Autumn marks a time of sweater weather-filled weekends complete with wine tasting, apple picking, and everything pumpkin. There will not be a slowdown of traffic on the East End post Labor Day with harvest season being one of the most coveted times of year for city dwellers and locals alike. Over the course of just a few short months, an influx of pumpkin pickers will come and go with their bounty of fresh produce and farm stand selfies unaware, but not unappreciative, of the generations of farming families that work tirelessly to cultivate the crops essential to the farm-to-table movement. With “buy local” a common mantra among today’s consumers, the next generation of farmers are taking over the East End ready to meet every foodie’s demands.
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