There’s nothing more delicious, or more fulfilling, than enjoying the produce of one’s own crops, whether it be fruit or vegetable. There’s just something about planting the seeds, maintaining the land and harvesting the end result. Maybe it has to do with the soil. Perhaps it’s knowing that you helped create this food that will now replenish others. Regardless, Long Island is fortunate to be home to some of the very best. Best of L.I. voters weighed in, and they’ve chosen the best farm stand to enjoy the end results of this important and special profession.
Long Islanders Voted Briermere Farms in Riverhead the Best Farm Stand on Long Island!
4414 Sound Ave.
Do the crowds that inundate this farm stand even notice that there’s a farm here, with fresh sweet corn and ripe tomatoes in season? Happy customers who have voted Briermere No. 1 every year, see it as more “pie mecca” than farm stand, but then again, by mid-summer you can get fresh vegetables anywhere. But where else can you get pies like these on LI?
2nd Place – White Post Farms, 250 Old Country Rd., Melville. 631-351-9373. www.whitepostfarms.com
This farm has an indoor and outdoor animal farm. They also have indoor pony rides and train rides too! They have a playground area for kids, as well as mining village where kids get to uncover treasure. They serve the highest quality produce and catering for all occasions and homemade bread.
3rd Place – Wickham’s Fruit Farm, 28700 Rte. 25, Cutchogue. 631-734-6441. www.wickhamsfruitfarm.com
Wickham’s Fruit Farm is home to delectable peaches, as well as the delicious hothouse tomatoes, fresh picked raspberries, blueberries, cherries, apples and other crops such as pumpkins in the fall. Their emphasis is on fruit of the highest quality and all fruit sold is guaranteed to be such.
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