Reviving a working farm on the North Shore of Long Island, entrepreneur Nick Voulgaris III is something of a renaissance man. He has recently written a beautiful book on Hinckley Yachts and before that, rescued one of Huntington Long Island's last working farms, Kerber's. Founded in 1941 as a poultry farm, the a farm stand and pie shop soon followed. Originally surrounded by miles of potato fields, the property was spared being developed when the new owner stepped in, to revive the place he visited as a child. Reopened Labor Day weekend of 2013, the farm stand has been restored to its former glory, offering roadside charm along with fresh produce, pies, preserves, honey and other delicious baked goods. From the logo on the packaging to the striped awning, all aspects of the revival were done with true authenticity. I especially love his honey and preserves, they make wonderful gifts. Long may nostalgia reign.
I have a place in my heart for farm stands, as I grew up frequenting Young's Farm, a similar spot in the neighboring town of Old Brookville.
Crates hold farm-fresh summer produce and the summer bounty
With Christmas a week away, looking at this summery scene is so alluring
Kerber's has gift crates filled with an assortment of easily likable offerings, this "Weekender Box", which includes pancake mix, Vermont maple syrup, classic old-school coffee mugs, hot cocoa mix, and oatmeal raisin cookie mix.
Winner! Nothing brings back summer nostalgia than a freshly baked pie.
Honey from bees on the farm
Why just get one when you can have 6 homemade jam varieties, including all the greats- blueberry, apple, peach, fig, strawberry rhubarb, and cherry
Blueberry Jam from Long Island. 'Nuff said.
Switching gears a minute to the savory, salad lovers will enjoy balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil