Tenedios Agricultural Barn, otherwise known as Fresh & Co., was in front of the Southold Planning Board yet again during Monday’s work session.
The applicants have proposed a 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. adjacent to Narrow River Road in Orient. READ
The Southold Town Board of Trustees and shellfish advisory committee are warning that animal agriculture at Fresh & Co. site in Orient could impact nearby waterways and are offering input on ways to mitigate any potential contamination. READ
Concerned Orient residents who are neighbors to a property where an agricultural building is proposed have sent their comments to the town Planning Board via attorneys. (more…)
The Southold Town shellfish advisory committee plans to use drone videography next week to conduct dye-flow studies over Oysterponds Creek, Orient Harbor and Narrow River in Orient.
The test will take place Monday, May 7, according to John Bredemeyer, the town Trustees’ liaison to the committee, with a rain date of May 8.
Non-toxic dye will be cast into the water bodies and tracked by a drone at different tides, showing the movement of the water, and highlighting where any contaminants originate, how they spread and how quickly they travel, Mr. Bredemeyer explained. If bacterial sources are detected, potential corrective measures may be sought, he said. READ
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.