With our third proper snow storm behind us, there’s no dispute that winter came in full effect this year. We hope you’re all enjoying the beauty this season brings and staying warm and safe with your families.
We’ve been hibernating quite a bit this month, as we plan out this first exciting year that Ravenwood will open it’s barn doors to the public. Seeds have been ordered and we’re excited about some beautiful new varieties of vegetables, herbs and flowers this year.
With the help of dear friends (thanks Tait + Patrick!), our new sugaring setup is collecting this year’s sap. We’re hoping to double our yield this season, and will be updating you soon as maple syrup becomes available on our site and at our farmstead. Until then, you can check out the current winter issue of Modern Farmer that features our humble little operation in their article “Tapping into a Simpler Way of Life.” We were thrilled to have our backyard sugaring project, which is still in it’s infancy, highlighted amongst the stories of so many inspiring growers and creative entrepreneurs. More on this experience in our journal entry about our sugar bush.
Join Our Team
Other news on the horizon… As the 2017 farm season kicks off, we’re looking to expand our team out in the field and in the kitchen. Please help us spread the word about these six job listings to those who live in the area and might be interested. (Farm Worker, Kitchen Assistants, Barn Dinner Servers, + Dishwasher)
For those of you eagerly awaiting our dinners (can’t thank you enough for your patience + support), we’ll be sending out our first invites in March once we have dates on the calendar. If you know others who might like an invitation, please feel free to point them to our mailing list signup at: ravenwoodny.com/gatherings Also, for a peek at our first barn dinner that took place last season in collaboration with Field + Supply, visit this journal entry for photos and menu details.
That was a night to remember and we are so looking forward to creating many more memorable moments this upcoming season with each of you.
Until next time,
Dana + Chris