Harvest Season – A Food Lover’s Guide to the Hudson Valley
Harvest season in the Hudson Valley means fresh ingredients from nearby farms, and flavor-packed dishes. Several restaurants in the region embrace their proximity to the farms, and position their dishes around the ingredients of the season. From small town eateries and family-friendly bistros to upscale establishments and gathering places, taste the flavors of the region at a farm-to-table restaurant in the Hudson Valley.
Kitchen Sink Food and Drink in Beacon features a wide selection of dishes made using fresh produce and ingredients from the owners’ family farm, Truckload Farm and Orchard in Hyde Park. Kitchen Sink Food and Drink’s menu changes with the season, utilizing the latest flavors and items in their dishes. Some of their current menu options include honeynut squash soup and seared scallops with fennel puree, roasted potatoes and kohlrabi in a lemon brown butter.
The Whitlock in Katonah honors the historic past of the town and former Whitlockville village as a classic farmhouse with a modern twist that provides community members with the opportunity to gather. By sourcing ingredients and utilizing local purveyors, The Whitlock creates simple, yet incredible dishes—lobster BLT roll and heritage pork chop with cauliflower rice and vinegar pepper relish are just two of their menu items. Some of the local farms and establishments The Whitlock sources from are Hilltop Hanover Farm, CM Meats, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, and Hemlock Hill Farm.
Gracie’s Luncheonette in Leeds offers scratch-made meals and bakery items. Gracie’s creates classic comfort food using ingredients from local producers. From breakfast items, like an egg and cheese sandwich or a bagel and lox to lunch dishes, such as roasted tomato soup, a pimento cheese burger, fried chicken, and pulled pork mac and cheese, there are options for all taste buds! Don’t leave Gracie’s without trying their donuts—their everchanging flavors are a perfect addition to any meal.
Local 111 in Philmont proudly collaborates with nearby farms to source fresh ingredients for their dishes. Common Hands Farm, Rock City Mushrooms, Feather Ridge Farm, Honey Dog Farm, and Ten Barn Farm are just a few of the local farms the restaurant works with. Local 111 features dishes, such as Masa-stuffed heirloom peppers, fried chicken n’pumpkin dumplins, and slow roasted pork belly in a community-oriented atmosphere.
Main Course Catering & Marketplace in New Paltz features catering and a marketplace restaurant with dine-in or take-out for lunch, dinner, and brunch. Main Course offers dishes that are made with ingredients from local purveyors, such as Jenkins-Lueken Orchard, Campanelli’s Poultry Farm, Sorbello Farms, and Edgwick Farm. From “composed salads,” like blackened chicken salad and cedar smoked salmon salad to panini sandwiches, like homestyle meatloaf and crisp eggplant, each carefully created dish is inspired by the bounty of the region.
New World Bistro Bar in Albany is a gastro pub that features creative dishes in a relaxed setting. Supporting their mantra “global flavor, local pride,” New World Bistro Bar sources ingredients locally. The chicken is Goffle Free Range, the coffee is Fair Trade and organic from Chris’ Coffee, and their produce is from nearby farms—some of the farms are Staron Farms, Indian Ladder Farms, Kilcoyne Farm, and Bulich Creekside Farm. Pumpkin seed crusted NY Steelhead trout, bistro cut strip steak, and Hilltop Acres honeynut squash are just a few of their current dinner menu options.
The Grange in Warwick is a farm-to-table restaurant and marketplace that utilizes local ingredients. Featuring seasonal dishes, their menu changes based on the latest items from nearby farms. With mouth-watering entrees, such as fried pickled green tomatoes, mushroom risotto, and lowland farm grass-fed special blend beef burger, there are plenty of delicious items to choose from. Try the flourless chocolate cake for dessert!
Tilly’s Table, located on the rolling hills of Tilly Foster Farm in Brewster, is a throwback to the bucolic beauty of old Putnam County. The restaurant, with a fresh farm-to-table flair, is open for dinner Thursday through Sunday, and for Sunday brunch. Tilly’s Table also serves as a venue for meetings, weddings, and other special events, including comedy nights and concerts, making it the perfect spot for a date night or group night out.
Nighthawks in Troy uses the freshest ingredients to create unique, flavorful dishes. Their frequently changing menu features items, such as smoked brisket poutine, pappardelle, upside down baked apple pancake, and herb and cheddar biscuit with maple sausage, a fried egg and pickles. Some of the area farmers and producers they source from are Highland Hollow, Schoharie Valley Farms, Hilltop Acres, and 2nd Street Farm.
Communal Kitchen in Nyack features classic dishes made with local ingredients, hand-crafted cocktails, and “small production” wines. Building the menu around the flavors of the season, Communal Kitchen is a place where family and friends come together for a delicious meal. Charcuterie and artisanal cheeses, edamame hummus, burrata, bucatini, organic salmon, and pork schnitzel are some of their menu options.
Experience the flavors of the Hudson Valley at a farm-to-table restaurant. Begin planning your trip today!