Get Your Friendsgiving Day Ready, North Fork Style!

One of the biggest trends for the Thanksgiving holiday is not only getting together with family, but making time before the main event to be with your “chosen family”… your friends.  Here is a round up of ideas to get your Friendsgiving Day ready, North Fork style!

 

Where to Shop

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Farm Stands! First thing you need to do, is buy fresh! One of the biggest advantages of living on the North Fork is having access to some of the best farm stands on the island! Everyone has their favorite depending on where they live, but mine is Bay View Market and Farm in Aquebogue.  They are always stocked with the biggest and freshest fruits and veggies I have ever seen. They also have created such a quaint and cozy environment, its not just a farm stand but a place to relax with friends and family over cider donuts and sweet corn.  When thinking about your Friendsgiving menu, its best to know what is in season.  Bay View keeps you in  the know by posting which fruits and veggies is best to buy for every month. Here is the list for November, so as you look for recipes, be sure to include these to have the most flavorful food.

Apples
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Chard (Swiss chard)
Cauliflower
Kale
Bunched Herbs
Leeks
Onions
Potatoes
Spinach
Yams

 

How to Style

Preparing your Friendsgiving table is almost as important as the food.  Here are some great ways to incorporate some style onto your tablescape that will give your friends all the North Fork feels.

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via Fashionable Hostess

While you are at the farm stand grab some extra’s to incorporate into these place settings.  You can get mini baskets at craft stores, like Michaels, and fill them with fruits and veggies in such a way that it looks like a centerpiece for each individual plate. Perfect conversation starter and a little to-go gift for your guests!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It may be November, but the weather outside has been surprisingly warmer than you would expect! If your Friendsgiving happens to be on a day that you could eat outside, take advantage! All your throws that have been packed away can finally get some use. Throw them on the back of chairs to cozy up the decor, but also for your guests to use if they get chilly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Use herbs as decoration! One of my favorite to use is rosemary. Not only does it look pretty, but it smells lovely too! One way you can incorporate it on your table is by tying twine around a bunch and place it over your napkin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No runner? No problem! Using fruits and vegetables spread throughout the tabletop adds color to your decor that you could never accomplish with fabric.  As a place card, write something you are thankful to your friend for.  It will make them feel right at home from the moment they take their seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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via Lauren Conrad

Beyond obsessed with this ombre tablescape! This is the perfect place to sit down at your Friendsgiving Feast! Colorful, simple, and elegant.  Every plate is personalized with a different floral and the mismatched cups work together to create a subtle fade to create that ombre design. Love it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to Eat & Drink

When you have a bunch of people coming over, cooking every single thing may not exactly be realistic. Here are a few essentials that you can pick up from some of the best places on the fork!

Biscuits from Main Rd. Biscuit Co.

Having comfort food as your speciality definitely comes in handy! Put the pillsbury dough down and buy your biscuits from here instead. Pick up their biscuit donut to be really food trendy!

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Wine from Martha Clara

Martha Clara is one of my favorite vineyards, and their selection of wines is vast! They have something for everyone, so it really can be  your one stop shop for wine.

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Beer from Moustache Brewing Co.

There are so many great breweries, but for Friendsgiving I just can’t resist the “stache.” Their Milk & Honey beer is one of my faves!

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Pie from Briemere Farms

If you have never tried a Briemere pie, what are you waiting for!? People far and wide come to get their pie from here, and you will see the lines to get in to prove it. I promise it will be worth the wait!

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2 Comments

  • Shannon Reitz November 3, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Do you know if Main Rd Biscuts its a peanut free facility?

    Love all of these ideas!!!

    Reply
    • nofogirl November 4, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      I dont, but NOFO GIRL is on the case! Ill let you know 🙂

      Reply

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