10/04/19 2:00pm

COURTESY PHOTO
A seed saving workshop takes place at the manor farmstead on Saturday.

Autumn is here and it’s time to save seeds for next season. Home gardeners can learn the process on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Sylvester Manor Farm stand. It is a joint effort between the manor and the Shelter Island Seed Library. 

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07/27/19 8:00am

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
This crumble is great with any berries.

A crumble for any berry.

It’s a bear market. By which I mean when I go to the market, I behave like a bear; gathering berries with my paws, bringing them home to my den, and consuming them quickly and voraciously. 

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07/20/19 3:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

I stepped outside one evening last week to give some stale bread to my granddaughter’s free-range chickens when an unexpected visitor showed up.

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07/10/19 4:30pm

SUSAN CAREY DEMPSEY PHOTOS
Cheesing with cheese. Reeve Andrew displays a wide variety of cheeses at the King Andrew cheese wagon.

The roadsides are blooming with summer’s bounty 

The farm stands of Shelter Island have sprung to life.

In the wake of a spring that seemed determined to hold back the summer season, with frequent and heavy rains curtailing outdoor human activities, they were also soaking into the ground, benefiting some crops while inhibiting others. By last weekend, the stalls at the Havens Farmers Market on the Shelter Island Historical Society’s grounds were filled with flowers and plump vegetables, in contrast to the sparse supplies when they opened on Memorial Day weekend.  (more…)

06/07/19 12:00pm

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
Artist Kelly Carmody at work rendering the new Shelter Island Historical Society’s campus at the opening of the Havens Farmers Market in late May.

The Havens Farmers Market is now open every Saturday through September 28, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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