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Cutchogue

Wickham's Fruit Farm

28700 Main Road, Cutchogue, NY , 11935

Description

Wickham’s Fruit Farm has been around for centuries, with a large portion of its current 300 acres cultivated from as early as 1661. Score fresh local produce at the retail stand open from May through December, or get hands on and pick your own strawberries, cherries, apples, blueberries, and peaches (crops vary according to season). Don’t forget to reward yourself after a fruit haul by grabbing a bag of the farm’s famous apple cider cinnamon donuts.

Susan Connor of Susan Connor New York / Wickham's Fruit Farm

It can be really fun to head out to the North Fork and buy local produce, meats, and cheeses, so that when you get home, you can make a lovely, locally grown dinner. There are lots of farm stands along the way to the North Fork wine trail. We love Wickham's because it's a simple roadside stand, has a great selection, and feels like a piece of the countryside. They're not open on Sunday, but on a fall Saturday, pick up a locally grown Long Island cheese pumpkin, then go home and make pie. (You'll have enough left over to make soup, too).

— Susan Connor of Susan Connor New York