What you'll do
The experience begins with a tour of the farm to provide a better understanding and appreciation of the food we will use for the cooking experiences. We will collect vegetables and herbs from our gardens to use for cooking. We will cook with the seasons' bounty. In the winter, the morning experience is "Meet the Meat Pie". You will learn how to make two old fashioned meat pies such as Tourtiere, chicken, beef, lamb or pork. The second half of the experience is "The Perfect Pate". We will make two pates such as chicken liver mousse or pate de campagne. For spring, the experience is "Ramp it Up". We will forage for ramps or other spring delicacies and make several dishes such as ramp pesto, ramp chimichurri, ramp butter, pickled ramps, asparagus and ramp soup. For summer's experience - "Simply Summer" we will learn how to spatchcock and grill whole chickens, make grilling butters, simple salads and berry pudding and pies. "Fall for Fall" is autumn's experience. We may press apple cider from fresh picked apples, apple and pork meat pies, stuffed squash with sausage and apple and pumpkin pies. After clean up, the experiences end with sharing a sumptuous farm lunch that includes the dishes we created and other seasonal food from the farm.
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
- Vetted by Airbnb
Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.
Denise, Tom And Shane
Owner and chef for Fable=farm+table restaurant at Stone & Thistle Farm in East Meredith, NY since 2002. I am an expert in creating unique and memorable meals, food events, workshops and gatherings that highlight the seasons, farm and food. Meals are lovingly and artfully prepared using the best of the farm's meat, produce and dairy. For the past fifteen years, I've secured a large and devoted customer base for the meat pies, pates, soup and sauces I make for sale at regional and urban farmers markets. The fundamentals of cooking are simple: it’s all about instinct, resourcefulness, and good, quality ingredients. I enjoy helping experience participants hone their instincts and resourcefulness while working with the best of the farm's high-quality meat, dairy and produce.
We will enjoy a farm lunch in the farm's restaurant Fable. Lunch will include the dishes we created in the morning, salad,…
cider or herb infused teas
Where you'll be
During the farm tour we will meet the farm's cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry. We will gather the vegetables and herbs we need for cooking from the farm's gardens or pastures. We will prep, cook and eat in the farm's restaurant Fable =farm+table at Stone & Thistle Farm.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
No cooking experience is required.
Cooking with the Seasons on the Farm
From $250/personNew experience