A farm stay vacation lets you get get down and dirty
You can help out in the 30-by-30-foot vegetable garden, which boasts -- among other healthy stuff -- broccoli, Brussels sprouts, pumpkins, beans, peas, tomatoes, rhubarb, green peppers, strawberries, raspberries and some of the heftiest zucchini... Handsome Brook in Franklin is among dozens of small farms in the tristate area (and beyond) that offer the appeal of a bed-and-breakfast with a down-and-dirty farm experience. I am in a pigpen on Handsome Brook Farm at the western edge of the Catskill Mountains as a 4-month-old, 200-pound swine (of the Tamworth breed) insistently nuzzles my leg, leaving a smeary mess of mud and who knows what else on my jeans. This is a farm stay, after all, and I've actually chosen to scale the fence to visit with the pigs, having first flipped the switch that de-electrifies the pen.
Reviews: Gordito and Prosecco, in Bristol by Mark Taylor
- GREEN HOMES · NATURE & ENVIRONMENT · GREEN TRANSPORTATION · LAND FOR SALE · CONTACT US Gloria McKay Sweet potatoes in totes (containers) also garlic in pots, and Brussels sprouts in containers Jerusalem artichokes and broccoli.
- From the short list of specials chalked up on the board, al dente spears of purple sprouting broccoli were teamed with soft, creamy ricotta and dribble of orange honey and honeycomb (£5). A piece of quiveringly tender, slow-braised ox cheek came with
- Concentrate on your favourite veg and on plants that are either expensive to buy or simply unobtainable. Broccoli is a different matter. One or two plants produce a fine wee forest of succulent spears and with careful planning you can plant