About a dozen Orient residents gathered at Southold Town Hall Monday night for a Planning Board work session because the Tenedios Agricultural Barn site plan was on the agenda. The plan calls for an 8,664-square-foot building to house livestock and store feed, supplies and farm equipment on 34.5 acres of farmland owned by Fresh & Co. READ
Orient residents rallied against Manhattan-based restaurant chain Fresh & Co.’s proposal to build a large barn and raise animals on farmland in the hamlet at a public hearing on the plan Sept. 11. READ
This week was a big one for many Orient residents.
On Monday night, and again on Tuesday, residents of the hamlet at the tip of the North Fork rose up and spoke their minds to elected and appointed Southold Town officials about what they would not accept for the beautiful land and vistas in their community.
Outspoken residents of Orient packed Southold Town Hall Monday night demanding that the Planning Board reject a Manhattan-based restaurant chain’s proposal to build a large barn and raise animals on a tract of farmland adjacent to Narrow River Road.
A Manhattan-based chain of “fast casual” restaurants has acquired Orient farmland to provide what it calls “farm-to-desk” dining for hungry city office workers and urban foodies.