An Inside View of Spy Coast Farm

Our Name

At one time, our original farm, located on Strong's Neck in Setauket, NY, was prime fishing and hunting territory for the Setalcott Indians.

During the Revolutionary War, George Washington commissioned the Setauket Spy Ring to operate from the area. It is said that the patriot, Anna Smith Strong, received intelligence from the local tavern owner and then hung her petticoats and handkerchiefs on her laundry line in a predetermined array in order to inform the whale boat captain, Caleb Brewster, in which harbor the Redcoats were located. Their efforts contributed in no small measure to the success of the Patriot troops.

Since that time, the Strong's Neck area has been known as the Spy Coast. We consider it an honor to be able to name our farm after this significant chapter of our nation's history.