water around us, and our position generally, makes it hard for the forecasters to know where the rain/snow line will set up. As a result it’s not unusual for a snow forecast to be a bust, though Tuesday’s was rather spectacular: 12-18 inches predicted originally, turned 6-12 inches in the shadow of the storm’s arrival,…

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Shuttle Stops and Shuckers’ Club

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On April 8-9, we’re running free shuttle buses around the North Fork, which will let you winery hop and downtown shop stress-free. Here are just a few of the places you can visit (Raphael in the cover shot too, of course)                             Laurel Lake, which has a great deck as well as indoor tasting room Borghese Vineyards, which has an art gallery…

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Spring Fever is Coming Early

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Spring is arriving early, as the cover picture shows; those crocuses don’t bloom for another couple weeks in a typical year. With spring in the air, it’s hard not to think about the amazing events to come, like the Fleece and Fiber Fair at Hallockville Museum Farm:     Mothers’ Day, with its brunches, wine pairings, shopping specials (Mom-a-Thon in Greenport in particular) and more.                    …

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Blooms to Come

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No, the sunflowers are from this last week, they’re from last July. But the weather’s been so weirdly warm we’re all thinking of the blooms to come. Weather aside, all year long, even in February, the North Fork blooms in one way or another. Below are two pretty plants that are in season, not greening early because of the very warm winter we’ve been having: Witch Hazel And this one isn’t a bloom really, those…

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Winner of the Grand Prize at the Boston Globe Travel Show!

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The happy winners in the cover photo aren’t the grand prize winners, they won one of the had to be present to win raffles. We lack a picture of the grand prize winner because we drew her name after the show… Last weekend, Go North Fork teamed up with the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce and Cross Sound Ferry at the Boston Globe Travel Show. While letting Bostonians and others know that the North Fork is a perfect…

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Snow, Finally

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So far this has been the winter that wasn’t; the one big storm we’ve had was too warm to be white. Indeed February 8 hit 60 degrees. But Thursday the snow is to come, with emphasis. It may disappear quickly; Saturday and Sunday will be in the 40s, as will most of the week to come. But for a little while we’ll have the beautiful blanket that our four-season weather periodically brings. Here’s some snow…

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New York Times Travel Show & Raffle Winners

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Go North Fork returned to the New York Times Travel Show last weekend, supported by the Greenport BID and other organizations. We were proud to represent this amazing area, and very happy to award people amazing prizes generously donated. We are most grateful to: The Greenport BID; the East End Seaport Museum; the Harbor Knoll B&B; the Greenporter Hotel; the Blue Inn; East End Bike Tours; Harbor Pet; the Long Island Wine Council; Coffee Pot…

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The North Fork, Getting Greener in January…?

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This January has been so (relatively) warm that our big Nor’Easter gave us rain, not snow. That means our landscape isn’t white and sparkly; in fact, the winter brown is turning green, more like March. And flowers are breaking ground, and Montauk Daisies are budding new leaves. All pictures from today, January 25: A greening farm field in Orient Crocuses breaking ground Montauk Daisy creating fresh leaves Perennial turning green Share:

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