Dining on the Farm

Farmer & Chef

Dining on the Farm

Photo courtesy of Stone and Thistle Farm

Farm-to-table dining doesn’t always mean bringing the food off the farm. Some farms are welcoming diners to visit and enjoy a freshly prepared meal. Whether they’re partnering with local chefs or manning the kitchen themselves, Hudson Valley farmers are bringing diners fresh, local, seasonal meals prepared on-site using their own meat and produce. Dining on the farm is all about the food—how it’s grown, who nurtures it, how it’s cooked. It usually emphasizes simple dishes that emphasize natural flavors. Brunches and dinners may be limited to 30 people eating at picnic tables surrounded by the hills and fields that are the source of the meal, or could involve an open invitation for visitors to peruse the farm and experience authentic “farm to table” dining. You just can’t get any closer to the roots of our food culture.


Bradley Farm
New Paltz
Summer dinners July 15, July 22, Aug 5.

Cold Spring
Monthly dinners, see website for dates.

Heather Ridge Farm
Preston Hollow
Bees Knees Café, year-round café, lunch served 11–3.

Katchkie Farm
Annual dinner July 14, reservations required.

Pennings Farm Market
Open daily with limited menu Tuesdays til 3, special events as scheduled.

Soons Orchard
New Hampton
Next dinner July 13, reservations required.

Stone and Thistle Farm
East Meredith
Jun–Oct, Sat dinner, Sun brunch, reservations required.

Taliaferro Farms
New Paltz
Monthly dinners, third Saturday of the month, June–October, reservations required. taliaferrofarms.com

Twin Star Orchards
New Paltz
Pavilion offering wood-fired pizza and burgers Fri & Sat 11–9, Sun 11–7.

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