For over three decades now the historic John Gardiner Farm at 900 Park Avenue in Huntington has been hosting their Annual Pickle Festival. The festival has been increasingly popular over the years and generates hundreds of visitors. The Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association manages the Gardiner Farm (which features a farm stand that is opening daily) as well as the Suydam Homestead (c.1730 historical house and museum). Click here for museum info.
photo courtesy of the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association
photo in header courtesy of Edible Long Island
There are over 100 barrels of pickles to taste and to purchase. Hay rides and corn maze will be a fun way to explore the property. Learn about Long Island farming through the potato digging demo and the pickle history display. Walk around and view antique cars and trucks or head over to the farm stand to get roasted corn and baked goods. T-shirts will also be available for purchase.
photo courtesy of the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Society
The lollipop farm train will also be running. The lollipop train used to be an attraction at the Lollipop Farm in Syosset. When the Farm closed the train was protected and stored by SPLIA (Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities). The train was given to John Gardiner Farm in June 2012 where it runs on the weekends.