Enjoy Delicious Breakfasts at our B&B in the Finger Lakes
Upstate New York’s Sweet Land Farm provides healthy, fresh produce for The Inn at Gothic Eves visitors.
Do you wonder how I manage to produce such fresh and healthy breakfasts? As a member of the Sweet Land Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group, I have access to the best, freshest, local produce. Members from in and around the Ithaca, NY area receive regular shares during the summer and/or winter, and they also have access to pick-your-own crops during the summer. I also harvest from pick your own farms and my own yard when I am unable to acquire all of my needs from this farm.
Three passive solar greenhouses are used to keep harvests coming all winter. Just-picked potatoes, carrots, kale, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, leeks, beets, celeriac, turnips, radishes, rutabagas, winter squash, and greens keep the kitchen humming and the cook happily experimenting with new recipes. Eating well doesn’t have to be complicated, and to help get you started, Sweet Land Farm also provides cookbook recommendations for folks who need ideas.
In the summer, Sweet Land welcomes members to enjoy the full farm experience. Volunteers can spend time working at the farm, which is a great experience for kids and helps them appreciate where the food they eat originates. The farm is also available for personal recreation, including walks and picnics. Summer crops are too numerous to list them all, but include green beans, edamame, several kinds of herbs, celery, eggplant, garlic, a wide variety of salad greens, onions, melons, peas, tomatoes, and a lovely assortment of flowers.
Finally, Sweet Land also offers farm-fresh eggs from hens that have access to a wide variety of foods, including favorite bugs and worms! The chickens are outside every day, and their housing is an airy, bottomless greenhouse.
If you’re not lucky enough to live in the Ithaca, New York area, I will happily cook you a delicious healthy breakfast each morning that you are with me. I am proud to support local agriculture by being a member of Sweet Land’s CSA. In addition to Sweet Land’s offerings, fresh edible flowers from my own gardens garnish my breakfast plates. Also, while you’re at the inn, book a convenient, on-site massage for one or two, or consider reserving a soak in one of my private, outdoor Jacuzzi tubs. I am here to pamper you!