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Aug 8, 2017 12:43 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

What's Sprouting At Your Local Farm Stand At The Start Of August

Seven Ponds Orchard.  ALEXANDRA TALTY
Sep 29, 2017 1:50 PM

Spring Close Farms

Tucked off Spring Close Highway, one of East Hampton’s smallest farms is excited to be welcoming tomatoes in the next few weeks. Farmer Darryl Glennon says that thanks to a slow spring, the tomatoes got a late start this year, but they should be arriving in the next week or so. With his wife, they grow a wide variety of tomatoes, from Sweet Pea Red Currants—which look like small peas but taste like tomatoes—to their White Cherries, Ox’s Heart and Chef’s Choice Green varieties.

Their garlic crop is almost sold out, so stop by and pick up some today. The stand also features fresh-cut herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano and purple basil. As a 1.5 acre farm, they source from other local growers to boost their offerings. “We’re small batch,” Mr. Glennon said. “We put something on the counter and it is usually gone by the end of the day.”

Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, Spring Close Farms is on 92 Spring Close Highway in East Hampton.

Densieski Farm Stand

East Quogue’s family farm stand is in the middle of its growing season, with plenty of carrots, beets, scallions, string beans as well as purple and white eggplants. Their artichokes—which they just started growing a few years ago—are in now as well.

Edmond Densieski’s granddaughter Taylor Oudeans recommends picking up Kirby cucumbers, which are great for pickling thanks to the sweet taste. Their grape and cherry tomatoes are in, the plum and beefsteaks should be hitting the stand this week.

Another new-to-them crop, their own cantaloupes, are fresh off the field this week. Pick up the delectable melon today.

The family Densieski farm is at 10 Lewis Road in East Quogue, and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, except Wednesdays.

Seven Ponds Orchard

Raspberries and blackberries are in full-force, available both in U-Pick or for sale at the Water Mill stand. Get them before the end of summer, said farmer Tim Kraszewski. He added that, “It’s really after Labor Day that you start to lose the berries and stuff. You still have fall raspberries, but blackberries will be headed out.”

Seven Ponds Orchard just got its cherry tomatoes in the past few weeks as well. In addition, the farm is welcoming string beans, sugar snap peas and famous sunflowers. Mr. Kraszewski said, “Once you hit August, there is a lot of good selection of local produce and fruit.”

Located on 67 Seven Ponds Lane in Water Mill, the stand is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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