Harbes Family Farmstand founder Ed Harbes is the 12th generation of Harbes to farm on the North Fork. After he married his high school sweetheart, Monica, the family tried to make a go at potato and cabbage farming to little financial yield. Throughout the 1980s, the Harbes transitioned into retail farming, adding sweet corn, tomatoes and a plethora of other types of produce to their repertoire. In 2003, they planted five acres of Chardonnay and Merlot grapes. Today, the Mattituck family farmstand and wine tasting room crowds during the warmer months, with people seeking fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor games and activities for their children, and samples of Harbes' award-winning wines.