2019 Farm Events

year of sea change, not easily accomplished in land locked New Paltz. Ray is so fortunate and very grateful for what makes that so. He gave up his beloved 97 St. Friday Market, but kept the friendships and started simple Friday nite Happy Hours that quickly transformed into great live local music matched with fabulous food. Ray lost his beloved Gracie but gained the all encompassing Jules.  Bradley Farm became the official Ulster County picnic stop for Backroads Bike Tours and base camp for several films and movies filmed in Ulster County. We hosted some great birthday parties, fundraisers,  2 Sunday dinners and  had a record number of food events and visitors. Non stop campers stayed at the farm campsite and got to experience early morning Ray and waking to the roosters. A real year to remember with hopes to match it and then some in 2020.

Hats off to our chef in residence and other guest chefs.

Sujan quickly became a part of the farm and took charge of Friday night meals. 
Committed to showing that the food he creates reflects the farm it comes from and the community it serves, he grew to know our customers, family and friends. Sujan showcased what cooking in season entails, and always considered ingredients first, recipes second. We are so grateful to him and excited to continue working with him.


Our  Summer Sunday Dinner Series again  featured acclaimed chefs  Patti Jackson and Saul Bolton.  Jen Redmond and Gabriel Weinstock rose to the occasion with some fabulous wine pairings.  There is no way to adequately  thank these chefs. They all bring their A game, their families, and  creative genius that our farm fan base has come to know and love.

Happy Hours, music and  food events. 
A standing O to the local musicians who helped bring  the crowds to our Friday Happy Hours:   Leonissa Ardizzone, Bob Dee, Hey Bub, Dream to Be, and the Bunk House Boys, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and that you will be back next year.
Pulled Pork n Pints,  Build a BLT, Pirogies n Vodka with our friends from 1857,  the 2nd  ANNUAL Ferragusto celebration with the crew from Gustiamo, John Vargus and his outstanding seafood from Hudson Valley Seafood, Blaine Benson with the magical Caja Box. We continue to enjoy collaborating with Two Way Brewing and making some wonderful beer, and this year were honored that Nine Pin Ciders used our rosemary for their fabulous specialty fall cider.   Thank you, thank you thank you.  Looking forward to doing it again next year.

Our volunteers and  helping hands. 
We could not do what we do without our core group of volunteers and helpers, many of whom travel up from NYC year after year to help us pull off our events- Andy,  Risa and John, Don, Lulu, Carrie, Linda, Vikki,  Mary and Molly. A special shout out to Mark D’Alessandro, Assistant Professor and Director of Culinary Arts  at Kingsborough Community College. He was so generous of his time, his culinary skill and sharing  his students  and son at many our events.  Hardeep and Franny  in the city and Efram in the country are the best right hand people  Ray could ever hire year after year.  Anne Watkins continues to create the most fabulous hand painted menus for our dinners.  Jenna and Jesse rock the front of house, make this a multi generational endeavor, and are the key to its longevity. To the local friends, farmers and neighbors who have Ray’s back on a day to day basis whether a truck breaks down or an animal gets sick, – Joe, Dave, Tim, Pete, Kira, Paul x3 and Will, you are all instrumental in keeping the farm afloat.

Our customers, patrons and supporters. 
Whether you buy 1 pound or 10,  know us from the farmstand or the Greenmarket, book a private event, or find us by accident from the rail trail, you are appreciated.  We know you have options, and are  grateful that you choose Bradley Farm