17 October 2016

Closed for 2016 Season

Thanks everyone for your support this summer.  We had a long season due to mild weather, but that came to an end over the weekend with a hard frost.

See you next summer!

Photos by Summer Mosher

26 July 2016

02 July 2016

Open for the 2016 season!

We are now open for the 2016 season!  From here on out, come visit the flower fields anytime from 7am-7pm, 7 days per week.  Flowers cost $10/bucket if you bring your own bucket, or $12/bucket if you want to take one of ours home (you can reuse it!).  Cash (exact change) or check only.

Have a wonderful summer!

30 July 2015

Pick-your-own Flowers

The flower stand is open for business!  From July 4th through late September or October (depending on weather), come by and enjoy summer in the Hudson Valley by wandering our fields.  We are open 7 days per week from 7am-7pm.  We have buckets and scissors for your use, but feel free to bring your own bucket (BYOB) to save $2.  If you are interested in learning more about picking flowers for a wedding or special occasion, send an email to brittanyhollowfarm@gmail.com .

Grandson Dean announces opening day! 

04 August 2012

Poblano Poppers

The other night when the whole gang was home, we talked about making Chili Rellenos (stuffed poblano peppers).  Brittany found a 5-star recipe online, but it looked too complicated - it called for separating eggs and beating egg whites - yuck.  So instead, we made our own version of jalapeno poppers, super-sized, using poblano peppers instead of jalapenos.

First, we picked 12 poblano peppers, cut off the tops, and cleaned out the seeds, etc. inside.

Then we made a filling with creamed cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and some cayenne pepper.  

We used an oven-proof baking pan, and as we filled each pepper with the cheese mixture, we sprayed them with olive oil, dipped them in bread crumbs, and stood them up in the pan.  

Then we baked them in the oven for about 45 minutes at 425 degrees.  They were delicious!

03 August 2012

Family Reunion and Pesto Time!

Last weekend, all three of our children ended up at the Farmer's market in Rhinebeck on Sunday, so we waited for a lull in the action, and snapped the following picture.  

I'm not sure when the last time we were all at the Rhinebeck market together, but I think its been at least 6 or 7 years.  Somehow my daughter-in-law, Kim, managed to avoid the picture, but she's been helping us with the market for years, and I wish she was in the shot.  Oh well, maybe next time...

Brittany left for Colorado on Thursday this week; she's starting a Phd degree at Colorado State in Fort Collins in Natural Resources.  We are going to miss her - she did a great job this summer on the farm.  She started this blog, took care of our pick-your-own flower business while Darryl and I traveled in July, planted crops in the spring, and handled the Rhinebeck farmer's market for June and July.  We're going to miss her, but I think she's going to love Fort Collins.  Thanks, Britt!!!  

While the kids were home, I made a big batch of pesto.  I use the recipe from Mollie Katzen's Moosewood Cookbook.  The one ingredient in this recipe that you don't usually see in a pesto recipe is butter, but how can you go wrong with butter?   

Brittany Hollow basil...
and parsley...

Brittany Hollow basil, parsley and garlic ...

Add cheese, nuts oil,salt and butter

I make a double batch for my crew.

Recipe from the Moosewood Cookbook, by Mollie Katzen;  copyright 1977

Pesto - for about 6 servings of pasta of Gnocchi

3 packed cups fresh basil leaves (removed from stems)

2 large cloves fresh garlic

1/2 cup pine nuts, walnuts, almonds or a combination

3/4 cup (packed) fresh chopped parsley

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup melted butter

salt to taste

Combine everything in a blender on low, then medium speed.  (Arrange things so the blender blade will turn efficiently.)  Thoroughly work everything into a smooth paste.  Toss with hot drained pasta or spoon onto hot Gnocchi.

There will be lots of basil, parsley and garlic for sale at the Rhinebeck Farmer's Market on Sunday.  Come by and see us!  

We will also have lots of tomatoes, eggplant, and 6 kinds of potatoes, as well as kale, swiss chard, squash and sweet onions.   

In limited supply we will have okra and tomatillos.

Hope to see you Sunday!!!!

28 July 2012

Brittany Hollow Bouquets and Potatoes in Red Hook

Our flowers at Brittany Hollow are in full bloom and ready to pick daily from 7am to 7pm.  There are lots of varieties of flowers, including several varieties of celosia and zinnias.  There are fields of sunflowers in bloom as well.

If you don't want to pick your own, you can buy Brittany Hollow bouquets at 2 different places in Red Hook:  at Montgomery Place farmstand on route 199 in Red Hook (available Friday, Saturday and Sunday), and at the Red Hook Farmer's Market from 10-2 on Saturdays in Red Hook.  Both of these places sell our delicious potatoes in addition to beautiful bouquets.

Montgomery Place Orchards is the most beautiful farm stand I have ever seen.  All the fruits and vegetables are beautifully displayed.  The Fincke family grows all kinds of fruit and vegetables, and what they don't grow, they purchase from other Hudson Valley farmers (like us!).

Talea and her crew's handywork - beautiful!

Doug Fincke knows how to grow peaches!!!!!

Montgomery Place's hours.....

Another product available at Montgomery Place is hard cider.  We sampled the cherry cider - delicious!

Part of the crew that helps make such a great market - Marissa and Noel prepare peaches for jam, and Caroline makes sure everything looks great!

 Another place to pick up a bouquet of Brittnay Hollow flowers is at the Red Hook farmer's market in the village parking lot every Saturday from 10 - 2.  Sabatino and Tracy Salvatico of Kerley Homestead Farm are selling bouquets of our flowers, along with their all natural herbs and vegetables and fruit from local farmers.  Sab and Tracy have the farm you see across from East Kerley Corner's Road.  They had beautiful lettuce of all types at the market today, which is quite a feat for the end of July.  Sab and Tracy enjoy talking to folks about gardening, so stop by the Red Hook farmer's market and say hi.

Sabatino and Tracy setting up for the
 Red Hook Farmer's market