Food & Drink

What follows is a preliminary list of growers in our area.  We welcome suggestions, corrections and additions. This list is designed as a community resource.  You are invited to submit the names of growers we have overlooked. It will be updated as...

Welcome to our new Food Page. We will be concentrating on local sources, local growers and of course, local restaurants.  This is an interactive page…we want your feedback and your recipes.

Notes by Tom Fool  

Tom Fool is a pseudonym for a retired farmer/grower who should know better. ...

by Arvolyn Hill

May is a big month for gardening.  It’s time to get your young greenhouse plants hardened for planting outside.  Now that the soil has warmed, get your seeds into  the garden.  The rain helped moisten the soil; piles of mulch can be worked in to make an improved seedbed. Tricks of the trade: Use row covers for carrots, beets and brasicas...

May 20- Silimar Farm on Route 22 is continuing its joint venture with Andy Szymanowicz’s     Sol Flower Farm.  The new store manager whose broad smile welcomes visitors is Charlie Priestly who picked up his broad accent in Brighten made famous in countless English mystery novels. He...

Amenia’s Farmers’ Market is now operating summer hours on Friday, 3 to 7 p.m.  in the parking lot on Route 22 just north of the light.

Millbrook’s farmers’ market will open on Saturday, May 23.

Water your garden to keep the soil moist; mulch to keep the moisture in. 

Notes by Tom Fool  

Tom Fool is a...

by Arvolyn Hill

November 19, 2014

The Millbrook School District’s lunch manager Holly Heady defies lunch lady stereotypes.  She is young, energetic and she is smiling.  Heady is a graduate of Millbrook High School. Her first food service job after college was at Millbrook in 1990.  Since then she...

by Rona Boyer
If you are looking for a family-friendly restaurant with copious portions of home-cooked food, you will now find it on Old Route 22 in Wingdale. But if you are thinking of Friday or Saturday night—better reserve. It was packed when we were there. Owner Joe Ceci greets customers with a welcoming smile, as if we were his personal guests, not paying customers. It must be due to his long and successful...