What are the best farms on Long Island?
What are the best farms on Long Island?
What are the best farms on Long Island? Here are the 2021 Best of Long Island winners for the best farm, farm, vineyard, fish market, and petting zoo stalls.
BEST FARM STAND
One of the perks of living on Long Island is having farm stalls like Briermere Farms that we can look forward to visiting when spring arrives. It’s no surprise that this North Fork Fruit Farm and Bakery was once again voted the Island’s Best Farm. After all, customers love the breads, cakes, cookies, jams, jellies and muffins made from scratch on the farm. There are no prepared ingredients or toppings and most of the fresh fruit used by his bakery is grown on the farm. If you can’t wait to have one of their jams and jellies or apple butter, honey or syrup, order on their website to be delivered right to your door! 4414 Sound Ave, Riverhead, 631-722-3931, briermerefarms.com
White post farms
It’s easy to fall in love with White Post Farms, where a visit sets a delicious tone, just like the one you enjoy on a family vacation. Only it is nearby and exceeds your expectations when the family wants to pick pumpkins, take a hay walk or see animals. Hours of memorable entertainment here include a visit to a giraffe enclosure where you meet Patches and Oliver, and Poppies Lorikeet Landing, to see colorful birds in free flight. The goodies don’t end there. The farm has a petting zoo, a primate exhibition, a gourmet market and a garden center. Visitors love the aviary and let the birds eat from their hands or land on their shoulders. Kids will never forget the coolest pony ride ever, where they can also see camels and zebras. 250 Old Country Road, Melville, 631-351-9373, whitepostfarms.net
BEST LOCAL VINEYARD
At Pindar Vineyards, the winemakers know that a good wine is like a great poem. Enjoying a drink can be an exhilarating experience, delighting the senses while satisfying the soul. Since Pindar’s founding four decades ago, it has grown into one of Long Island’s best-known wineries. Nestled on 500 acres in the East End, he cultivates 17 varieties of grapes, carefully transforming them into some 23 exclusive grape varieties and blends. Each year, it produces around 70,000 cases. But he never forgot his roots, nor his family tradition. In its flagship vineyard, wine lovers can visit the production site and taste great wines from the barrel! 37645, main road / route 25, Peconic, 631-734-6200, pindar.net
BEST FISH MARKET
Founded in 1978, The Fish Store offers top-notch fresh fish, live lobsters, take-out dinners, catering and more, along with excellent customer service – an unbeatable combination! Through its commitment, experience and expertise, The Fish Store has built a relationship with its customers that will last a lifetime. Dine in the beautiful restaurant, where you can enjoy fresh cut fish made to order, lobster dinners, half-shell clams, half-shell oysters and more. They also serve wine and local beer on draft, including seasonal beers from the Blue Point Brewery. The fishmonger regularly hosts field trips to its facilities and offers everything from fish cutting demonstrations to viewing fresh local produce. 836 Montauk Highway, Bayport, 631-472-3018, thefishstoreonline.com
BEST ZOO FOR ANIMALS
Steppin ‘Out ponies and petting zoo
There is nothing quite like seeing the joy in a child’s eyes when they connect with a kind and gentle animal. For over 30 years, Long Island has benefited from the services of Steppin ‘Out Ponies and the Petting Zoo. Coming to fairs, birthdays, family functions and other occasions, he brings a smile to faces of all ages! Ponies love to meet and take children for rides at carnivals and festivals. With its cheerful staff and cute ponies that even the most cranky person couldn’t say no to, it’s no wonder that Steppin ‘Out Ponies and Petting Zoo continues to be voted the best petting zoo on Long Island! North Great River, 631-243-1658, steppinoutponies.com
To find all of the other Bethpage Best of Long Island 2021 contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Name your favorite businesses and people in the Best of Long Island 2022 program until August 31.
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