The rise of factory farms has made people nostalgic for the ideal of a traditional farm, with its playful farm animals, row upon row of leafy greens, and scarecrows that feast on the terror of sheepdogs. Take strength from freshness with today's Groupon to Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market in Riverhead. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of plants, flowers, and gardening supplies from the gardening center.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of produce, eggs, and more from the farm market.
Founded in 2001 by two green-thumbed environmental enthusiasts, Garden of Eve shepherds hundreds of varieties of plants and produce from the earth to home gardens and tummies. The garden center raises perennial flowers ($6.99), herbs, and vegetable sprouts ($3.50) from seedlings in a loving environment, instilling each plant with a quiet confidence and the ability to resist the urge to choke out other foliage. Expert staff help greenhorns choose proper plantings for their ecosystem of choice and navigate a rich selection of annual flower flats ($10.99), hanging baskets, and other forms of florification.
The farm market culls organic goods from the on-site farm and supplements them with snacks and cold drinks, including raw, vegan, and gluten-free options. Prepare for summer shortcakes with a pint of strawberries ($4), more surprisingly sweet than a water balloon full of Kool-Aid, or take home third-pound bundles of cooking greens ($3), or free-range eggs ($5/dozen) fresh from Garden of Eve's own chickens.
Guests can peruse the grounds of the working farm, spending quality time with barnyard favorites, such as chickens, dwarf goats, and arugula elves. Garden of Eve submits its harvests to the rigorous organic certification processes conducted by the Northeast Organic Farming Association and the United States Department of Agriculture, ensuring that they're free of synthetic pesticides and are pulled gently from a responsibly farmed soil.
4558 Sound Ave.
Riverhead, New York 11901Get Directions