Fresh, nutritious, locally grown produce is available in the summer and fall, but before heading out to the East End of Long Island to purchase fruits and vegetables, which farm stand is worth the drive?

Long Islanders voted Harbes Family Farmstand the Best Farm Stand on Long Island in the 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest for two years in a row, ending Briermere Farms’ long reign as champion in this category.

The Harbes family has farmed on Long Island for 13 generations. When you visit their Mattituck farm stand, you’ll experience centuries’ worth of caring and hard work. Fruit and vegetables don’t get fresher than the produce grown on the Harbes family’s North Fork farms.

If the luscious tomatoes, peaches, apples, and melons make you hungry, try the roasted sweet corn, handmade apple cider donuts, and fresh-popped kettle corn. Even the bees work hard on the Harbes family farm. Fresh honey is for sale alongside locally produced specialty treats. Save room for the homemade ice cream.

To find all the other 2019 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2020 Bethpage Best of Long Island program through Aug. 31.

Harbes Family Farmstand is located at 715 Sound Ave. in Mattituck. It can be reached at 631-298-0800 or harbesfamilyfarm.com

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