The centuries-old practice of farming has seen a decline across the country within the last few decades. There are 2.1 million farms now found across America’s rural landscape, and just 2% of the U.S. population consists of farming families. On the North Fork, the evolution of agriculture has gone from a means of survival for families and feeding a population to include a new industry known locally as agritainment. Pumpkin picking and wine tasting are the first that come to mind, but there’s also an opportunity for an important educational aspect. This new wave of interest is lending itself to tourism while still honoring the area’s history.
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