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Brewster, NY – Do your kids love farm animals as much as I do? Have they ever wondered where farm-to-table restaurants get their vegetables? Tilly Foster Farm has what you’re looking for.
The farm animals, which are not eaten, include alpacas, chickens, goats, ducks, horses and Kunekune pigs (and, if you’re lucky enough to see it, an otter hanging out in the pond). There are plaques with the names and facts about the animals at the farm. My favorite animals were the miniature horses. Lisa Walker, who works at the farm, showed us around and introduced us to
Last year, the farm grew 12,000 pounds of vegetables which help supply Tilly’s Table with summer squash, zucchini, lettuces and herbs (and other types of fruits and vegetables). Chef George Reyes, head chef at Tilly’s Table, uses the produce at the restaurant. I met with chef Reyes personally as he was prepping for Thursday’s dinner service. The restaurant is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Visit the website at putnamtillyfoster.com to learn more about the farm and restaurant.
Peter F. Paradise II is a 10-year-old Putnam County resident, who loves
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Please join us for an Open House on Tilly Foster Farm:
There will be Animals & Art, Antique Tractors, Apples, Cider & Donuts, Ask a Master Gardener, Clover Scavenger Hunt, Pollinator Pathway, Tilly’s Pumpkin Patch, Roasted Corn, Self Guided Art Tour & Hiking Trails
*Please leave your pets at home!
Tilly Foster Farms
100 New York 312
Brewster, New York 10509
SOUTHEAST, NY – Tilly Foster Farm, which reopened to the public on June 3, 2017, continues to foster the historic farm’s heritage with the addition of Sophie (pictured left) and Juliet (right), two new Nigerian Dwarf goats. The pair, procured from Good Hope Farm in South Salem New York, will join fellow goats, Calvin and Hobbes, who came to Tilly Foster last December.
“We are excited to welcome Sophie and Juliet to the herd,” said Teresa De Angelis, veterinary technician and animal caretaker at Tilly Foster Farm. “The goats are acclimating to their new home and will be available for viewing by the public before the end of July.”
“The public reopening of Tilly Foster Farm makes available 199 acres of beautiful pastoral vistas, a hiking trail, community garden, charming farm animals and Tilly’s Table, a new event-based farm-to-table dining experience,” said Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “We are proud of this achievement and delighted to add Sophie and Juliet to our growing farm.”
Part of the revitalization of Tilly Foster Farm has been the return of small farm animals. Visitors can observe a beautiful array of chicken breeds, including Frizzle Cochin Bantams, Silkies, Polish, Red Stars, Barred Rock, Austrolorps, Brahmas and Ameraucanas, which lay blue eggs. The farm features friendly Kunekune pigs, Penelope, Ginger, Lucy and Levi, four Huacaya Alpacas named Honey, Isabella, Sinbad and Raphael, two miniature horses, Sultan and Sunny, and four Nigerian Dwarf goats, Calvin and Hobbes, and new friends, Sophie and Juliet.
Tilly Foster Farm is open to the public seven days a week, except for certain holidays. For more information and to make reservations for Sunday Brunch at Tilly’s Table, visit www.putnamtillyfoster.com or call 845-808-1840.