Wednesday, July 21, 2010

To the farm.

We recently visited the beautiful Hawthorne Valley Farm in Upstate New York. The farm is located in the hills of the Columbia Mountain Range is a center for not only agriculture, but arts and education too. We sampled some really delicious cheeses, breads, and vegetables, all made and/or grown on the premises, and met some very happy cows, like this lady right here:

They sell raw milk at their farm store so a lot of folks came to stock up their supply for their cheese, yogurt, and cottage cheese making endeavors. They also sell whey which can be used for Lacto Fermentation, a process responsible for some of the most delicious sauerkraut that we have ever tasted. 

They have a stand at the Green Market at Union Square every Wednesday and Saturday, so you must check them out! If you go, be sure to get their early because their baked goods always sell out and their Sourdough Rye Bread is off the charts, so you really don't want to miss it. 

We'll leave you with some more pictures that we snapped as we wandered around their idyllic, breathtaking farm.

Eat well, 

happy tomatoes
pasture land

sheep or goat?

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