The farm-to-table movement is a great way for you to ensure that your family is chowing down on good-for-you grub. It’s also a good way to support local farmers who are working hard to grow humane meat and organic produce.
Here are some of our favorite, local family-friendly farm-to-table restaurants:
Pennings Pub & Grill
161 South Rte. 94, Warwick. 845-986-1059
Found on the grounds of Pennings Farm in Warwick, this restaurant is a great place to go after a busy day of apple picking. Their menu includes appetizers, burgers, salads and sandwiches, as well as a children’s menu, all made with locally sourced ingredients. The pub even makes their own hard cider.
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Farm to Table Bistro
1083 Rte. 9, Fishkill. 845-297-1111
When Farm to Table Bistro says their food is fresh, they mean it. They source a great deal of produce from Taliaferro’s Farm and cheese from Sprout Creek Farm. They serve everything from garlic-laden escargot to mustard-topped bratwurst. An HVParent favorite is the Burrata Heirloom Salad.
Henry’s at the Farm
220 North Rd., Milton. 845-795-1500
This chic eatery is the perfect spot for a date night out with your significant other. Romantic atmosphere, fresh foods, organic cocktails… what could be better?! Perhaps the best thing about Henry’s at the Farm is they work almost exclusively with local farms that practice organic farming and humane animal husbandry. While you’re there, sip the Lavender Sidecar made with honey from their on-site beehives and homegrown lavender.
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Aroma Thyme Bistro
165 Canal St., Ellenville. 845-647-3000
Did you know: Aroma Thyme Bistro was the very first Hudson Valley restaurant to be Green Certified? Well… now you know! Aroma Thyme Bistro’s menu is filled with organic produce, sustainable seafood, and grass-fed meats. The bistro was also voted as having the Best Vegetarian options.
The Garden Café
Madison Beckman is a student at Mount Saint Mary College and is an editorial intern at Hudson Valley Parent
6 Old Forge Rd., Woodstock. 845-679-3600
VEGANS REJOICE! The Garden Café is everything a vegan (or really any HV resident) could wish for. The Café offers fresh pressed juices, salads, and sandwiches. The Garden Café also boasts an all-organic, cruelty-free and GMO-free menu. While you’re there, grab a table on the posh patio and sip on a pot of hot tea while enjoying a bite of their delicious Mediterranean Chickpea Wrap.