November 6, 2017 thehamlet

HOLIDAY PIES ARE A LONG ISLAND FAMILY TRADITION

November 6, 2017 – For residents of The Hamlet Estates, finding delicious holiday deserts is an enjoyable seasonal outing that can be easily satisfied with a pleasant drive in the country. Of course, there are numerous specialty bakeries and farm stands throughout the East End, but Briermere Farms is Long Island’s pie colossus. On a fall weekend, hundreds of people converge on the old farmhouse to choose from among the more than two dozen pie offerings. According to Clark McCombe, whose family has owned Briermere since 1960, almost all the fruit used is grown right on the farm – out of season fruit is frozen – and pies are baked on the premises every day. In addition to traditional fruit and cream pies, a selection of jams and jellies is also available. Briermere Farms is open through December 24th; it re-opens in the spring. For directions or more information, please call 631-722-3931.