March 4, 2021

Visiting Mast in Mount Kisco, New York

I always enjoy visiting local shops whenever I can - it's inspiring to learn about other businesses and their specialties.

If you’re ever in or around Northern Westchester, New York, I encourage you to make a stop at Mast. The cafe, market, and open kitchen is nestled in the quaint historic village of Mount Kisco, not far from my Bedford farm. Co-founded by brothers, Rick and Michael Mast, the company's small team works hard to create delicious, organic chocolate using simple, sustainable ingredients, ethical sourcing, and traditional stone-milling methods. The Mast Market also offers a variety of other wonderful items including house roasted coffees, stone milled heritage flours, homemade jams, house churned butters, and locally sourced dairy products - yes, this is where I get my farm fresh milk every week. During a regular visit yesterday, we took a little more time to see how the chocolate is made - "bean to bar."

Enjoy these photos.