Wild By Nature

On the North Fork, getting their just desserts

By GREGORY ZELLER // Dessert always comes first at North Fork Chocolate Co., a Calverton Incubator original in the midst of a serious sweet streak. Co-owners Ann Corley and Steve Amaral were among the first tenants to occupy Stony Brook University’s Business Incubator at Calverton in December 2012 and among the first to graduate out. While it still leases incubator facilities to create its gourmet deserts, the business is now based in its own brick-and-mortar…


Where success requires a little shelf examination

By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s one thing for a food startup to conquer the weekend farmer’s market circuit, something much more to break into retail, where the average grocery store offers customers more than 40,000 items, with 20,000 new ones introduced nationally every year. Of which 80 percent fail. How to win over the big boys and keep them coming back for more? There’s an incubator for that. Welcome Spring to Market, a new initiative…