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The Occasional Farmer

Over the past week or so, I’ve spent more time down at our Brooklyn restaurant than in the past six months combined. We’ve had some really wonderful staffing changes, and I’ve been there to manage the transitions.  Being submerged back … Continue reading

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Meet-the-Farmer Dinner: Take Two

Last night was our second applewood farm Meet-the-Farmer dinner at applewood restaurant in Brooklyn. We arrived a little after 2:00 p.m. to deliver all the produce for the dinner and then proceeded to hang all the new photography.  It made … Continue reading

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Teaching Someone to Milk Our Goat

We have a vacation coming up. Used to be, we’d head to Cape Cod for a week every summer for some much-needed time at the beach after spending the rest of the year working inhuman hours at the restaurant.  When … Continue reading

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applewood farm Photo Contest! (with Prizes!)

Since we opened applewood restaurant back in 2004, we’ve always featured the work of local photographers on our walls.  We have tried to find photos that showed images of farms and farming, and so far we think we’ve done a … Continue reading

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Poor in Farm; Rich in Friendship

In the summer of 2004, Dave and I were walking home from a seminar on organic gardening at the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn.  The farmer who had spoken gave out bags of freshly-picked lettuces to everyone who came … Continue reading

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Pig’s Day Approaches

Tomorrow we will transform Pig from pig to pork. Last November, we learned many valuable lessons about how to humanely kill our beloved pigs.  More than anything else they taught us through this process, they taught us that killing three … Continue reading

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Farm Menu On Its Way to applewood Brooklyn!

The first stage in the realization of our ultimate farming dream is starting.  Despite the excessive rain, followed by the no-rain-at-all, our crops are starting to take off and hope exists that the garden will flourish this summer after all. … Continue reading

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