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Farm stands on Long Island

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Whether you're in the market for peaches or pumpkins, turnips or tomatoes, buying directly from the farmer ensures the freshest produce.

In addition to fresh ingredients, you also get the opportunity to learn from someone who knows exactly how it was grown and interesting ways to prepare it.

Here's where to find farm stands on Long Island.

--Compiled by Erica Marcus