Hudson Made always has an eye out for instances to embrace community, regionalism, and fresh, naturally grown food. On a trip to East Meredith, NY we had the chance to visit the bucolic Stone & Thistle Farm. On select Saturday evenings from Memorial Day weekend through Thanksgiving, they offer a truly unique dining experience at their Fable (farm + table) restaurant. It begins with a 6:30 tour of the farm, led by Farmer Tom, and leads into the modern addition of the 1860 Greek Revival farmhouse for the freshly harvested meal.

The four-course prix-fixe menu features the farm’s own meats, dairy and produce, complemented by other local cheese and produce. The menu theme we had the pleasure of tasting last weekend was “Catskill Mountain BBQ” complete with country pulled pork, red potato salad and finished with a strawberry ice cream sundae.