Flavors from two forks will be rolling onto the grounds of the Hallockville Museum Farm on Sound Avenue in Northville this weekend for the first Food Trucks at the Farm.
Hallockville farm, a Riverhead Town landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places, offers tours, educational workshops, and events year-round. As a nonprofit, it is entirely supported by membership, charitable donations, grant funding, and sponsorship. This Saturday, October 26, event from 11 AM to 5 PM will support the cause.
Michelle Panciarello, general manager of the Bay Shore-based Eat Me, Drink Me food truck, conceptualized the event.
“The vision that Michelle brought to us is something that we can fully embrace. It’s a great opportunity for the local food trucks who get a lot of ingredients from local stands across the north and south forks,” said Megan Shpak, the assistant director of the Hallockville farm. “It’s a really fun time of year. Besides things like pumpkin picking, this is a great option for something to do in the area.”
“I love Hallockville,” Panciarello said. “It’s a super cool, historic venue run by a bunch of great people who truly care about what they are doing, and I wanted to help bring funding to the farm.”
She said with Edible Long Island deciding not to do a food truck derby this year, it seemed like a great time to “sort of pick up the ball, and run with it.”
Food Trucks at the Farm will offer numerous choices, with no two vendors serving the same type of food, allowing guests to really get a sense for the individual businesses. Vendors include Subtle Tea, Mattitaco, Moustache Brewing Company, Rolling Smoke, Chiddy’s, Brockenzo Pizza, North Fork Doughnut Company, Island Empanada, Rocky’s Ice Cream Truck, Anewyorkicanthing, Nice Buns, Cheesy Pete’s, and others.
“There are too many organizers doing derbies on the island that are for profit, and bringing in trucks and vendors that aren’t even from Long Island,” Panciarello said. “I felt like we have a great spot to all pull together to put on an economical family day that actually benefits a Long Island landmark.”
Tickets are $7 per adult. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.
Visit www.nyfoodtruckderby.com for tickets.