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Artisan Food & Crafts

 Welcome to Artisan Paradise! The East End is about so much more than fresh seafood. Delicious mature wines, farm fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats, and cheeses are cultivated, harvested and produced right here on the North Fork. These artisan foods are available in the local grocery stores, farm stands and the North Fork eateries. In fact, we believe no visit is complete without sampling the local fare—a true locavore’s dream. Find our favorite stops on a food lover’s journey of the North Fork right here, screened and approved.

Southold Bay Oysters Farm Tour & Tastings

Southold, NY 11971

Southold Bay Oysters Shindig Oyster Raw BarExperience local seafood like you have never done before with a tour and tasting at a working aquaculture farm. Learn the process of farming fresh oysters right in the heart of the North Fork, Long Island, and finish with a delightful waterfront tasting of oysters paired with local Long Island wine.

The tour begins with an introduction to the spawning process used at a hatchery during the first phase of an oyster's life. Then, you will experience a demonstration of the oyster grow-out phase and the equipment used to farm market size oysters. Finish the tour with a tasting of their Southold Shindig oysters paired with a local wine, while you overlook the beautiful, briny Southold Bay.

Set aside approximately 2 hours to enjoy this insider’s look into the growing aquaculture industry of the North Fork and the Hamptons.