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Nothing but Local – Chef Taylor Knapp Discusses the Paw Paw Pop-up Experience

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Back in June we met up with Taylor Knapp of Peconic Escargot to talk about his one-of-a-kind snail farm in Cutchogue, but that’s just half of the story. Taylor is also the Executive Chef and brain child behind Paw Paw Pop-up Restaurant – which opens Saturdays at Bruce & Sons in Greenport with seatings at 6:30 and 8:30. The nine course menu at Paw Paw is essentially a seasonal cross section of nearly everything grown,…

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Black Silkies & Bobwhite Quail – Abra Morawiec of Feisty Acres Farm

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Last week we took a trip to visit Abra Morawiec at Feisty Acres Farm. Feisty Acres raises certified organic pastured game birds on 7 acres tucked away on a large strip of North Fork farm country running down Manor Lane in Jamesport. Abra runs the farm with her boyfriend Chris and together they manage every aspect of the business. So tell me about the Feisty Acres in a nutshell. FA: I am a tenant here,…

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Languaging The Body, Vol. 1 – Jonathan Weiskopf’s Upcoming Exhibit at VSOP Projects

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Jonathan Weiskopf is an evolving man. His new art gallery in Greenport, VSOP Projects, is his self-described crystallization of a vision he first conceived almost 4 years ago. After pursuing undergrad and graduate degrees at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston he was ready to bring that vision to life, and chose Greenport as the perfect place to make it happen. But Jonathan is not a person who likes to sit…

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The Science of Smell – Fernanda Menegassi-Lojac of North Fork Natural

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This week we had a chat with Fernanda Menegassi-Lojac of North Fork Natural. A former Registered Nurse, she now specializes in aromatherapy with an online store that sells aromatic soaps, deodorants, therapeutic oils and skin care products. While some might be skeptical of the healing properties in that steaming cup of chamomile tea you just brewed, Fernanda has the scientific chops to back it up as a Certified Advanced Clinical Aromatherapist and Instructor. All of her products are based…

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More than Meets the Bivalve – Friday Night Bites & Other Happenings at Little Creek Oysters

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In 2014 Rosalie Rung & Ian Wile of Little Creek Oyster Farm restored an old bait & tackle shack on Bootleg Alley in the heart of the Greenport to create the first “U-shuck” joint on Long Island (and possibly the East Coast). Three years later the North Fork oyster renaissance is exploding, and Little Creek Oysters has become something of an institution on the East End. While educating greenhorn shuckers and shelling out a dizzying…

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Greenport – Bohemian Capital of the NoFo Art Scene

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Greenport has become a beacon to artists over the past ten years. Whether it’s the seaside ambience, the local food scene, or just something in the air – there is a bohemian draw here that’s undeniable. Perhaps it’s the proclivity of North Forkers to stay low-key even in the face of booming tourism and exploding popularity – rivaling that of their Hamptons neighbors to the south – that has made them the anti-hip heroes of…

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Lori Guyer of White Flower Farmhouse, the Joanna Gaines of Southold

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Meet Lori Guyer, the woman behind White Flower Farmhouse, a quaint little antique shop in downtown Southold. Lori is a natural born collector, with a knack for decorating and a love for vintage trinkets. Farmhouse antiques are her specialty, and she leaves no stones un-turned in the hunt for old treasures. Tools, pulleys, door knobs, spigots, nuts & bolts; you’ll find a regular vintage hardware store at her shop in addition to the typical antique…

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On the Air with Noah Doyle of the North Fork TV Festival

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Earlier this week we spoke with Noah Doyle, who founded the North Fork TV Festival with his wife Lauren. After their success last year, the North Fork TV Festival is back in 2017 with a star studded cast of panelists, four premieres of independent TV pilots, and the first annual North Fork TV Festival Canopy Award, which is being received by Actor Chris Noth (Law and Order, Sex and the City). The 2017 North Fork…

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Full Snail Ahead – Catching Up with Taylor Knapp of Peconic Escargot

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Last week we had a chance to catch up with Taylor Knapp of Peconic Escargot. Taylor is a local chef with experience working at the world famous Noma in Denmark (2 Star Michelin), as well as a handful of other restaurants in NYC before finding his way to the North Fork. He was inspired to create Peconic Escargot during his tenure as Executive Chef at First and South in Greenport. According to his website, he…

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Broads on Boards: Cherryl Bradley and Sue Halladay of Adventure Paddleboards

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Fitness buffs turned paddleboard gurus Cherryl Bradley and Sue Halladay run a burgeoning paddleboard business at Jamesport Bay Suites; running fitness programs like floating yoga and the beginner oriented “broads with boards.” We tracked them down for a little bit of Q&A. Q: Do you live on the North Fork? AP: I do, I live in Greenport. I consider myself a Northforker not a Southforker. If I have to label myself. Q: But you didn’t…

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