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How to Find Great Pumpkins on the North Fork, LI

Pumpkins. Photo: Laura B. Weiss

I you’re out this weekend looking for great pumpkins, try Krupski’s Farm on the Main Road in Peconic on the North Fork of Long Island.

Yes, you could settle for the specimins at your local bodega. But you’d miss out on the gorgeous pumpkins at Krupski’s—not to mention their huge and varied selection of winter squash.

Krupski's squash. Photo: Laura B. Weiss

Other places to shop for or pick your own pumpkins on the North Fork include a wealth of stands, says Exploreli.  Try some of these:

Harbes Family Farm and Vineyard

Harbes Family Farm Stand

Greenland Family Farms

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Farming in New York City: A Panel Discussion at NYU

Are you farming in your backyard?

Temporary P.S. 1 public farm via http://popupcity.net

P.S. 1 farm, Queens, NY via http://popupcity.net.

Well, you’re not the first New Yorker to ever harness a hoe in the five boroughs. NYU’s Fales Library–the home of a world-renowned food cookery collection–that’s cookbooks for you non-culinary history mavens–is having a panel discussion, New York Farm Connections: The Five Boroughs as Farmland and Marketplace, June 4. Here are the details:

When: Thursday, June 4 at 4 pm.

Where: NYU Fales Library, located in Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South.

What’s It Cost? Free to those with an NYU ID; for others, a suggested $10 donation.

How Do I Reserve a Spot? For reservations, call 212.992.9018 or email rsvp.bobst@nyu.edu.

Who’s Speaking?

* Louise Calderwood, agricultural producer, former Vermont Deputy Secretary of Agriculture; lecturer, Sterling College
* Bob Lewis, New York Department of Agriculture and Markets
* Gabriella Petrick, assistant professor, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
* Gus Schumacher, former Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Service, USDA

The discussion is moderated by Clark Wolf, founder of Clark Wolf Company, the food, restaurant, and hospitality consulting firm, and a co-sponsor of the event, along with NYU Steinhardt School’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.

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