Farm Fresh: Home Grown in the Hamptons

Round Swamp Farm

As the late summer breeze begins to blow in, it brings with it the tradition of end-of-season backyard barbeques and dinner parties. Whether you’re hosting or are a guest, you should always have the best…especially when it comes to dessert. The shelves of the this country market are lined with chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven, fruit crumb pies filled with the freshest produce, and pound cakes, the plain as flavorful as the lemon or orange. (184 Three Mile Harbor Rd., East Hampton, 631.324.4438)

Stuart’s Seafood Market

“Follow the fish to Stuart’s and you’ll get the catch of the day.” This motto is where it all began in 1955 when East Enders started to follow Stuart’s boats from the docks straight to his packing station where he would prepare shipments to other fish markets. He decided to open the doors to his own market and today Stuart’s is the oldest continuously operated fish market in the East End. We recommend the Clambake To Go, a ready-to-heat pot filled with lobsters, steamers, mussels, potatoes and corn on the cob. (41 Oak Lane, Amagnasett, 631.267.6700)

Amagansett Farmers Market

Never is your plate more diversified than during the summer months. Each meal bursting with color from the addition of fresh fruit, perfectly ripe tomato, cucumber salads and grilled vegetables filled with flavor in every bite. The market, run by Eli Zabar, offers the finest ingredients, making it enjoyable to take in your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. If you’ve been invited over while someone else worries about the cooking and cleaning duties, pick up some fresh cut flowers – a proper guest never shows up empty handed! (367 Main St., Amagansett, 631.267.3894)

The Wine Stand | Wölffer Estate Vineyard

Uncork and unwind at the end of the day with a bottle of Wölffer Estate’s best. Complement the flavors of dinner by pairing crisp whites with succulent lobster and clam dishes or robust reds with smoky sausages off the grill. You can pick up a bottle, or two…or three from The Stand to bring home for your fête, but first you can enjoy a glass on the grounds of the vineyard while taking in the spectacular view and fiery colors of the setting sun. You may want to bring a blanket as the fall chill is upon us. (139 Sagg Rd., Sagaponack, 631.537.5106)