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

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Tree nurseries provide for the large suburban population to the west

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

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Vines now cover thousands of acres and supply over 50 wineries

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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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