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Jason's Woodsign Creations

Jason's Woodsign Creations

Meditative is the best way to describe it," says Jason Taveras. "When I'm carving wood, I get into this zone of visualizing what I want to do and nothing can distract me. When you are working with wood, it will guide and talk to you and show you the way, but you've got to be in tune with it."Despite being born into a creative/handy family - Grandfather: Builder, Uncle: Architect, Cousin: Graphic Designer - Jason (a cardiac stenographer by day) wasn't this zen until VERY recently. There were a few handmade signs here and there, but it wasn't until his...

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Hamptons Handpoured

Hamptons Handpoured

"I want customers who visit the area to be able to take a piece of the Hamptons home with them," says Brittany. "Or like myself who has lived here my whole life, I want a candle that smells like home."  . Four years ago, Brittany began to feel the effects of an autoimmune disease while working at a clothing boutique, Therapy Life & Style. An insufficient absorption of B-12 forced her to struggle with frequent bouts of passing out and an overall lack of energy. In an effort to boost her mood, calm her anxiety and to "feel grounded" while...

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Kerber’s Farm

Kerber’s Farm

The story of Kerber’s Farm predates the brand today we all know and love. Originally founded in 1941, the farm served as an integral part of the lifeblood of the local community. One young local Huntington boy in particular would often frequent the farm with his mother around the holidays. Back then, Kerber’s Farm would supply young Nick Voulgaris III and his family chicken, turkey, eggs and pie and helped transform holidays into joyous festivities. But like many farms in the area, by 2013, it had fallen into a state of disrepair and was slated to be redeveloped into condominiums....

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Little Bird Kitchen

Little Bird Kitchen

It all began with a candied orange peel. Husband and wife team, Corey and Sara Meyer, now make all sorts of strange and wonderfully curious confections out of their state of the art manufacturing facility in Plainview. But it all started with that orange rind Sara candied for her husband. Corey’s overjoyed reaction to the peel immediately plunged Sara into a candying kick. Soon she candied pretty much everything that was edible, including some leftover jalapeños. Corey thought she was crazy, Sara’s co-workers, however, did not. After bringing chocolate covered candied jalapeños into her office, orders were immediately placed. So,...

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