A Day A-Whey to Sprout Creek Farm and Terhune Orchard
Saxelby Cheesemongers has a very important question to ask you: What could be finer than spending a day out in the country, communing with cows, noshing on cheese, and picking loads of juicy apples? Not a whole heck of a lot.
Saxelby Cheesemongers is thrilled to announce our fall Day A-Whey farm field trip to Sprout Creek Farm and Terhune Orchard! Join us on our chartered coach as we explore the best of the Hudson Valley's farmland during peak fall foliage. Our Day A-Whey will wind up the Hudson River to Sprout Creek Farm, where we'll see first hand how farmstead cheese is made. After a tour of the farm and creamery, guests will be treated to a lavish picnic lunch of locally foraged foods and Sprout Creek cheeses. We'll then drive on down the road to Terhune Orchard, a family run fruitery that grows some of the finest apples in New York State. The coach will return to the city in the early evening, full of happy, sated daytrippers.
Sprout Creek Farm, located just about an hour and a half north of the city in Poughkeepsie, was founded by nuns in the late 1980s as a place for children to reconnect with nature and learn about agriculture. After almost 30 years of agri-education, Sprout Creek has come to be one of the premier creameries in the country. Colin McGrath, a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of the Arts, is the talented young cheese maker behind Sprout Creek's award-winning cheeses. Colin will lead us on a tour of the creamery, showing from start to finish how top quality farmstead cheese is made. Sprout Creek's founder Margo Morris will then guide us on a ramble of the multi-faceted farm, showing off the gardens, goats, cows, pigs, sheep, ducks and chickens that make up the day to day rhythm at Sprout Creek.
After the farm tour, daytrippers will be treated to a bountiful picnic lunch, served in Sprout Creek's cozy, historic barn. Salads, fruits, and cider from New York City's own Greenmarket will be laid out for the noshing alongside a sampling of charcuterie, freshly cut chunks of Sprout Creek cheese and a selection of fresh breads from the Sullivan Street Bakery.
Once we've all had our fill of delicious farmstead fromage, the coach will amble on down the road to Terhune Orchard for an afternoon of apple picking in the sunshine. Come mid-September, Terhune Orchard boasts an amazing array of apple varieties. Daytrippers can pick a peck of Empire, Gala, Golden Delicious and Cameos to munch alongside their cheeses. The chartered coach will return to the Essex Street Market by 7:00 pm.
120 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002
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