Photo credit: Randee Daddona | Plastic row covers at Peconic’s Sang Lee Farms were torn in Monday’s high winds. Vineyards managed to harvest all their fruit before the storm set in. Sandy's high winds damaged some grape trellises, greenhouses, ornamental trees and crops, said Joe Gergela, executive director of the Long Island Farm Bureau. (Oct. 31, 2012)
Sandy hit late enough in the season that Long Island vineyards, greenhouses and farms dodged a bullet, agriculture trade groups said Wednesday.
Most crops had been harvested, and the Island's 52 vineyards worked the weekend before the storm to finish. "We all raced to get the fruit in before the storm came," said Ron Goerler, president of the Long Island Wine Council and co-owner of Jamesport...
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