Dining on the 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.
Summer dinners June 12, July 10, Aug 7.
Madava Farms, Dover Plains
Open Sat–Sun year-round from 11–5.
Monthly dinners, see website for dates.
Heather Ridge Farm
Bees Knees Café, year-round café, lunch served 11–3.
Annual dinner July 23, reservations required.
Pennings Farm Market
Open daily with limited menu Tuesdays til 3, special events as scheduled.
Next dinner June 3, reservations required.
Stone and Thistle Farm
Jun–Oct, Sat dinner, Sun brunch, reservations required.
Monthly dinners, third Saturday of the month, starting June 18–October, reservations required. taliaferrofarms.com
Twin Star Orchards
Pavilion offering wood-fired pizza and burgers Fri, Sat Sun 11–7.