A dozen agricultural workers at Pindar Vineyards in Peconic were certified last month as the first farm workers union in New York State.
The East End is still home to many family businesses that have stood the test of time, pandemic and online shopping, and one especially shining example among them is Raphael Winery, part of a family of businesses owned and operated by the Petrocelli clan—including Preston House & Hotel, Atlantis Banquets, Long Island Aquarium and J. Petrocelli Construction.
Community Action Southold Town (CAST) hosted the inaugural North Fork Festival of Trees on Dec. 5 and 6 at Treiber Farms in Peconic.
With the return of harvest season, Long Islanders are packing up their families and flocking to local farms to join in the annual fall tradition of pumpkin picking. Going pumpkin picking means making priceless memories with hay rides, corn mazes and other farm-based fun—not to mention the fresh-baked goodies at the farm stand. But where are the farms to go pumpkin picking on Long Island? You don't have to ask any old jack-o-lantern. Look no further! Dozens of farms across Long Island are open for pick-your-own-pumpkin season!
There are currently more than 90 combined vineyards and wineries on Long Island. The North Fork has especially swelled with grape-growing farms, alone boasting more than two-dozen wineries. Aside from producing nationally recognized wines, these Long Island wineries have become prime destinations for visitors attracted to relaxing weekends at rustic, vaulted-ceiling tasting rooms or vibrant outdoor spaces with views of seemingly endless fields of grape vines.
John A. Costello will be arraigned Wednesday on charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter and assault.
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