Friday, July 18, 2014

Review: Stone and Thistle Farm Stay in Upstate New York

Susannah from Stone and Thistle Farm at their stand at the farmer's market in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Stone and Thistle Farm sells their grass-fed and pastured meats and eggs on Sundays in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where we live.  This past winter, I read Joel Salatin's book, Folks, This Ain't Normal, and I suddenly needed to know exactly where my food came from.  I visited our market one Sunday and drilled Tom Warren of Stone and Thistle Farm with a thousand questions in person and then via email about how he raises and slaughters his animals.  I was very pleased with what I learned.  

We have been buying meat from Stone and Thistle ever since and recently stayed at the farm for the weekend.  It was a wonderful experience for all of us, not just our 3-year old and 9-month old children.  Interacting with animals and nature for the weekend was a lot of fun and for me, connecting what I encounter at the market on Sundays to a real working farm that I respect was an important experience.  I highly recommend visiting Stone and Thistle Farm and buying from them at their farm store or one of their markets in New York. 

This is my review of our farm stay in photos (and one video).  

The entire weekend was a dream come true for my 3-year old.  Exhibit A is the above video.

 Lots more photos after the jump!

First thing we saw when we arrived at the farm:  chickens!  This IS a real farm!

Grilling sausage and steak from Stone and Thistle's farm store in the private backyard of the Farmhouse Suite
Eggs that Greyson collected that morning to take back to Brooklyn

Big goodbye hug from Denise of Stone and Thistle Farm.  We'll be back!

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