Monday, August 18, 2014

Farm Stand Love: North Sea Farms

Glorious rows of sunflowers and zinnia at North Sea Farms.
The view I'd like to paint.
North Sea Farms has been farmed by the King family for three generations. They have everything you need to eat healty and well. Fresh vegetables, herbs, fruit, dairy products, fresh squeezed orange juice, freshly laid eggs, chicken, bacon, La Parmigiana olive oil, local jam, ice cream, Tate's baked goods and flowers for your table. No need to face the crowds in town. Who could ask for more? 
Visiting North Sea Farms, reminds me of summer visits to my Grandparents farm. Growing up in the Midwest, my brother, sister and I spent a couple of weeks each summer at our Grandparent's dairy farm in Minnesota. We always ate well, hungry as wolves after running around the farm and pastureland the entire day. I must have had a particularly voracious appetite as Grandpa played a joke on me at dinner one night by cooking an ear of field corn with the sweet corn. Offering the corn to me, he knew that I would choose the biggest ear. He had a good laugh seeing my face as I bit into the starchy chewy feed for the cows. I probably would have just put more butter on it and finished it off if my Grandmother hadn't intervened.
A variety of fresh lettuces straight from the field to your table.
Blistered Eggplant with tomatoes, olives and feta 
created and photographed by Sunday Taylor via 
Sunday Taylor has delicious suggestions for the summer menu here. Her blog Ciao Dominica is a beautifully described combination of literature, travel, gardens, cooking and more. A favorite of mine.
The refridgerator case includes cheeses from Mecox Bay Dairy.
Mecox Bay Dairy by Gordon Matheson
acrylic on canvas 20" x 30"
image via
The girls are free ranging.
Baked goods from Tate's Bake Shop, owned by Kathleen King and named after her father "Tate" King. An article about the beloved King family patriarch here  recounts some of the farm's history.
Three Long Island Barns by Wolf Kahn
pastel 20" x 30" 2000
image via
Visiting children love the farm's menagerie.
1060 Noyack Rd, Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-0735


  1. Gail, I hope you paint that field of zinnias and show it to us on your blog! If I had a place like North Sea Farms nearby I would be there everyday. What a treasure. Thanks so much for mentioning me!

    1. Sunday, Thank you! Blogs are the new magazines and I'm a subscriber to Ciao Dominica!

  2. Gorgeous place to visit.
    I would love to see it kind of visiting..much more than cities..
    Thank you also for the link to Sunday's blog..So pretty!
    That blistered tomato salad looks delicious..

    1. Thank you!! I need to give shout outs to all of my favorite bloggers that inspire me so much - you included! Xxoo


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