Fields and Farms

The East End of the Island, especially the North Fork, is fertile farm land. Once covered with potato farms – a few barns remain – it is now home to small farms and farm stands, pumpkin and strawberry fields, tree and plant nurseries, sod farms and – most important now to the area’s economy – vineyards and wineries. “Wine tours” are big business as buses, limousines, and bikes for hire bring over a million people each year to the 50+ wineries that have been created over the past 40 years (and saved the East End from being built over).


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Potato barns still dot the landscape



Tree nurseries provide for the large suburban population to the west



Huge sod farms barely survive the pressures of home building and installation of solar arrays. One still provides turf for Yankee Stadium!



Vines now cover thousands of acres and supply over 50 wineries


4 comments on “Fields and Farms

  1. I t sounds like if you have the inclination for a social glass of wine now and then, you are living in a good area. 🙂 Beautiful scenery, and it looks like it is being well maintained. 🙂

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    • pastpeter says:

      Oh yea, in another month it will all be”let’s go to a winery.” Used to be you could bring your own picnic, not so much now. Some wineries are starting to refuse buses. It’s a typical NY problem – too many people! Thankfully it’s still seasonal on the East End where we are. All the photos are 5 minutes from where we live.

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  2. pastpeter says:

    You have to be kidding! Makes our chilly 40deg morning seem balmy!


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