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Samuel Nolan, with SUNY Cobleskill Degree in tow, Knows Farm Labor has no Off-season.

 

Working through the winter

Is anyone else bored of winter? Daydreaming of feeling the sun on your back, trips to Fire Island and fresh Long Island produce?

You don’t have to wait until spring for that last part. This Saturday, Deer Run Farms in Brookhaven hamlet will reopen for their first-ever Winter Market. After taking the month of January off for a well-deserved break, the Nolan family was back to work last week, gearing up with selections of both fresh and preserved local produce.

Owner Bob Nolan announced in September that the farm stand would be staying open year-round. Though farms typically slow down in the winter, many farmers, especially on Long Island, work through the winter to keep up with high production costs. Offering options for the surrounding community to eat fresh, Nolan said, is another plus. “We’re here, we don’t go away in the winter, so we may as well be open,” Nolan said, laughing. “It’s a good excuse to get out of the house.”

Read the full announcement.