It’s about 7am on Saturday morning…It’s the Saturday before Thanksgiving so Catskill Maison Bed and Breakfast isn’t open for business right now. There is no reason for me to be up this early on a Saturday when I don’t have to serve breakfast. Sure I was planning on getting up in an hour or so because I want to beat the crowds at the Union Square Greenmarket that will surface by 11am on the Saturday before Thanksgiving; but to be up and bright eyed and bushy tailed at 7am, enough to blog is cause for concern. There are times when I have to be almost threatened by my Social Media Director Sharon to get a blog post out at all, so for me to be up right now with not even a hint of coaxing means that I have to write about something important and exciting!
I woke up this morning to an email from one of our purveyors and friends Carol Clement from Heather Ridge Farm. Carol, who owns and runs the farm and the Bees Knees Cafe which is run on the farm, sent out an eblast last night stating that her cafe, the Bees Knees is being written up in this Sunday’s NY Times Travel Section. After reading the article, I got so excited that I couldn’t fall back to sleep, I had to get the word out! For those of you who have visited us and had our 3 course locally sourced breakfast on a day when we feature the highly touted chicken sausage and on the board where we list our sources “Heather Ridge Farm” is written…this is the same Heather Ridge Farm!
Carol’s Bees Knees Cafe, which is approximately 20-25 minutes from Catskill Maison is only open on Saturday for lunch. Her farm store is open on Saturday as well, and after eating a wonderful meal made of almost 100% locally sourced ingredients (which those of you who read my blog know is very important to me, since almost every post mentions the importance of local and sustainable food); you can purchase all kinds of goodies from her farm store! I can personally attest to the fact that her “Oink and Moo Chili” is AMAZING!!! Really addictive stuff and it runs circles around the chili from Manhattan Chili Company.
Our sincerest congratulations to Carol and her team over at Heather Ridge, we are so very glad that what she is doing is being recognized and being given the kudos it deserves.
***All Photos featured on this post are a courtesy of Heather Ridge Farm.