November 28, 2014

Oysters 101

On the day before Thanksgiving, we picked up oysters from one of our favorites purveyors, Norm Bloom and Son - also known as Copps Island Oysters. The company is located in Norwalk, Connecticut, right on Long Island Sound. It's a family-owned business that has harvested oysters and clams on the Connecticut shore for more than three generations. The company monitors the quality and conditions of the water to make sure their oysters are harvested in an environmentally responsible manner.

we constantly monitor the water quality and conditions of water sources and our grounds in Long Island Sound

November 27, 2014

Looking Back on a Memorable Thanksgiving

Last year I had such an enjoyable Thanksgiving, sharing a wonderful meal with family and friends. Our blog today will revisit that memorable meal, and in the days to come I'll be sharing more photos from this year's holiday.

November 26, 2014

Picking up the Thanksgiving Turkeys

I am so pleased that Thanksgiving is nearly here because it's one of my favorite times of year. I really love the holiday traditions, including the annual trip to collect fresh turkeys. This year we got our turkeys from two farms north of New York City - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, and Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard in North Salem. The turkeys from both farms are free-range, and hormone and antibiotic free. I love the tradition of giving fresh turkeys to my farm employees and all the other holiday preparations.