Long Island Thanksgiving: Farmstand Food and Drink for the Holiday Table

What if the food on your Thanksgiving table was grown right here on LI? Long Island is the largest agricultural county in NY according to the Long Island Farm Bureau and also a large supplier of the country’s wine grapes. This holiday season, give back to your local farmers by shopping locally. Leave the chain stores out of your Thanksgiving equation this year with our guide to Long Island farms and markets that sell locally grown meat, cheese, produce and even wine. If you cannot travel as far as our suggestions see these great lists of Farmstands on Long Island and Long Island Farmers Markets to fine the resources nearest you.

 

Appetizers:

Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese from Mecox Farm and sliced seasonal fruit.

Crustless Goat Cheese Quiche made from locally made goat cheese.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner:

A fresh turkey from Will Miloski Poultry Farm in Calverton  – which will begin selling fresh turkeys on November 19th

Roasted Vegetables like Carrots, Celery, Broccoli, Onions, Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, and Winter Squash from Lewin Farm in Wading River.

Mashed Potatoes from  Ty Llwyd (pronounced tee clewed) farm stand in Northville

Stuffing bread from your local bakery

Rosemary Herb Blend from PR Herb Farm.

 

Dessert:

Buy pre made fresh pies like apple, dark cherry, and pear crumb from Youngs Farm in Glen Head and download their Thanksgiving pie menu here.

Bake your own Apple Crumb Pie and Pumpkin Pie with fruit form the Milk Pail Farm, Orchard & Greenhouses in Water Mill.

Vanilla and Pumpkin Ice Cream from Snowflake in Riverhead.

 

Wine:

Wine from Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue have beautiful festive bottles and good distribution at many local Long Island stores.

Beverages:
Cider from the Jericho Cider Mill (Get it there or at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury)

 

Decor:

Your centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table can be made of local pumpkins and gourds or local plants from your closest greenhouse.

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