I recently decided to stop at the Peconic River Herb Farm for the first time. I wasn’t looking for herbs, so if you’re saying ” I don’t need herbs” , please read on. PRHF is MUCH more than herbs. Located in Calverton, near Riverhead, it’s a great stop for an hour or so on your way out east to either the north or the south fork. Or a relaxing place to stroll after a morning at the outlets in Riverhead or just when you need a little quiet afternoon out in Suffolk County.
Located on fourteen acres of country, rustic, charming land with beautiful scenery and tons of nooks and crannies to explore, Peconic Rive Herb Farm is a gardeners paradise! They have about eight greenhouses and many outdoor areas packed with beautiful plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, vegetables and more. I got myself some nice tomato plants and fresh locally grown asparagus that must be from a nearby farm. My daughter and I really enjoyed exploring the garden shop which was jam packed with antiques, quirky finds, furniture, pottery, tools, seeds, even vintage clothes stuffed into a two story barn that seems to take you back in time as you explore the goodies.
We especially loved walking to the river and sitting on the gliders and hammocks enjoying the sounds of nature. It was totally peaceful and relaxing. The herb farm lets you bring a picnic in as you shop with tables to accommodate your lunch. There was also a fridge selling some cold drinks too. Noted this for next time I go, which will be soon.
What I really liked most was the various gardens, buildings and antiques around the property. There were so many places to explore and garden treasures to be found at every turn. There’s something new to look at wherever you look. Be sure to bring a camera too. Prices were reasonable and plants and flowers were just lovely. Grab a cart on your way in and fill it up!
They even rent out the site for events and weddings. You can visit their site here.
PRHF even does workshops and events plus they welcome artists too! What a lovely place to sit and paint. Sunday morning plant walks are 45 minutes and begin at 11 am. See the site for all the details on their “events’ page.
Hours are as follows:
April: 9am-5pm, 7 days
May: 8am-6pm, 7 days
June: 9am-5pm, 7 days
July-October: 9am-4pm, 7 days