Saturday, May 15, 2010

North Fork: Planting Vines

The kids and I needed to get some sunshine today so we took a ride out to the Vivianos' farm in Cutchogue, NY to check out their new grapevines. I suppose being surrounded by North Fork vineyards can inspire folks to swap out their usual crops of tomatoes, garlic, and strawberries, to give winemaking a shot, which is exactly what the Vivianos have chosen to do. True, there's lots of vegetables and flowers in the greenhouse ready to go for their two farmstands, but the majority of the property is now a youthful field of merlot and cabernet sauvignon grapes.
My favorite part of the trip, however, was the chicken coop, where we were able to sneak past the turkey and gather up a half dozen eggs. Sounds like dinner to me.

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