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In Season: Sugar Snap Peas Filling Up Local Farm Stands

Local peas, beets, onions and several different types of green lettuce are fresh and filling the shelves of farm stands across the North Fork.

might be just about over, but several other types of local crops are sprouting right on time and making their way to North Fork farm stands.

Sugar snap peas are the current superstar crop and are looking good this year, according to Helen Krupski of in Peconic — though she added that strawberries grown on her farm are still plentiful and fresh due to a late planting.

Krupski's offers customers the option of picking their own peas or buying them off the shelves, which are also currently stocked with fresh items such as three different types of lettuce, baskets of strawberries and summer onions.

"Today was the first day we had the onions on the shelf," Krupski said on Tuesday afternoon.

Head just a little further east on Route 25 in Peconic and you'll find fresh peas, asparagus, rhubarb, beets, and zucchini at Barb's Veggies farm stand. Owner Barb Peils is not a farmer herself but imports most of her product from Aquebogue farmers.

"Everything's coming in well this year," she said, adding that after the peas and asparagus have run out there will be plenty of tomatoes, cucumbers and spinach decorating her shelves. "As long as the weather holds."

Stay tuned next week for another installment of In Season.

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