1760 Homestead Farm (Credit score: Lee Meyer)
The North Fork is crammed with native produce and recent meals, however 1760 Homestead Farm has one thing distinctive to supply — farm-to-plate meals.
Farm proprietor Larry Kaiser and chef Aki Goldberg, who sells her soups and salads on the farm, have began a weekly farm-to-plate program on Sunday evenings, the place visitors can take pleasure in meals ready by Kaiser and Goldberg utilizing produce and objects grown proper on the farm.
Kaiser and Goldberg received the concept from speaking to clients.
“We get lots of people coming to the farm and asking tips on how to prepare dinner with this and use that,” Kaiser mentioned.
Goldberg, who was born in Antwerp, Belgium and is understood for her Aki’s Kitchen model of soups and salads, sells lots of her merchandise at 1760 Homestead Farm.
“They had been very impressed that Aki was making her soups and salads with merchandise we develop on the farm,” Kaiser mentioned.
“We complement each other,” added Goldberg. “Larry [prepares] extra of the protein. “We attempt to showcase a clear, easy product and wish folks to decelerate a bit bit and sit down, take a look at the farm.”
Whereas it’s not a standard restaurant — there’s a brand new menu each week, and visitors can take the meals house or sit at picnic tables on the farm — Kaiser and Goldberg have seen repeat clients.
“There’s one younger household that’s right here virtually each week,” mentioned Kaiser. “The youngsters get to play and stroll by the fields. And often stroll away with a salad or soup to take house.”
Kaiser and Goldberg constructed an outside demonstration kitchen, the place the meals is ready, and plenty of visitors will work together with them and ask questions, which they each welcome.
“When folks have questions on a product we’re working with, there’s that non-public interplay,” Kaiser mentioned.
The weekly, seasonal menus have one thing for everybody.
“I eat the whole lot, however not everyone eats the whole lot,” mentioned Goldberg. “You could be a meat lover, vegetarian, or vegan. It’s not a restaurant however we do provide one thing for everybody, together with little children.”
Up to now, the farm-to-plate program has been an excellent success for 1760 Homestead Farm.
“All of us take satisfaction in what we do right here,” mentioned Kaiser.
1760 Homestead Farm is positioned at 5412 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. Try their Facebook page for details about the weekly menu.