Friday, December 25, 2009
Salinger's Orchard and Farm Stand in Brewster
Happy Holidays from Male Martha! One of the reasons I've been writing less this year is youth hockey: spending every weekend going to a rink somewhere or other is is not the best way to find interesting food items. If I was writing a blog on rink food that would be another story, but a short, miserable one.
Having said that, as boy 1 and boy 2 get older, we can often drop them at the rink to change while we do a bit of shopping. During a game in Brewster recently, we discovered Salinger's Orchard Farm Market in Brewster, NY. (Salingers Orchard, 230 Guinea Road, Brewster, NY 10509, 845-277-3521) a few miles from the rink.
Salinger's sells their own apples, which were delicious. We bought two quarts of Fuji apples which never made it back to NYC. Because of their special storage facility, a wide variety of types are available year round. We also had their donuts (fresh out of the fryer not to be missed) and some baked goods (good). They also sold cured meats: we bought a pound of bacon (pictured cooking) from Mountain Products Smokehouse in Lagrangeville, NY. It was a really good piece of pork, but it was a bit oversalted. The meat was good enough that I would buy it again and rinse the meat quickly before cooking next time.
So if your journeys take you to the northern extremes of Westchester County, I would strongly consider a stop at Salinger's. I wish I had bought more apples, and next year, when I have to go twice for hockey games, I surely will.