Garden of Eve
4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 631-722-8777
2014: Organic farm selling tomatoes, prepared foods, herbs, vegetables, mixed organic greens and eggs. Features a garden center.
SHARE $495 full share vegetables, June 5-Nov. 16; $315 half share, every other week; $1,050 full share (also includes fruit, eggs and flowers) or $570 half-share (also includes fruit, eggs and flowers); $200 meat (Wagyu beef, chicken and lamb); $200 biweekly cheese and dairy; eggs, flowers or fruit also available individually to shareholders; $15 plant share in Riverhead and Roslyn (four-pack of plants available May 4); $45 per pickup for Chef's Share of prepared vegetarian meals made with Garden of Eve produce by area chefs
DISTRIBUTION Roslyn, at the Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Dr., just south of Jericho Turnpike; at the farm in Riverhead; Bayport, behind Rita's Real Foods, 570 Bayport Rd.; Mount Sinai, Land and Sea fish market, 524 Rte. 25A; St. James, at the St. James Episcopal Church, 490 North Country Rd.; Westhampton Beach at the Farmers Market on Mill Road.
ON THE MENU Cooking greens, lettuce, spinach, bok choy, mizuna (a Japanese mustard green), mustard greens, tatsoi, Swiss chard, kale, snap and snow peas, garlic tops/scapes, scallions, sweet corn, summer squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squashes, potatoes, melons, herbs, basil, onions, sweet potatoes, beets, cabbage, garlic
ABOUT THE FARM This organic farm, owned by Eve and Chris Kaplan-Walbrecht, is well-known for its garlic varieties and annual Garlic Festival. While it doesn't affect one's share price, members can come and volunteer at the farm. "We make things hands-on so people who volunteer can see highlights of the farm," Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht says of Riverhead. "We'll collect eggs, pick greens and eat them in the field. We want them to get a sense of the diversity that is available. Kids are great because they'll eat everything when they're out there, and the parents are always so shocked. We want to get people back in the mindset of trying new things."
Pumpkins 69 cents a pound, organic and nonorganic, some grown on the farm, others trucked to field.
Also Has Fun path ($10, weekends and holidays) includes a cart track ride, pony ride, hayride and bounce house visit; farm stand open daily.
U-pick strawberries $4.50 a pintHours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Easter to Halloween