I love to cook and one of my favorite rituals during the Summer months is visiting the local farm stands on the South Fork with my dad. The quality far surpasses anything you’d find in a supermarket and beating the crowds at the farmers markets makes the leisurely drive well worth it! This week we hit up a few of my favorites.
Balsam Farms is located at the corner of Windmill Lane and Town Lane in Amagansett and has one of the largest varieties of locally grown fruits and vegetables in the area. We never leave empty-handed!
We picked up a bunch of these zucchini blossoms, stuffed them with fresh mozzarella from Villa Italian Specialties and homemade ricotta from Vicki’s Veggies, and then fried the beauties to golden perfection!
We also visited Iacono Farm – 100 Long Lane, East Hampton – in pursuit of their gorgeous free-range, organic chickens and eggs. Cheesy zucchini frittatas and zesty grilled chicken (complimented with Iacono’s incredible homemade BBQ sauce) have been a big hit, and we’re planning on cooking up some fowl in the smoker this weekend.
Iacono’s has been family owned and operated since 1948, and the clan could not be more charming! Upon entering the farm you feel as though you’ve traveled back in time, to a slower, cleaner and more easy-going way of life – one of the many benefits of farm-to-table consumption!
Are you a fan of hitting up the local farm stands and farmer markets in your area? If so, what have you been cooking up? I’d love to know!