07/16/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

Long Island, with a centuries-long history of farming, has undergone an agricultural revolution in just a few decades, sparked in 1973 by a pair of pioneers in planting grapes for fine wine, Louisa and Alex Hargrave.

Ms. Hargrave in her wonderful book, “The Vineyard,” writes: “I was 25 and Alex was 27. With no farm experience and little life experience, we really didn’t think the vines would need much attention. Before we bought the farm in Cutchogue, neither one of us had grown so much as a vegetable garden … The idea of the vineyard at that point was still a fantasy whose only tangible basis in reality lay in the 10,000 rooted, grafted vines we had bought.” (more…)

07/15/17 3:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

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07/12/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Our columnist found this seaweed, made it into chips and fed it to her family.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Our columnist found this seaweed, made it into chips and fed it to her family.

Two years ago I heard that kelp farming might soon come to waters off the East End and a jolt of excitement went through me. I know, I know. (more…)

07/11/17 12:00pm
Commodore Pete Bethge of the Menantic Yacht Club looking down the start line 30 seconds before the start of a July 2 race on West Neck Harbor.

COURTESY PHOTO Commodore Pete Bethge of the Menantic Yacht Club looking down the start line 30 seconds before the start of a July 2 race on West Neck Harbor.

The Menantic Yacht Club (MYC) held its first Sunfish race of the 2017 season on Sunday, July 2 in West Neck Harbor.

Mother Nature was at her best with plenty of sunshine and wind that built steadily all afternoon, blowing between 4 and 10 knots from the west. It was gusty and quite squirrely, which made for fun rounding the upwind mark. There were a number of flips and some crashes; one caused extensive damage and one involved the boom of one sailor hitting the head of another sailor with a sound heard ‘round the world. (more…)